Local Attractions

Windleden Farm holiday cottages are ideally set within a rural location but are not too far away from local amenities and attractions.

Our Cottages are located only a few miles away from Holmfirth ‘The Summer Wine Country’. Holmfirth is home to array of gift shops, the picturedrome and hosts many different festivals such as the Arts festival and the food festival. For more information of things to see and do in Holmfirth please click here.

We have listed just a few of our local places to visit here:

Cannon Hall Farm (As seen on TV!)
A great day out for all the family. Cannon Hall Farm has been the host farm for the TV programmes ‘Springtime on the Farm’ and ‘This week on the farm’

Underbank Activity Centre
Based at Underbank reservoir, there are many activities for all the family.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Lots of open air sculptures around this vast space to explore and admire. The park often runs different exhibitions and events.

Kirklees Light Railway
Situated in Clayton West, a short drive from us, these great little Yorkshire steam trains take you on a short trip through some Yorkshire countryside with plenty of activities at the other end for all the family. They often have special events on the railway such as Halloween, Santa’s Express, Thomas the Tank Engine, however be sure to book these in advance as they get booked up quick!

Derwent Dam
Explore the drama of the Derwent Valley and the home of the Dambusters with the option of tramper and cycle hire. Derwent Dam was used by the Lancaster Bomber to practice bombing runs and target practice.

National Coal Mining Museum
Get kitted out with your hard hat and battery lamp then step into the ‘cage’ to descend 140m underground to discover the harsh realities of coal mining through the centuries. Discover the different ages of mining, from Victorian times when women and children worked underground alongside men, find out about the role of pit ponies and how modern machinery changed coalmining.

Magna Science Adventure Centre
For the avid scientist in the family, Magna Science Adventure Centre is a hands-on experience packed with interactive exhibits. Explore the wonders of science and technology in our four pavilions – Air, Earth, Fire and Water.

There is so much to see and do within our surrounding areas that we can’t list them all! Below are some links to sites that may be of interest: