Pudsey Area Guide

Lending its name to Pudsey Bear, the market town of Pudsey has become a popular spot for young professionals, first-time buyers, families and everyone in-between. The easy access to motorway links and a vast amount of amenities are drawing people to Pudsey, making it one of the most popular locations in Leeds.


Things To Do

From public parks to golf courses, Pudsey has a range of local indoor and outdoor activities. The second most visited park in Leeds; Pudsey Park is 7.5 hectares and is packed full of things to do and see. With a playground, skate park and a café, there is something for everyone. Fancy a round of Golf? Founded in 1892, Fulneck Golf club is the oldest in Leeds. In the picturesque Fulneck Valley, prepare for an entertaining and challenging round of golf, the club welcomes visitors with open arms. If you’re looking for an indoor activity, The Rainbow Factory is a unique experience bringing your children’s favourite stories to life, in a series of magical story times.

Things you didn't know about Pudsey

Pudsey Bear was a brainwave of Joanna Lane; a BBC graphic designer. After growing up in Pudsey Joanna stayed true to her roots and famously named the bear after her hometown.

Schools in Pudsey

Pudsey is home to a variety of good schools. Within Pudsey alone there are 8 primary schools and 4 secondary schools, with many more within the surrounding areas including Farsley, Bramley and Calverley. The vast amount of good schools is an appealing factor for many families looking to move to the area.

  • Fulneck School
  • Greenside Primary School
  • Co-op Priesthorpe School
  • Pudsey Bolton Royd Primary School
  • Pudsey Grangefield School
  • Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School
  • Pudsey Tyersal Primary School
  • Pudsey Waterloo Primary School


Located mid-way between Leeds and Bradford, Pudsey proves to be the ideal spot for commuters of either city. Offering efficient links to motorway networks, including the M62 and M1, Pudsey also attracts the attention of those who work a little further afield. In terms of public transport, New Pudsey Train Station underwent refurbishment in 2013 to expand its car park facilities to almost double its original capacity. The station runs both Eastbound and Westbound trains between Leeds and Bradford as regularly as every 15 minutes, alongside further connections to Manchester and Blackpool up to twice an hour.


During the 18th and 19th centuries, Pudsey was known for its wool manufacturing. By 1912 the town had 22 textile mills. In 1899 Pudsey was given its own charter, signed by Queen Victoria; thought to be the last one given before she died in 1901. By 1937 Pudseys population was almost doubled when areas covered by Calverley and Farsley Urban District Councils were added to the Borough of Pudsey.

Eating & Drinking

Pudsey has everything you can expect from a large Leeds suburb and more. From the finest dining at the hipster hub of Feed, to experience a taste of a traditional Italian pizzeria at Gigi’s, or even a touch of Turkish at Olive and Feta, there is something to satisfy all taste buds. When it comes to bars and restaurants, Pudsey has an impressive array. For cocktails and fizz, head to 7 Steps.


The amenities in Pudsey are second to none, with a mix of high street chains, independent boutiques, restaurants and bars; Pudsey really does have it all. With a large Asda superstore, Marks and Spencer and B&M situated at Pudsey Owlcotes, the easy access to a long list of amenities makes Pudsey an attractive location for many to call home. The Town Street is also home to banks, estate agents and much more, whilst Pudsey market operates on a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and is the place to get your fresh fruit and veg and keeps a sense of tradition in the area!