Top 10 reasons to live in Drighlington

Drighlington is a village and civil parish in the City of Leeds metropolitan district, West Yorkshire. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the village lies 5 miles south west of Leeds and 4 miles south east of Bradford. This close proximity to two of West Yorkshire's biggest cities means the town has a Bradford postcode AND the Leeds telephone prefix!
There’s plenty of reasons why your forever home should be in Drighlington, but let’s dive a little deeper and find out our top 10 reasons.



Despite there being only one Primary School in the village, Drighlington Primary School has been rated by Ofsted as Good and, in particular, been recognised for the school's focus on safety and well-being. In the neighbouring town and village of Morley and Farnely is where you will find the Ofsted outstanding High Schools – which are just a short 10/ 15-minute drive away!


Transport Links

Drighlington is ideally placed for commuting to the main economic centres of Leeds or Bradford and is close to major road networks linking you to the North, South, East or West of the country. Leeds Bradford airport is only a 30-minute drive away and major rail networks operate into and out of Leeds city centre. By bus you can be in Leeds within 30 minutes.


Shopping Centres

Enjoy a day out shopping in the centre of Leeds or at The White Rose Shopping Centre, both just a short drive away. Or discover the amazing architecture and public fountain displays in Bradford Town Hall Square and visit the exciting exhibitions at the National Science and Media museum, only 17 minutes by car.


A day out at Oakwell Hall Country Park

Step back in time to the 1960’s and post-English civil war. This historical house is set in over 110 acers of Country Park and features a nature rail, visitor centre, picnic site and playground. The open grounds are ideal for children and dogs, so it’s a real family affair! They also have free car parking, toilet facilities, a gift shop and a café.


Food & Beverage

If you’re looking for a little local pub that sells fresh local food, then look no further than The Spotted Cow Pub and Restaurant. The pub steeped in history and a fantastic place to visit whether you’re simply looking to relax with a few drinks or enjoy a fantastic home cooked meal. A little further afield in Cleckheaton is Tappinos, an Italian take on tapas! With a fresh, ever changing menu, great drinks and a vibrant atmosphere, Tappino’s really is a dream. If you fancy spicing up your night, only 10 minutes away you’ll find the award-winning Indian restaurant Prashad. If you can’t make it to the restaurant, you can learn the secrets and recreate that Prashad magic at home, with their best-selling cookbook!


Eureka! The Nationals Children’s Museum

A fun packed day for children aged 0-11. Eureka is a totally different museum experience; nothing is trapped inside a glass cabinet! They are the only fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children anywhere in the UK. The staff love the weird and wonderful questions children ask and work hard to provide some of the very best answers. And, as the UK’s leading hands-on museum for just for children, they know how to make learning fun.


Alhambra Theatre

The Alhambra Theatre is regarded as the North's premier receiving venue and hosts the best in large scale entertainment from international dance to musicals, drama and Yorkshire's biggest panto. Seating up to 1,400 people, the theatre is a popular choice for major touring companies such as Northern Ballet, Disney, the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and Cameron Mackintosh. It’s staged major West End shows including The Lion King, War Horse, Billy Elliot, Wicked and Mary Poppins. So let’s just say, you won’t be short of entertainment!


Ponderosa Zoo

If you fancy a day trip with the little (and big) ones, Ponderosa Zoo is only a 20-mintue drive away from our development. Ponderosa Zoo's mission is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds on the natural world and the threats species face on a daily basis. They aim to promote the work zoo's do globally through education surrounding conservation. The zoo is home to over 120 animals, so you’re sure to be in for a fun and exciting day!


Royal Armouries Leeds

Only a 16-minute drive away in the car, and 45 minutes by train, the Royal Armouries Museum is a great day out no matter what age! Entry into the museum is free and you can find over 8,500 artefacts from the National Collection of Arms and Armour. There are six themed galleries to walk around, as well as the Hall of Steel, where the little (and big) ones can see an amazing tower made from glass and steel that displays everything from canons to spears! Every day different events are held that are suitable for the whole family, including online story videos, discussions, combat demonstrations and fascinating objects.


Charlotte’s Jersey Ice Cream

This amazing ice-cream farm is located on the edge of a little village called Whitley at a high point overlooking both Wakefield and Huddersfield. On a clear day, you can see for miles across the Calder Valley, so make sure to take your phone as there are plenty of perfect camera opportunities! From homemade award-winning ice cream and sorbet, to alpacas and wallabies, there’s plenty of activities to keep you and your little ones busy for a good couple of hours.
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