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  1. People's Park, Halifax

    Halifax

    People's Park

    People's Park is one of the finest surviving examples of a "Joseph Paxton" Park. Created in 1857, the Park was donated to the people of Halifax by ...
    People's Park is one of the finest surviving examples of a "Joseph Paxton" Park. Created in 1857, the Park was donated to the people of Halifax by Sir Francis Crossley. It is to be maintained by Calderdale Council, then the 'Halifax Corporation', for all time. Situated at the Western edge of Halifax, the 12.5 acre site is in the heart of a conservation area. It provides a green and pleasant haven. A restoration programme that began in 1995 has revitalised the park with new facilities such as the children's play area, public toilets and the visitor's centre. The bandstand, water features (including the central fountain, serpentine pools, gargoyle fountains in the pavilion pools), statues, balustrading, pavilion and cast iron bridges have all been conserved and repaired and disabled access provided to the park via the college entrance and onto the terrace promenade. People's Park has been awarded the coveted Green Flag status.
  2. Ogden Water Country Park

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Country Park

    Ogden Water offers excellent opportunities to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

    Ogden Water is a very popular desti...

    Ogden Water offers excellent opportunities to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

    Ogden Water is a very popular destination for picnics, walking, family outings and nature activities and was officially Yorkshire's Favourite Reservoir in 2018, having won a public vote. 

    Why not enjoy a picnic at our picnic tables whilst taking in the stunning views.

    There are hourly buses to Ogden Water from Halifax bus station.

    There is a lovely level footpath around Ogden Water and three longer walks from the site. Friends of Calderdale Countryside have produced a detailed guide which is available at the Ogden shop, local visitor centres and the Heart of the Pennines on-line shop.

  3. Jerusalem Farm & Wade Wood Local Nature Reserve

    Halifax

    Jerusalem Farm & Wade Wood Local Nature Reserve

    Jerusalem Farm and Wade Wood is a 13-hectare nature reserve with many woodland pathways and perfect spots for picnics and paddling. The kids will h...
    Jerusalem Farm and Wade Wood is a 13-hectare nature reserve with many woodland pathways and perfect spots for picnics and paddling. The kids will have great fun splashing about in the stream and there is plenty of space to play. There are also picnic tables and spots in the shade. The Calderdale Way passes close by the reserve. Wade Wood and the landscape around it is home to many woodland birds such as nuthatches, Tree Creepers, Goldfinch, Robins and Woodpeckers. If you're lucky (and very quiet) you may also catch a sight of deer! The site has a wide variety of fungi during the autumn months. However is known for midges on summer evenings, so don't forget the midge repellent when you come to visit! Please note: Access to the woods from the car park is by a steep grass track. There is a zig-zag path from the car park to the grass, which is stroller accessible for the kids. The car park is only small and also serves the camp site and self-catering accommodation at Jerusalem Farm, so please arrive early if you're coming to visit. The car park closes at dusk and is locked for the night.
  4. Hali-Facts Trail front page

    Halifax

    Hali-Facts Heritage Discovery Trail

    This Heritage Discovery Trail has been designed for children and families, but will be enjoyed by people of all...

    This Heritage Discovery Trail has been designed for children and families, but will be enjoyed by people of all ages. It will take you on a walking tour around Halifax town centre, asking you to use your detective skills of observation, thinking, note-taking and sketching as you go.

    You can complete the Discovery Trail in a way that suits you. It can be done in ‘bite-size’ chunks over several visits or if you are feeling brave and have a lot of energy, you can try it all in one go!

    Many of the tasks can be completed by looking at the outsides of the buildings but sometimes, you will be invited to pop indoors to have a search around. Please check the opening times for each building that allows this – details are on their websites which are listed throughout the booklet.

    As far as is reasonably practicable, each building on this Discovery Trail provides a standard of access for disabled people equal to that enjoyed by the rest of the public.

    You can download a PDF of the Hali-Facts Trail to follow on your device or to print off here.

  5. Savile Park, Halifax

    Halifax

    Savile Park

    Savile Park is large, open park area just outside Halifax town centre, a ten minute bus ride from Halifax town centre with a very regular service. ...
    Savile Park is large, open park area just outside Halifax town centre, a ten minute bus ride from Halifax town centre with a very regular service. It is also usually easy to find parking. The park is great for fairly flat walking on good paths. There are some fine Victorian mansions around the edge and some great views of one of Britain's finest follies; Wainhouse Tower. The park is used for great family events such as when the circus comes to town and the annual Halifax Agricultural Show.
  6. North Dean Woods

    Halifax

    North Dean Woods

    North Dean Wood is an example of the type of woodland that used to cover much of the countryside in the North of England. The woods lie on the outs...
    North Dean Wood is an example of the type of woodland that used to cover much of the countryside in the North of England. The woods lie on the outskirts of Greetland and offer an extensive network of footpaths, including part of the Calderdale Way. You will also discover a wide variety of plant and birdlife. The entrance to the wood is near to Clay House and Clay House Park. Oaks are the most common trees in the wood, but in some areas Birch trees are dominant. You will also find Beech, Sycamore, Rowan, holly, Alder and ash trees. Over 60 different species of birds have been recorded in North Dean Wood. Some are resident all year, some are summer visitors arriving in spring and leaving in autumn and a few are winter visitors. A wide range of plant life can be found, from mosses, liverworts and lichens to the mighty trees and some fungi, which offer a varied and colourful display, especially in the autumn. The many flowering plants include Heather, Bilberry, Wood Sorrel and Bluebells. Wildlife in North Dean can be difficult to observe, with many of the residents being nocturnal and the remainder keeping well hidden even when active during the day. Most often seen are rabbits and squirrels. Foxes and Stoats may also be seen although both are largely nocturnal . Smaller mammals such as Shrews, Voles, Mice and hedgehogs are present, but seldom seen. Frogs, Toad and Newts can be found in the wettest areas of the Wood. The visible rocks in North Dean Wood are from the Upper Carboniferous Period (formed about 250 million years ago). The rocks belong to the Millstone Grit Series. The valley floor is covered with a thick layer of gravel and sand, deposited in the Late Glacial Period when, as the ice melted, vast quantities of water flowed into what is now Calderdale through the gaps at Waldsden and Cliviger. On top of this gravel is silt deposited by the River Calder, on which the plant cover grows. There are regular bus services from Huddersfield and Halifax bus stations to Greetland.
  7. Halifax Music Heritage Trail

    Halifax

    Halifax Music Heritage Trail

    Halifax has a surprising and quite amazing music history. From Dusty Springfield, Rod Stewart, Iggy Pop to Joy Division, Pulp, The Cure, The Jackso...
    Halifax has a surprising and quite amazing music history. From Dusty Springfield, Rod Stewart, Iggy Pop to Joy Division, Pulp, The Cure, The Jacksons, the list of artists who have played the town is long and diverse. The Halifax Music Heritage Trail, created by Michael Ainsworth and Trevor Simpson, celebrates this important cultural history of our town.
  8. Lightcliffe Tower Open Days

    Halifax

    Lightcliffe Tower Open Days

    Starting 16th May 2021
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    2pm - 4pm

    The Friends of Friendless Churches ...

    2pm - 4pm

    The Friends of Friendless Churches and the Friends of St Matthew's Churchyard are opening Lightcliffe Tower to the public from 2 - 4 pm on our Working Party Sundays this summer 16th May, 20th June, 18th July and 15th August to allow visitors to see inside the Tower and the memorials it contains, including Ann Walker's brass plaque.

    Due to restrictions visitors will only be able to go up a few steps but that will be enough to see the plaques that were rescued when the old church was demolished 70 years ago.

    You can read more about Ann Walker here.

  9. Dick & Liddy's Spaced Out Comedy Club

    Halifax

    Dick & Liddy's Spaced Out Comedy Club

    Starting 28th May 2021
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    8pm in in the theatre's auditorium with socially distanced seating Recommended age: 16+ Tickets from: £16.75 Laugh your way into the weekend...
    8pm in in the theatre's auditorium with socially distanced seating Recommended age: 16+ Tickets from: £16.75 Laugh your way into the weekend with the return of the Victoria Theatre's regular and hugely popular comedy club. Now taking place in the theatre's auditorium with socially distanced seating. Comedians to be announced. Join us at the Victoria Theatre for the 'Spaced Out' Comedy series of events this Summer. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Victoria Theatre safely with a series of socially distanced events. In addition to socially distanced seating in the auditorium, there will be one-way systems in place, enhanced cleaning and hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue and staggered arrival times. Audiences will also be required to wear masks and to check-in via the NHS Test and Trace QR code upon entry. Refunds for this event will be available up to 24 hours in advance should you be unable to attend due to reasons associated with COVID-19. If you do need to cancel we kindly ask for as much notice as possible to allow for tickets to be resold. Entry to the event will be via e-ticket or print at home ticket only.
  10. Reopening Weekend at Calderdale Industrial Museum

    Halifax

    Reopening Weekend at Calderdale Industrial Museum

    Starting 29th May 2021
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    Calderdale Industrial Museum reopens on Saturday 29th May and Monday 31st May 202...

    Calderdale Industrial Museum reopens on Saturday 29th May and Monday 31st May 2021 from 10am to 4pm. No booking is required and the last admission will be at 3pm.

    There will also be a pop-up display in the Musuem courtyard on both days; 'The South Sea Bubble', a tale of Britain;s first banking crisis. 

    The Museum houses a collection of industrial machinery and artifacts over four floors. Some of the machines are the only surviving examples in the country and have been placed in settings to give a close representation to the time when they were fully operational in the not too distant past.

    Down in the basement, the oil engine ‘Sadie’ provides motive power for part of an extensive collection of locally-manufactured machine tools, including lathes, drills and planers. You can take in the experience of nineteenth century Mytholm Coal Mine, learn about stone extraction and the exploitation of clay in the fireclay industries.

    The Power Gallery on the ground floor illustrates the story of power generation, from the water wheel to the internal combustion engine, by way of steam and electricity. The availability of power, initially from the numerous well-fed streams throughout Calderdale, was key to the growth of local industry.

    The first floor displays products that were made in Calderdale. World-famous names such as Mackintosh’s Toffees and Crossley’s carpets were everyday brands originating in Halifax.

    The top floor is still to be renovated and will be opened progressively over the next few years. 

    The Museum is operated by the Calderdale Industrial Museum Association (CIMA). a registered charity and dedicated group of enthusiastic volunteers.

    Admission:

    Adults: £5 Concessions (senior citizens & students): £4 Accompanied Children aged up to 16: FREE

  11. Spring Makers Market at The Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Spring Makers Market at The Piece Hall

    Starting 29th May 2021
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    10am - 6pm

    10am - 6pm

    A Spring Makers Market showcasing some of the best independent makers and producers from across the region takes place at The Piece Hall from 29th - 31st May, with over 40 unique stalls, pop-up street food, live music and entertainment.

    No need to book, just turn up!

  12. Spaced Out Comedy at Victoria Theatre

    Halifax

    Spaced Out Comedy at Victoria Theatre

    3rd Jun 2021

    8pm Recommended age: 16+ Tickets from: £16.75 Run time; 2 hours Spaced Out Comedy - Thursday 3 June Tony Vino will be your MC for the e...
    8pm Recommended age: 16+ Tickets from: £16.75 Run time; 2 hours Spaced Out Comedy - Thursday 3 June Tony Vino will be your MC for the evening and will be joined on stage by comedians Duncan Oakley and Marcel Lucont! Join us at the Victoria Theatre for the 'Spaced Out' Comedy series of events this Summer. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Victoria Theatre safely with a series of socially distanced events. In addition to socially distanced seating in the auditorium, there will be one-way systems in place, enhanced cleaning and hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue and staggered arrival times. Audiences will also be required to wear masks and to check-in via the NHS Test and Trace QR code upon entry. Refunds for this event will be available up to 24 hours in advance should you be unable to attend due to reasons associated with COVID-19. If you do need to cancel we kindly ask for as much notice as possible to allow for tickets to be resold. Entry to the event will be via e-ticket or print at home ticket only.
  13. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Northowram Village

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Northowram Central Village

    27th Jun 2021

    Discover the older parts of Northowram village and its pattern of development. Roadside paths only. Dog friendly, one steep downhill narrow footpat...
    Discover the older parts of Northowram village and its pattern of development. Roadside paths only. Dog friendly, one steep downhill narrow footpath on an incline that would be challenging for disabled. Guide: Mike Beecham The normal charge is £4 for all ages unless shown otherwise. We need to restrict numbers in the groups both for your safety and that of our guides. For that reason all walks have to be pre-booked. We will use TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks which appears to be an easy site to use and, if we have to cancel a walk, will provide an automatic refund. The cost of most walks will be £4 inclusive of booking fee but a few are £5 because of extra expenses. The site will open for bookings on Friday 21st May. Groups will be between 16 and 22. Many of our walks start at 2pm and the details of where to meet, including a post code, will be on your ticket.
  14. Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

    Halifax

    Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

    2nd Jul 2021

    7.30pm Recommended age: 16+ The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, globa...
    7.30pm Recommended age: 16+ The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, global smash-hit ‘Daniel Sloss: X’, comes to the Victoria Theatre Halifax this October. The incredible ‘X’ tour sold out across 40 countries, with 300 shows including over 30 European countries, UK, U.S., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and even packing a Moscow arena (becoming Russia’s biggest-ever English language comedy show). The film of ‘X’ is showing on HBO in U.S. and Canada and became the first UK comedy special to make its UK premiere in cinemas, with its nationwide release at Vue. Daniel’s previous two Netflix specials ‘DARK’ & ‘Jigsaw’ are streaming in 190 countries, 26 languages with the infamous ‘Jigsaw’ now credited with breaking up over 75,000 couples and cited in over 130 divorces world-wide (with fans even bringing their divorce papers for him to autograph at shows). He has sold out six New York solo off-Broadway seasons, appeared on U.S TV’s ‘Conan’ ten times, broken box office records in Edinburgh and toured in over 50 countries - this is his new show and it’s a strictly limited tour – BOOK EARLY! With special guest KAI HUMPHRIES
  15. Frank Skinner - Showbiz

    Halifax

    Frank Skinner - Showbiz

    15th Jul 2021

    7.30pm Comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour and bringing his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to Th...
    7.30pm Comedy legend Frank Skinner is adding extra dates to his latest UK tour and bringing his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz to The Victoria Theatre for one night only. UPDATE: Frank Skinner's Showbiz tour has been rescheduled to Mon 1st February (from Wed 28 Oct 2020 and before that from Tues 21 Apr). We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date & we hope you can join us. Tickets from £26.75
  16. Burn the Floor

    Halifax

    Burn the Floor

    21st Jul 2021

    7.30pm Anything You Can Do… KEVIN CLIFTON is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020…and this time Kevin wi...
    7.30pm Anything You Can Do… KEVIN CLIFTON is back at the Victoria Theatre Halifax with the BURN THE FLOOR cast in 2020…and this time Kevin will be joined by his sister JOANNE CLIFTON! The famous siblings are touring together for the very first time, playing on their individual successes and what better way to do it than in the world’s leading Ballroom show Burn The Floor! Tickets from £38 Burn The Floor has been re-scheduled to Friday 2 October 2020 at 7:30pm (from Sunday 12 April 2020 - please note this is a 2nd rescheduling and this show is no longer taking place on 6 July). We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date and we hope you can join us. If you have chosen to collect your tickets from the Box Office at the time of booking, your tickets will still be available for collection up to the date of the rescheduled show.

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