Kippax is a village and civil Parish in the City of Leeds Metropolitan Borough in West Yorkshire. Formerly a coal mining village, it is now more known as a commuter village and is growing increasingly popular with home buyers due to its location, transport links and amenities.

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Things To Do

 There is plenty to do nearby starting with kids favourite Monkey Maze, just a 5-minute drive in neighbouring Garforth, a soft play centre for children as well as children’s party hosts! Only 15 minutes away in Castleford is Xscape where a wide range of activities, shops and restaurants can be found including indoor skiing, a climbing wall and much more. If you want to stay closer to home, Kippax also has a leisure centre where you can swim, have a game of indoor football or badminton! 
Kippax is also home to some lovely woodland walks including Kippax Meadow Nature Reserve and the former coal mining train line between Garforth and Castleford.
Whether you stay local to Kippax or have a short drive out of the village, there is plenty to do and something for everyone! 

Things you didn't know about Kippax

Musician Robert Harvey, of the band The Music is from Kippax. 

Schools in Kippax

Kippax has 3 primary schools with the nearest High School in Neighbouring Garforth;

  • Kippax Ash Tree Primary School 
  • Kippax North Primary School
  • Kippax Greenfield Primary School
  • Garforth Academy 

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Transport

Kippax is conveniently located for easy access to Leeds and surrounding towns and is currently known as a commuter village. Its proximity to motorways connecting residents to Leeds, Castleford, London, Wakefield and York has made Kippax an increasingly popular place to live. 
Kippax has a train station which can connect you to Leeds in 12 minutes, there are also busses directly from Castleford to Leeds and surrounding areas. 

    History

    Kippax became a typical northern mining community in the 19th Century. Exploitation of the coal led to a railway being built between Garforth and Castleford in 1873. The single line had two intermediate stations at Kippax and Ledston. It was closed to passengers in 1951. 
    Where the line once was is now a popular walking route amongst residents. 

    Shopping

    Eating & Drinking

    Kippax is home to many eateries and pubs as well as being close to other bars, pubs and restaurants in surrounding towns and villages. The Moorgate pub in Kippax is a popular, friendly local pub where many of the local residents know eachother. Here you can expect a nice cold pint of real ale! 

    The White Swan is another popular choice, having recently undergone a renovation, the White Swan offers a range of delicious drinks as well as food and weekly nights of bingo and more! 
    If you are a steak lover, only a 5-minute drive from Kippax in Garforth is Miller & Carter. Garforth also has plenty of other pubs and restaurants to choose from including The Yard, a dog friendly pub with a range of tasty drinks on offer, Blakes Bar, another popular place for locals to enjoy a beverage or two! Click here to read more about Garfroth  https://manningstainton.co.uk/area-guides/garforth

    If you fancy a night in with a takeout, choose from Pizza, Curry, Chinese, Fish and Chips and more, with all of these options on your doorstep 

    Shopping

    Kippax is homeKippax has a small high street where a couple of boutiques, hairdressers and handy shops can be found. If you are searching for some real retail therapy, you will not need to go far with Junction 32 only a 15-minute drive away in Castleford where a host of well-known shops and eateries can be found. 
    If you are wanting to make a day of it, why not hop on the train from Kippax to Leeds where a day of shopping, eating and perhaps a cheeky afternoon cocktail can be had. 

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