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October Half Term Activities at Bradford Museums and Galleries


Oct 21 - 29 2023


Please Note: Venues Closed On Mondays.
All of the day

About The Event


Bolling Hall Museum & Library
15 Bowling Hall Rd, Bradford BD4 7RY

Location 2

Bradford Industrial Museum
235 Moorside Rd, Eccleshill, Bradford BD2 3HP

Location 3

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS

Location 4

Cliffe Castle Museum
Keighley, BD20 6LQ

Saturday 21st October 2023

Cliffe castle Museum, Keighley – Tel: 01535 618231

Apple Day- 11am-3pm

Join us for a fun-filled day as we celebrate all things appley this Autumn. Expect free tastings, craft activities and entertainment in honour of our favourite seasonal fruit.”

Suitable for all ages

Tuesday 24th October 2023

Bradford Industrial Museum – Tel: 01274 435900

11-12pm and 1-2pm

Theatre In a Box

‘Curiosity, The Laser, and Me’- The Story of Patricia E. Bath- African-American Ophthalmologist and pioneer of Laser cataract surgery. This show briefly. covers themes of segregation, racism and gender equality in 1950’s-70’s America

Suitable for age 4-11 and families


Tuesday 24th October

Cliffe Castle Museum – Tel: 01535 618231

11am- 3pm

Fossils In t’Hills

This talented group of paleaontologists will explore a range of local fossils and also tell the story of Pholiderpeton, the first creature to come out of the water whose fossil was found in a colliery in Bradford and is on display at Cliffe Castle!

All ages/ families


Wednesday 25th October 2023

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery – Tel: 01274 431212

11am, 12pm and 2pm

Richard O Neil and Michelle Russell

Renowned author and illustrators Richard and Michelle will tell the story of “Broad Ford to Bradford” and lead a drawing workshop.

Suitable for age 5-11/ families


Thursday 26th October 2023

Bolling Hall – Tel: 01274 431826

11am- 3pm

Come and get astronomical at Bolling Hall

Learn about historic Bradford astronomer Abraham Sharpe and modern-day Astronomer Maggie Aderin Pocock

Take Part in some Astronomical Activities working with Poet Natalie Davies

All ages/ families

Thursday 26th October

Cliffe Castle Museum- Tel: 01535 618231

11-12pm and 1-2pm

Theatre In a Box

The Banana Club and Me’ – The Story of Jane Goodall -Environmentalist, conservationist and animal behaviourist


Saturday 28th October and Sunday 29th October

Bradford Industrial Museum – Tel: 01274 435900

11am- 3pm

Model Engineering Society Event

Find out all about the Model Engineering Society and sign up to be a volunteer.

Ride on the miniature train and have a go with a remote controlled boat.

Watch steam demos and weaving demos.

Fun for all of the family young and old!


Sunday 29th October

Bolling Hall Museum – Tel: 01274 431826

11am- 3pm

Early Years Halloween Event

Come in your spooky costumes and join us for some Halloween fun!

Arts and crafts activities

Biscuit Decorating

Spooky Storytelling!

Ghost trail

Early years/ families

May Half-term with Bradford District Museums & Galleries

Looking for something to do  over half term? 
Have a look at our families events – follow the links for more information

28th May Dreams and Songs to sing
Cartwright Hall
Meet author Richard O’Neill for traditional stories and handicrafts

29th May –
Put yourself in the picture
Bradford Industrial Museum
Visit our “Bairds TV” display, help to make an old fashioned TV and become a news presenter or star in an advert!

30th MayLocal Myths and Legends
Bolling Hall
Listen to traditional stories and design a mythical creature.

1st June Within Nature
Cliffe Castle
Meet the artists & take part in associated family activities.