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Just 6 miles west of Leeds City Centre is the village of Farsley. Filled with character and charm Farsley has become a hot spot with first time buyers. With a growing list of modern amenities alongside traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants it’s easy to see why Farsley is such a popular village. 

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Things To Do

Whatever the occasion or day of the week, there is plenty to do in Farsley. Starting with a family fun day; Jackaboos in Sunnybank mills is a classic soft play centre, perfect for the kids to burn some energy. Heading just around the corner, The Rainbow Factory brings all the classic bedtime stories to life in a series of crafts and play workshops. If you’re a football fan, make sure you support local team Farsley Celtic at their home ground Throstle Nest Stadium for a great afternoon of football. Finally, if it’s an afternoon in the sun you’re wanting, make a trip to Hainsworth Park or Westroyd Park and take in the fresh air.  

Things you didn't know about Farsley

Many of the houses you see today in Farsley were originally built by wealthy mill owners as houses for the employees. 

Take a look at our Farsley map

Our interactive map of Farsley shows you all the schools in and around the area, alongside school summaries, Ofsted results, reviews and more.

Schools in Farsley

Within Farsley itself there are 3 primary schools and a number of nurseries making it a popular location for young families. The closet secondary school is Co-op Academy Priesthorpe with over 1100. Schools include: 

  • Calverley Park Side Primary
  • Co-op Academy Priesthorpe
  • Farsley Farfield Primary School 
  • Farsley Springbank
  • Valley View Primary school
  • Summerfield Primary school
  • Westroyd Primary School 
  • Woodhouse Grove

Transport

One of the most appealing factors of Farsley is its ideal location. Situated 6 miles west of Leeds city centre and 4 miles from Bradford city centre, Farsley is the perfect spot for commuters! With bus links as regular as every 5 minutes and a short 15 minute car journey to your favourite city centre bars- Farsley is the perfect location to enjoy the city, whilst offering an escape to a quieter part of a town.  If you work a little further afield Farsley is a prime location to access motorway networks including the M1 and the M62. Whilst the bus service is the main mode of transport in Farsley, Pudsey new station is only 1 mile away offering direct connections to both Leeds and Manchester!

    History

    A major part of Farsleys history dates back to the industrial revolution when Farsley became a hub for the manufacture of woolen cloth. The likes of the Hainsworth, Sunnybank and Springfield Mills were all formerly home to textiles production helping industrialize the village.

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    Eating & Drinking

    For a small village Farsley Town Street is filled with restaurants and bar. If you’re in the mood for pizza Grumpys is a must! If it’s brunch you’re after The Mill Kitchen next door will have something to satisfy. The Olive and Feta Greek restaurant is a firm favourite with Farsley locals, whilst the Croft Street Fisheries is the place to go for the Friday night favourite. For drinking there is a choice of traditional pubs and modern bars including the popular Fleece and Number Thirty Three.

    Shopping

    Farsley Town Street is where you will find the majority of Farsleys amenities. With a Co-op convenience store offering a good selection of groceries alongside a post office and independent grocers Sutcliffes keeping a sense of tradition in Farsley. If you’re looking to do a big shop, just a short drive up the road you’ll find Asda and Marks and Spencers at Pudsey Owlcoates whilst in Stanningley you’ll find a Lidl, Home Bargains and B&M. 

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    Offers from Local Businesses to help you when you're new to Farsley