Happy Yorkshire Day 2023

Happy Yorkshire Day 2023! As there’s largely nobbut rain forecast for the best part of the next week, to mark Yorkshire Day this year we thought we’d direct your attention to some of Calderdale’s great indoor spaces, where you and your family can have fun out of the rain. Enjoy this ‘listicle‘ (yes, that is a ‘thing’) and enjoy yourselves whatever the weather!


Family Attractions

Go mini GP racing, bowling, play pool, enjoy race car, golf and sporting simulators, defeat fiendishly challenging escape rooms and step back in time with a jungle experience at these family-fun attractions:


Museums, Galleries & Heritage Buildings

Our fantastic Museums offer you hours and hours of weatherproof entertainment, with a rotating series of displays, exhibitions and events. You’re spoilt for choice between:

You can feast your eyes on art in many different mediums at Calderdale’s galleries and create some of your own with courses and workshops:

Calderdale is home to some beautiful heritage buildings (many of which you’ll find in the other lists here, such as Piece Hall, Halifax Borough market and Victoria Theatre) which we’re blessed to still have.



Calderdale is blessed with many terrific theatres, bringing you plays, music, comedy, poetry, talks and more, in the beauty of Grade II listed and contemporary  surroundings.


Independent Cinemas

Transport yourself to the past, other worlds, animated wonderlands and exotic present day locales at the cinema. At our independent cinemas in Elland and Hebden Bridge you can relax during screenings with a proper mug of tea, coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy ice creams served up during an interval!


Markets & Shopping

A bit of retail therapy or window shopping can do wonders for the spirits (whilst running the risk of making your wallet cry!) and with Calderdale’s superb market halls and independent retailers, you can find shelter from stormy weather and discover locally-made art, food & drink and crafted items you’ll not see on high streets elsewhere.

As well as all the Yorkshire greatness mentioned above you can find fun at our libraries, sport and leisure centres and you can of course dodge the rain whilst treating yourself to some lovely local food and drink at out cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars. Calderdale’s an all-weather, all year round destination, here for you to enjoy on Yorkshire Day and every other day in between!


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