Calderdale at Home
Calderdale at Home
With many events and experiences happening online and our superb local businesses offering delivery and click n' collect services, whilst you’re at home you can still experience museums, theatre and exhibitions and shop Totally Locally from the comfort of your sofa!
Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events: legendary performers, poetry, discussio an dmusic all brought to you live in your living room!
Anne Lister Birthday Celebrations: April 3rd 2021 marks what would have been Anne Lister's 230th birthday and several online evnst are taking place to mark the occasion.
Take a 3D virtual tour of Shibden Hall: discover the secrets of Shibden Hall from the comfort of your home. This new virtual tour allows you to move freely around the main house, gardens and 17th century aisled barn!
Northern Broadsides: check out the short video of dance performance 'The Aftermath' as the young people of Calderdale respond to the global crisis we are living through.
Hebden Bridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition: enjoy photographs across seven different categories and get involved by voting for your favourites!
Bankfield Museum: Enjoy several online exhibitions courtesy of Bankfield Museum:
A Grand Tour: an exhibition of artists and their travels, including Samuel Prout, Albert Goodwin and John Ruskin.
A Trip to Toffee Town: exploring the history of Mackintosh toffee, Quality Street and how Halifax became ‘Toffee Town’.
Photographic Memories: explore the history of photography and the story of our love for photos – from the first permanent image made in 1826, to the estimated 14 trillion we take each year across the world today.
VE Day: using several objects from Calderdale Museums Service collection to tell the story of the war.
Waterloo: commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo on the 18th June 1815 using stories and objects from Calderdale Museums and the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Museum.
Food & Drink
Many food and drink businesses in Calderdale are offering takeaway options or a delivery service, so you can eat ‘inn’ (okay, *groan*) and still be loyal to some of your favourite local places. Visit this Food Directory to discover a range of our wonderful local producers and businesses offering local produce and services. We've also created a list of independent shops, restaurants and cafes that are adapting their offer to include click n' collect, delivery and takeaway so that you can still buy from them and support independent businessess throughout the lockdown.
Shopping in Calderdale
The Totally Locally Online Shop allows you to browse and buy online from many different Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd businesses, all in one place. Have a browse, discover and support our amazing independent shops from the comfort and safety of your own home!
We can’t tell you where to shop, but a national chain store is going to have a lot less trouble surviving in the ‘new normal’ than our small independent retailers will. So we will ask you to please, please be loyal to your local shops, cafes and restaurants and shop Totally Locally wherever you can. Why not buy a coffee from that barista in the market you’ve never tried before, instead of going to ‘Starcostas’ as usual? Buy bread from your bakers, fruit n’ veg from your greengrocer, get a BBQ pack from your local butchers; buy books from your bookshop and not a faceless online retail giant or supermarket.
Buy local or it'll be bye-bye local. If we don’t use our great independent shops, we’ll lose ‘em. It’s as simple as that.
Visiting Calderdale’s Parks and Countryside
Our health and safety is of paramount importance. VisitCalderdale is committed to sharing advice and guidance related to the COVID-19 and we respectfully ask that you keep up to date with and follow the latest guidance and support on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
When you are visiting Calderdale, please be aware that parking charges are back in force across the borough at all on street and council car parks. Don’t get caught out and fined!
Local Nature Reserves, parks and other outdoor spaces are beginning to re-open with social distancing guidelines in place. Please read the government guidance on visiting green spaces safely , observe social distancing guidelines and be considerate and respectful.
Go to our Enjoying Calderdale's Countryside & Open Spaces During Lockdown Restrictions page for information and inspiration on visiting Calderdale’s magnificent outdoor spaces.
Events & Festivals in Calderdale
Visit our What’s On page to keep up to date with what is taking place online and what will hopefully be taking place in our theatres, attractions and open spaces as we move out of lockdown. Follow the Visitcalderdale Facebook page to keep yourself bang up to date as we'll post any news we get there first.
Our magnificent towns, villages and countryside will be waiting to welcome you back when you're ready and we look forward to you being able to VisitCalderdale with confidence; reconnecting with friends, family and the places you love. Please enjoy yourselves considerately and safely.
- The VisitCalderdale Team