Cookridge is a lovely residential suburb in the North-West Leeds area, where you can enjoy a rural feel whilst being a relatively short commute from the hustle and bustle of Leeds City Centre. Perfect for those who are wanting the best of both worlds.  

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Things To Do

The stunning heritage site of Cookridge Hall is now home to Cookridge Hall Golf Club with a beautifully maintained 18-hole course and driving range situated amongst idyllic Yorkshire views. Also available at Cookridge Hall is Bannatyne Health Club & Spa which is equipped with a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool, steam room and sauna. Other sport facilities are available in the local Adel area at council run Holt Park Active which provides another option for gym and swimming facilities, as well as indoor sports courts. Cookridge Cricket Club offers more opportunity to enjoy some sport in the leafy countryside with senior and junior teams to get involved with or you can simply go down to spectate on a summer’s day. If sports not your thing and you want to get out in the countryside, popular Paul’s Pond in the area provides stunning scenery and the perfect spot to enjoy a nice quiet walk.

Things you didn't know about Cookridge

Former Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson was born in Cookridge.

Schools in Cookridge

There is a choice of desirable schooling options within Cookridge and the local areas, with a variety of pre-schools, as well as primary and secondary options. Local to the area in Horsforth you’ll find the Leeds Trinity University Campus which offers a range of degree level qualifications.  

  • Cookridge Holy Trinity C of E Primary School
  • Cookridge Primary School
  • Holy Name Catholic Voluntary Academy
  • Horsforth School
  • Ireland Wood Primary School
  • Iveson Primary School
  • Lawnswood School
  • Ralph Thoresby School
  • Westbrook Lane Primary School

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Horsforth train station is a short 15-minute walk from the center of Cookridge, providing regular links to Leeds City Centre and York. Local bus routes can also take you into Leeds or over to neighbouring towns. The area also benefits from being close to motorway networks including the M62, making Cookridge perfect for commuters. What’s more, Leeds Bradford Airport is just around the corner, very convenient for when it comes to jetting off on holiday.


    The lands of Cookridge were granted to the monks of Kirkstall Abbey in the 12th century and in the 13th century this became a township. The lands which included Cookridge Grange, the site of the present Cookridge Hall, were then confiscated and sold off by Henry VII in 1540. In the 17th century Cookridge Hall began construction and in the 18th century it was remodeled using more advanced materials. Cookridge Hall was a home for epileptic patients from 1974 to 1990, then in 1997 was opened as a health and fitness club by the Lord Mayor of Leeds.  


    Eating & Drinking

    Within the Cookridge area there are several varied options to go out for a meal, with Crag House Farm’s granary restaurant serving fresh produce to an excellent standard. Other popular options for food in Cookridge itself are Alexanders Deli & Catering and Yorkshire Crust which are ideal for a quick, casual bite to eat. Alongside this, there are many options in the neighbouring towns of Adel and Horsforth with a range of different restaurants and bars to suit any occasion or taste.


    Within Cookridge there are a range of options to grab the essentials, with a large Asda on the outskirts of the area and smaller local stores including a post office situated within Cookridge. In the nearby towns, there are several small independent stores with hairdressers, butchers, and fashion retailers in abundance.

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