Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
8:43 AM 23rd May 2020

Use English Tourism Week To Plan To #VisitBradfordLater

Bradford Council’s tourism team, Visit Bradford, will be once again supporting English Tourism Week, but this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, they are encouraging people to use the time to plan to #VisitBradfordLater.

Brontë Parsonage. Photo by DeFacto
Brontë Parsonage. Photo by DeFacto
English Tourism Week runs from Monday 25 to Sunday 31 May and Visit Bradford are using the opportunity to highlight the amazing attractions in the district and to encourage people to share their favourite places to visit later via social media.

They’d like people to browse their website ( and make a plan of all the places that they’d like to visit when the pandemic is over and share their ideas via social media.

Ways people can get involved in English Tourism Week include:
sharing photos of Bradford and district on social media using the hashtags #VisitBradfordLater and #EnglishTourismWeek20
Telling @VisitBradford about their favourite place to visit and share interesting facts about the district
Downloading a copy of the ‘I support English Tourism’ sign from the website and showing their support on social media during the week
Tourism businesses across the district are being encouraged to tag in @VisitEnglandBiz and share their content with the hashtag #EnglishTourismWeek20 and #TogetherBradfordCan

English Tourism week coincides with the spring bank holiday as well as Eid al Fitr which are both traditionally times when people get out and about and visit tourist attractions and green-spaces and/or visit family and friends. Due to the coronavirus pandemic things will be different this year so Visit Bradford have come up with a page of ideas for how people can have a ‘Stay At Home Bank Holiday’ and the council have also collated a page of ideas for a ‘Stay at Home Eid’

Ideas for a ‘Stay at Home Bank Holiday’ and a ‘Stay at Home Eid include:
Explore Bradford’s film history and visit inspirational movie locations from the comfort of your own home visit and discover the amazing architecture and landscapes of Bradford UNESCO City of Film
Make Eid bunting and banners to decorate your home
Colour in designs and make your own Courtauld Bag. The Courtauld Bag is from the Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld Gallery exhibition which was recently at Cartwright Hall visit
Discover live stream concerts from TLR Saltaire visit
Bradford has a well earned reputation for some of the finest Asian food in the UK and the Visit Bradford website has links to some great recipes from local restaurants for people to make at home.
Dream about future visits to Haworth by listening to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre on the BBC Sounds app or watching Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights on the BFI Player
Design an Eid card to send virtual greetings to friends and family
Design an Eid background to use while you have Zoom chats with your family and friends
Get you culture fix without leaving your couch by visiting Bradford Museums and Galleries website and explore their online exhibitions and even take a virtual tour of Cliffe Castle
Sing-along to a video of songs from classic musicals of the 1940s and 1950s produced with support from Bradford Council and on Bradford Council's YouTube channel

Visit Bradford also have also created a great ‘Days In’ guide with lots of activities that people can join in with at home.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, said: “Our district is a wonderful place with lots of great tourist attractions that ordinarily we would be encouraging people to explore as part of English Tourism Week. Due to the coronavirus pandemic people must heed the advice and stay at home as much as possible.

“We want people to use this time plan where they would like to visit when things are back to normal, share their favourite places in the district and do some of the great things that the team have collate for people to have a ‘Stay at Home bank holiday’ and a ‘Stay at Home Eid’.

“We look forward to welcoming you back when the time is right and want people to follow the advice to stay at home as much as possible and to #VisitBradfordLater.”

For more information about English Tourism Week in Bradford and the Days In guide visit

For more information about ideas for a ‘Stay at Home Eid’ visit