Shibden Park, Halifax
Address: Godley Lane, Halifax HX3 6XG
Getting there: The park is accessible by bus numbers 681, 682, 548, 549, 509, 534, 227, 508, 226 from the Halifax, Bradford, Brighouse, Huddersfield and Leeds bus stations. The park is approximately 20 minutes walk (uphill) from Halifax town centre bus station and 25 minutes from the train station. It is also a 20-minute car ride from the M62 motorway.
Opening times: Open from 8am. The park closes at 5pm between November and February, until 6pm in March and October, until 7pm in April and September and until 9pm between May and August.
Wheelchair/Pram friendly: There is a pram friendly circular walk around the park that includes the historic Shibden Hall and gardens and there are lots of woodland trails that lead off the circular walk.
Additional activities: The park has a miniature railway train that goes along a track, as well as a larger train that drives around the park. There is a boating lake with rowing boats and pedalos. You can feed the ducks in the lake as well - you can buy duck food from the lovely cafe that is next to the bottom car park and toilets. There is also an enclosed park with rides for both small children and bigger kids. In summer there are fairground rides and in winter people often sledge down the hill. The parkis also a great place for organising various activities for kids in the school holidays such as bug hunts, Easter egg hunts and a Gruffalo trail.
Parking and any fees: Pay and Display parking charges apply at all Shibden Park am to 6pm daily except (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day). Car parks are situated at the top and bottom of the park. Parking charges are as follows:
£0.50 for one hour
£1.00 for two hours
£1.50 over two hours
Facilities and refreshment options: There is a lovely cafe on site, next to the park toilets, as well as picnic tables next to the miniature railway. There are further toilets next to the children's play area and situated inside Shibden Hall.
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