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Having recently been restored to its former glory, Greenhead Park is the full Monty when it comes to a fantastic family day out.

There’s plenty of activities to keep younger members engrossed – with not one, but two exciting playgrounds. Older kids can get to grips with the zip wire, climbing wall and play tower while tots will love the climbing net, tunnel and swings in their newly restored play area. There’s also plenty of comfortable places to sit, watch and natter while the kids have fun. When it’s ‘timeout’ you can access more sedate traditional park pursuits such as the ornamental lake –ducks don’t just feed themselves you know!

Greenhead Park’s paddling pool has long been a summer hit, welcoming small splashing feet since the 1930’s. But the real jewel in the crown must be the park’s charming miniature railway which runs a third of a mile there and back, from the Park Café Refreshment Rooms. (Open from March and at Bank Holidays).

Other parks to explore in the North 

Highfields Park - Nottingham

Moses Gate Country Park - Bolton 

Other activities in this area

Huddersfield Art Gallery

Kingsgate shopping centre - Huddersfield


How to get here

Nearest train station: Huddersfield 

Distance from train station: 0.6 miles, 15 min walk


Trinity Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4DT

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Opening times

Park Opens daily at 07:00

Seasonal closing times from 6pm in Jan/Feb to 10pm in summer months.

What to know before you go

Dogs are welcome but should be kept under control at all times.


Café in the Park, 9 tennis courts, The Park café, Pavilion, Public Toilets, wheelchair accessible facilities, Bowling Greens, Skatepark

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