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Spooky Cupcake Making

October 31, 2020. 12-2pm Decorate two cupcakes (an eyeball and a witch) and spooky music, decorations and lots of fun. Come in your best spooky costume! Each child will get a scary story to take home, a Halloween-themed magic painting and a Halloween tote bag with lunch and play time in the playcentre. £12.50 per…

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Skating at the YMCA

Get your skates on at Halifax YMCA with holiday skating sessions between Tuesday, May 28 and Friday, May 31, 2019. £3 with boot hire. Session 1: 10.30am – noon Session 2L 12.15am – noon Skate School runs on Wednesday, May 29 and Friday, May 31. 2pm-3.30pm. £5 per person. Booking essential. Halifax YMCA, 13 Crossley…

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The Piece Hall Events – Spring Surprise Trail

Download the free The Piece Hall Go Play AR app to find all the spring lambs and their friends in the Piece Hall courtyard! Once you find one of the surprise characters, there is a unique animation or game to play. It’s free to use and download. Until June 12, 2021

Saltaire Arts Trail

May 25 – 27, 2019 Three day arts trail including family activities, an Open Houses Trail, Makers Fair, special events and exhibitions. For more information, visit

Todmorden Carnival

Saturday, May 25, 2019 Fun family day out, helping local groups to raise funds for charity. The Carnival Theme is ‘Horrible History’ and the parade starts at 12.30pm at Sanworth Street. There will be a fun fair too. Advance tickets: £1. Tickets on the day: Adults £4, Children & OAP £3, Family Ticket (2 adults…

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Oakwell Hall: Spring Bank Adventure Trail

Pick up a pack for £1.50 from the Visitor Centre shop, then take a spring time adventure around Oakwell Hall Country Park. Play in the park and don’t forget to bring a picnic! Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG.

World of Nom

A celebration of this hilarious series by Jonathan Meres. You will make your own pizza inspired umbrella-ABSO-FLIPPING-LUTELY! Ages 8-10. Parents are welcome but not required to stay. Halifax Central Library and Archives – The Imaginarium: Friday, May 31, 2019. 2-3pm. To book, visit

Pyjamarama 2019

Pull on your pyjamas and head to the library for fun, story time and a pyjama party! From June 3-8 2019, Calderdale Libraries will be celebrating BookTrust’s Pyjamarama campaign, to help children experience the wonder and joy of bedtime stories. There will be pyjama parties at Halifax Central Library and Archives, King Cross Library and…

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Jerusalem Farm: Walk, Stream Dip & Picnic

Enjoy a stream dip and picnic (bring your own food) at Jerusalem Farm. Meet in the car park at Luddenden to walk to Jerusalem Farm (around 1.5 miles each way). Bring sturdy shoes for the walk, wellies for the stream and a towel and spare socks. Ages 5+ (no unaccompanied children) £3.50 per child (£2.50…

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Bolton Abbey Family Cycle Zone

May 1 – September 26, 2021 Situated adjacent to the Bolton Abbey Car Park, this space offers a safe area for children to learn and practice their cycling skills. With roads cut through the grass and road signs to mark the way, children can enjoy endless fun manoeuvring the roundabout and junctions! Please bring your…

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Jumping Clay

Sparks! Shibden Hall

May 28, 2020 Half Term fun at Shibden Hall Age 4-12, must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Included in the entrance price to the hall. May 28: Explore life at the hall in 1666 and learn about the plague and the Great Fire of London then make your own diary like Samuel Pepys. Sessions at…

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Wild Play Garden at East Riddlesden Hall

Get your hands dirty hunting for bugs, making mud pies, building dens and testing your balancing skills. You can also bake traditional gingerbread in the house on Monday and Thursday at 11.30am and 2pm (£1 per person). Free, but normal admission charges apply for East Riddlesden Hall. May 25-June 2, 2019. 10.3oam-4.30pm. East Riddlesden Hall,…

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Children’s Centres Holiday Events

Free, fun activities for children aged up to 8 and their families. No need to book, just come along and join in the fun! Boothtown Children’s Centre, Rawson Street North, Halifax: Tuesday, May 28. 1.30-3pm Todmorden Children’s Centre, Centre Vale Park, Todmorden: Wednesday, May 29. 1.30-3pm Little Stars Children’s Centre, Parkinson Lane, Halifax: Thursday, May…

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Toy’s Day Out at Kirklees Light Railway

25th May – 2nd June, 2019 Bring your child’s favourite toy along for a ride on the railway and enjoy HALF PRICE fares for the children! That’s a children’s rover ticket, valid ALL DAY on ALL TRAINS and playgrounds for just £2.75! Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727

Rainbow Factory, Leeds

Ryders New Recruits: May 24-28, 2019. Video Game Breakout: May 29-31, 2019. Booking Required. Unit 13C, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, LS28 5LY. Tel: 0113 257 4740

Studfold Trails: Bluebell Fairy Experience

Enjoy a fairy adventure at Studfold Trails as the last swathe of bluebells can be glimpsed and the buttercups are beginning to bloom in the meadows. Add in the ride-on tractors, sandpits and nature trail and there’s plenty to keep youngsters busy. All the family can get hands-on with the bluebell-inspired crafts over the Bank Holiday…

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Cannon Hall Farm – Sheep Shearing Festival

25th May – 2nd June 2019: Sheep Shearing Festival Spend the day having fun on the farm, Visiting the animals Milking demonstrations Sheep & ferret racing Tractor rides Meerkat feeding sessions. Reptile house allowing petting and handling for the more curious visitors. New lambs & daily sheep talks Shearing demonstrations Entry into the soft play is…

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Bolton Abbey Welly Walk

Opens  May 22 until October 31, 2021 Follow the Welly Walk signs and enjoy a free woodland adventure trail from the Stepping Stones to the Cavendish Pavilion. The walk includes climbing walls, tunnels, scramble nets, balance beams and lots more! Children must be supervised at all times. Normal estate admission applies. Bolton Abbey, BD23 6AL

Lotherton Hall

29th May – 6th June, 2021 Love Your Zoo Week –  celebrate the reopening of Wildlife World and discover the many reasons to love the zoo! You can help create feeding devices and enclosure extras, as well as take part in a spotters trail. There is also a brand new Nocturnal House. See the facebook page…

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Gnome Trail at Kirkstall Abbey

28 – 30 May, 2019 Enjoy a fun trail around the abbey ruins looking for the missing mischievous gnomes. On May 30 you can also join in the green-fingered fun to plant a mini garden and add some teeny paper gnome scarecrows to look after your flowers. Free events, no booking required. Abbey Rd, Leeds…

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Temple Newsam, Clutter Critters

May 24 – June 2, 2019. Go on a beastly train and be inspired by the Fantastical Beasts exhibition, then make your own mystical creature using recycled activities. You can take a look at the bugs and beasties around Temple Newsam’s estate, then plant your own tomato plant to take home on May 29. Temple…

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Fun at Gordon Riggs Garden Centre

Kids’ Craft Activities – May 27-May 31, 2019. 2pm-4pm. Bring your kids along to our craft activities every day during half term. £2.99-£4.99, depending on the craft. Tuesday, May 28: Paint and plant your own salad box. £12.99 per child. 10am-noon. Wednesday, May 29: Free taster session of Mini Rockers and Rollers. 3 months-preschoolers. Must…

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Hardcastle Crags

Pond Dipping – Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Noon-3pm There’s a fascinating world just waiting to be discovered under the surface of the mill pond. What water creatures will you come eye-to-eye with? Drop-in session, please arrive between 12pm – 3pm. Den Building – Thursday, May 30. Noon-3pm Step outdoors and make your own den in…

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Updated May, 2021 Eureka! is open again and you an enjoy lots of interactive fun during half term. Check out the reopening Q&As here: Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE

The Piece Hall in Lego

Do you have a child who is a fan of Lego? Bring them to our Lego workshop to help build a model Piece Hall, make a Lego plate spinner and their own Lego mini figure to take away. Age 5+ The Piece Hall in Lego, The Piece Hall. Wednesday, May 29, 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm and…

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Kidsports Holiday Camp

Fun holiday camp on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Kids will be kept busy with football, tag rugby, dodgeball, Kiwi cricket, gladiator joust, basketball, netball and more fun games, plus a water slide if the weather’s nice. Age 4-10. £20 per child. Bring a packed lunch and change of clothes. Kidsports Holiday Camp, Greetland Community Centre….

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Sparks! Half Term Fun at Bankfield Museum – 2019

May 26-27, 2020 Come along to Bankfield Museum and try out these exciting workshops. Ages 4-12 and children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. £4 per child (£3 PTL) 11am-noon, 1-2pm and 2-3pm. Please book online at May 26 Look at fashion through the ages and design your own canvas bag. May 27 Solve…

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StoryTime – Esio Trot

Enjoy this heart warming story by Roald Dahl. You will make your very own clay tortoise to take home. Ages 5-8. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Sowerby Bridge Library: Wednesday, May 29, 2019. 10.30-11.30am. Halifax Central Library and Archives – The Imaginarium: Thursday, May 30, 2019. 2-3pm. Brighouse Library: Friday, May 31, 2019….

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Storytots: How To Be A Lion

Join us as we celebrate this wonderful book by Ed Vere. Activities include stories and crafts. Ages 2-4. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Kings Cross Library, Halifax – Tuesday, May 28, 2019. 2-3pm Halifax Central Library and Archives – Wednesday, May 29, 2019. 10.30-11.30am Hebden Bridge Library – Wednesday, May 29, 2019. 2-3pm…

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Spring Soccer Schools 2019

Soccer schools with FA qualified coaches.  Todmorden Sports Centre: Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29 (Ages 4-7) Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31 (8+). For information, call 01706 839090.

MBI Shay Stadium Community Football

School holiday football club at the MBI Shay Stadium. Ages 5-11. £13 per day, £10 siblings May 28-31, 2019. 9am-4pm. To book, contact Lee Ashforth on 07834 421064.