With the beautiful Yorkshire Dales to the north, the Derbyshire peaks to the south, beautiful countryside and parks and a host of vibrant cities in-between, you couldn’t wish for a better place for you and your family to be living and working. With 45 miles of the Yorkshire coastline just over an hour away from many of our Trust locations you will feel like the world is your oyster for places to visit on your days off.
Yorkshire is a cultural hotspot, with Bradford, one of our neighbouring cities, having recently been revealed as the winner of the UK City of Culture 2025 competition. We are home to many galleries and museums including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Canon Hall, Elsecar Heritage Centre, The Hepworth Museum, Eureka and many more. We also have arena's that attract some of the biggest artists in the world - Utilita Arena in Sheffield, the First Direct Arena in Leeds and Hull’s Bonus Arena. There are also smaller venues such as The Sheffield Leadmill and the O2 Academy in Leeds, all of which are on our doorstep.
Sporting clubs and events are also extremely prevalent in our district too. Ever since Yorkshire hosted part of the Tour de France Grand Depart back in 2014 we have been running the Tour de Yorkshire with communities coming together to cheer on riders as they cycle through their respective local villages and towns. We also have a number of both men and women's football teams in and around our localities including Barnsley, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday which is one of the oldest teams in the country. If you prefer the sport with the odd shaped ball, then Yorkshire is home to rugby league with Leeds Rhino's being one of the most successful teams over the last decade. Huddersfield Giants, Wakefield Wildcats and Castleford Tigers all play within the super league too.
With house prices being relatively low in some of our local areas compared to the larger cities but still being at the heart of major motorways links (M62, M1, A1M) it makes commutes to Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Harrogate easily accessible by car. Wakefield, Doncaster and Sheffield train stations also serves the main train service to London and with advance tickets costing under £15 you can enjoy a day out in our capital in 2.5 hours.
Please see below some external websites sampling just a few of the many attractions, schools and transport links in the area if you are considering relocating.
In March 2021, The Sunday Times rated many of the areas in West Yorkshire as the best places to live in the North. West Yorkshire has excellent commute links across the UK and the rest of Yorkshire. We have on of the UK’s largest train stations providing links to all major UK cities including Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle, whilst regular connections via Wakefield to London take just over two hours.
The Crucible Theatre (often referred to simply as "The Crucible") is a theatre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England which opened in 1971. Although it hosts regular theatrical performances, it is best known for hosting professional snooker's most prestigious tournament, the World Snooker Championship, which has been held annually at the venue since 1977. Its name is a reference to the local steel industry.
Meadowhall is an indoor shopping centre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It lies 3 miles (5 km) north-east of Sheffield city centre, and 2 miles (3 km) from Rotherham town centre. It is the largest shopping centre in Yorkshire, and currently the eleventh-largest in the United Kingdom. As of 2021, plans for an extension are currently under consideration, for completion in the 2020s, which would make Meadowhall the fourth-largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom.
The orphanage opened in July 1920 for girls but soon admitted boys and changed its name to Smith's Homes. The Homes continued for nearly 40 years. During the 1939-45 war they admitted girls from the Sailor's Orphan Home in Hull. The Trustees were forced to reconsider the role of the Trust post war. A revised scheme for the Trust in 1951 gave authority for the trustees to make grants to Special Schools and establish Special Schools. Grants were made to Chaigeley and Breckenborough Schools.
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Nestled between the villages of Scissett and Skelmanthorpe, our school is set in approximately six acres of attractive grounds. Beautiful in winter and summer alike, we value our rural location and enjoy the 'great outdoors' whenever we are able. For visitors, our school is easily accessible from Huddersfield, Wakefield, Leeds and Barnsley, with good rail and road links, including easy access to the M1, A1(M) and M62.
Ponderosa Zoo is home to over 140 animals! From meerkats and alpacas to wallaby’s and more. Why not take a look at our handy fact guides so you can familiarise yourself with each of our animals before your visit?
FAMILIES have been urged to come down to Barnsley Metrodome to enjoy a full-on day of fun. Activities on offer include Calypso Cove waterpark, bowling, a wide variety of food and drink options and well equipped fitness facilities.