For our physical and mental wellbeing, it’s important that we all try to make sure we build a bit of physical activity into our daily lives.
It’s widely accepted that being physically active supports positive health and wellbeing and contributes significantly to people being healthy, feeling better and living well for longer. As well as reducing the risk of developing health conditions such as stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia, and Alzheimer’s, being active also promotes good mental and emotional wellbeing.
Huddersfield is a great place to be active, with a huge number of opportunities to suit all tastes and encourage local people and visitors to the town to exercise.
The incredible Huddersfield Leisure Centre offers a wide range of activity opportunities, from its huge gym to its extensive fitness class programme and fantastic swimming facilities, as well as offering a large range of sports and other activities. Huddersfield is also home to a wide range of other fitness providers, both major private chains and smaller independent operators.
Greenhead Park is located close to Huddersfield town centre and provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, as well as a fantastic place to be active. The park was originally built in 1884 and was significantly restored before reopening in 2011. The park provides for tennis, bowling, croquet, basketball, skateboarding, as well as the chance to have a wander around its’ footpaths or simply kick a ball about on its extensive green spaces.
Huddersfield town centre is an interesting place to have a walk around to stretch your legs, with a large number of listed buildings to admire while you walk. Huddersfield has a huge selection of footpaths criss-crossing the town and providing some lovely walks through the various wooded areas surrounding the town centre. A walk up nearby Castle Hill provides both some great exercise as well as some stunning views of Huddersfield and the surrounding area.
The canal towpath also provides an easy route to walk and cycle along. Further afield, the beautiful countryside south and west of Huddersfield is well worth a visit, whether by bike or on foot.
There are also a number of soft play facilities scattered across Huddersfield, as well as a Lazerzone, ten pin bowling centre and nearby climbing & bouldering centres.