The villages between Huddersfield and the M1 hold the key to convenient commuting, at the same time as being surrounded by the farms and fields of West Yorkshire. Flockton is one of them, and its community shares family-friendly local facilities in a central location, with easy access to Huddersfield, Wakefield, Barnsley, Sheffield, and Leeds. A new home here means that children have a head-start in a local primary school, you can set off on foot to walk the dog in the countryside, and taking the family off for a daytrip further afield has the benefit of the motorway to get you on your way.
Flockton is on the A637 which is the link from Junction 38 of the M1 and Huddersfield. Huddersfield is just 6 miles to the east, Wakefield is 8 miles to the northwest, Leeds is 18 miles north and Sheffield is 23 miles south. All these key towns and cities are served by the local cross-country main roads, the A642, and the A629, as well as the motorway. There’s a choice of local train stations, offering services into Huddersfield, Sheffield, the nearest are at Shepley and Denby Dale. Wakefield’s Main Line train station operates North-eastern services, including to London Kings Cross, Leeds, Doncaster, and Newcastle. From Huddersfield you can catch the train to Liverpool, Manchester, Hull, and Bradford. Local bus services make the most of the A637 to get you into Huddersfield too. Leeds Bradford Airport is 26 miles away.
The village provides you with local shops for every-day necessities, including a newsagent/convenience store, two pubs – including The George & Dragon, aka Jack’s Craft Ale & Diner, reputedly the oldest pub in the UK, and a cricket club. There’s a Co-op in Shepley and Kirkburton, and the main national supermarkets are an easy drive away on the edge of Huddersfield. A lovely alternative for local produce is the farm shop at Thorncliffe.
Going to school
Young children can attend the Flockton C of E First School, the best way to get to know everyone. There are two middle schools nearby, Kirkburton Middle School and Scissett Middle School. The local secondary school in this catchment area is Shelley College, a SHARE Academy, with other options in Huddersfield, including Kirklees College of Further Education, for A Levels, apprenticeships, adult education, and access to higher education.
Out and about
For something a bit different to take the family to, you’ll be just up the road from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, for indoor and outdoor exhibitions and events. Whistlestop Valley is a family railway adventure park to take your children to. Huddersfield will keep you entertained on a rainy day, with the ODEON Cinema for the latest blockbusters, The Zone sports complex, and the KAL Huddersfield Leisure Centre with its fun play pool.