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  1. Centre Vale Park, Todmorden

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    Centre Vale Park

    Centre Vale Park has been awarded the coveted Green Flag status and the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Fields status. and is located a short walk (...
    Centre Vale Park has been awarded the coveted Green Flag status and the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Fields status. and is located a short walk (approx 600 metres) from Todmorden town centre along the A646 Burnley Road. The route of The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route which circles the borough, passes by less than a hundred metres from the park. The park and is home to 'The Lucky Dog' of Todmorden, as made famous in Derren Brown's TV show 'The Experiments' and offers visitors the chance to relax in a green, open space and to enjoy the all weather 5 -a-side football pitches, bowling greens, play area, skate park, cycle way, football pitches and The Conservatory and Animal House; which is open seven days a week between 10am - 4pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day). Centre Vale Park consists of 33 hectares of mature oak and beech woodland intersected by woodland walks and open parkland. The main body of the park landscape also includes formal memorial gardens. It is ideal for walking, sports and formal recreation, picnics and family outings. The public toilets are to the East of the park. The channelled River Calder runs along the North-eastern boundary of the park, adjacent to Burnley Road. For more information about the schedule of events in the park, please ring Todmorden Tourist Information Centre on 01706 818181
  2. Eco-Life Gizmos

    Todmorden

    Eco-Life Gizmos

    Here at Eco-life Gizmos we aim to wow children and parents alike with a fabulous range of wooden toys, delightful gadgets and science-based playthi...
    Here at Eco-life Gizmos we aim to wow children and parents alike with a fabulous range of wooden toys, delightful gadgets and science-based playthings. We believe that learning through play is fundamental to children’s development and our range of ecologically friendly toys and gifts are designed to gently expand and encourage inquisitive minds whilst simultaneously delighting and amazing the young at heart. Innovative and highly original, our gizmos make great gifts for all ages, providing new and inspirational activities for children, parents and big kids too! They are also an excellent addition to the classroom and are used in colleges and technical training centres. We choose gizmos which are scientific and sustainable, involve educational construction and above all, create fun! Our favourite toys and kits help you ‘do your bit’ by spending time together constructing something new, learning about sustainability and making family memories. Help provide your children and grandchildren with the skills and practical knowledge to equip them for a sustainable future. We have deliberately minimised the use of plastics in our toys and gifts, choosing instead flexible materials, wood and metal. And our range of gizmos and toys includes something for all age ranges and abilities – many at pocket money prices! WE’RE NOT JUST HERE FOR THE BIG THINGS! Although we stock a comprehensive range of bigger toys and gizmos, we also have a whole section dedicated to what we like to call ‘pocket money prices’. Ideally suited for stocking fillers, party bags, reward chart prizes and everyday pocket money presents, this range of tiny treats has something for everyone. Why not pop in and see just what we have to offer – we’re sure you will be amazed at our hidden gems!
  3. Cheeky Sew and Sew

    Todmorden

    Cheeky Sew and Sew

    Cheeky sew and sew is a sewing workshop based in the Pennine town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire. We offer a wide range of sewing and textile rela...
    Cheeky sew and sew is a sewing workshop based in the Pennine town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire. We offer a wide range of sewing and textile related courses and one to one tuition. You can bring your own machine to learn on or use one of ours, it’s all included. You can choose from 4 week courses such as Absolute Beginners Sewing, Curtain Making & Altering and Repairing Clothes, these run on a Wednesday afternoon and evening. Or our 6 week Beginners Dressmaking is proving to be popular as well as comprehensive, on a Thursday evening. If you would like to just come in for one day then our Saturday stand alone courses aim to teach you to make something in a day, or offer to enlarge your sewing skills in a couple of hours!
  4. Stoodley Pike Monument

    Todmorden

    Stoodley Pike Monument

    The 121 foot (37 m) high Stoodley Pike Monument dominates the skyline above Todmorden, sitting atop Stoodley Pi...

    The 121 foot (37 m) high Stoodley Pike Monument dominates the skyline above Todmorden, sitting atop Stoodley Pike, a 1,300-foot (400 m) hill The monument was designed in 1854 by local architect James Green, and completed in 1856 at the end of the Crimean War.

    The monument replaced an earlier structure, commemorating the defeat of Napoleon and the surrender of Paris. It was completed in 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo, but collapsed in 1854 after decades of weathering and a lightning strike.

    You can only reach the Pike on foot, as there is no vehicular or bicycle access to the monument. Stoodley Pike is accessible by well-defined Right of Way footpaths. The Pennine Way also passes Stoodley Pike. There are many walking routes to the Pike from Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. Walking guides to all these routes available from local Visitor Centres and the Heart of the Pennines online shop.

    Stoodley Pike Monument contains a spiral staircase of 39 steps, accessed from its north side. If you visit, please be aware that several of the internal steps are in darkness, so it’s useful to have a torch to light your way, as there are no windows. The entrance to the balcony is on the Monument’s west face, some 40 feet above ground level. The views are well worth the walk and the climb!

    For more information  about walking in Calderdale, please visit our Walking page.

  5. Gordon Rigg Garden Centre

    Todmorden

    Gordon Rigg Garden Centre

    Gordon Rigg Garden Centre, Todmorden, is one of the largest Garden Centres in the North West, enjoying over 60,000sq. ft. of retail space and was v...
    Gordon Rigg Garden Centre, Todmorden, is one of the largest Garden Centres in the North West, enjoying over 60,000sq. ft. of retail space and was voted best Garden Centre in the North, 2nd best in the UK by Which? Magazine! You'll be amazed at the variety and choice of products at both of our Garden Centres from our huge range of indoor and outdoor plants, garden furniture and wild bird care to garden tools, pet care, floristry, gifts, plus much, much more!
  6. Shelley Burgoyne Printmaking and Drawing Courses

    Todmorden

    Shelley Burgoyne Printmaking and Drawing Courses

    Shelley Burgoyne, AA2A Artist of the Year is a fine artist, printmaker and teacher of over years experience. Shelley offers a series of Printmaking...
    Shelley Burgoyne, AA2A Artist of the Year is a fine artist, printmaker and teacher of over years experience. Shelley offers a series of Printmaking and Creative Drawing courses at her studio in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Please visit Shelley's website for a comprehensive list of the course currently available and details of how to book your place on them.
  7. The Little Bird Cafe, Todmorden

    Todmorden

    The Little Bird Cafe

    A lovely local café where you can watch the world go by whilst enjoying tasty homemade meals and cakes.
    A lovely local café where you can watch the world go by whilst enjoying tasty homemade meals and cakes.
  8. Sunlight Apothecary

    Todmorden

    Sunlight Apothecary

    In our charming shop in Water Street you will find vitamin, mineral & herbal supplements, superfoods, homeopathic & flower remedies and essential o...
    In our charming shop in Water Street you will find vitamin, mineral & herbal supplements, superfoods, homeopathic & flower remedies and essential oils, incense and candles. Our range of all-natural cosmetics and toiletries include face creams and body lotions, lip balms, shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, bath oils, toothpastes and personal hygiene products.We also stock a kids healthcare range. If we haven't got what you're looking for please ask us and we may be able to get it for you.
  9. The Astronomy Centre

    Todmorden

    The Astronomy Centre

    The Astronomy Centre is a major resource for both amateur astronomers and the general public. Based above Todmorden in the North West of England, w...
    The Astronomy Centre is a major resource for both amateur astronomers and the general public. Based above Todmorden in the North West of England, we have facilities and on-site equipment for both members and visitors. The Observatory is open to the public every Saturday evening from 7.30pm until late throughout the year. During the Summer months of June, July and August, we are also open afternoons from 3pm till 6pm ( except Sundays) for solar viewing and demonstration of the Camera Obscura. Visitors are advised to wrap up warmly, with sensible footwear, as the site can get very cold at any time of year and bring a torch to help find the way. There is no formal charge for visitors, but a small donation would be appreciated ( we suggest £2 per person, £1 for children and concessions), though further donations are always welcome! Group visits can also be made at other times by arrangement. Please park on the lower plateau, next to the caravans. Access for unloading of telescopes etc. and disabled parking is available at the highest point of the site, next to the main dome. Individual membership of the Centre is £15 per year and £30 per year for a family membership. Membership permits the use of the Centre's equipment as appropriate, unlimited technical and instructional advice, access to the members level of the website, the library and priority entrance to special events. If you live a distance away from the centre why not become a `friend of the Astronomy Centre ` for £5.00 per year.
  10. Picturehouse Antiques

    Todmorden

    Picturehouse Antiques

    Picture House Antiques is arranged over three floors, with a number of experienced dealers offering antiques, vintage homewares and collectables. W...
    Picture House Antiques is arranged over three floors, with a number of experienced dealers offering antiques, vintage homewares and collectables. We carry a wide range of items – furniture, pottery, glass, clocks, paintings, prints, lighting, kitchenalia, books, jewellery, antiquities, bottles, pot lids and other collectables.
  11. The Pennine Way

    Todmorden

    The Pennine Way

    Steeped in history, the Pennine Way National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of ...

    Steeped in history, the Pennine Way National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England and offers 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England. A once in a lifetime experience.

    The Pennine Way enters Calderdale at Blackstone Edge, passing Stoodley Pike, dropping down into the valley at Callis, climbing back up to Colden and over the moors to Widdop. Walkers often say this stretch of over 20 miles is one of the best on the whole route. The Trail is very well way-marked and there are some great views from the route (especially from the iconic Stoodley Pike).

    If you want to detour into Hebden Bridge on your way, you can use the Hebden Bridge Loop developed in 2015.

    For more information about walking in Calderdale, please visit our Walking page.

  12. Todmorden Book Festival

    Todmorden

    Todmorden Book Festival 2020

    Starting 6th Nov 2020
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    Todmorden Book Festival 2020 will deliver a digital programme of free events this year.

    Todmorden Book Festival 2020 will deliver a digital programme of free events this year.

    This year's programme includes:

    Andrew McMillan reading new poems from his third collection pandemonium in the wild and rugged upland landscape surrounding Todmorden.

    An interview with Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen about her life as a hill farmer and successful writer.

    Live stream of an Open Mic night

    Play and a Pint Night; An evening of rehearsed readings of six shortlisted five-minute plays 

    And much more!

    Registration is now open for Todmorden Book Festival 2020, via their website.

    For a full day-by-day guide to what's on, please visit the Festival's website.

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