School Holidays Calderdale

Easter Holidays


4-19 April 2020, 10am -6pm

**See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets**

Spring into fun this Easter holiday at Stockeld Park as they open their gates for the Easter break with a jam-packed schedule of activities that the whole family can enjoy!

As it’s Spring, the days are getting longer and the sun is (hopefully) beginning to shine, so the ice rink will transform into a Roller Skating Rink, the Buccaneer Boats are back on the beautiful lake in the heart of the Enchanted Forest and the Pedal Go Karts are back for you to enjoy!

Some special and exclusive events this Easter at Stockeld Park include the brand new Wonka’s Easter Panto show, Stockeld’s Easter Farm, Lambs in the Paddock, Hatching Chicks and not to forget the famous giant Easter Egg Hunt that will have the whole family searching the beautiful parkland for!

Along with these exciting events, Stockeld Park will also have outdoor inflatables, indoor inflatables and crafts, the Laser Adventure and you can’t forget about the magical Enchanted Forest, the Maze and the 5 large Adventure Playgrounds!

There’s endless fun to be had for all the family this Easter holiday at Stockeld Park!

Mumbler Offer: For an extra 10% off online prices quote: MUMCALDERDALE

Book tickets here stockeldpark.digitickets.co.uk/tickets    

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333


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Easter at Lotherton Hall

April 4-19, 2020. 11am-4pm.

A wild spring to make your heart sing! Enjoy Easter at Lotherton with zany zoo animals, hidden house creatures and fantastic flowery gardens. Follow the wildlife trail, take part in crazy animal crafts, try out seed planting and keep an eye out for special family days too!

Normal admission into the estate applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

  • Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB. 0113 378 2959

Anne Lister-Themed Family Drop-In

April 4, 2020. 10am-3pm.

Free family drop-in with crafty kids activities inspired by Anne Lister. You can make your own diary, decorate a top hat or have a go at making your own secret code.

  • Central Library & Archives, Halifax

 

Baking People Happy Workshops

April 2020

Classes for ages 5-11

April 8, 10-11am: Make Your Own Easter Egg

April 8, 2.30-4.30pm: Easter Cupcake Class

April 11, 9.30-11.30am: Easter Cupcake Class

  • Baking People Happy, Unit 12C, Holdsworth Road, Halifax, HX3 6SN,

Bike Courses

April 6-17, 2020

Learn to Ride

One day course starting on balance bikes. Ages 5-9. £19.98. 10am-3pm.

April 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 & 17, 2020 (Halifax Fire Station)

Bikeability Level 1

Full day National Standard Level 1 for riders who are looking to develop skills ready for a journey on the road.

Ages 7-10. £19.98. 10am-3pm.

April 9 & 16, 2020 (Halifax Fire Station)

Bikeability Levels 1 & 2

Two day National Standard Level 1 and 2. Introduction to the road, covering bike maintenance, road positioning and signalling.

Ages 9-14. Free. 9.30am-3pm.

April 6 & 7, 2020 (Todmorden Fire Station), April 14 & 15, 2020 (Illingworth Fire Station)

Bikeability Level 3

Two day National Standard Level 3. For experienced riders.

Ages 11-15. Free. 10am-3pm.

April 16-17, 2020 (Halifax Fire Station)

  • To book, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search Calderdale Council Bikability.

Board not Bored! Board Game Club

April 7 & 14, 2020

Do you love playing board games? Come along to our Board Game Club during the Easter Holidays. There will be lots of new, exciting and unusual games to try and it’s completely free!

Ages 8-14

  • Mixenden Library: Tuesdays, April 7 & 14. 1.30-3pm

No need to book, just turn up. Contact Gillian Rice on 01422 392638

Camping at Jerusalem Farm

Feel like some fresh air this Easter? Jerusalem Farm Camp Site opens on Good Friday, 2020 (April 10).

Prices are per night, £8 adult, £5 child aged 5-15 and children under 5 free. Dogs £1. Gazebo £3 extra.

Only 21 spaces available, no bookings taken.

  • Jerusalem Farm, Jerusalem Lane, HX2 6XJ.

Cannon Hall Farm – Easter on the Farm

April 4-13, 2020

Visit the Easter Bunny in his ‘grotto’ and receive a chocolate egg. You might see a live lamb birth from the roundhouse, and there is also sheep and ferret racing, tractor trailer rides, meerkat talks, milking demos and Shire horse talks, plus adventure playgrounds (including soft play) .

  • Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley. 01226 790427.

Crafts at Bagshaw Museum

April 7. 2020. 11am-3pm.

Easter bunting and crafts at Bagshaw Museum. Drop-in. £3.50 per person.

  • Bagshaw Museum, Woodlands Road, Batley, WF170AS

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts at East Riddlesden Hall, Bingley

April 10-13, 2020

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts will run between April 10-13, 2020, 9.40am-4.30pm. Trail sheets cost £2 each.

  • East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Keighley. BD20 5EL.

Easter at Eureka!

April 4-19, 2020

Destination Space!

Come on a journey to explore the latest in space exploration. You can find out about the innovative space and engineering being done right here in the UK!

  • All activities are included in the price of admission or free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders.

 

 

Easter at Ponderosa Zoo

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Visit Ponderosa for the Easter trail and try to spot all the clues around the zoo. You’ll be rewarded with your own chocolate egg at the end, meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy some fascinating keeper talks.

Regular zoo and play barn admission prices apply with the option to add on the Easter trail activity for an extra £2.


* Ponderosa Zoo & RTC, Off Smithies Lane, Heckmondwike, WF16 0PN. 01924 235 276. Easter Trail, daily from April 13-22, 2019. Meet the Easter Bunny: April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22. 

Easter at The Piece Hall

Easter events at The Piece Hall, 2020

Snakes & Ladders: April 6, 10.30am-3.30pm. Design your own snakes and ladders board game and help create large scale, outdoor courtyard games.

Decorated Chocolate Eggs: April 8, 11am & 2pm. Learn about the history of chocolate, do tasting, decorate a chocolate egg and a box to take it home in. £8 per child.

The Piece Hall Cricket Ball: April 8, 10am-6pm. The courtyard will be transformed into a cricket field for one day only, with fun zones and experts. Free.

3D Drawing with Sarah O’Boyle: April 10, 10.30am-12.30pm. Art workshop with resources such as foil, masking tape, wire, pipe cleaners, fabric, beads, clay, card and paper fasteners. Tickets available from theartworks.org.uk

Stories of Sculpture Interactive Tour: April 15, 11am & 2pm. Discover the stories behind Alice Irwin’s sculptures through an interactive walking tour around the Piece Hall and Dean Clough. Go on a journey with a mill owner, discover the conditions children worked in during the Victorian period and have a go at some of the art techniques. Free but booking essential.

People Play Artist-Led Workshop: April 17, 10.30am & 2pm. Join Alice Irwin – the artist behind ‘People Play’ – to learn what inspires her work. There will be drawing games and the chance to try print making. £3.

Easter Big Messy Event

April 11, 2020. 10-11.30am

Easter-themed messy event with crafting tables.

For children aged 6 months to 8 years.

Free snack, drink, parking and WIFI with every ticket.

  • The Little Box Company, 54 Asquith Bottom Mill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3BT. 01422 835080.

Easter Bunnies, Eggs & Baskets – Ogden Water

April 7, 2020. 10am-2.30pm.

Head to Ogden Water and make a rustic Easter Bunny out of wood  from the woodlands, and an Easter basket to collect things in on our seasonal scavenger hunt in the woods (with Easter Egg prizes).

Suitable for children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied.

There will be two sessions (10am-noon & 12.30pm-2.3-pm), but booking is essential (ticketsource.co.uk/calderdalecountryside)

£4.10 per child (£3.10 PTL)

  • Ogden Water Nature Reserve, HX2 8YA. For more info, call Chris on 0776 995 4956

Easter Bunny Fun at Shibden Hall

April 9 & 16, 2020

Join the Shibden Bunny in its search for eggs and friends hidden in Cunnery wood and grounds. The fun continues afterwards, with a sock rabbit craft!

This activity includes a woodland walk which is not suitable for prams and buggies.

Price included in the admission to the hall

  • April 9, 2020: 11am – 12pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm
    April 16, 2020: 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm

Phone 01422 352246 to book.

Easter Colouring Sheets

Fancy some Easter colouring? One of our Mumbler mums has created two lovely Easter colouring sheets for the kids to enjoy! 

There are two designs to choose from. Click here for Easter bunnies or here for a lovely Easter themed sheet.

Easter Disco – Halifax Rugby Union Club

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Calderdale Riding for the Disabled Easter Disco.

Disco, raffle prizes, cold buffet, games and more. Tickets £10 each.

  • Saturday, April 12. 7pm-midnight. Halifax Rugby Union Club, Keighley Road, HX2 8AR. For tickets, contact Gayle on 07585978597 or Ann-Marie 07989589769.

Easter Egg Hunt, The Edge Play Gym

April 8 & 9, 2020

Join an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny.

£5.5o per child, includes an Easter Egg, photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, disco, bouncy castle and play gym entry.

To book, call 01484 400447.

  • April 8, 12.30-2.30pm & April 9, 3-5pm. The Edge Play Gym, Church Lane, Brighouse.

Easter Eggspress at Royds Park Railway

April 12, 2020. 1-4pm

Steam trains running all afternoon, with a cafe serving hot and cold drinks and light bites. Free car parking. £1 per ride.

  • Royds Park Railway, New Street, Cleckheaton. BD19 5LL.

Easter Eggspress on the Kirklees Light Railway

April 10-13, 2020

Hop aboard the Kirklees Light Railway to meet the Easter Bunny aboard a steam train!

Help the bunny find his crunchy carrots and earn a chocolate treat. There will be egg and spoon races (with prizes), a bouncy castle, giant lawn games, face painting, a children’s entertainer, Easter crafts, platform rides on Toby the Tram and rides on the Clayton Flyer mini railway.

First train leaving Clayton West at 10am. Trains departing every 40 minutes. To book, call 01484 865727.

  • Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way Clayton West, Huddersfield. HD8 9XJ.

Easter Eggztravaganza -Mount Zion Heritage Chapel

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Easter Egg Hunt in the grounds of the chapel on April 13, 2019. Ticket includes an Easter-themed craft, snacks and an Easter Egg.

There will also be some special visitors: lambs, chicks, ducklings and rabbits.

£7 per child, 11am-1pm.

  • Easter Eggztravaganza, Mount Zion Heritage Chapel, Halifax. April 13. 07563 733148.

Easter Event at Ciccochino Plus Play Gym

April 12, 2020

Easter event with face painting (included in the price), an Easter egg hunt, party in the play gym, party food, a disco and the chance to meet Bing Bunny.

Under 5’s: 10am-noon. 

Open age event: 1.30-3.30pm.

  • £8 per child. Chicoccino, Church Street, West Vale.

Easter Family Fun at Beaumont Park

April 12, 2020. 12-4pm.

Fun for all the family with a dog show, fun fair, band playing on the bandstand and craft stalls. The Young Ones will meet outside the Visitors Centre at 1pm and all Young Ones members will receive a free chocolate egg.

  • Beaumont Park Road, Huddersfield. HD4 7AY.

Easter Family Fun Day

April 13, 2020, noon-7pm

Free family fun day in Brighouse with children’s outdoor activities, face painting, Easter Egg hunt, animal encounter, birds of prey flying display and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.

  • The Millers Bar, Briggate, Brighouse.

Easter Holiday Fun Fair – Greenhead Park

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Fun Fair at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield. Thursday, April 18 – Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Daily from noon – 8pm.

  • Greenhead Park, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT.

Easter Holidays at Square Chapel

Slime

April 7, 2020. 11.30am & 2.30pm

Being a slug is hard. Everyone thinks you’re disgusting. Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach. Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends. Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they’re covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music.

Things get sticky! Enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious, surreal show for 2-5 years and their families, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.

Age: 2+

Tickets £9. 45 minute running time + 15 minutes stay and play.

Little Red Riding Hood

April 9, 2020. 2.30pm.

Grandma….What big eyes you have! It’s Christmas Eve and Grandma is not feeling too well…luckily, Little Red has a basket of supplies to save the day. Just keep to the path, don’t stop to pick the flowers, don’t talk to strangers and don’t mention Grandmas whiskers! Hilarious and heartwarming, magical and musical!

Age: 3+. 60 minute running time.

Tickets: £9.

  • Square Chapel, Halifax. Box Office:01422 349422

Easter Tennis Camps

Easter sports camps at Rastrick Tennis Club:

Week 1 – April 7, 8 & 9, 2020.

Week 2 – April 14, 15 & 16, 2020.

Mini Camps: 9am-12.30pm.

Junior Camps: 9am-3.30pm.

  • Rastrick Tennis Club, Carr Green Lane, Brighouse. 07876 718968.

Family Easter Egg Trail at The Piece Hall

April 4-19. 2020

Help Woolly the Sheep find his lost chocolate eggs at The Piece Hall.

£1 per trail. Trails available from the Welcome Centre. Each completed trail will receive a chocolate treat!

  • The Piece Hall, Halifax.

Fantastical Eggs Hunt, Temple Newsam

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Find the fantastical eggs hidden around the house and farm!

The farm is open every day in April, including Mondays.

  • Temple Newsam, Leeds. LS15 0AD.

Fun on the Farm

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Farm-themed holiday activities at Siddal Children’s Centre on Wednesday, April 17.

Includes animal hide and seek, digging in the vegetable patch, face painting and a tombola.

No need to book, just turn up!

  • Fun on the Farm, Siddal School Hall. Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 1.30-3pm.

Hardcastle Crags – Easter Events

Various Easter holiday events at Hardcastle Crags in April 2020 – some drop-in, some ticketed.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts: Follow the trail through the woodland, solve the clues and claim your delicious prize at the end. £2.50 each. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. April 10-13, 2020 11am-3pm.

Den Building: April 6 & 17, 12-3pm. Free.

Pond Dipping: April 7 & 16, 12-3pm. Free.

Build a Bird Box: April 8, 12-1pm, 1.30-2.30pm. £8

Mini Raft Building: April 9, 12-3pm. Free.

The Great Big Tree Climbing Challenge: April 14, 10am-3.45pm. £20.

Have Fun With Sticks: April 14, 12-3pm. Free.

Contemplative Creativity: April 18 & 19, 10am-4.30pm. £35.

  • Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge. HX7 7AW. Phone 01422 844518/846236

 

Hebden Bridge Duck Race

April 13, 2020

Annual Duck Race in Hebden Bridge on Easter Monday with children’s rides, charity stall and live music!

Organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, around 10,000 ducks are launched into the river at the same time.

Tickets cost £1 each and are available on-line and from shops and pubs displaying the posters in Hebden Bridge.

There will also be a Business Duck race, starting before the main race at 3pm. Any organisation or individual can buy a green, red, or blue duck. £10 per duck.

  • St George’s Bridge, Hebden Bridge, 3.15-5pm.

Junior Bread Club – Easter Breads

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Learn how to bake breads on one of our popular Easter Junior Bread Clubs.

Suitable for over 5 years of age

Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult

  • Junior Bread Club: Easter Breads. LoveBread CIC, No7 Martin St, Brighouse. April 15, 2019. 10am-12.30pm. Cost: £13. Book Online at www.lovebread.org.uk/workshops

 

Kids Easter Fayre

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Fun Easter event with a tombola, face painting, Easter egg hunt, bouncy castle, Easter bonnet parade, craft stall, food, drinks and cake stalls. Fundraising for Quadrabuild.

  • Saturday, April 13. 11am-4pm. Siddal Ex-Servicemens & Social Club, Siddal Lane, HX3 9JS.

Library Workshops Age 2+

Workshops at Calderdale libraries during the Easter 2020 school holidays. Booking essential, via Ticket Source.

Fun with Hama Beads – free!

Make necklaces, keyrings, fridge magnets and more! Age 5+

  • April 6, Halifax Central Library and Archives. Four bookable slots:  10-10.30am, 10.30-11am, 11-11.30am & 11.30-12pm.

3D Printing Club – Halifax Central Library and Archives – The Lab.

Learn the basics of 3D printing and create your own 3D object. Ages 8-12. £5 (£4 PTL).

  • April 9, 2.30-3.30pm

Horrid Henry Changes History

Listen to an extract from the book then make your own Horrid Henry crafts to take home.

  • April 7, 2-3pm (King Cross Library)
  • April 8, 10.30-11.30 (Halifax Central Library and Archives)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball

Listen to an extract from the book, make duct tape crafts and play Crashapult!

Ages 8-12. £5 per child (£4 PTL)

  • April 7, 10.30-11.30am. Halifax Central Library and Archives.

3D Doodle

Explore drawing with a 3D pen!

Ages 8-12. £5 per child (£4 PTL)

April 8, 10-11.30am. Halifax Central Library & Archives

StoryTots – Lost and Found

Stories and crafts around the popular book by Oliver Jeffers.

Ages 2-4. £3 per child (£2 PTL)

  • April 14, 10.30-11.30am: Brighouse Library
  • April 14, 2-3pm: Halifax Central Library & Imaginarium
  • April 15, 10.30-11.30am: King Cross Library
  • April 15, 2-3pm: Hebden Bridge Library

 

Limelight Theatre School Easter Club

April 8 & 15, 2020

Does your little performer love to sing, dance and act?

Limelight Theatre School is running Easter Club workshops with a show at the end, on April 8 and 15, 2020.

Both days run 9am-4pm and are suitable for children from aged four.

Children need a packed lunch.

  • Limelight Theatre School Easter Club, Limelight Theatre School, Rastrick. 9am-4pm. £25 per day, booking essential. Call 07779 154126.

Magic Garden Play Cafe

April 8 & 13, 2020. 10am.

Hunt for lots of chocolate eggs, an Easter bag to colour, Easter bonnet competition, arts and crafts and more. £6 per child.

  • Magic Garden Play Cafe, Haworth Village Hall, Butt Lane, BD22 8QJ

Matt’s Gym Club – Easter Holidays

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Easter holiday club for kids aged 5-16.

Fun gymnastics-based warm ups and games, single apparatus and floor skills, trampolines, routine work and more.

Monday, April 15
Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, April 17.

9am-12pm.

  • Matt’s Gym Club, Trinity Academy High School. £16.50 per child. email: mattsgymclub@hotmail.com

MBI Shay Stadium Community Football

April 6-9 & 14-17 2020

School holiday football club at the Shay Stadium.

Ages 5-11

£13 per day. Siblings £10

9am-4pm 

To book, contact Lee Ashforth on 07834 421064

Memories of Culture – Indian Dance Workshop

April 5, 2020. 12-1pm.

Colourful taster traditional Indian dance workshop at the Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge.  Suitable for all ages and abilities .

£5.00 for adults. Children under ten are free .

  • For more information, call Birchcliffe Centre on 01422 844450

Mix It Up

Are your afternoons boring? Why not “mix it up” and do something different?

Sessions include arts, crafts, board games and more!

Ages 8+

Mixenden Library: Thursdays, 2020

  • February 6
  • March 5
  • April 2

No need to book, just turn up. Contact Gillian Rice on 01422 392638

Perk up your Outdoor Pots

April 15, 2020

Plant a pot, container or pouch with spring flowering bedding plants to take home!

Thin gloves may be needed. No dogs please.

Ages 3+ (no unaccompanied children)

£10 (£9 PTL) per container.

Sessions at 10-10.45am, 11-11.45am & 12-12.45pm.

Book via ticketsource.

  • Jungle Experience, Manor Heath.

Peter Rabbit @ Forgotten Forest

April 10 & 11, 2020. 10-11.45am
An adventure in the woods with the Peter Rabbit theme.

Children will read the Peter Rabbit story, make their own wooden rabbit and explore the woods, make dens, climb trees, make mud pies, enh chocolate and toast marshmallows around the campfire.

£5 per person – adults pay too. Babes in arms are free.

Other Forgotten Forest Easter adventures include:

  • Easter Egg Hunt on April 12, 10am
  • Jack and the Beanstalk on April 19, 9am

Booking essential: Www.bookwhen.com/forgottenforest

  • Peter Rabbit at Forgotten Forest, Forgotten Forest, Bradford Road, Brighouse.

Ravensprings Park Easter Sunday Open Day

April 12, 2020, 1.30-5pm

Ride miniature locomotives on two different tracks. Pay to come in – and ride all afternoon for free! Adults £3, children £2.

  • Ravensprings Park, Cawcliffe Road, Brighouse, HD6 2HP.

Soccer Schools

April 6-17, 2020

FA Qualified and Academy-standard coaches.

Ages 4-7 and 8+

Special two day price £31.60 (£20.90 PTL). One day price £17.50 (12.20 PTL)

9.30am-3.30pm

Todmorden Leisure Centre

Easter Holidays Week 1

  • Monday, April 6 & Tuesday, April 7 (age 4-7)
  • Wednesday, April 8 & Thursday, April 9 (age 8+)

Easter Holidays Week 2

  • Tuesday, April 14 & Wednesday, April 15 (age 4-7)
  • Thursday, April 16 & Friday, April 17 (age 8+)

To book, call 01706 839090.

Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun

April 7-8 & 14-15, 2020

Egg trails running at Bankfield Museum on each of the days listed.

Workshops cost £4 or £3 for Passport to Leisure.

  • April 7: Make an Easter-themed pom pom creation
  • April 8: Create a woven Easter egg
  • April 14: Make your own fashion model
  • April 15: Create your own moving picture

To book, visit museums.calderdale.gov.uk

Spring Lambs at The Piece Hall

April 13, 2020. 10.30am-3pm

Lovely Ryeland ewes and lambs will visit The Piece Hall Courtyard on Monday, April 22. Meet the lambs and ewes and learn how their wool is used to make cloth.

There will be a competition to name a lamb, do a sheepy trail and make your own pom pom lamb to take away.

FREE/£2 drop-in

  • The Piece Hall, Halifax.

Sunny Gym Soft Play Easter Party

Saturday, April 11, 2020. 2-4pm

Easter party with play time, party food, Easter games, activities, and Easter Egg hunt and a visit and gift from the Easter Bunny.

£8.50 per child – tickets are limited.

  • Sunny Gym Soft Play, 12 Coronation Street, Elland, HX5 0DF. 01422 372213.

Utopia Gymnastics Easter Holiday Club

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Gymnastics fun and games for members and non-members alike.

April 17-26, 2019.

£30 for one day. 8am-5pm.

  • Utopia Gymnastics, Units 1 & 2, Prince of Wales Mill, Brighouse. 01484 717428.