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   (1.4 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    Haworth holiday park providing accommodation in Mega Pods, for the ultimate glamping experience. On-site bar, shop, games room and play areas. WiFi and parking. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Haworth   (0.1 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    This is a first-class, stone-built, traditional end-terraced cottage, in a courtyard of private properties in the very heart of Haworth and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
     
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  • Haworth   (1.4 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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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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  • Stanbury   (1.7 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    Best food pub in britain 2010, 3 Star B&B Accommodation Finest home made food in a traditional Countryside inn, local cask ales CAMRA winner just outside Haworth - special offers
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  • Haworth   (0.1 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    Established in 1987, we are a friendly family owned guest house. Situated at the top of the famous cobbled Haworth Main Street opposite the Bronte church. We are two minutes w...
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  • Haworth   (2.5 miles from the centre of Haworth)
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    Award-winning B&B providing luxury accommodation in Cullingworth, near Haworth. WiFi and parking. En-suite rooms with satellite TV. Business guests welcome.
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