School Holidays Calderdale

October Half Term

There’s so much happening in Halifax and Calderdale over October half term!

You’ll find most events listed below, and there are separate pages on pumpkin picking and Halloween parties and events.

Have a great holiday!

3D Printing Club

Learn the basics of 3D printing and create a three-dimensional object to take home!

Ages 8-12. £5 per child (£4 PTL)

Halifax Central Library & Archives

  • Thursday, November 1. 2-3pm. To book, visit

Art at Jerusalem Farm

Create some artwork using natural materials!

Ages 5+. £3.90 (£2.90 PTL). No dogs.

  • Friday, November 2. 10am. Jerusalem Farm. No booking required.

Bikeability – Easter 2019

Bike riding courses held at Halifax Fire Station.

Level 1: April 18 & 26. 10am-3pm. £18.50. Ages 7-10

Level 1 & 2: April 15 & 16. 9.30am-3.30pm. Free. Ages 9-14.

Level 3: April 15 & 26. 10am-3pm. Free. Ages 11-15.



Board not Bored – Oct/Nov 2018

FREE fun for board games fans with new, exciting and unusual games to try.

Ages 8-14

Todmorden Library: Monday, October 29. 11am-noon

Mixenden Library: Tuesday, October 30. 2.30pm-3.30pm

Beechwood Road Library: Thursday, November 1. 3.30pm-5pm.

No need to book.

Children’s Centre Events – Oct/Nov 2018

Free holiday events with lots of games and activities. No need to book!

Centre Vale Park, Todmorden: Tuesday, October 30. 1.30-3pm

The outback at Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road, Halifax: Wednesday, October 31. 1.30-3pm

Boothtown Children’s Centre, Rawson Street North, Halifax: Thursday, November 1. 1.30-3pm.

Dog Friendly Cinema – Hardcastle Crags

Take your pooch along to two dog-friendly screenings at Hardcastle Crags!

11.30am – Fantastic Mr Fox

3pm – Isle of Dogs

  • Call 01422 841020 for details.

Fire Starting & Marshmallow Toast – Ogden Water

Toast delicious marshmallows and learn about fire safety and how to make a good camp fire.

Age 7+ (no unaccompanied children). £3.90 (£2.90 PTL)

  • Saturday, November 3. 1.30pm. Ogden Water. To book, visit

Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

A devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages at the Victoria Theatre.

Age 6+. Tickets £13.75 for children and £11.75 for adults.

  • October 27. 2pm. Green Room Bar, Victoria Theatre.

MBI Shay Stadium Community Football

School Holiday football club at the MBi Shay Stadium, Halifax.

Monday, October 29  – Friday, November 2.

Wednesday, January 2  – Friday, January 4.

  • Ages 5-11. £13 per day and £10 for siblings. Contact Lee Ashworth on 07834 421064.


Soccer Schools 2018

Soccer schools with FA qualified coaches. For ages 4-7 and 8+

Todmorden Sports Centre: October 29 and 30 (ages 4-7), November 1 and 2 (Ages 8+)

  • 9.30am-3.30pm. Call 01706 839090.

Sparks – Bankfield Museum

Head along to Bankfield Museum during October 2019 for some spooktacular fun!

October 29: Listen to some spooky stories and make a lunch bag monster

October 30: Play spooky games and create your own skeleton from the Day of the Dead.

  • Booking essential via Sessions at 11am-12pm, 1-2pm and 2-3pm. £4 per child (£3 PTL)

Spooky Shibden

A spooky trail around Shibden Hall with a craft afterwards.

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019. 11am-12pm, 1-2pm and 2-3pm. Call 01422 352246 to book.

Woodland Wildlife Discovery Toddle

A free event in Boggart Wood, Ogden Water. Make a leaf hat, hunt for mini beasts and do some bark rubbing before sitting around a fire pit and enjoying fruit kebabs with chocolate sauce.

For children from walking to five years.

  • Ogden Water, Wednesday, October 31. 10am & 12.30pm. To book, visit

XS Sport Activity Days

Lots of exciting activities to help children stay healthy and try some new things.

Ages 8-15.

North Bridge Leisure Centre: Monday, October 29 – Friday, November 2.

Registration from 8-9am, activities from 9.30am-5pm.

  • Call North Bridge Leisure Centre on 01422 341527.