The top 9 things to do near Meltham.
Updated: Jul 9, 2019
Meltham is a wonderful town with so much history and culture to take in, so we thought we'd offer some of the best attractions and things to do near Meltham and the surrounding area.
Beaumont Park is a fantastic park based at Beaumont Park Road, Huddersfield. The park offers ornate features, cascades, grottos, steep cliffs and stunning picturesque woodland that is a perfect walk for all the family.
Location- 74 Beaumont Park Rd, Huddersfield
11 Minute Drive from Albion Gardens.
Kirklees Light Railway
The Kirklees Light Railway is a great day out for a young family, the railway offers six steam locomotives in hand-painted and designed carriages that take you three and a half miles from Clayton West Station to Shelly Station. The locomotives offer fantastic views of the south Pennie foothills and pass's multiple attractions.
The journey one way takes 25 minutes, with a return trip completed in 65 minutes. The railway offers play areas at both stations that are perfect for families. The railway is open Saturday and Sunday and prices start from £6.50 for adults and £4.50 for children between the ages of 3-16 with children under three years traveling for free. They also offer Family Plus tickets.
Location Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way.
31 Minute Drive to Albion Gardens.
A historical landmark dating back 4000 years as a defensive fort, then reconstructed as a Victoria Jubilee Tower in 1899. The landmark offers a beautiful view of the Pennines and panoramic scenes of Huddersfield.
Location- Castle Hill Side, Huddersfield
17 Minute Drive to Albion Gardens.
The Piece Hall
Recently undergone a multi-million-pound transformation, the piece hall is Britain’s last surviving cloth hall featuring, shops, cafes, bars, art galleries, and a heritage visitor center. The hall offers spectacular architecture and a huge open courtyard for a wonderful day of shopping and treats.
Location - The Piece Hall, Blackledge.
36 Minutes from Albion Gardens.
If your searching for history this is the place to come. Currently the focus of a new BBC drama ‘Gentleman Jack’, which focuses on the life of Anne Lister. Within the hall, you can soak in the atmosphere of 17th Century Britain and understand the lives of people who lived and worked there. Surrounded by beautifully restored gardens, the hall is a wonderful day trip for any history goers.
Location- Shibden Hall, Lister's Rd.
40 Minute Drive from Albion Gardens.
Last of The Summer Wine Exhibition
If you’re a fan of the last of the Summer wine, the exhibition offers tons of nostalgia to the TV series. Visitors can expect original props and photos, along with a timeline of the whole series from the beginning to the end. The beautiful cottage house where the exhibition is placed offers dry stone walls and offer for fans to reminisce the TV series.
Last of The Summer Wine Exhibition, Huddersfield Rd.
11 Minute Drive from Albion Gardens.
Ashley Jackson Gallery
If you’re a fan of watercolour art this gallery offers a selection of landscape watercolour art from International renown Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson.
Location- 13-15 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth.
10 Minute Drive from Albion Gardens.
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
A wonderful day out for the family, with more than 400 interactive exhibits for children aged 0-11. The museum has six zones, which teach young children about every aspect of life, whether that be science, the environment, the human body or living in society. The gallery educates children in the most creative way possible how their world works. The gallery offers facilities for birthday parties with multiple themes on offer.
Location- Discovery Rd, Halifax.
39 Minute drive from Albion Gardens.
Tolson Museum offers a unique collection of pre-historic to present day local mechanical textiles machines, including waving machinery and textiles. Further galleries included exhibits on historic fore-drawn and motor vehicles including Britain’s rarest car, which was manufactured in Huddersfield. If you’re looking to know the history of Huddersfield, Tolson is the place to find it.
Location- Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Rd, Huddersfield
25 Minute drive from Albion Gardens.
If you're looking for a home at Meltham, check out our residential development Albion Garden. They are beautifully built homes with natural stone and Siematic kitchens , with two plots remaining including the recently reonvated Weavers Cottage.