Free Creative Writing Workshop at the Orange Box

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Would you like the chance to get your work published on the Time Out website? Come to our workshop led by author and Time Outer Tara Guha and learn how to express yourself through creative writing.


Wed 18th Aug 2 – 4pm
Orangebox Youth Centre,1 Blackledge,Halifax HX1 1AF

To book, complete the online booking form and quote the name and date of the workshop:

Any questions? Get in touch by emailing us at:

Places still available at Park Tennis Summer Camps

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There are still a few places left at the Park Tennis Summer Camp if you still wish for your child to join!


4 -7yrs Beginners – Thursdays 1pm for 1 hour on 12th and 19th August.  Members are £4 and others £5

11 – 16yrs Beginners and Improvers – Wednesdays 1.15pm for 2 hours on 11th, 18th, 25th August and 1st September.  Members are £7 and others £9


Attendees can choose to come for one session or more.  Booking is essential:

Margaret Bottomley, the club’s Chair and Lead Coach says “The sessions that have already taken place have gone down well so far with a variety of tennis games and activities.”

Please bring drinks, snacks (optional), hat, sun cream etc

No equipment necessary these will be provided by the club

Enquiries to Margaret 07778 523867 or



Park Tennis Club Brighouse, Bute Avenue, Hove Edge, Brighouse, HD6 2JA

Mums On a Mission are here to help you

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Meet Mums On a Mission, a newly formed organisation that take the wellbeing of children and families in need very seriously.

Founded in 2018 by Ashleigh May, they proactively help and support families with young children who experience poverty and destitution in Calderdale.

Hear Ashleigh’s amazing story (BBC website)

Much of their strength derives from the lived in experiences of hardship that their members bring to the table. Their first hand experience of overcoming such difficulties, their knowledge of the system, puts them in the right place to help you.

There is much more to M.O.M.s than practical help, support and advise. MOMs regularly organise wellbeing activities for their members and the wider community, such as the Glow and Grow Boxfit sessions currently taking place at People’s park every Friday morning during the summer holidays.

If you wish to get in touch to ask for assistance, you can refer yourself or ask someone to contact them on your behalf.

Mums On A Mission Overview
Mums on a mission is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to create healthy, happy and fruitful families within our community.
We empower & nurture families, by building confidence and promoting resilience.
Our mission is to support families to break free from the vicious cycle of generational poverty.
Services provided
  • Peer Advocacy/ Family support
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Youth Intervention
  • Intergenerational Projects
For more information contact Ashleigh.
Co-Founder/Head of services HALIFAX
Office: 01422 730018 (Mon – Wed 9-5)
Tel: 07508008962

Mums On A Mission Ltd
Address: Croft Myl, West Parade, Halifax HX1 2EQ

Check out this article about the work MOMs are doing in our community by Citizens Uk: Mums on a Mission speak truth to power – Citizens UK

Support the work of MOMs by making a donation to our GoFundMe page:

Halifax Panthers Summer Activities

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You are invited to join the Halifax Panthers Family in exciting activities that cover several aspects of health, wellbeing and sports!

Some of the activities planned include Rugby, Cricket, Wheelchair Sports, Circuits, Team building exercises, Health & Nutrition workshops and much more.

Children in receipt of free school meals will be offered a hot meal on the day.

Sessions available on:

Shay Stadium: 9, 10, 11, 12 August 10am – 1pm
30, 31 August, 1, 2 September 10am – 1pm
Calderdale College: 16, 17, 18, 19 August 11am  – 2pm
King Cross Park RL Club: 23, 24, 25, 26 August 10am – 1pm

For more information and to book, please contact Chris Mitchell:
t: 07947 827 627

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Time Out Free Kids Summer Activities

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Did someone say FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES? 😁
Time Out are bringing a summer schedule for children and young people 9+ in Calderdale, with sessions on art, boxing and creative writing.
Booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
All activities except from boxing sessions are happening at Calderdale Young People’s Service Orange Box – Halifax.
To book for the creative activities, but not for boxing, please use the link below:…
For the boxing sessions, book directly with Josie at the Northern Powerhouse Boxing Academy
You can text Josie on 07989 538044 for a booking form or email
Any questions? Contact out more about other free activities happening across Calderdale on our website:

Join the fun this summer and enjoy a Healthy Holiday!

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If your child is eligible for free school meals through qualifying benefits, they may be able to access a fully funded holiday place during the school holidays this summer.

Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme provides enriching activities, delicious nutritious meals and a chance for young people to meet new friends in a safe & fun environment, during the school holidays!

Please discuss needs of your child with providers.


  • TAGS Summer Camps (Elland)
  • Tumble TAGS Summer Camps
  • The Brooksbank School Summer Camp

and many more!

For the full, continuously updated list of activities, click here: Calderdale Healthy Holidays

Extra sessions for children at Summer Tennis Camps

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Park Tennis Club (Bute Avenue, Hove Edge HD6 2JA) have now added more coaching sessions to their extensive summer camps, so there are more places available, especially for 4 – 7 years children.  Rackets are provided by the club.

Places are filling fast so if you would like your children to try tennis, this is a wonderful opportunity. Fun activities and games organised by fully accredited LTA Coaches.  Please see the poster for further details.



If schedule doesn’t display, download it here


Booking essential

Numbers are strictly limited and places are allocated on a first come first served basis

Please book online on



Please bring drinks, snacks (optional), hat, sun cream etc

No equipment necessary 

Enquiries to Margaret 07778 523867


Park Tennis Club Brighouse, Bute Avenue, Hove Edge, Brighouse, HD6 2JA

TAGS Summer Camps in Ryburn

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“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to use it.”

5 Days of amazing sport, FUN with friends, the chance to be scouted by top clubs, chance to win nationally recognised medals all on your doorstep – don’t miss out!

On Camp, 9:30am until 3:30pm each day.

Free Healthy Holiday places only applies if your child(ren) are between 5 – 11 years old.

Nutritional meal & Snack provided.

Head Coach: Bryan Brooks (Harrogate Town AFC, Halifax Town FC, Guiseley AFC).

Sport Coached by and/or pathways linked to
Football Bradford City AFC & Women
Football Premier League Academy
Rugby Sam Allan (England U16, U17 & U18 Player)
Cricket Elland CC
Gymnastics Lucie Stott
Karate Halifax Sport Karate
Judo Judo Excellence
Football Callum Bromley Ex Bradford City & Halifax Town

Premier League Academy, Great Britain England Martial Artists, Bradford City, Bradford City Women, and ex England Rugby International Sam Allan are coming to Halifax this Summer to scout for the next wave of future talent! Whether you are a beginner or well into your sport, come and showcase your skills and maybe get scouted (tagged) and start your sporting journey.

With such a talented array of coaches TAGS certainly offers a broad programme of high-quality coaching and opportunities to progress into sports specific pathways.

With all highly qualified staff DBS checked, safeguarding and 1st Aid trained children get the chance to have fun and flourish in this high-quality environment.

Park Tennis Summer Camps spaces filling up fast

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Places are filling up fast for the Summer Tennis Camp 2021 for the children and teenage groups.

There are still some spaces remaining so if you’re interested, book now to avoid disappointment.

Fun activities and games for 6 to 11 years old

Organised by fully accredited LTA Coaches



Booking essential

Numbers are strictly limited and places are allocated on a first come first served basis

Please book online on


Children sessions with spaces still free: 4 August, 25 August, 1 September

All other dates are full

£12 per session for non-members

£10 per session for members

Children can be dropped from 8.45am and collected up to 12.30pm at no extra charge




Tennis is, without doubt, good for the mind and body

Playing tennis regularly has many physical and psychological health benefits associated with it
These benefits are particularly important for teens’ physical, emotional and mental development

This is an excellent course for beginners and improvers, running on Wednesdays 13:15 – 15:15


£9.00 per session for non-members

£7.00 per session for members


Places are available on the following dates: 28 July, 4 August , 11 August, 18 August,

25 August, 1 September


Please bring drinks, snacks (optional), hat, sun cream etc

No equipment necessary 

Enquiries to Margaret 07778 523867


Park Tennis Club Brighouse, Bute Avenue, Hove Edge, Brighouse, HD6 2JA

Roller Skating back at the YMCA!

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Roller Skating is back and running at the YMCA, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, times are posted on the YMCA website.

Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance. Tickets are £5 per session and include skate hire. There is no booking fee and you can book online.

The Halifax YMCA
The Marlborough Hall
13 Crossley Street
Halifax HX1 1UG

Tel: 01422 353626 (10am till 5pm Mon-Fri / 10am till 12noon Sat)