Global Community Trip to Saltaire UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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10:00 am - 3:00 pm



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Accessible venue, Family friendly

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About this event

This trip is an opportunity to get off campus and go for a relaxing social visit to the unique Saltaire World Heritage Centre. Saltaire is named after Titus Salt and the river Aire which runs through the Centre - here he created the world's first industrial model village.

There will be a short (3km) optional family friendly accessible tour taking in a section of the village, canal towpath and Roberts Park.

There are plenty of things to do in Saltaire including visiting the central Salts Mill which is a place for art, dining and shopping in one stunning historic building. Inside you can admire the big collection of works by David Hockney,and enjoy bustling restaurants and cafes. You can also learn about the history of the Mill in the People and Process and Saltaire History exhibition.

For the families and children we will also have a walk along the Aire Sculpture trail which features an Octopus, Alpaca and Pirate Ship among the 15 fun installations.

There are two playgrounds in Roberts Park for the children to enjoy plus a child friendly cafe - The Half Moon. The park along with housing, churches, schools and shop (but no public houses!) was provided by Titus Salt for the leisure of his factory workers.

We will be meeting in front of the Parkinson building at 09:45am to allow us to leave on time at 10.00am to take you to Saltaire for 10:40 and heading back to the University Campus at for a 3:00pm arrival.


Closing Date:

Walking trip places are available until Friday 4th January.


This will cover:

- transport to and from Saltaire

- a friendly, experienced activator guide, Nathan, taking you on the gentle walking route.

The cost does not include the cafe visit- please bring money if you wish to purchase items in the cafe, book or gift shops. 

Please come in good strong walking shoes or boots for the walking session along with a waterproof jacket plus spare shoes for afterwards.

Children and young adults under 16 years are welcome to attend (£5 per child) but please note that any children attending must be accompanied by, and are the responsibility of, their parent or guardian at all times. Please email Greg if you wish to bring along children under 18. There will be no charge for children aged under 5 but please let Greg know so we can reserve places.


Please Note:  

When booking a place for this event- the named participant is making a commitment to attend the event. If after payment a participant cannot attend for any reason including illness- injury and emergencies- the participant will not be entitled to a refund. The event organiser will be as accommodating as possible if the participant cannot attend and will deal with cases on an individual basis up to one week before the event. We advise that in the event of the named candidate not being able to attend that they find a replacement to take their position on the course and notify the event organiser at least one week before the date of the event. No changes can be made within one week of the event.