The beautiful park has been a landmark in Huddersfield since 1884 and has a wide range of attractions, from tennis courts to a miniature railway. The park opens at 7am every day and closes around an hour after sunset.
The two cafes are also very popular, with Cafe in the Park serving hot and cold food and ice lollies, while The Park restaurant is more upscale, overlooking the Conservatory. The Conservatory was created in the 1930s as a tropical hothouse, and now houses a variety of exotic plants.
The Conservatory, full of beautiful exotic plants, and an ornamental pond
There is also a miniature railway, run by the Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers, which has real steam trains. It runs on weekends and bank holidays in the summer months, as well as Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in school holidays, and a family ticket costs just £3.50.
There are nine tennis courts at the top of the park, as well as two multi-use games areas, the bowling greens, and a croquet club. The skate park is also popular with young people, and the Huddersfield ParkRun does a 5k race around the park every Saturday at 9am - one of the largest ParkRun communities in the UK.
Horse and carriage rides, provided by the Rising Sun Farm in Holmfirth, run at peak times around the cenotaph, and there is often a fair with a variety of children's rides and bouncy castles run by the Hamer family, who have been operating the rides in Greenhead Park since 1946, now for three generations!
Some of the fairground rides and bouncy castles for children
The bandstand, by the ornamental lake, has local brass bands playing regularly through the summer. Many people like to feed the ducks while listening to the music - but remember, don't feed them bread, as it's bad for their stomachs. Instead, lettuce and other salad leaves are a good option.