Outdoor activities

Bradford’s scenic landscape is waiting to be discovered by you! If you’re looking for things to do on a weekend break or staycation with your partner, friends or family, find the best local days out in our guide.

Book in advance to save 10% on your stay. Just choose your room and make sure that your check-in date is more than 5 days from the time of booking.

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St. Ives Estate in Bingley

With over 550 acres of beautiful and rugged landscape, St. Ives Estate in Bingley is a hidden gem in Bradford.

The park is a haven for nature lovers, with scenic woodland and walking trails to explore along with picturesque meadows, moorland, ponds and peaceful resting spots.

St. Ives Bingley also sits within a more significant estate with play areas for children, a café, picnic areas, archery and equestrian centre and a golf course.

How far is St. Ives Estate in Bingley from Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel?

It’s only a 10-minute drive from our hotel to St. Ives.

Is it free to visit the country park?

Yes! Visiting the park is free, but you’ll need to pay a small fee for on-site parking.

Stay at our hotel near St. Ives Estate near Bingley

Retreat to scenic West Yorkshire for your staycation in Bradford, and choose Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel as the base for your adventures.

Enjoy stunning countryside views from your hotel room, and choose from our twin or double rooms, which are ideal for couples, friends and families. Or opt for our luxurious privilege and superior hotel rooms with cosy bathrobes, slippers, and Nespresso machines.

Find something delicious to eat and sip on refreshing drinks at our hotel restaurant, offering a selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Room service is available throughout the day and evening, which you can order using your in-room phone.

We also offer free on-site parking for all guests, and don’t forget to stroll through our landscaped grounds which overlook the River Aire.

  • Photo of privilege room at Mercure Bradford Bankfield Hotel