Easter Fun in Calderdale
Starting from 10th April there are FREE Easter Holiday Activities at Orange Box, Halifax including making your own Easter eggs and treats, bouldering, karaoke and dance, fitness, music & story workshops!
From April 11h there are Easter Sparks Holiday Fun sessions taking place at Bankfield Museum, Halifax, where kids can make their own dreamcatcher, Cowboy or Cowgirl, Native American-style jewellery, a Hobby Horse and more!
There’s Easter Bunny Fun at Shibden Hall. Join the Shibden Bunny in search of eggs hidden in Cunnery wood and the grounds by Shibden Hall, then make a felt Easter egg. (13th & 20th April Included in the price of admission price to the Hall Adults £4.50, Children £3.50).
Good Friday sees the return of the Pace Egg Plays, with FREE performances taking place at Heptonstall in Weavers Square throughout the day and the Midgely Pace Egg Plays taking place up and down the Calder Valley.
Cor blimey! Helping any medicine go down at Square Chapel on Easter Sunday is a performance of the beloved movie Mary Poppins.
On Easter Monday Duckmania returns to Hebden Bridge with the popular Duck Race bringing a variety of entertainment, including children's rides, charity stalls and live music from local bands! It's a fun day out for all the family with the main race taking place approx 3.15pm.
Wainhouse Tower is open for ascents on Easter Monday. Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian folly!
Enjoy a slice of Higgledy Piggledy Pie at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax on Wednesday 19th April; with a show featuring puppets made from vegetables, a hula hooping butternut squash, Stunty Dumpty unicycling on a tightrope, original music, clowning, and a rather large pie! (Age 3+ )
After the Easter weekend there’s still more fun to be had:
The Hebden Bridge Piano Festival returns from April 21st to 23rd, with scintillating performances from internationally acclaimed pianists, events especially for families with children, free recitals and opportunities to hear some very talented local pianists.
The 2017 World Dock Pudding Championships, the highlight of a local food and drink festival, take place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on April 23rd.
There’s also the great ‘Wild West’ and ‘For King & Country’ exhibitions at Bankfield Museum (with FREE entry) and The Bulging Portfolio of Quentin Blake, a comprehensive exhibition of Quentin’s work, at the Artworks, Halifax.
And don't forget: the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire comes to Calderdale on Sunday April 30th! Read all about it here.