by Helen Roberts
Whether your kids are toddlers or pre-teens this summer holidays, your ideal summer is likely to make sure the kids have a good time without breaking the bank.
We’ve put together a list of exciting things in Huddersfield that are either free or affordable that will keep you entertained.
Huddersfield Lego Trail
The fabulous Huddersfield Lego Trail returns for 2022!
Brought to you by Huddersfield BID, this fun trail runs from the 1st to the 31st of August in Huddersfield town centre and is FREE to take part in.
Participants are challenged to find all 17 Lego sculptures hidden around Huddersfield town centre to be entered into a prize draw to win a HUGE lego set.
You can see the trail map by downloading the LoyalFree app on a smartphone. Then, to participate in the competition, scan each QR code using the app when you each lego model.
The Lego Trail is a fantastic way to spend a morning or afternoon entertaining the kids whilst also picking up bargains in the town centre.
Green Head Park with a picnic
We can all agree that this recent sunny weather in Huddersfield has been glorious or making the most of outdoor spaces.
You won’t regret visiting Greenhead park for a picnic this summer.
Huddersfield is blessed with this beautiful green space that is within walking distance of the town centre and just a 10-minute walk from all the Huddersfield transport hubs.
Your little ones will love to get involved in helping prepare the picnic.
However, if you want to try something different, you could get a takeout from a town centre cafe and take it with you.
Don’t forget to pack a ball, frisbee, sun cream and a drink!
If eating out with the family is on your summer holiday to-do list, your kids can eat free in Huddersfield!
King Streets’ new Italian restaurant, Pa-Pi Pasta & Pinsa, is running a generous offer this summer.
For every adult meal purchased, you can claim a FREE children’s meal.
The best part about this offer is that it applies every day. So whether it’s a Saturday night treat or a lunchtime visit in the week, you can still make the most of delicious Italian food while sticking to a budget this summer.
Just outside the town centre, Huddersfield ASDA is offering Kids to eat for £1 every day with no minimum adult spend required.
Bounce away an afternoon at Inflata Nation Huddersfield with 15% off.
A visit to this inflatable theme park won’t leave you disappointed! This inflatable arena is suitable for kids of all ages.
On the inflatable area, there are slides, an obstacle course, a ball pit, total wipe-out style balls & more! So aside from all the fun, your kids will have here, it’s a great form of exercise for them, without them realising.
Inflata Nation has an area for parents to sit, as well as food and drink facilities.
Booking is recommended. Use Inflata Nation’s website to book and code SUMMERHUD22 to get 15% off! (works out at around £8 per session)
Visit Huddersfield Library
Huddersfield Library is located in the piazza centre in the town centre. The historic building is an excellent way to spend a few hours if you’re looking for a more relaxed activity during the summer. As well as traditional books, you can also borrow audiobooks and DVDs, so don’t be put off if your kids aren’t heavily into reading!
If your kids enjoy getting stuck into books, why not encourage them to take part in the ‘Gadgeteers’ the fantastic summer reading challenge 2022?
The summer reading challenge lets kids Play games, enter competitions, and chat with other book lovers. You can sign up for the summer reading challenge here.
You can also see FREE Events going on at local libraries here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/kirkleeslibraries