Top 8 Things To Do in Huddersfield For Students

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Famous for being the birthplace of the rugby league and its quaint Victorian architecture, Huddersfield has a range of things to do for those studying and living here.

With a buzzing student population of almost 20,000, you don’t need to worry about meeting new people or making great memories, that’s promised in this West Yorkshire town.

If you’re wanting to experience the best things that Huddersfield has to offer and are looking for activities to keep you busy, you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks to our help your social calendar will be booked up whilst studying in Hudds, and you can be a tour guide when your friends and fam come to visit!

The best part is, all of these wonderful things to do are on your doorstep whilst living in luxury student accommodation.

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1. Watch A Game At The John Smith’s Stadium

Kickstarting our post on things to do in Huddersfield has to be watching a game at The John Smith’s Stadium.

It’s only right to start this list with the most notable thing about Huddersfield… it’s rugby league!

As we mentioned, this market town is the birthplace of the rugby league with the local team, Huddersfield Giants, playing in the Super League.

The stadium is also home to Huddersfield Town Football Club, otherwise known as The Terriers who compete in the Championship.

Whilst studying here, you need to experience a match day at The John Smith’s Stadium.

The atmosphere for both rugby and football games is immense, and there’s even award winning food and drink on offer at the venue!

More so, it’s worth checking out the events programme for the venue as it’s quite often home to huge live music events.


Address: Stadium Way, Huddersfield HD1 6PG

2. Get A Cultural Fix At Huddersfield Gallery

If you’re on the hunt for free things to do in Huddersfield town centre then we urge you to take a trip to Huddersfield Gallery.

Currently located inside Piazza Shopping Centre whilst refurbishments take place, you can take a walk around vibrant temporary exhibitions and learn more about the history and culture of this market town.

The temporary location inside Unit 7 doesn’t quite compare to the iconic Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery building, but you can still enjoy the best of British art.

Considering you don’t have to pay a penny, why not take a trip to kill a few hours on the weekend?


Address: Unit 7 Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2RS

3. Enjoy The Greenery

Considering Huddersfield is located in the foothills of the Pennines, there are so many green spaces for you to explore and take time to unwind whilst living here.

Beaumont Park is Huddersfield’s oldest public park located just outside of the town centre.

This Victorian park offers 20 acres of greenery for you to explore, with ornate features, cascades, grottos, steep cliffs and a stunning woodland which is perfect in the sunny months.

Another notable green space within Huddersfield is Greenhead Park, one the largest parks within the town.

Located a short walk from the town centre, take some time to relax and appreciate the landscaped gardens and lakes.

Or, even play some games in the sports courts or enjoy a coffee at one of the cafes!



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Address: Beaumont Park Rd, Huddersfield HD4 7AY

Trinity St, Huddersfield HD1 4DT

4. Visit Castle Hill

Castle Hill is a scheduled ancient monument in Almondbury, a short bus ride away from the heart of the town centre.

This popular attraction was developed as an iron age hill fort and has 4,000 years worth of history.

If you’re wanting to get up high and enjoy the scenic views across Huddersfield, then plan a few hours on a weekend to take a trip with your friends.

Better yet, you can take your family when they come to visit for a lovely hour or two.

If you love a good sunset, we urge you to visit at nightfall.

The views are incredible and make for a great photography shoot as well as a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle.



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Address: Castle Hill Side, Huddersfield HD4 6TA

5. Have A Drink At Magic Rock Brewing

Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be a guide to things to do for students without mentioning the best spot to grab a drink now would it?

If you’re looking for the perfect boozy hangout to head to with your flatmates then you need to take a visit to Magic Rock Brewing.

You’ll find this 4,000sq ft taproom outside of the town centre, just a 10 minute walk from Huddersfield Train Station.

With a roomy wood-accented interior, the vibe at this place is unmatched.

If you’re a beer lover you can take your pick from ten keg and five cask lines of the best Magic Rock beers.

On the weekend the venue is also home to a variety of delicious food vendors like Spicy Biker, Igloo Pizza and Mor Mor.

You can nom down on some of the best street foods that Huddersfield has to offer!

Plus, the outdoor space is amazing on a sunny day so be sure to head here in summer.



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Address: Willow Park Business Centre, Willow Ln, Huddersfield HD1 5EB

6. Experience A Show At Lawrence Batley Theatre

Fancy a night at the theatre? Then you need to add Lawrence Batley Theatre to your must-visit list.

The events programme for this year is packed with brilliant shows for you to experience with the likes of Macbeth, Don’t Stop Queen Now, Better Days, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and many more.

If you’re looking for something a little different to do after hours in Huddersfield, this premier theatre boasts a great night out with your friends.

You can watch a range of drama, music, dance and comedy shows and indulge in a few tipples.

Explore what’s on and book in for a memorable night at one of Huddersfield’s most popular attractions, you won’t want to miss out.


Address: Queen St, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

7. Go To A Gig At Northern Quarter

If you’re a student living in Huddersfield wanting to experience the live music scene, there’s nowhere better than Northern Quarter.

Nope, we’re not talking about the trendy neighbourhood in Manchester, this is the independent live music venue in the heart of Huddersfield.

You’ll find a plethora of events taking place at this buzzing venue from local and nationally touring artists to Classic reggae vinyl dances to open mics and much more.

This quirky venue also offers a range of international craft beers and ciders if you fancy a bevvie or two.

If you’re feeling peck-ish they even offer delicious pizza for you to snack on before singing your heart out to the best tunes!

Sounds like a good time is promised here, eh?

Take a visit and see what a gig here is all about.


Address: 28 – 30 Wood St, Huddersfield HD1 1DU

8. Break Free At Stuck In The Riddle

Stuck In The Riddle offers something a little different when it comes to things to do in Huddersfield.

This Escape Room gives you the chance to play with 2 to 7 people and take your pick from interactive break out rooms including Murder Mystery, Cabin in the Woods and Cape Escape.

You’ll have 60 minutes to try and discover the clues and solve the puzzles in whatever break out room you choose.

It’s the perfect team building activity for you and your friends to take part in.

So, do you think you’ll break out in time? Book in and find out if you and your pals can escape!


Address: 32 Westgate, Huddersfield HD1 1NX

As you’ve discovered, Huddersfield is a town oozing with wonderful things to do for students.

What activities do you fancy getting up to whilst living and studying here? Let us know @prestigestudentliving.

Take your pick from our recommendations or go and explore what else is on your doorstep!

Do you love eating out? Check out our guide on 8 Best Restaurants In Huddersfield You Need To Visit.