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 you can find even more information here, including Halloween parties and events, pumpkin picking and carving and autumnal crafting.

Have a great holiday!

26th October – 3rd November 2019,  10.30am – 8.30pm

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

There’s loads of spooky fun to be had when Halloween arrives at Stockeld Park this October half term!

It’s a magical playground full of activities to provide you with tonnes of Halloween themed, spooky family entertainment! There will even be prizes for Halloween fancy dress and plenty of opportunity to dance, scream and sing-a-long!

Special Halloween events include:

  • The Monster Mash Show – mini panto!
  • NEW for 2019: Pumpkin Picking! FREE pumpkin for every paying child when tickets are booked before 26th October!
  • Real Witches in the Enchanted Forest!
  • Ghouls in the Maze
  • Halloween Catwalk!

All of these amazing events are included for FREE with your Forest and Maze passes!Later on as dusk sets in, Stockeld Park turns to Stockeld Dark from 6pm – 10pm! 3 events for the slightly older children and parents including:

  • Ice Disco with DJ Bloodbath!
  •  The Haunted Farmhouse!
  •  Zombie Laser tag!

As if that wasn’t already enough excitement, the famous Stockeld Park winter illuminations will be lighting up the Forest and Maze for Halloween too!

AND…Mumblers get 10% discount off the price of pre-booked Halloween Adventure Forest and Maze tickets using the code MUMCALDERDALE (excludes Sunday 3rd November – Fireworks).  BOOK HERE.

Sunday 3rd November see Stockeld Park host is BIGGEST Firework Spectacular yet! This event is included FREE with Forest and Maze tickets! Live entertainment with a band and Fire Breathers starts at 4:30pm. Fireworks at 5:30pm!

The Adventure Park, Stockeld Park, Wetherby, LS22 4AN.

01937 586333


The monsters are coming for a Halloween party! Help get everything ready for them by making fizzing oozy drinks, spider and green snot slime and calling the monsters when it’s time for tea. You can taste Goblin juice, make shrunken heads and have a wonderfully spooky time!

  • Sunday, November 3, 2019. 1-2pm. Forgotten Forest, Brighouse.

07708 398548

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3D Doodle

Try drawing with a 3D pen!

Ages 8-12, £5 per child (£4 PTL). Book via

  • Brighouse Library, October 31, 2019. 2-3pm


Bike riding courses held at Halifax Fire Station.

Learn to ride (one day): October 29 & 30, 2019 10am-3pm. £19.98. Ages 5-9

Level 1: November 1, 2019. 10am-3pm. £19.98. Ages 7-10

Level 1 & 2 (two days): October 28 & 29, 2019. 9.30am-3.30pm. Free. Ages 9-14.

Level 3 (two days): October 31 & November 1, 2019. 10am-3pm. Free. Ages 11-15.

  • Book via



Children’s Centre Events

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

Centre Vale Park, Todmorden: Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 1.30-3pm. 01706 399970.

The outback at Jubilee Children’s Centre, Lightowler Road, Halifax: Thursday, October 31, 2019. 1.30-3pm. 01422 342552.

Boothtown Children’s Centre, Rawson Street North, Halifax: Tuesday, October 29, 2019. 1.30-3pm. 01422 250365.

Fungus Foray at Jerusalem Farm

Learn about the fascinating world of fungi and make a fungus mask then enjoy a fungus foray short walk through the words.

Bring a phone or camera to take photos of your finds!

No dogs.

£4 (£3 PTL)

  • November 1, 2019. 10am. Jerusalem Farm, HX2 6XB.

Halloween Mum’s Team Walk

Halloween themed friendly walk and chat around Wellholme Park.

Meet at Wellholme Children’s Centre at 9.15am prompt for a 9.30am departure, then back t othe children’s centre for brew and treats in the play room.

Fancy dress and donations of Halloween treats for afterwards completely optional!

  • Mum’s Team Halloween Walk. Friday, November 1, 2019. 9.15am. For more information, visit the FB page.

Halloween Rollerskating Party @ Halifax YMCA

Rock Halloween on wheels at Halifax YMCA’s Spooktacular Halloween Party. There are two parties to choose from; Friday, October 25, or Saturday, October 26, 2019. Both 6-8pm. Tickets cost £5 and include pizza or a hotdog, a spooky bun and a drink. Fancy dress optional, prizes for the best costumes.

  • Halifax YMCA, Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2019. 6-8pm. Tickets, YMCA office or any family skate session.

Hardcastle Crags – 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4

Use what you find in nature for these exciting workshops at Hardcastle Crags in October 2019.

Create a leaf lantern: Monday, October 28. Noon-3pm.

A New Leaf – woodland walk with storytelling and song, from Brian Acton: Tuesday, October 29. 12.30-2pm.

Help the rangers: Wednesday, October 30. Noon-3pm.

Mini Broomstick Making: Thursday, October 31. Noon-3pm.

Leaf Labyrinth Wild Art: Friday, November 1. Noon-3pm.

  • Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge. HX7 7AW. 01422 841020. The workshops are free, but parking charges apply.


Hocus Pocus – Eureka!

Grab your cloaks, wands and broomsticks; witches and wizards have flown into Eureka and are holding an official Halloween recruitment drive!

Budding Harry Potters and Mildred Hubbles will be put through their paces, with a series of tasks and tests to complete before pledging allegiance.

Spooky fancy dress encouraged!

Activities included in the price of admission and free to annual pass holders.

  • Eureka, Discovery Road, Halifax. October 19 – November 3, 2019, 9.30am-5pm and 10am-5pm on weekends and October half term.

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.

Family audience. Tickets £13.75

  • October 20, 2019. 2pm. Green Room Bar, Victoria Theatre.

Lower Valley Children’s Centre Halloween Party

Free spooky disco party for children aged 0-5 (and older siblings up to aged 8).

Booking essential, call 01484 386621. Come in fancy dress and enjoy a children’s buffet and refreshments.

  • Tuesday, October 29 2019. 3-5pm. The Space Community Centre, Burnsall Road, Rastrick, Brighouse, HD6 3JT.

Shay Stadium Community Football

School Holiday football club at the Shay Stadium, Halifax.

Monday, October 28  – Friday, November 1, 2019.

Thursday, January 3  – Friday, January 4, 2020.

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


Pumpkin Carving at Halifax Borough Market

Come and carve your own pumpkin with our expert carvers, and take it home afterwards.

There will be spooky market stalls, a Halloween trail through the market and you can come in fancy dress!

  • Pumpkin Carving, October 30, 2019. 10am-4pm. Tickets £3 or two for £5, available from Baby Bunting or

Roving Spacecraft

Make a spacecraft that moves around the room, using low and high tech tools. You will learn how to add a motor to give movement to everyday objects.

Ages 7+. £5 per child (£4 PTL).  Book via

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 10-11.30am. Halifax Central Library and Archives.

Soccer Schools

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

Todmorden Sports Centre: October 28 and 29, 2019 (ages 4-7), October 31 and November 1, 2019 (Ages 8+).

  • 9.30am-3.30pm. Call 01706 839090.

Sparks – Bankfield Museum

Head along to Bankfield Museum during October 2020 for some spooktacular fun!

October 27: Listen to some spooky stories and make your own Halloween-themed shadow puppet theatre and puppets

October 28: Play spooky games and make a spooky potion

October 29: Join in with a spooky trail around the museum and make a spooky mask.

  • 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. Included in the entrance price to the hall. Ages 4-12.

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

StoryTots – Dear Zoo

Stories and crafts celebrating the Rod Campbell classic, Dear Zoo.

Ages 2-4. £3 per child (£2 PTL).

Halifax Central Library:  Tuesday, October 29, 2019. 2-3pm.

King Cross Library: Thursday, October 31, 2019. 2-3pm.

Sowerby Bridge Library: Friday, November 1, 2019. 10.30-11.30am.

Book via Ticket Source.