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Since moving to Bingley seven years ago and starting a family here, I've picked up a lot of info about what's going on the local area which I'm happy to share!

Taylormade Treats

When we bought our house on the Swan Avenue estate in Eldwick/Gilstead nearly seven years ago we had it in mind that it was going to be great – within walking distance of a pub no less! Two children later and we rarely get an opportunity to go to the pub, but the arrival of Taylormade Treats made all the difference – here was a place we could go for a nice relaxing brunch or lunch, take the children and feel like we were “out and about”. Taylormade Treats really is a welcome addition to the local area, with a great menu with something for everyone, plus a great kids section too. For dessert there are plenty of options including the famous cupcakes that were the cornerstone of the original business. Ruth and Keith the owners are lovely and really nice people – which is just one of the reasons why we support this local business. Ruth makes the cupcakes as well as a plethora of other delicious temptations which includes cakes to order (these really are something special. For more information visit their website at www.taylormadetreats.co.uk

Closed Monday, open Tuesday – Saturday 9 – 5

200 – 202 Swan Avenue Bingley

Image used with the kind permission of Taylormade Treats.

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Stump Cross Caverns

We decided to try a new day out today as we’re a bit bored of doing the same thing every weekend. So for a change we took a drive over to Pateley Bridge and went down the caves at Stump Cross Caverns. Our children are 3 and 5, and though initially our 3 year old was a bit reluctant, he soon got into it and we really enjoyed our visit. There are no set times for tours, you just go down into the cave whenever you want to. Things to remember are:

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Bricks for Kidz

My two boys are really obsessed with Lego at the moment, so I was pretty happy when I found out about these local sessions called Bricks for Kidz, run by Keith Moran.

Bricks 4 Kidz® provides an extraordinary opportunity for students to learn science and engineering concepts by building with LEGO® Bricks.

After school classes are listed here.

Swimming Classes

Taking your child swimming is probably one of the best skills for life you can teach. Not only is it a potential life saving skill, it’s fun, healthy and enjoyable! Here is a list of swimming schools in the Bingley area.

Swim Stars

Offers classes at Bingley Grammar School and Beckfoot School through the week. Prices start at £28 per month. Children can attend from the age 2 1/2 – 3 upwards and lessons last between half an hour and and forty five minutes.  Call 01274 560570 or email bradford@ukswimstars.com for more information.

Bingley Swimming Pool

Lessons are offered at most council run swimming pools though there is usually a waiting list. If you would like further information, please call 01274 438786 or contact by email on bradfordaquatics@bradford.gov.uk

Splash Academy

Classes are held at St Bedes Grammar School or Bradford Grammar School.

“All our swimming lessons in the Bradford area are run either after school between 4:30 PM and 7 PM on Saturday between 9 AM and 5 PM. All lessons are 30 minutes long, with a maximum of four children per group and your instructor teaching in the water.

In addition to the above weekly lessons, and times. We also run intensive courses during the holiday periods.
Which will start on February 16th – 20th. Sessions available between 4:30 PM and 7 PM.”
Email – Info@splash-academy.co.uk or call 07890 854408.