Travel & Accommodation

We’re still in Bradford!

Due to the continued lack of availability of our usual home in Wakefield, Wakefield 2024 will once again be at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford – the same venue as the 2022 and 2023 events. This page contains details of how to find the venue.

Wakefield 2024 will be taking place at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, which is located at on the Bradford Ring Road at Mayo Avenue, Rooley Lane, in the south of the city. The venue is adjacent to Junction 3 of the M606, as can be seen in the map below.

Bradford can be easily accessed from the rest of the UK both by car and by train. A local bus service also runs near the venue. Various journey planning help can be found on the Traveline, Traveline Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Metro’s Plan Your Journey websites.

[Relative Map]

Getting there by car

The Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford is beside the Bradford Ring Road, at the terminus junction of the M606.

[Location Map]

If travelling up the M606 from the M62, stay on the motorway at Junction 3 (signposted A6177 for “Ring Road (East), City Centre”). This will take you under the roundabout, and up to a set of traffic lights; stay in the left-hand lane through the lights, and bear left into Chase Way (signposted “Cedar Court”).

If travelling in from the west on the A6177 Ring Road, stay in the left hand lane as you pass through the first set of lights and approach the junction at the head of the M606. Go through the second set of lights, then bear left into Chase Way (signposted “Cedar Court”).

From all other directions, enter the roundabout at Junction 3 and exit for the A6177 west-bound (signposted “Ring Road A6177” and “Cedar Court”). Ensure that you are in the right-hand lane as you exit the roudabout, then immediately enter the filter lane on the right. Pass through the first set of lights, move into the left-hand lane, go through the second set of lights, and bear left into Chase Way (signposted “Cedar Court”).

The venue’s car park is the first turning on your left once on Chase Way. Free on-site parking will be available, located around the venue (see the map above).

The hotel falls within Bradford’s Clean Air Zone, but passenger cars and motorbikes are not charged to enter the area.

More detailed maps showing the venue’s location can be found using either Google Maps, Bing Maps (MultiMap), or Open Street Map. If you’re viewing this on RISC OS, then the location can also be found in RiscOSM (which is available from Sine Nomine).

Getting there by train

Bradford has two railway stations, which are both primarily served by Northern. Bradford Interchange, on the south side of the city centre, is adjacent to the bus station (for services to the hotel) and is served by regional services to Chester, Blackpool North, Manchester Victoria, Leeds, Selby and York. Approximately fifteen minutes away by foot, on the north side of the city centre, is Bradford Forster Square, which is served by local services to Skipton, Ilkley and Leeds on the Airedale and Wharfedale Lines. The two stations are not directly linked by rail.

[Local Trains]

Intercity services operated by London North Eastern Railway and CrossCountry connect with services to Bradford Interchange at Leeds and York, whilst services operated by Avanti West Coast connect at Preston, Wigan North Western and Chester. Transpennine Express run services which connect at a number of stations serving Bradford Interchange.

Details of the various routes and services can be found on the different companies’ websites linked above, through the National Rail journey planner, or using one of the ticketing websites.

Although the above information is given in good faith, visitors are advised to check the relevant train operating companies’ timetables for details of train times, ticket validity and recommended connections before arranging travel.

We also recommend checking the service bulletins on the National Rail site nearer the show, for details of any changes or additions to the engineering work affecting services on the day.

Getting there by bus

The show venue is served by public bus service 635 (TLC) from John Street (close to Bradford Forster Square), via the bus station alongside Bradford Interchange, to Morrisons Mayo Avenue. It departs hourly from Bradford Interchange at 26 minutes past the hour, with the return departing for John Street, again via Bradford Interchange, from outside the hotel hourly at 45 minutes past the hour. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes in each direction.

On the way out, visitors should disembark on Mayo Avenue at Rooley Lane, immediately after the Junction 3 roundabout and on the opposite side of the road from the hotel.

Timetables are available on the Metro website via the direct links above.

[Bus Stops]

We recommend that visitors planning to use local buses check on the Metro website nearer the event, for details of any service changes.

Nearby hotels

We understand that the venue will be able to offer accommodation to visitors and exhibitors to Wakefield 2024 this year, but there are also a number of other hotels in the area which should be able to offer rooms: the Visit Bradford website is a good place to start the search.

Below, in order of increasing travel time from the venue (as estimated by Google Maps), are a selection of conveniently located hotels. We provide this list simply as a service to our exhibitors and visitors; it is not exhaustive, has been compiled without first-hand knowledge of the locations, and all bookings are between the exhibitor or visitor and the hotel concerned.

Those travelling by train may wish to look at the “Bradford Central” hotels towards the end of the list: although further from the show venue, they are conveniently located for the city’s railway stations.

Campanile Bradford (8 minutes from show)
6 Roydsdale Way, Euroway Estate, Bradford, BD4 6SA.

Located one junction down the M606 from the Cedar Court, at J2.

Premier Inn Bradford South (10 minutes from show)
Dyehouse Drive, Whitehall Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 6HG.

Located a couple of junctions down the M606 from the Cedar Court, adjacent to J26 of the M62.

Best Western Bradford Guide Post (10 minutes from show)
Common Road, Low Moor, Bradford, BD12 0ST.
Tel: 03330 034 069

Located away from the motorways, in south-west Bradford and not too far from the Cedar Court.

Holiday Inn Leeds Brighouse (14 minutes from show)
Clifton Village, Brighouse, HD6 4HW.

Located adjacent to J25 of the M62, and convenient for those travelling in from the west – don’t be confused by the “Leeds” in the title!

Premier Inn Huddersfield North (15 minutes from show)
Wakefield Road, Brighouse, HD6 4HA.

Located adjacent to J25 of the M62, and convenient for those travelling in from the west.

Premier Inn Bradford Central (16 minutes from show)
Vicar Lane, Bradford, BD1 5LD.

Located in Bradford city centre, close to Bradford Interchange station.

Holiday Inn Express Bradford City Centre (16 minutes from show)
Vicar Lane, Bradford, BD1 5LD.

Located in Bradford city centre, close to Bradford Interchange station.

Travelodge Bradford (18 minutes from show)
Mid Point, Dick Lane, Thornbury, BD3 7AY.
Tel: 08719 846 124

Located in east Bradford, near to the inner ring road but away from the motorways.

Travelodge Leeds Morley (20 minutes from show)
Bruntcliffe Road, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0LY.
Tel: 08715 591 825

Located adjacent to J27 of the M62, and convenient for those travelling in from the east.

Travelodge Bradford Central (22 minutes from show)
2 Valley Road, Bradford, BD1 4AF.
Tel: 08719 846 171

Located in Bradford city centre, close to Bradford Forster Square station.

The search engines on and may also be useful to supplement the suggestions above.