It is with regret that the Trustees of Shipley Glen Tramway have taken the decision to close the Tramway for the foreseeable future.

This decision has not been taken lightly but after careful consideration of the guidelines issued by government.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this decision may cause but it has been forced upon us and look forward to welcoming everyone to the Tramway hopefully in the near future.

Unfortunately our future plans are now in jeopardy.

It looks like the Easter Bunnies will stay safe in their burrows and the Chickens safe in their coups.

We were looking forward to our 125th anniversary, but sadly this has probably succumbed to the vagrancies of the Corona virus . We had hoped to be putting on a number of events to mark this occasion.

The tramway opened to the public on the 18th May 1895.

We shall be looking to marking the occasion sometime in the future.

Look out for the programme.

You will be pleased to know that we now accept

credit cards for all payments.

CC payments are easier for you and us.
Please use if possible.

Click on upcoming Events,
to see what's in store.

We are presently working on next years events and they will be posted when confirmed.


Closed on the 5th January. Sundays only from 12th January 12:00 to 16:00 hrs until
28th March, then
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 to 16:30 hrs

The trams run continually during these times so we cannot pre-book seats.

Please note that we now accept Credit/Debit card payment as well as cash.

Please note for schools and party bookings at other times, email us and we will try to accommodate your needs.

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All Welcome

Prams and bikes are welcome - we just want you to enjoy the tramway !

We are wheelchair friendly with ramps at both stations.
We can carry most manual wheelchairs in the trams, but we are unable to accommodate larger powered chairs.

Dogs, accompanied by well behaved owners are welcome too

We are always pleased to have school visits or special bookings (if volunteers are available)

Email us on and let us know


Help Us !

Would you like to help run the tram?

  • help with maintenance,
  • serve in the shop (sorry - no free sweets!) or
  • look after the information centre?

There is always lots to do with many varied tasks to suit all skills.

Why not come along and have a chat ?

How to find us

The tramway is easy to find with parking (mainly at the bottom station) and is on the bus route - details to follow.

Google map of the area is here or clicking the image above.

Please be aware that we do not have any public toilets at the present time.


See the area

There are some wonderful things to see and places to visit in the area. Salts Mill, The David Hockney Gallery, Bronte country, Baildon Moor, Ilkley Moor and many many others.

Bradford offers wide variety of fantastic visitor attractions

Click here for more details

Shipley Glen

Grateful thanks to those who have uploaded Youtube videos over the years

We are rightly proud of this achievement.

It is thanks to you, our patrons and to our dedicated team