Open Day and Garden Party at ROKT and Millers Bar

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Climb ROKTFACE, (Millroyd St., Brighouse HD6 1EY) the UK’s highest man-made climbing wall, for just £10 (that’s half price!) on Saturday 11 August then join the FREE summer garden party at Millers Bar where there will be live acoustic music through the day, Prosecco, Pimms, picnics and much more, perfect for all the family to enjoy!

Whether it’s climbing or spectating from the Millers newly refurbished canal-side beer garden, families and friends to enjoy the ROKT experience!

Charity Jigsaw Festival at St. Martin’s Church

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The first Brighouse Charity Jigsaw Festival was held in 2012. Since then some 3,000 people have visited the Festivals and purchased over 2,750 jigsaws, some making round trips of over 100 miles. The Festival is a topic of conversation around the town for weeks afterwards and is now an established annual event in the local calendar with 2018 bringing the seventh annual Festival.

This year the festival will be held on Friday 24 August – Monday 27 August, 10:00am-5:00pm (except Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm)

There will be over 1,000 made-up and boxed jigsaws, including:

  • children’s puzzles;
  • traditional scenes;
  • double-sided;
  • murder mystery;
  • crossword;
  • impossipuzzles;
  • mirror image;
  • wasgij;
  • XL pieces; and
  • 3D.

Approximately 200 assembled and upto 200 boxed jigsaws will be displayed at any one time. As soon as an assembled puzzle is sold, another will replace it.

Admission to the Festival is £2 for adults with accompanied children free. The entry programme includes £1 voucher towards the purchase of a jigsaw at the Festival. It has to be seen to be believed!

There will also be:

  • a golden jigsaw competition paying cash prizes;
  • tombola;
  • a luxury raffle; and
  • craft stalls.

Delicious food will be available: morning coffee, Yorkshire breakfast, lunch and traditional afternoon teas.

For more details, visit: Charity Jigsaw Festival.


Fun Swims for Ages 14 and Under

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Have fun in the pool!

These are wild and wacky sessions with giant floats.

On some occasions there will be Giant Inflatables set up for use by over 8’s (at Sowerby Bridge Pool only, the diving boards are available at Halifax Pool during this time) .

Adults must accompany children under 8 years into the pool. No adults unless accompanying children at this time.

Check out when the sessions are being held at;

Brighouse Summer Artisan Market

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Brighouse’s ever popular food and craft markets have a new look for 2018!

The next of the new Artisan Markets will be on Sunday 19 August 2018 with dozens of stalls featuring locally made food and crafts exhibited by Yorkshire producers and businesses.

There’ll be around 60 stalls across the town centre on Sunday – with a particular focus on amazing food. From regular favourites like Love Bread, Temujin and Luddenden Valley Wines to new additions Gintopia, Linley Hog Roast and The Candied Peel Cake Co.

The Markets are run by the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI), a voluntary group made up of the town’s retailers and businesses, who give up their time and energy to develop, organise and manage the events.


Summer Camps at Park Tennis Club

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Want to keep the children active and safe and off their iPads during the summer holiday? These sessions are for you! Park Tennis Club is offering lots of tennis and other sports activities to ensure they will be kept busy!

There are a variety of different sessions which allow you flexibility to choose what suits you and your child.

Fun games organised by fully accredited LTA Coaches on;

  • Wednesday 25 July
  • Thursday 9 August
  • Wednesday 15 August
  • Thursday 16 August
  • Monday 20 August
  • Tuesday 21 August
  • Wednesday 22 August
  • Monday 27 August
  • Tuesday 28 August
  • Wednesday 29 August

Booking is essential – the booking form can be downloaded here as PDF or Word DOC.

Enquiries to or 07778 523867

Storytots – The Tiger Who Came to Tea

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There is a Storytots session inspired by the well-loved book ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr at Brighouse Library on Monday 23 July, 10:30am-11:30am.

You will listen to the story and make your own tiger-themed crafts. You will even get to play the brilliant game, Pin the Tail on the Tiger!

This activity is suitable for children aged 2-4 All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Places are limited so tickets should be booked through Ticketsource.

Have Your Say! Brighouse Ward Forum – Wednesday 11 July 2018

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Open to anyone who lives, works and learns in Calderdale, ward forums are a way to get involved in your local area.

Do you want to have your say about local issues that are important to you?

Comment on areas such as schools, roads, street cleaning and anything else that concerns you directly to your local councillor and senior council staff?

Get feedback on what difference your input has made.  Attend your local ward forum and give us your views!

Wednesday 11 July 2018 – 6:30pm arrival for 7:00pm start.
Mulberry Suite, Brighouse 6th Form College, Parsonage Lane, HD6 1AY.

For more information on ward forum meeting see Lower Valley Forum

Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers Open Day

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On Sunday 8 July Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers will be holding an Open Day.

  • 2 tracks running lots of trains at Ravensprings Park (HD6 2HP)
  • Gates open at 1:30pm and close at 5:00pm 
  • Teas, coffee, cakes and ice cream available
  • Pay once at gate (prices held again!)

Adults £3, children £2, concessions £2
Ride for free all afternoon.Please note cash only sorry no credit or debit cards accepted.

Brighouse Festival of Brass

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Starting on Saturday 30 June, 7:15pmwith a Gala Concert at St. Martin’s Parish Church , featuring Clifton & Lightcliffe band. Tickets are FREE and available from Kirklees Music, Brighouse 01484 722855

Followed by Sunday 1 July, 12:30pm with the March & Hymn Tune Contest, Youth to Championship Sections. Town Hall Square, Brighouse.

For more details please email:


Have Your Say on Elland Station Plans!

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Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on plans for the proposed new rail station in Elland.

Have your say online about the planned station that will improve connections to and from the Calderdale town, and provide opportunities for people to park and ride.

Funded through the Combined Authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, the scheme is forecast to support existing local businesses and attracting new ones, generating economic growth and jobs for Elland. The scheme will also provide better access to Elland town centre and through improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

You can use the Combined Authority’s Your Voice engagement website to have your say online and there will also be a series of a drop-in events where representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council will be available to answer questions.

Events are being held at:

  • Thursday 28 June from 12pm – 6pm at Elland Southgate Methodist Church, HX5 0JL
  • Wednesday 4 July from 12pm – 6pm at Brighouse Civic Centre, HD6 1RW
  • Saturday 7 July from 10am – 2pm at Elland Southgate Methodist Church, HX5 0JL
  • Monday 16 July from 12pm – 6pm at Halifax Town Hall, HX1 1UJ