Things to doYou won’t be short of things to do in Horsforth, from cocktails on Town Street to cricket at the local park; here are just a few things we think you should try when in Horsforth.
Horsforth Hall Park
It goes without saying Horsforth Hall Park is a focal point in Horsforth, the iconic bandstand and picturesque Japanese gardens make the local park a great place for a dog walk, run around or a day on the swings. During the summer months, be sure to catch a cricket game at the local clubhouse or join one of the many exercise classes that take place around the park. Horsforth Hall Park is an integral part of the Horsforth community and quite rightly so.
Horsforth isn’t short of a craft or two, with 2 pottery painting facilities in the area why not grab your paintbrushes, dust off your apron and let the creativity flow. Head to Firefly Pottery or the Honey Pottery to paint your own masterpiece! Suitable for children and adults, this really is a great family activity.
Kids clubhouse is every child’s dream, a soft play area allowing them to slide, crawl, swing and bounce away some of that everlasting energy! The kids’ clubhouse is a great place to let the kids roam free in a safe fun environment!
Things you didn’t know about HorsforthHorsforth is a hub for talent, from Olympians to film stars Horsforth has been home to them all, including the triathlon superstars; The Brownlee Brothers, film stars Malcolm Mcdowell and Matthew Lewis aka Neville Longbottom and last but definitely not least footballing hero James Milner.
SchoolsOne of the most appealing features drawing families to Horsforth is its long list of good to outstanding schools. There are 8 primary schools in the Horsforth area, 4 of which have been rated outstanding by Ofsted. Horsforth High School in the only secondary school in the area however bus links connect to other nearby high schools including Benton Park, Woodhouse Grove and St.Marys Menston. Thinking ahead to your child’s future, Leeds Trinity University based in Horsforth provides degree-level education in a range of subjects.
Primary Schools include
-St. Margaret’s C of E Primary
-St. Marys Horsforth Catholic Voluntary Academy
-Broadgate Primary School
-Horsforth Newlaithes School
-West End Primary School
-Westbrook Lane Primary School
-Horsforth Featherbank Primary School
What to EatThe restaurant array in Horsforth is something to be admired, from Indian to Italian; there is a cuisine for everyone.
Named after the local heroes, The Brownlee Arms is the home of British cuisine, if you’re looking for a good quality Sunday roast in a warm and friendly environment, look no further than The Brownlee Arms.
Moghul is a local favourite bringing the flavours of Indian to Horsforth. The rich flavours are what make Moghul a hit with the locals and the friendly atmosphere only adds to the experience.
A relatively late addition to the Horsforth restaurant line up, La Bistro has soared in popularity with their tasty Mediterranean cuisine. Priding themselves on providing the freshest and finest dishes La bistro has certainly built up a great reputation in the local area.
What to DrinkThe good list of restaurants in the area is equally matched in terms of pubs and bars.
If you fancy a cocktail, look no further than Hemingways, the Cuban inspired bar and restaurant is home to some of the most exotic cocktails in Horsforth. With great music and an equally great vibe head to Hemingways, we recommend you try their Cherry Bakewell Bliss.
Granville Beer & Gin
Another more recent addition to Horsforth, Granville’s Beer and Gin House does as the name suggests, offers an impressive range of local gins and beers. The casual, cool interior creates the perfect environment for a gin & tonic.
The Old Ball
If a traditional pub is your thing, The Old Ball in Horsforth is a must-visit. The large pub serves all the drinks you can expect to find in a Great British boozer. Whilst their impressive beer garden is a great spot for a summers day to watch the world go by!