Haworth 1940s Weekend - annually in May. Arrive in style via the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Haworth 1940s Weekend - annually in May. Arrive in style via the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Haworth Main Street adorned with bunting during the annual 1940s Weekend

Haworth Main Street adorned with bunting during the annual 1940s Weekend

The celebrated Haworth 1940s Weekend takes place annually across the late May Bank Holiday Weekend. What began as a friendly local fundraising event has grown into a hugely popular vintage event in Yorkshire, attracting a national and international crowd. Haworth's pretty central park (Entertainers Park) is packed with a variety of vintage stalls, classic vehicle displays, pitstops and character NAAFI style alfresco tearooms plus plenty of live music entertainment, tea and swing dances, jive dancing and more.

Many visitors choose the ultimate way to arrive via heritage steam railway on the Keighley & Worth Valley line. Outside Haworth Station a free vintage shuttle bus service operates between the station and parsonage! Book accommodation early to avoid disappointment, and consider B&Bs and cottages in surrounding villages like Stanbury and accommodation clustered around other station stops along the Keighley & Worth Valley Line including Oxenhope and Oakworth.

Live music entertainment during the 1940s weekend event.

Live music entertainment during the 1940s weekend event.

Regular features & events

There isn't a shopfront, inn or attraction that isn't adorned with vintage bunting during the annual May 1940s weekend in Bronte village. Events and regular entertainment taking place at Entertainers Park just a short stroll from the Main Street include fantastic 1940s themed music plus beer tent, information points, static vintage vehicles on display and vintage stalls plus lots of displays from Land Army Girls to Military re-enactor parades taking place around Entertainers Park. You'll also get a good number of classic parades along Haworth's Main Street.

Wartime and 1940s themed exhibitions usually feature at Haworth station - iconic items displayed in recent times have included an Enigma Machine. Enjoy spectacular flypasts by heritage aircraft like the Dakota or head to Haworth Community Centre for a free swing dance class. Parish churches and halls all get involved, hosting a range of themed exhibitions and more vintage stalls/ events. In recent years the weekender has become so popular, a wide choice of coach parties now offer direct transport to the village and event.

Accommodation in Haworth

  • Haworth   (0.3 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    Haworth holiday home with river and steam railway views, near the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Ideal for walkers. Well-equipped and modern throughout. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Bradford   (4.6 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    £420
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    Stunning Gold Award cottage on the edge of Thornton village, birthplace of the Brontes, 5 miles from Haworth. Free WiFi and courtyard garden. Beautiful rural location. Welcome pack
     
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  • Haworth   (0.2 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    Award-winning Country House spa retreat in Haworth. Luxurious rooms & suites, some with private hot tub. AA Rosette restaurant, ample parking & WiFi. Ideal wedding location.
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  • Haworth   (1.4 miles from the centre of Haworth)
    Sleeps 5
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    Haworth holiday park with camping pods. On-site facilities include play areas, a bar, a shop, communal WiFi and a games room. Laundry facilities and toilets on site. Sleeps 5.
     
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  • Oxenhope   (2.1 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    Luxurious country house hotel situated in Oxenhope, near Haworth in the heart of Bronte country, with an indoor swimming pool and wedding and conference facilities.
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  • Bradford   (4.5 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    One of two Gold Award cottages in Bronte birthplace village Thornton, 5 miles from Haworth. Free WiFi. Stunning rural location, patio, BBQ and gardens. Welcome pack on arrival.
     
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