Family Holidays in Pennine Yorkshire
The flexibility of a serviced, self-catering apartment along with the convenient location of Hebden Bridge make Croft Mill apartments the ideal base for families to explore the Pennine region and beyond.
You will be welcomed with a basket of fresh, local produce with everything you need to enjoy the Croft Mill breakfast experience. We can provide a selection of family DVDs for you to enjoy your very own family cinema night. Once the children are in bed, the tranquillity of you own private balcony area lets Mum and Dad watch the sun go down with a glass of wine, knowing that your little ones are tucked up safely within earshot.
Note: Extra children's beds and cots can be provided if requested in advance and we can also provide children's toy boxes for younger children with advance notice.
Below are just some of the many attractions for families to explore within Pennine Yorkshire.
However, with direct train links to Manchester, Leeds and York as well as Blackpool and the West coast there really are no limits to your family adventure!
The highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel in the country. This is your chance to experience what it was like to go through the tunnel - without the hard work!
Open to children and adults of all ages who can come to the centre and engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities. Walks and guided tours are available - and a huge selection of pursuits all based around our rare breeds, greenhouses, Reptile Room and lakes.
An enchanting 50 minute return trip on narrow gauge rail takes you through superb scenery and of course there's a tunnel too!
Travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines, with an ex-miner as your guide. Exhibitions, pit ponies, train and adventure playground.
Set in the beautiful grounds and gardens of a 500-acre, 18th century country estate, is one of the world's leading open-air galleries, presenting a changing programme of international sculpture exhibitions there is always something different to see.
Designed to inspire children to find out about themselves and the world around them all in a day's play! In fact, there's so much to see and do that you'll find yourself visiting again and again.
The ultimate entertainment destination where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, skateboarding, ice & rock climbing, bowling and much more.
National Trust owns this estate of 400 acres of unspoilt woodland and guided walks. The Crags are a paradise for families and walkers alike with deep rocky ravines, tumbling streams, oak, beech and pine woods and some of the best examples of upland meadows in the country.
This 17th century merchant's house, set in its own grounds with gardens, is now owned and run by the National Trust. Children can be entertained in the maze, at the duck pond or in the playground
A fabulous free museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire devoted to film, photography, TV, radio and the web.
An 18th century architectural masterpiece with Adam interiors, Chippendale furniture, fine collections and landscape parks and garden (also a National Trust property).
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience
Take a tropical tour around the Jungle Experience and discover a tropical oasis packed with fish, quail, terrapin, butterflies and waterfalls. The well kept park has a children's play area, picnic tables, mature trees and gardens. A must for all the family!
Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme. You can enjoy the splendour of Moorside House where the Mill Manager lived, or visit the Mill-workers' terraced houses dressed to reflect three different time periods. Moorside Mills is also home to the museum's team of working horses. Some of the horses may be out working on the streets of Bradford or even starring in a film or television programme, but there will usually be at least one on site for you to meet. Weather and other work permitting, you can also enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn vehicle.
Canal boats can be hired from Brontë Boats by the day for cruises on the Rochdale Canal. The booking office is just opposite Croft Mill on the canal marina in Hebden Bridge.
Heptonstall museum lies in the centre of the ancient village of Heptonstall, in the Old Grammar School Building. Some of the original features of the school remain including the black oak desks. The displays focus on the changing importance of this charming village from prehistoric times to the present day and cover the compelling story of the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners and Heptonstall's part in the English Civil War.
The former home of the Brontë sisters is now a museum dedicated to their lives and work. A hugely popular destination with visitors from all over the world.
Every little boy wants to be train driver at some point in their life. At the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway boys and girls of all ages can learn how to be!
Cliffe Castle, Keighley
Cliffe Castle Museum was originally the spectular mansion of the local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield. It stands in attractive hillside grounds with greenhouses, aviaries and a children’s play area. The house is now a large museum with a wide variety of displays These includes an array of glittering minerals, local rocks and fossils, mounted birds and local mammals, original furnished rooms and chandeliers, William Morris stained glass, old dolls, toys and domestic items and a programme of temporary exhibitions.
Hebden Bridge Equestrian Centre
Horse riding lesson, pony parties or a Spanish horse display. Whether you already ride or want to take your first lesson, Hebden Bridge Equestrian Centre offers a fun-filled day out for all the family.
Dangerously entertaining days out! With permanent displays of weapons and armour from throughout the ages and a regular calendar of visiting exhibitions the Royal Armouries is a superb day out. Entry is free and excellent public transport links operate from Hebden Bridge.
A permanent collection including over 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other items of rolling stock tells the railway story from the early 19th century to the present day. Free entry.
A unique retail and leisure destination that will appeal to all the family. Featuring over 25 businesses which includes a leading art gallery, craft studios, food shop, retail shops. The Two Birds Tea Room makes an excellent stop for lunch offering fresh local produce, relaxed dining, wines, beers and a chat.
Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit at any season of the year. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War.
Shibden Estate is one of West Yorkshire's most important heritage sites. The medieval, timber framed Shibden Hall was a family home for over 600 years. Shibden Park, a public park since 1926, is a green oasis of beautifully restored grounds less than a mile from Halifax in West Yorkshire.
A website with over 40 ideas for days out across the region.
The history and geography of the Pennine region have created a landscape punctuated with quirky, bustling market towns - each with its own character, style and customs. Plan your visit here.
Our region is rich in heritage and proud to host many unique and varied attractions. There are some you simply must see during your stay at Croft Mill... find out more here.
The Pennine countryside puts a huge and varied outdoor playground right on your doorstep. Use Croft Mill as your base for walking, climbing, biking, horse-riding, kayaking or paragliding. Here are a few suggestions...