Leeds Bradford Airport is situated 12 Km outside of Bradford city and 15 Km outside of Leeds. There is a bus connection to the two towns, operated by Metro;journey time is 40 minutes in both cases and tickets cost £1.80 to Bradford and £2.00 to Leeds. Buses leave from outside the Terminal Building.
The City of Leeds:Leeds - alive with energy, brimming with culture and packed with award winning attractions. A city rich in heritage, with Victorian architecture and a spirit of urban and waterside redevelopment that has transformed modern-day Leeds. You'll find boutique hotels and budget accommodation all offering great value for money. Not to mention fascinating family attractions, exquisite food, thriving arts and culture scene and positively pulsating night life. With excellent transport links making it an ideal Yorkshire destination.
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds:An award-winning museum displaying thousands of artefacts of arms and armour, showcasing live tournaments and even horse shows! Experience the excitement of reliving some of the most important moments in our history with costumed performances, jousting tournaments and falconry displays - visit the Menagerie and get to know the Armouries’ animals. Why not try your hand at sword fighting and archery, enroll in Knight School or take part in our Arts and Crafts activities. In the Craft Court you can see our gunmaker, armourer and wardrobe mistress at work. The museum in Leeds is a multi-million pound purpose built building, housing a large part of the national collection of arms and armour, and displays over 8500 objects throughout its five themed galleries. Admission to the Royal Armouries Museum is free.
National Media Museum, Bradford:The National Media Museum is a fabulous free museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire devoted to film, photography, TV, radio and the web. Journey through popular photography, visit IMAX, the world's most powerful giant screen experience, discover the past, present and future of television in Experience TV, watch your favourite TV moments in TV Heaven, play with light, lenses and colour in the Magic Factory and explore the world of animation and watch a real animator at work in the Animation Gallery. The museum also hosts children's parties, sleepovers, and festivals covering animation, cult movies, and the latest films. Every weekend and during school holidays there is a packed schedule of free exciting tours, talks and activities for everyone to get involved in.
National Railway Museum in York:For a fantastic FREE day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Re-live a golden era and witness history brought to life by the story of the railways. A touch of nostalgia awaits you as you stroll past the treasures in the Warehouse or down the red carpets of Station Hall, towards the famous Royal Carriages. Discover the Museum’s hidden treasures in Search Engine, our library and archive centre. Step on to the futuristic, Japanese Bullet Train, gaze up at our stunning replica of Stephenson’s Rocket, delve in to our Workshops and watch live demonstrations of the turntable and Winding Engine in action! Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including entertaining science shows, storytelling, craft activities and object handling. With a changing programme of special events, talks and exhibitions there is always something new to experience at the NRM.
The Deep, Hull:Experience the dramatic story of the world's oceans, from the dawn of time and into the future at Hull's award-winning 'submarium', home to 40 sharks and 3500 fish! Highlights include Europe's deepest viewing tunnel and a glass lift ride through the 10m deep tank. Explore the Twilight Zone, the world's largest exhibition featuring weird animals from the depths, and slime! Where you can discover how animals ooze, stick and slide to survive. Dine with the sharks! The Two Rivers Restaurant at The Deep is open Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm. Enjoy a contemporary Mediterranean menu with a Yorkshire twist.