Whether you’re venturing out to discover new places, or you’re commuting around the area you have lived in for your whole life, often, travelling by bus can introduce you to some of the hidden gems dotted around that may have otherwise gone undiscovered.

On this specific journey onto one of our Grand Days Out, we’re venturing over to Kirklees and into the town of Holmfirth. Connecting cities together is what First Buses are for, and the perfect solution for those of you wanting to explore a new area. Discovering hidden gems of your own introduces you to a new world of independent businesses, places you can help introduce to other people too.

Holme Coffee House – Holme Coffee House was founded in 2019, following the traditional style of a coffee house by serving locally roasted coffee, freshly prepared paninis and breakfast options. Open seven days a week, you can treat yourself to an appetising breakfast or lunch to set the day off right. With everything from french toast and American pancakes to Buddha bowls, your appetite will certainly be satisfied here.

108 School St, Holmfirth HD9 7EQ

Lick – Since their company began back in 2019, Lick have strived to make delicious, dairy-free ice cream with a focus to use quality ingredients to make taste and flavour their main priority. As well as creating classic favourites like Chocolate and Cookies and Cream, the team have become adventurous with their flavours including peach melba, chai latte and fig, maple syrup and dark chocolate.

65 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 3AZ

Fair Trader – Gift shop Fair Trader has been established in the town of Holmfirth since 2009, which is run by a group of volunteers. With aims to reduce world poverty by promoting fair and ethical trading, they sell a wide range of products that have a positive impact socially and environmentally. As well as stocking a range of food and drink, they have an exciting range of fashion accessories, homeware, gifts and clothing.

32-34 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 2JS

Nellie’s Wooden Workshop – Nellie’s Wooden Workshop was born from a love of design and wood work, and now operates as a family run business in the heart of Holmfirth. They have something for every occasion and gift ideas for both the younger and older generations. Home decor or nursery toys, Nellie’s is the perfect place to find a specialist gift.

Hollowgate, Holmfirth HD9 2DG

Sid’s Cafe – Popular and infamously recognised cafe, Sid’s Cafe, featured in long running sitcom ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. This fully operational cafe sells a variety of hot and cold drinks alongside freshly prepared food. You can choose from a selection of sandwiches, home-made cakes, jacket potatoes and other sweet treats.

4A Town Gate, Holmfirth HD9 1HA

J.W. Kaye Ironmongers – What’s a town without a local, friendly hardware store selling all essentials you could possibly need. With everything from key cutting services to homeware pieces and necessary equipment, J.W Kaye Ironmongers is the place to go.

2 Town Gate, Holmfirth HD9 1HA

The Old Bridge Bakery – Located in the centre of Holmfirth is The Old Bridge Bakery who are famously known for their extensive range of confectionery, including the famous Vanilla Slice and Chocolate Fudge Cake. Open from 7am every day of the week, you can stop in for an early morning breakfast buttie or some freshly baked and flavoured Artisan bread, made using the finest local flour.

15 Victoria St, Holmfirth HD9 7DF

Andrew’s Greengrocers – This local family-run greengrocer dates back to 1974, originally called Dorothy’s, started less than 5 miles away from Holmfirth but now proudly stands in the centre of the town. They pride themselves on their wide selection of fresh fruit and veg boxes, providing everyone and their families with the ingredients to a healthy, nutritious lifestyle. You can pick up any produce in store or have it delivered to your door in plastic-free packaging if possible.

Victoria Press Norridge Bottom, 64 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 3AZ

Your Nuts – Health food shop, Your Nuts, has stood proud in the town of Holmfirth for over 20 years, and have always aimed to create a friendly space for those buying their wholefood products. So rather than limiting their stock to food only, they now supply natural cosmetics, specialist foods and quality supplements.

68 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 3AZ

O’Briens – O’Briens bottle shop and beer cafe sells some of the best British craft beers, wines, ciders and alcohol-free drinks either online or in store. With their fridges stocked to the max with beers from breweries all over the country, you may discover your new favourite beverage. There really is something for everyone at O’Briens.

67 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 3AZ