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Denby Dale has a close-knit community atmosphere, and properties often benefit from their proximity to village amenities such as local shops, pubs, schools, and community centres.  Denby Dale now has a population of 16,638 (according to the Denby Dale 2021 Census which is made up of 8,039 males and 8,585 females.

Denby Dale as it is today, is an example of an Industrial Revolution by-product, steeped in rich history with evidence of human settlement in the area dating back to Roman times.  The settlement was known as Denby Dike until far into the first quarter of the 19th century. It was a small and somewhat remote location. Denby Dale didn't start to expand until two Turnpike roads were built in 1825, opening it out to the outside world. 

When the railway steamed through the area in 1850, industrial growth and fresh affluence arrived. The new textile mills required a steady supply of raw materials, access to coal for electricity, clean water, transportation to convey goods to and from markets, and a skilled local labour force.  Subsequently Denby Dale was able to offer all these resources and saw growth as the textile industry expanded in the region, resulting in the village's population to flourish significantly. 



Denby Dale is in the southern part of West Yorkshire, approximately 8 miles southeast of Huddersfield and around 20 miles southwest of Leeds. It is situated in the picturesque Pennine Hills, known for its scenic beauty and traditional architecture.  

  • Denby Dale to Huddersfield is 32 min (11.0 miles) via A616 by car. 
  • Denby Dale to Meadowhall, Sheffield is 34 min (22.3 miles) via M1 by car.
  • Denby Dale to Manchester Airport is 1 hr 6 min (39.4 miles) via A628 by car.
  • Denby Dale to Leeds City Centre is 36 min (21.0 miles) via M1 by car.
  • Denby Dale to Leeds Bradford Airport is 53 min (28.9 miles) via M1by car.
  • Denby Dale to Manchester City Centre 1 hr 12 min (28.8 miles) via A635 by car.
  • Denby Dale to Sheffield City Centre is 44 min (19.8 miles) via A629 and A61 by car.
  • Denby Dale to Barnsley is 22 min (8.8 miles) via A635 by car. 
  • Denby Dale to Penistone is 13 min (5.4 miles) via B6115 and A629 by car. 

Range of Property Types

Denby Dale offers a variety of property types, from quaint cottages to larger modern family homes and even the occasional converted barn or mill. If you'd like to see what's currently on the market, click here to view our houses for sale in Denby Dale.

Many properties have historical significance, such as being listed buildings or having unique architectural features that tell a story about the village's fascinating history, which feature traditional English architectural styles, such as stone-built cottage, Victorian-era houses, and farmhouses.  These structures often have charming, period-specific accents like exposed beams, stone walls, and pitched roofs.  With breathtaking views of the West Yorkshire countryside and a calm, quiet ambience, this location is ideal.

Denby Dale


A Brief History of Denby Dale
In the latter part of the eighteenth century, areas such as Haywood Bottom, Revell Bottom, and Wood Nook were hollows filled with a small gathering of houses, while Denby Dale (Dike) was nothing more than a handful of farms nestled on the slopes. 

Denby Dale is perhaps most famous for its association with the "Denby Dale Pie." In 1788, a giant meat and potato pie, measuring 5 feet in diameter and weighing over 14 tons, was baked in the White Hart pub which is still open to this day to celebrate King George III's recovery from mental illness. This event is still commemorated with the "Denby Dale Pie," which is baked every decade or so and can be quite an elaborate and community-oriented affair.  Additionally, there are several scenic walking paths and green spaces in the surrounding countryside. 

While Denby Dale's economy was historically based on agriculture and textiles, like many other villages in the region, it has diversified over time. Today, residents are employed in various sectors, including agriculture, retail, and services. Commuting to nearby towns and cities for work is also common. 

Denby Dale is a close-knit community, and it often hosts local events and activities, such as festivals, fairs, and community gatherings. The Denby Dale and District Lions Club, for example, is involved in organizing various charitable events. The village is accessible by road and rail, and there are bus services that connect it to nearby towns and cities like Huddersfield and Wakefield. 

Origins of the famous Denby Dale Pie 

  • The Victory Pie - 1815
  • The Repeal of the Corn Laws Pie - 29th August 1846
  • The Golden Jubilee Pie - 27th August 1887
  • The Resurrection Pie - 3rd September 1887
  • Repeal of the Corn Laws Jubilee Pie - 1st August 1896
  • The Infirmary Pie - 28th August 1928
  • The Would-Be Coronation Pie 1953
  • The Village Hall Pie, - 5th September 1964
  • The Bicentenary Pie - September 3rd, 1988

The Victory Pie - 1815

As there were constant fears of a French invasion, the Napoleonic War was a worrying time. These worries were dispelled by the Duke of Wellington's victory over Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, which was cause for celebration on a national scale. 

Naturally, Denby Dale took part in the festivities by baking a sizable pie with a big pastry shell made from half a pound of flour, two lambs, and twenty birds. The same as in 1788, this exact pie was prepared in an oven at Corn Mill and distributed to the gathered people at a communal meal.

The Repeal of the Corn Laws Pie - 29th August 1846

British farmers were urged to increase corn production during the Napoleonic War since the import of corn from Europe had all but ended. Many farmers worried that a rapid influx of foreign corn would destroy them after the war by flooding the market and driving down prices. The Corn Laws, which forbade the import of foreign corn until British corn reached the famine price of 80 shillings per quarter, were established by the Tory administration in 1815 to protect the interests of farmers. 

This action had the consequence of maintaining bread prices at unnaturally high levels at a period when bread was the poor's main source of food.  The years after the economic downturn of 1837 were known as the Hungry Forties for good cause, and the Corn Laws came to represent the landed gentry's tyranny of the people. Inevitably Denby Dale decided to create another pie as a commemoration of the 1846 abolition of the despised Corn Laws. 

It's incredible how much history can revolve around a massive pie! 

At Cuckstool Farmhouse in the community, a large oven was used to create the pie. This oven, which was used as a dyehouse and a plasterer's workshop before being swept away, stood close to a footbridge across a river. A sizable crowd had gathered in the field and a temporary stage had been set up. The enormous pie was rolled onto the makeshift stage in the field using a farmer's waggon. Speeches were delivered, and as the audience below grew, so did those on stage. Eventually, as one of the speakers was explaining on the merits of a cheap loaf, the platform gave way and collapsed, pie and all. 

A rush of 15,000 people caused a scramble, which resulted in an out-of-control riot that destroyed the stage and scattered the pie to the winds.  Since Mr. Joseph Peace, who was supposed to have the honour, reportedly fell into the pie when the stage collapsed, there was no official cutting of the pie. The party abruptly came to an end. The account of these tragic events became a local lore as sabotage rumours abounded and numerous individuals were named. 

It was noted that the 1846 pie required the following eye-watering gastronomic list of ingredients:

100 lbs. beef - 16 lbs. fresh butter - 19 lbs. suet - and 91 lbs. lard - 5 sheep - 1 calf - seven hares - fourteen rabbits - four pheasants - four partridges - two brace grouse - six pigeons - and two turkeys. Sixty-three little birds - 2 Guinea fowls - 4 ducks - 4 geese - 4 fowls - and 1 pound of pepper. 

The pastry crust of the pie was as important as the filling. It was usually made from a rich, flaky pastry that encases the meat and other ingredients and was cooked by three or four of the greatest cooks in the area. The enormous pastry coffin, which was a whopping 21 feet in diameter and 1 foot 10 inches deep and contained the meat and game, was made using a whopping 44 stones of flour.

The Golden Jubilee Pie - 27th August 1887

Denby Dale had 41 years to fully recover from the humiliating recollection of the 1846 pie before the community was willing to take a chance on preparing another. The Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign was the occasion, and arrangements were made to bake a pie to commemorate the happy occasion on August 27, 1887.

Ingredients in the pie included:
1581 lb beef - 180 lb mutton - 163 lb veal - 180 lb lamb - 250 lb lean pork - 64 rabbits - 3 hares - 42 fowls - 40 pigeons - 12 grouse - 21 ducks - 4 plovers - 1 turkey - 5 geese - 2 wild ducks - 108 small birds - 40 stone potatoes.

When all the ingredients were added, the pie's weight was close to 1 1/2 tonnes!

However, on the day of the cutting, throngs of people jammed into the pie field and gathered around for Mr John Brierley to officially cut the pie. Upon making the initial cut into the pastry, the stench from the pie drove the cheering mob to clear a path of 20 foot on all sides. The pie had certainly gone off and was somewhat noxious. The strong stench reportedly attracted the hounds of the Penistone & Thurlstone Hunt, dashing in from five miles distant, and drove the throng scrambling for safety. Yet, despite the odour, those who managed to grab the pie bits left with their rotten spoils in hand. People snatching and fighting for every last bite they could lay their hands on went on for more than an hour. 

But the pie wasn't finished here.  

What was left of the foul mess was carried in solemn procession to the Toby Wood on Sunday, August 28th, 1887, when it was dumped into a hole and covered with quick lime amid much celebration.

The Resurrection Pie - 3rd September 1887

To recompense the people of Denby Dale the Jubilee supper they had sadly missed; The Resurrection Pie was prepared in the same pan and oven as its sad predecessor. This time, there would be no publicity, no outsiders, and only the communities taking part in the celebration. Game was subsequently removed from Denby Dale pies, but potatoes—which initially appeared as an emergency addition in 1887—were to become the meat's essential companion. 

The pie was returned to the oven to finish baking before being loaded onto Mr. Smith's stone cart and transported to Inkerman Mills for distribution.  After the mills closed for the day, a start was made from the bakehouse with two horses yoked to the cart.

Children from the nearby community received their pies at Inkerman Mills in one room, while adults received their pies in another. The youngsters and the elderly received a little portion of pie to take home for Sunday supper along with a gill of beer each to wash the pie down. The pie was a huge hit and helped to repair the members of the Jubilee Pie Committee's damaged reputation. 

Repeal of the Corn Laws Jubilee Pie - 1st August 1896

Perhaps it is difficult for us to conceive that Denby Dale would wish to bake another pie in honour of the 50th anniversary of the repeal of the Corn Laws, especially given that memories of the 1887 incident were still fresh in its mind. However, the hamlet strongly felt that the Jubilee should be celebrated in the old-fashioned way. The committee that was established to organise the event on August 1st, 1896, didn't take any chances. Under the direction of five local professionals, a group of village women were given the task of preparing and baking. The 1887 circular pie plate was thoroughly cleaned before being put back to use.

This time, the pie was served in Norman Park mounted on a robust platform to prevent another catastrophe. The following ingredients were in the pie with the notable absence of game: 1120lb beef - 180lb veal - 112lb mutton - 60lb lamb and topped off with a crust made from 20 stone of flour, 24lb lard, 24lb butter, and 30lb of suet. It took 6 hours to cook the meat and 2½ hours to bake the crust and, in all, the pie weighed 1 ton and 15 hundredweight. 

The Infirmary Pie - 28th August 1928

Despite what others may think, many Denby Dalers still believe that the 1928 pie was a very overdue recognition of the ending of the First World War. The idea of creating a massive victory pie at the end of the war had been considered, but it was scrapped because of the lack of ingredients. But when Huddersfield Royal Infirmary needed money to upgrade its medical essentials, Denby Dale made a generous decision to host its largest-ever pie sale, with the revenues going to the Infirmary.

The ancient pie plate from 1887 could not be utilised since this was the largest pie ever.  Instead, a large, rectangular, 1 tonne, 15 cwt, steel dish with dimensions of 16 feet by 5 feet by 15 inches deep was ordered, and a special oven was constructed at the Corn Mill to house it.  

The pie's ingredients were: 4 bullocks (600 lb of beef) - 15 cwt potatoes, topped by a crust made from 80 stones of flour - 2 cwt lard, and 2 stones of baking powder.  This totalled 100 cubic feet of pie, or around a quarter of a pound per person, enough for 20,000 people.

The Would-Be Coronation Pie 1953 

Pies received little attention during the Second World War and the years of rationing that followed. However, many people believed that brighter times had finally arrived with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Denby Dale would have the opportunity to commemorate the Coronation the old-fashioned way by obviously, making another pie. A request for a special allocation of meat and fat had to be made to the Ministry of Food because wartime food restrictions were still in effect. It was rejected. Denby Dale's aspirations were severely dashed by this, especially considering that the town had donated £203 for the celebrations. 

The Farmers and Settlers Association in New South Wales, Australia, learned of the villagers' anguish and promised to donate 1,400 pounds of beef so that Denby Dale could produce their pie. It was agreed that meat distributed by the British Ministry of Food would be replaced by the Australian Meat Board. Sadly, the offer wasn't accepted until May 22nd, just days before the Coronation, and by then it was too late given the extensive preparations required to make a pie. 

Regrettably, the offer was declined, and the Coronation celebrations continued without a pie. 

The Village Hall Pie, - 5th September 1964

A public meeting was organised in Denby Dale in 1963 to find out how the community felt about the idea of baking another pie, out of concern that the custom might soon become a thing of the past.  Even though there was no upcoming event, celebration, or anniversary for which a pie would have been a proper tribute, as on prior times, a crowded meeting voted unanimously in favour of the proposal. It soon became obvious: to raise money for the village community hall. 

When it was learned that no fewer than four Royal infants would be born in 1964, this extraordinary occurrence was gladly embraced as the official justification for a celebration. The planning for the 1964 Pie took place over a period of many months, and various organisational tasks were delegated to the proper local groups. Numerous fund-raising activities were held, and large amounts of pie plates and other memorabilia were ordered. The practicalities of supplying parking, food, and public amenities for such a large inflow of people had to be extremely well planned out because it was anticipated that the event would draw roughly 250,000 guests. 

The pie contained: 3 tons of beef - 1½ ton of potatoes - ½ ton of gravy and seasoning. Another ½ ton of flour and ¼ ton of lard were needed to prepare the 650 square feet of crust. The pie was baked in a recently erected milking parlour owned by a local farmer, where a ramp and viewing glass were created to allow onlookers to observe the process.

When Pie Day arrived, Norman Park was converted into a magnificent party venue, crowded with tents offering refreshments, food, and amenities, and the village streets were decorated in red, white, and blue bunting, garlands, and Union Jack flags. There was also a large Trade Fair, funfairs, illuminations hanging from the majestic viaduct arches, and a pie field.  At 2:00 pm, the milking parlour doors swung open, signalling the start of a magnificent parade that included the pie itself, hauled by the Marshall Foch traction engine, and a half-mile-long procession of funfair floats. 

The Bicentenary Pie - September 3rd, 1988

On September 3, 1988, The Bicentenary Pie, a celebration honouring 200 years since the creation of the first Denby Dale pie, took place. After a week of rain, the sun shone, and Mike Read, host of the BBC Radio One Roadshow, aired live from the pie pitch. 

People paid £1 for a slice, and there were 170 servers available. 60,000 individuals were fed on the first day of the event, and 30,000 on the second. The pie was officially recognised as the largest beef and potato pie in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. 

This pie, which was the ninth commemorative pie, was baked in a pan that was 20 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 18 inches deep. It contained 3000 kg of English beef, 3000 kg of potatoes, and 700 kg of onions. Some of the veggies were grown by students at Scissett Middle School. In quarter-tonne batches, the beef was cooked in steam kettles before being transferred to the hot plate.

The Denby Dale Pie is a distinctive and ancient culinary tradition that highlights the village's sense of belonging and culinary skill. It continues to serve as a representation of community pride and a reminder of the numerous culinary traditions in the area.  The “Pie Hall” holds a large collection of Pie memorabilia and two of the pie dishes remain in the village. The 1964 dish serves as a giant planter outside the Pie Hall and the 1988 dish holds an entire butterfly garden in the grounds of the village First School! 

The Denby Dale Viaduct 

Known for its impressive architectural design and its historical significance, Denby Dale Viaduct is a prominent railway structure and is considered a historical and architectural treasure. Ideally situated in the village of Denby Dale, which is approximately 12 miles (19 kilometres) south of Huddersfield and 20 miles (32 kilometres) northeast of Sheffield. It spans the Dearne Valley, carrying the railway line over the river Dearne and the surrounding landscape.

Constructed in the mid-19th century, as part of the expansion of the railway network in the United Kingdom. It was built as part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's line between Huddersfield and Penistone, which opened in 1850. It consists of 21 arches, each made of local stone, with a total length of about 396 meters (1,299 feet) and a maximum height of approximately 30 meters (98 feet). The viaduct's design incorporates intricate stonework and elegant arches, making it a picturesque landmark in the area.

The viaduct played a crucial role in the transportation of goods and passengers during the Industrial Revolution. It was an essential link in the railway network, facilitating the movement of coal, textiles, and other products in the region. It has been listed as a Grade II* listed building in the United Kingdom, which means it is of historical and architectural importance.

The viaduct is still in use as part of the railway network. It continues to carry train services between Huddersfield and Penistone, serving both passenger and freight traffic. The viaduct's location provides spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the picturesque village of Denby Dale. It is a popular spot for railway enthusiasts and photographers due to its impressive structure and scenic backdrop. Denby Dale Viaduct remains an iconic piece of railway infrastructure and a symbol of the region's industrial heritage. Its enduring presence and aesthetic appeal make it a notable landmark in West Yorkshire.

What is there to do in Denby Dale within 6 miles?

Denby Dale Village Trail

The Denby Dale Village Trail is a scenic 5-mile walk around the village of Denby Dale.  Allow 2 to 3 hours for a leisurely walk.  Appropriate footwear is advisable as the trail may become challenging in certain places.  

The trail is based on an original idea by Eddie Shaw, former Chairman of Denby Dale Parish Council, and on collaboration between the Parish Council and the Denby Dale Parish Environment Trust to celebrate the many environmental initiatives across the parish.  The path winds itself around fascinating historic buildings and other places of interest.  Look out for the Denby Dale Village Trail way markers to help navigate you around the path. Download the brochure containing all the information and map of the route here.

Front cover of Denby Dale Trail Brochure


Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall is a historic country house located in Cawthorne, South Yorkshire. The house is known for its beautiful Georgian architecture and is set within a picturesque parkland that includes gardens, lakes, and a walled garden. Here are some key facts and features of Cannon Hall:

History: Cannon Hall was originally built in the 18th century, between 1714 and 1720, for the Spencer-Stanhope family. It has undergone various renovations and additions over the years.

Architecture: The house is an excellent example of Georgian architecture and features a distinctive Palladian design with elegant columns, large windows, and a symmetrical facade.

Collections: The house is home to a significant collection of art, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. The collection includes works by notable artists such as Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and John Hoppner.

Parkland: The estate surrounding Cannon Hall covers a large area and includes beautiful parkland with a lake. It is a popular spot for leisurely walks and picnics.

Walled Garden: The estate also boasts a large, restored walled garden that is known for its impressive displays of plants and flowers. It is divided into several sections, including a Victorian-style glasshouse.

Cannon Hall Museum: Today, Cannon Hall operates as a museum. It showcases the history of the house and the local area. The museum displays a wide range of items, from art and decorative objects to agricultural and industrial artifacts.

Events and Activities: The estate regularly hosts events, exhibitions, and activities for visitors, making it a popular destination for people interested in history, art, and horticulture.  Check the website for upcoming events.

Accessibility: Cannon Hall is open to the public and offers facilities for visitors, including a café and gift shop. 

Cannon Hall is a testament to the historical and architectural significance of the Georgian period in England and provides a glimpse into the life and tastes of the gentry during that time. It remains an important cultural and historical landmark in South Yorkshire. 

Cannon Hall Farm is a popular tourist attraction located in Cawthorne, South Yorkshire. It is a working farm that offers a range of activities and experiences for visitors, particularly families and children. Here are some key features and attractions of Cannon Hall Farm: 

Animal Encounters: The farm is home to a variety of animals, including sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, and more. Visitors can interact with these animals, feed them, and learn about farming practices.

Farm Shop: Cannon Hall Farm has a farm shop where you can purchase fresh produce and locally sourced goods, including meat, vegetables, and homemade treats.

Adventure Playground: There is a large adventure playground with various activities for kids, including slides, climbing frames, and sandpits.

Indoor Play Area: In case of bad weather, there's an indoor play area with soft play equipment, making it an ideal destination year-round.

Channel 5 TV show: Cannon Hall Farm is incredibly proud to be the official host farm for a major Channel 5 TV show.

Gift Shop: Visitors can shop for souvenirs, toys, and farm-related merchandise at the on-site gift shop.

Café and Restaurant: The farm has a café and a restaurant that serve a variety of meals, snacks, and refreshments.

Events and Activities: Throughout the year, Cannon Hall Farm hosts various events and activities, including seasonal festivals, educational programs, and special experiences.

Rare Breeds Centre: The farm is known for its commitment to preserving and showcasing rare and native British breeds of farm animals.

Outdoor Space: The farm has extensive outdoor spaces where families can enjoy picnics, nature walks, and the beautiful countryside. 

Cannon Hall Farm is not only an enjoyable day out for families but also an educational experience, providing insight into the workings of a traditional British farm. It's a great place for children to learn about farm animals and rural life while having fun. Please note that details about attractions can change over time, so I recommend checking their official website or contacting them directly for the most up-to-date information on their offerings and opening hours.

Whistlestop Valley

Tiny railroad, enormous adventures! Whistlestop Valley is a well-liked tourist destination with the narrow-gauge steam trains of the Kirklees Light Railway, outdoor playgrounds, a miniature ride-on railway, an ice cream and dessert parlour, a pizza cafe, a huge free parking lot, a gift and toy shop, and year-round special events and activities. There are also affordable annual passes available! On most weekends, bank holidays, and local school holidays, Whistlestop Valley is open to the public. On some Mondays and Fridays, there are special toddler and pre-schooler days. Up to date opening times are featured on their website where you can also reserve tickets online ahead of time.

The Colne Valley Museum

Located in Golcar, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.  It is a community-run museum that focuses on preserving and showcasing the history and heritage of the Colne Valley, a textile-producing region in West Yorkshire. The museum is situated in a former weaver's cottage, which provides visitors with a glimpse into the industrial heritage and domestic life of the area.

Some key aspects and exhibits you might find at the Colne Valley Museum include:

Textile Heritage

The museum explores the history of textile production in the Colne Valley, including the weaving and spinning industries that were once prominent in the region. You can see historic weaving equipment and learn about the lives of local textile workers.

Period Furnishings

The museum's weaver's cottage is furnished to resemble a typical home from the 19th century, giving visitors a sense of what domestic life was like during that time.

Hands-On Activities

The museum often hosts interactive and educational activities, such as weaving demonstrations and workshops, which allow visitors to try their hand at traditional crafts. And special weekends when we demonstrate household tasks and cooking - especially bread making and baking of traditional havercakes, the oat cakes that took the place of bread in many homes of the time.

Local History

The museum also delves into the history of the Colne Valley community, including the impact of industrialization on the area and the lives of its residents.

Special Events

The Colne Valley Museum frequently organizes special events, exhibitions, and talks related to local history and culture. 

Keep in mind that the museum's exhibits and events may change over time, so it's a good idea to check their official website or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information on hours of operation and upcoming activities. If you plan to visit, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the rich heritage and history of the Colne Valley and the people who lived and worked there. 

Greenhead Park

Greenhead Park is a public park located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It is a popular and well-maintained urban park that offers a range of recreational and leisure activities for the local community and visitors. Here are some key features and information about Greenhead Park:

History: Greenhead Park was opened in 1884 and was designed by the renowned park designer Edward Milner. It was created as a Victorian-era park, with beautiful landscaping, ornamental gardens, and recreational facilities.

Size and Features: The park covers approximately 13 acres and features a boating lake, a bandstand, a large playground for children, tennis courts, a bowling green, and several ornamental gardens. It is a place where people can enjoy leisurely walks, picnics, and various outdoor activities.

Events and Activities: Greenhead Park often hosts various events and activities throughout the year, including concerts, outdoor theatre performances, and community festivals. The bandstand is a focal point for live music events.

Floral Displays: The park is known for its stunning floral displays, including seasonal bedding plants and beautiful flowerbeds that are meticulously maintained by the local authorities.

Accessibility: Greenhead Park is easily accessible to the public, with pedestrian entrances from several surrounding streets. It is a popular destination for both residents and tourists seeking a green and tranquil space in the heart of Huddersfield.

Overall, Greenhead Park is a cherished green space in Huddersfield, offering a respite from urban life and serving as a hub for community gatherings and events. It continues to be an essential part of the city's heritage and a popular destination for people of all ages. 

Fizzy Lizard

indoor play gym with double bumpy slide, tube slide, themed bash bags, balance beams and rollers, a ball pool and plenty more fun areas. It also contains a baby section for non-walkers with puzzles and interactive features to keep them amused. 

There is an outdoor play area with picnic tables for all the family. You can let your children’s imaginations be stretched and developed! 

Free entry for adults and babies under 9 months. 9 months - 4 years £3.00. 5 to 8 years of age - £4.50. 

The menu features freshly prepared food and caters for allergies - please ask a member of staff for more details. 

We host a variety of different party options too with a VIP party that includes a visit from our mascot Fizzy Lizard. Full Disabled access, FREE WIFI and FREE Car parking onsite. Separate gift shop and coffee house on site make this an excellent day out for all.

Eating out in Denby Dale 

The Dunkirk - Only the finest food and drink is served at The Dunkirk. From well-known local brands, household names – our suppliers are the best of the best.

Just Thai – A family run licensed Thai Restaurant based in Denby Dale.  Offering a wide range of Thai dishes, which are available to eat in or takeaway. 

Beanies Café – Beanies is a small family run coffee shop / bistro set inside Springfield Shopping Mill in Denby Dale, which is open 6 days a week 9:00am - 4.30 pm (10:00am - 4:00pm on Sunday).  The menu changes daily and caters for most, which includes speciality vegetarian dishes & soups. Outside catering is also available upon request. All of Beanie’s dishes are homemade using only the finest local produce.

Vegetarian Friendly, offering Vegan and Gluten Free Options

Yummy Yorkshire - Yummy Yorkshire is an award-winning ice cream parlour and restaurant (Hide & Hoof) based in beautiful countryside on the West/South Yorkshire border. Our artisan ice cream is made fresh on the farm and is available to eat in or takeaway in cones, tubs or 500ml and 1 litre tubs. We're honoured to hold 26 'Great Taste Awards' for our ice cream and pride ourselves on creating delicious, unique, and thought-provoking flavour combinations. During peak season our ice cream is served from two separate buildings. Inside The Original Parlour you'll find an 18-flavour scooping cabinet and dedicated seating area in The Hayloft, outside you'll find the Udder Parlour with outdoor seating in The Garden and The Mistal. The Hide & Hoof Farm Restaurant serves delicious freshly cooked food from 9am until 4.15pm (last orders). Enjoy a full breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an early tea with us. Our menu offers a range of delicious, sweet, and savoury all-day brunch dishes, burgers, flatbread, and seasonal salads.

Denby Dale Tea Rooms – serving full English Breakfast, hot and cold sandwiches, lite bites, jacket potatoes, toasties, and hot Paninis. 

Denby Dale Fisheries – takeaway only.  

The George Inn - A Cask Marque Accredited, CAMRA Award Winning, Family-Owned Free House ...simply a Traditional Country Pub at the heart of village life. Huddersfield CAMRA Pub of The Season Autumn 2013, Good Beer Guide 2015 & 2016 and very proudly the Huddersfield CAMRA Rural Pub of The Year 2016. A very warm welcome awaits villagers and visitors alike.

Schools in Denby Dale and surrounding areas



Latest OFSTED Inspection Rating
(Correct as from October 2023)


Birdsedge First School



Denby Church of England Voluntary Aided First School 



Cumberworth Church of England Voluntary Aided First School

Outstanding Primary
Denby Dale First and Nursery School Outstanding Primary
Shelley College Outstanding Secondary School GCSE's and A-levels


House Prices in Denby Dale

When looking for property in Denby Dale to buy, it's essential to work with a local estate agent who can provide you with detailed information about available properties, guide you through the buying process, and recommend the best area to live in ensuring you find a property that suits your preferences and requirements.

Over the course of the past year, the overall average price of a home in Denby Dale was calculated to be £303,496.

During the past year, most homes that changed hands in Denby Dale were detached homes, which sold for an average price of £389,286. The typical selling price for a terraced home was £239,912 while the average selling price for a semi-detached home was £270,833. 

Over the course of the previous year, property prices in Denby Dale were 1% down from the year before and 6% higher than the 2019 peak of £286,854 in the area. (Source: Rightmove UK October 2023) 

Properties For Sale in Denby Dale

Butcher Residential Estate and Letting Agents in Denby Dale believe that personality matters, and we work hard to understand what you're looking for in both your sale and your next buy. We feel it is critical to listen, maintain regular touch, and maintain strong communication, not just through text, email, or post, but also through regular phone contact. We use cutting-edge technology to market our properties, from plasma displays and digital pictures to floor plans and prominent advertising elements, but our most powerful motivators are our employees, whose daily phone calls keep us in touch with both buyers and sellers. 

The office staff are courteous, helpful, and above all, eager to get you to your new home. We provide accompanied viewings seven days a week, bringing buyers to your property or taking you to ours. After everything is said and done, 'the proof of the pudding is in the eating,' so if you're considering a move, or simply want to discuss any part of buying, selling, or renting, please give us a call - we're here to assist! 

Free Property Valuation 

Determine the value of your property in Denby Dale with our Free Valuation Service. We have over 30 years of experience in selling property in Denby Dale so we have the experience and knowledge to provide you with an accurate valuation and advice on how to maximise the value of your home to achieve the best possible sale price. 

Alternatively, if you would like a rough idea of the value of your property in Denby Dale, you can use our Online Instant Property Valuation Tool.

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