11 Fun Things To Do in Bradford for Adults
The West Yorkshire city of Bradford is an exciting and vibrant place, now home to more than 350,000 people.
There are lots of fun and exciting activities for grown-ups to enjoy in Bradford - here's our selection of some of the best:
Saltaire Brewery Tour
Your tour will cover all the activities in the brewhouse itself and you'll also see the impressive packaging plant that gets the beer ready for dispatch.
There's a VR Race Car experience, complete with a motion seat that will immerse you in everything from rallying to Formula 1.
VR City also has a VR Arena with more than 100 games to choose from including Angry Birds VR, first-person zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine, VR boxing with Creed Rise to Glory, Elven Assassin, Fruit Ninja VR and many more.
Shipley Glen Tramway
You can ride the 400-metre tramway through the beautiful wooded Shipley Glen, between the two stations.
The line was originally built as a funicular tramway to take visitors between various attractions in Shipley Glen which have long since closed, leaving just the trams.
Axe Bey Urban Axe Throwing
After a safety briefing, you'll be shown how to throw an axe so it hits the bullseye, and then it's your turn to have a go.
Soon it's time to compete against the rest of your group to see who will be crowned axe-throwing champion.
Choose from two exciting themed courses: Neon Jungle and Dump Yard.
In Neon Jungle you can putt past the pelican, take a selfie at the waterfall, confront the Ape of Looney Golf and finally aim for the tiger's mouth.
For a more urban vibe choose the Dump Yard course. Start in the junkyard, go past the tyre stop to the tricky wall riding hole to the frustrating pinball hole.
As well as mini-golf there's pool, table tennis and retro video games to play in the arcade.
If you've worked up an appetite, stop at the cafe and choose from their range of hot and cold drinks, savouries and desserts.
The Climbing Hub
With a huge bouldering wall and no less than 16 lines of roped climbing, there are plenty of challenges to take on.
If you're new to climbing, there are induction courses aimed at beginners that will get you started on your climbing journey:
Bouldering Induction will show you how to climb on the bouldering walls safely without ropes. The session will last for 30 minutes and then you'll be free to climb bouldering routes unsupervised at The Climbing Hub.
National Science and Media Museum
Re-live your youth in the Games Lounge and play classic games like Super Mario Kart and Pac-Man as you explore the gaming timeline. Enjoy console games, arcade games and the best of home gaming all for one low admission price.
Journey through the history of photography in The Kodak Gallery, and enjoy the temporary exhibitions that explore how modern media has enhanced our lives.
You can watch a film in the fabulous Pictureville Cinema - Yorkshire's largest independent cinema boasting three screens and the most immersive IMAX in the area with its 60-foot screen and 3D projectors.
Museum admission is free (cinema tickets and admission to the Games Lounge not included).
The LaserZone Bradford arena is themed as a bio-chemical warfare research station and includes a train depot, kennels, bio lab, shooting range and more.
Bradford Hidden Gems by Cluecation
It's a fun treasure hunt and self-guided tour in one, that uses your smartphone. Earn points when you visit interesting places, solve tricky clues and complete challenges.
If you're feeling competitive, there's even a Travel League so you can see how you stack up against other groups.
The Alhambra Theatre
This beautiful and historic theatre which first opened in 1914 is now home to the very best live entertainment.
At the Alhambra, you can find everything from Disney and popular West End Musicals to The Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
Popular shows like The Lion King, Warhorse, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot and Wicked have all had successful runs at The Alhambra.
Offering unlimited play on a huge range of classic and modern arcade machines for a one-off entry fee, Flashback Arcade offers hours of fun whatever the weather.
With everything from retro games like Atari's famous "Pong" game, to side-by-side two-player racing games, street-fighting games, basketball machines and even pinball tables, there's lots to enjoy.
As you can see, Bradford has a lot of fun activities for adults to enjoy. We hope you have a great time whatever you choose to do.