Featuring a 4000 sq ft mirror pool, Bradford’s multi-award winning City Park contains the largest urban water feature in the UK. The main fountain can shoot up to 100ft, and the 54 fountains running around the edge of the pool can be programmed to produce hundreds of different variations. By day the water is an ideal play area for children. At night the perimeter fountains are lit to produce hundreds of beautiful colours. Renowned artist, Wolfgang Buttress designed City Park’s ten lighting columns to look like giant water reeds – these house smart lighting, motion sensors and laser projectors which create a subtle laser show at night. The pool can be completely drained to allow the holding of a wide range of quality events, most of which are free to attend.
Up Coming Events
CYCLE CITY ACTIVE CITY CELEBRATIONS
11th May 2017 – 12th May 2017
Enjoy a Bike-In Cinema on Thursday evening (from 7pm) with short films about bikes and Bradford, a performance from the renowned Bicycle Ballet, live music by 53/12, fountains and lights for a real party in the park!
Explore all the opportunities to get into cycling, try out different bikes at our Cycling Market Place and learn about all types of cycling through our pop-up exhibition (Friday, 9am- 5pm).
The events are to celebrate, Cycle City Active City, an international, ground-breaking conference for people working to encourage cycling, walking and active, healthy lifestyles across Britain.
Secure valet cycle parking will be provided by CityConnect.
BRADFORD CITY CYCLE
14th May 2017
AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY CYCLING ON TRAFFIC-FREE STREETS
Get ready for an unforgettable day cycling on traffic-free streets, through our city centre taking in some of our iconic landmarks. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how old your bike is, or how fast you can ride – Bradford City Cycle is a fun filled day for all. You can join the ride anywhere along the route which is 2.5 miles long, and there will be lots of family activities in City Park with entertainment for everyone to enjoy including; a climbing tower, bungee trampolines and music in the mirror pool area.
Don’t worry if you haven’t got a bike, a limited number will be available to use for free on the day, including some adapted bikes for people with impairments. We even have a tuk tuk and some amazing bespoke bicycles for you to try.
Please note these will be offered on a first come, first served basis, and helmets must be worn.
Registration is at 10am. This is where you'll sign in and get your FREE hi-vis bib.
ARMED FORCES DAY
24th June 2017
ARMED FORCES DAY
BRADFORD STANDS TOGETHER TO REMEMBER THE COURAGE AND BRAVERY OF OUR ARMED FORCES AT THIS SPECIAL DRUMHEAD SERVICE.
The 1224 Wharfedale Squadron Cadet Band will lead a parade of standard bearers into City Park to begin the service which is followed by displays and performances by the Band of The Royal Armoured Corps, the Band of the West Yorkshire Police and the Revolution Show Corps Band.
Bradford District Armed Forces Covenant Partnership along with service charities will be hosting stalls will be available throughout the event.
BRADFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL
30th June 2017 – 09th July 2017
Following the spectacular success of last year’s event, Bradford Literature Festival has announced a new line up of books, films, music and show-stopping performances.
The 2017 festival includes the return of the fantastic free, family fun days in City Park. This year’s themes will include Superheroes, Fairytales, Teddy Bears, and of course, Harry Potter!
As well as film screenings and live shows, families can look forward to story-telling, interactive games, and lots of crafty workshops to keep little fingers busy.
Advance booking not required.
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04th July 2017
ENJOY SUPERB PERFORMANCES BEAMED LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE.
See Verdi’s most famous opera combining drama, profound emotion and wonderful melody. La traviata is inspired by Alexandre Dumas fils’s play, La Dame aux camélias which is based on the true story of the courtesan Marie Duplessis.
Seats available on a first come, first served basis.