PEOPLE have been urged to visit Bradford later as part of a tourism scheme.

Bradford Council’s tourism team, Visit Bradford, are backing English Tourism Week which starts on Monday, but this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, they are encouraging people to use the time to plan future trips to the district’s attractions.

English Tourism Week and Visit Bradford are using the chance to highlight the amazing attractions in the district and to encourage people to share their favourite places to visit later via social media.

People can go to and make a plan of all the places that they’d like to visit when the pandemic is over and share their ideas via social media.

Ways people can get involved in English Tourism Week include:

• Sharing photos of Bradford and district on social media using the hashtags #VisitBradfordLater and #EnglishTourismWeek20

• Telling @VisitBradford about their favourite place to visit and share interesting facts about the district

• Downloading a copy of the ‘I support English Tourism’ sign from the website and showing their support on social media during the week

• Tourism businesses across the district are being encouraged to tag in @VisitEnglandBiz and share their content with the hashtag #EnglishTourismWeek20 and #TogetherBradfordCan Ideas for a ‘Stay at Home Bank Holiday’ and a ‘Stay at Home Eid include:

• Explore Bradford’s film history and visit inspirational movie locations from the comfort of your own home, go to and discover the amazing architecture and landscapes of Bradford UNESCO City of Film

• Make Eid bunting and banners to decorate your home

• Colour in designs and make your own Courtauld Bag. The Courtauld Bag is from the Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld Gallery exhibition which was recently at Cartwright Hall visit

• Discover live stream concerts from TLR Saltaire visit

• Bradford has a well earned reputation for some of the finest Asian food in the UK and the Visit Bradford website has links to some great recipes from local restaurants for people to make at home.

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• Dream about future visits to Haworth by listening to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre on the BBC Sounds app or watching Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights on the BFI Player

• Design an Eid card to send virtual greetings to friends and family

• Design an Eid background to use while you have Zoom chats with your family and friends

• Get you culture fix without leaving your couch by visiting Bradford Museums and Galleries website and explore their online exhibitions and even take a virtual tour of Cliffe Castle

• Sing-along to a video of songs from classic musicals of the 1940s and 1950s produced with support from Bradford Council and on Bradford Council's YouTube channel: