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Soft Play Places

For a list of soft play places in Calderdale, visit here.

Gaddings Beach – Todmorden

A fabulously well-kept secret, Gaddings is a lovely little beach next to Gaddings Dam in Lumbutts village, above Todmorden. 80 feet above sea level and 60 miles inland, it’s the highest beach in England and rewards those who face the steep hike to get there (there is no road access or official parking nearby) with…

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ROKT Climbing – Brighouse

ROKT Climbing Gym aims to provide a safe, energised, social atmosphere while fulfilling all your climbing needs. Choose from taster sessions, and boulder and rope inductions and courses. Children aged 5+ can try indoor caving too. There are also kids’ clubs, where they can learn to climb and meet other children. ROKTLINGS (age 5-6) and…

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Calder Homes Park – Hebden Bridge

Beautiful green space close to Hebden Bridge town centre and the canal. There’s an outdoor gym, children’s playground, a skate park, bowling greens, football pitch, tennis court, basketball court and a café. It’s lovely to walk on the adjacent canal towpath to watch the narrowboats sail by. Calder Homes Park, New Road, Hebden Bridge

Another World Adventure Centre

Planned reopening on March 30, 2021. Outdoor activity centre in Ogden with a wide range of activities. Choose from  mountain boarding, grass sledging, archery, low rope courses, slingshots with paintballs, archery, air pistols and more. Just turn up and have a go – no need to book! Birthday parties for ages 5+ include packages such…

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Electric Bowl

Not until at least May 17, 2021 (step 3) Tenpin bowling with ten lanes, a dining area, pool table and licensed bar. Automatic bumpers, electronic scoring and bowling ramps make sure all the family can have fun. Glow in the dark bowling on Friday and Saturday nights. Children’s and teen parties available all week, including…

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Centre Vale Park – Todmorden

Whether it’s walking through the 33 hectares of mature oak and beech woodland, picnicking on the grass or playing in the fabulous children’s play area, there’s plenty in Centre Vale Park to help you enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll find all-weather 5-a-side football pitches, bowling greens, a skate park, a cycle way, an outdoor gym,…

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People’s Park

Located in the heart of a conservation area, People’s Park has been revitalised and restored with new facilities. There’s a children’s play area, visitor’s centre, bandstand, water features, pavilion and public toilets, and disabled access is provided through the college entrance. Events are put on through the year, including brass bands and gardening workshops. It’s…

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Jerusalem Farm & Wade Wood

With 13 hectares of nature reserve, the beautiful Jerusalem Farm and Wade Wood are 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 ball or Frisbee. There are picnic tables, spots in the shade and you can have a…

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Manor Heath Park & Jungle Experience

Playground open but Jungle Experience currently closed Come rain or shine, you’ll find something to do at Manor Heath. This Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award-winning park is open all year round and has a fabulous play area, outdoor gym, sunken garden, walled gardens and a café. There is also a fun water play area (April…

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Ogden Water Local Nature Reserve

Ogden Water Local Nature Reserve offers tranquil walks, nature activities, ducks to feed and plenty of places to picnic. The 34 acre reservoir is owned by Yorkshire Water, and boasts many woodland trails and waterside paths to explore, including 1 1/4 miles of wheelchair accessible pathway around the reservoir and through sections of the woodlands….

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Bankfield Museum

Not until at least May 17, 2021 (step 3) Bankfield is a lovely (free!) museum in Halifax that’s great for the kids to run around in. It’s been a museum since 1887 and tells the story of Halifax and Calderdale, using its rich and diverse collections. It’s set in a Victorian mansion in Akroyd Park…

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Shibden Park & Hall

Playground open but hall closed until at least May 17, 2021 (step 3) As well as being one of West Yorkshire’s most important heritage sites, the Shibden Estate is full of fun to keep all the family entertained. The beautifully restored grounds, commissioned by Anne Lister, are wonderful to walk through and there is the tranquil…

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Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

Not until at least May 17, 2021 (step 3) Halifax’s Eureka is a fantastic day out and is highly recommended for children up to about 11. There are specific areas for the under 5’s and even a couple of special non-walker areas. The concept of the museum is that you learn through play and everything…

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Airtime Halifax

Trampoline park and soft play centre with café. Parent and toddler sessions every morning from 10am-11am, £5. Airtime Halifax, Unit 4 Calderdale Business Park. Contact 01422 247404.

Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags is a beautiful wooded valley to explore, with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart. It’s run by the National Trust and there are often fun events for the kids during school holidays. There are several marked trails (you can pick up a map in the car parks or have a look online here,…

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Ski and Snow Activities – Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre

Snowboarding, snowtubing, skiing and kids adventure play. The slope is covered in a highly advanced material called Snowflex to create a close-to-snow experience. Charlie Fastrax indoor play includes a multi-storey play area with ball pools, climbing frames, tunnels, slides and caves. Parties and taster sessions available. Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre, Bradford Old Road, Halifax….

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