Bracken Hall

Baildon Town Council is pleased to have re-opened Bracken Hall Countryside Centre to the public, following its closure as a Bradford Council museum in March 2013.

Despite the changes, Bracken Hall will remain a Countryside Centre and provide a space for people to learn and interact with the local environment through educational, informative, creative displays and activities. The building has now been generally refurbished and the gardens are being restored. New features will be introduced but old favourites, including the pond, bee hives and interactive displays, will remain.

Currently, the classroom and gardens can be used by groups for a modest charge. If you are interested in hiring the facilities for your event, please get in touch with the Town Clerk for details.

Bracken Hall can also be enjoyed through a varied programme of activities run by the Friends of Bracken Hall. 'Wild Wednesdays' are held in the school holidays and monthly guided walks take place from the centre.

A key part of the Saltaire Buffer Zone, Bracken Hall celebrated World Heritage Weekend on 16th April 2016, as one of several bases exploring this year’s theme of 'Bradford at Leisure'.

A temporary exhibition will be displayed over the summer, when the centre and garden will be open to the public at weekends from 12pm to 4pm. During this time there will be volunteers to assist with visitor enquiries.

Your help is needed! Can you commit to volunteering as a Visitor Assistant for half a day a month? Tasks will include providing local information, explaining the exhibits and greeting people who come in.

The centre also has a programme of environmental education activities and would welcome additional walks, talks, demonstrations, tutorials, displays or activities – anything to do with nature or the local environment.

Baildon Town Council looks forward to welcoming you to Bracken Hall and the wonderful local countryside.

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