Easter Bunny Fun at Shibden Hall – Ages 3 to 6

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The Shibden Bunny is in search of eggs hidden in Cunnery Wood and grounds. Go along and make a felt Easter egg (this activity includes a woodland walk which is unsuitable for prams and buggies).

Thursday 31 March and Thursday 7 April – 11am to 12, 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm

Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and booking is essential – To book a place please call 01422 352246

Sparks! Easter Holiday Fun at Bankfield Museum

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Get creative this Easter Holiday and make a robot, alien egg and more an Bankfield Museum from 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 29 March – Create your own alien egg.
  • Wednesday 30 March – Make a robot.
  • Tuesday 5 April – Create your own time travel accessory.
  • Wednesday 6 April – Make a time travel themed porthole.

Tickets cost £3.50 per child or £2.50 for Passport to Leisure holders and must be booked online here

For ages 4 to 12 – Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer

Story time at Elland & Brighouse Libraries – Skellig

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What is that strange human-like creature living in the garage? Come and listen to an excerpt of this fantastic book by David Almond and find out more. You will also make Skellig’s favourite food.

  • Wednesday 30 March – 10.30am to 11.30am at Elland Library
  • Tuesday 5 April – 2pm to 3pm at Brighouse Library

Suitable for ages 5 to 8 All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Tickets cost £3 per child or £2 for Passport to Leisure card holders and must be purchased in advance online here.

For more information please contact Shelley Bullas on 01422 392638.

Parent Carers Support Grants available

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The Council, the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and other partners are working to improve children and young people’s emotional wellbeing.

In Calderdale, when we talk about emotional wellbeing, we usually include:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Social wellbeing

The aim is to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people by making sure they have support from their parents and carers.

This scheme will give one-off cash grants to organisations working with or for parents, including public sector agencies, schools and voluntary organisations. This money will be used to strengthen or start up any projects that support parents and carers in a way that helps their children’s emotional wellbeing.

Any public sector, schools or voluntary organisation can apply for anything from £5,000 to £20,000 and a Grants Panel made up of people from the Council and from the Emotional Wellbeing Taskforce, which includes representatives from health, schools and other partners will decide who gets a grant.

If you are interested in applying for one of these grants, please read the supporting documents below for further information and complete the application form before returning it to: Naomi Whenham at

Supporting documents – Please read before submitting your application

Deadline for applications is Friday 29 April 2016 and you will be informed of a decision in the week commencing Monday 23 May 2016.

Easter Egg Hunt at Shibden Park

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Treat your family this Easter and enjoy yourself at Shibden Park with an Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday
At Shibden Park, Godley Lane, Halifax HX3 6XG

Entry forms available at the Boat House from 10am to 5pm and entry costs just £1 per person.

Everyone’s a winner so be sure to go along and get involved.

Laurel & Hardy Film Night at Rex Cinema

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Head down to Rex Cinema for a Laurel & Hardy Film Night this weekend featuring the titles Flying Deuces, Bacon Grabbers, Them Thar Hills and Tit for Tat.

Saturday 19 March 2016 – From 7.30pm
At The Rex Cinema, Coronation Street, Elland, HX5 0DF

Tickets cost £5 for everyone and are on sale now to callers only (during cinema opening hours).

There may be a few tickets available on the night.

Complete a survey for a chance to win a £50 M&S Voucher

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This is your opportunity to contribute to the biggest single report on what it is like to live as a family of a child with disabilities or additional needs in Calderdale in 2015.

When the survey closes Calderdale Parents and Carers will compile a detailed report which will:

  • Help to shape the way services are provided and influence local priorities
  • Be presented to senior managers and commissioners in Calderdale
  • Provide information to influence policy and approach

All feedback will be anonymous and your contact details will not be shared.

There will also be a drop in session on Tuesday 15 March from 1pm to 3pm at the Calderdale Parents and Carers office on Hanson Lane, where staff from the Advocacy service will be on hand to help you.

Alternatively you can schedule a telephone session with Amanda Rorrison by calling 01422 343090 or emailing

Each completed survey will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 4 Marks and Spencers vouchers worth £50 – Click here to complete the survey online