Young Readers comes to Forster Square

Open Today

11:00 - 17:00

This year, Forster Square hosted its first Young Readers programme in association with the National Literacy Trust.

Children from three local schools visited the centre over the course of three days. The event is to encourage children to read in their spare time. It has recently been discovered that children who read outside of school have higher literacy skills inside the classroom. 

The children particularly enjoyed the sports theme that was arranged, keeping in tone with the event of the moment, the Olympics. The children were taught how to select books that they would enjoy, and were later invited to choose three which they took home for free. On the second day, the Mayor and Mayoress of Bradford also attended the event. Overall, the programme was a great success and we received some really positive feedback from the schools. The more we can do to inspire learning in young locals, the better – keep up the good work, young readers of Bradford!

General opening times

Monday
09:00
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20:00
Tuesday
09:00
-
20:00
Wednesday
09:00
-
20:00
Thursday
09:00
-
20:00
Friday
09:00
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20:00
Saturday
09:00
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18:00
Sunday
11:00
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17:00

Additional Information

Forster Square Bradford Store opening times may vary. Food and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

 

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Forster Square
Valley Road
Bradford
BD1 4RN
08081565533
  • Car

    Forster Square is situated between A6037 Canal Road and A650 Manningham Lane on either side of Hamm Stasse, near Bradford.

  • Train

    Forster Square is accessible by train. For more information, click here.

  • Bus

    A free bus service runs to McDonald's on the main street. For more information, click here.

Facilities

Baby changing facilities can be found in Asda Living, Costa, McDonald's and Mothercare.

There are 1,300 free* car parking spaces limited to three-hour maximum stay, for the use of shoppers at Forster Square and the City Centre. Spaces designated to Blue Badge holders and parents with children are available. 

*for up to 3 hours 

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks. To find out more, click here

Toilets can be found in Asda Living, Costa, McDonald's and Mothercare.

Services

Click & Collect services are available at  Argos, Asda Living, Boots, Clarks, Currys, Harveys, JD Sports, Mothercare, Next and O2. You can contact each store individually for more information.

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