It’s always nice to save a few pennies, but especially so during the school holidays! Here are our picks for May Half Term events that won’t cost you a thing, ideas for under a fiver and children’s meal deals.
Hardcastle Crags Events
Brighouse 1940’s Weekend
Sure Start: Vehicles & Transport Activity Day
The Piece Hall in Lego DROP-IN SESSION
Birds of Prey at Westgate Arcade
Board Not Bored!
Footgolf for Dad and Child
See, Hear, Think at The National Science and Media Museum
Gnome Trail at Kirkstall Abbey
Do you have a Eureka! membership? Check out their Superhero Tales event. It’s free with an annual pass!
Don’t forget, you can get discounts on many events and attractions with a Passport to Leisure Card. Read about the eligibility criteria here.
Getting Arty in Wade Wood – £3.90 per child
Make a Kite in Centre Vale Park – £3.90 per kite
Where the While Things Are – £3 per child
YMCA Halifax Half Term Skating School – £5 per child
Sparks Workshops at Bankfield Museum – £3.50 per child
Climb Wainhouse Tower – £2.50 per child
Todmorden Carnival – £3 per child
There are plenty of free ways to enjoy the fresh air – if you can resist treating everyone to ice creams!
Jerusalem Farm is gorgeous for picnics and paddling (there is a list of other places to paddle here), Ogden Water is lovely for a stroll, Hardcastle Crags and Judy Woods are favourites too.
Try a new park – there is a list of large ones here – and you can find smaller, council maintained playgrounds ones here.
If you want to go further afield, the Room on the Broom Trail in Anglers Country Park, Wakefield, is excellent, and there are more walks and parks on this list.
If we end up with bad weather or you just fancy a day in, there are plenty of free and cheap ways to entertain the kids, such as:
Fun Science Experiments
Calming Cloud Dough
Sensory Play Splat Mat
Fun with Flowers
Kids Eat for £1 at the Armytage Arms, Brighouse, if you download the app (Monday to Friday, between 3pm and 7pm, with the purchase of every 1 adult main meal)
Beefeater, Broad Street Plaza, is offering kids a free breakfast (when one adult purchases a full Premier Inn Breakfast)
Kids eat for £1 at Toby Carvery until June 2. Up to two children can eat for £1 for every adult main meal or breakfast purchased.
Don’t forget to keep checking our May Half Term page for updates, and visit our Calderdale Mumbler News Page on Facebook for regular information about what’s happening locally.
Have a great half term!
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