Young People

People Who Help Us Storytime Session 10 June at King Cross Library

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There will be a FREE story time session for under 5s led by various people working in the emergency services who will be reading Emergency’ by Margaret Mayo & Alex Aylif on Monday 10 June, 3:30pm-4:30pm at King Cross library, HX1 3BG

Men as Parents (1st – 15th June 2019) is a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping men in Calderdale to be the best parents/carers they can be. Find out more here…

Pyjamarama 2019 #menasparents

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Just wake up, roll out of bed, and join us for 4 magical events in pyjamas!

  • Monday 3 June – 5.30pm – 6.15pm at King Cross library, HX1 3BG
  • Tuesday 4th June – 5.30pm – 6.15pm at Halifax Central Library, HX1 1QG
  • Thursday 6th June – 5.30pm – 6.15pm at Hebden Bridge Library, HX78EP
  • Saturday 8th June – 10am-12 noon at Halifax Central Library, HX1 1QG

£2 per child or FREE for Passport to Leisure holders

From June 3 – 8 we’ll be celebrating Book Trust’s Pyjamarama, a new campaign to help all children experience the joy and wonder of bedtime stories. Calderdale Libraries will be taking part with its very own pyjama parties, full of fun story-time activities for 0-5s.

Children who attend receive a FREE copy of the picture book Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt – a fantastic story to share together at home. So pop on your favourite PJs, onesie or comfy outfit and bring your little ones along.

Tickets must be purchased in advance from Please note, a small booking fee will apply. For more information please contact Hannah Nutting 01422 392638.

Men as Parents (1st – 15th June 2019) is a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping men in Calderdale to be the best parents/carers they can be. Find out more here…

Teaching Your Child to Learn to Ride a Bike

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A fun and FREE session aimed at teaching your child to ride a bike. Starting on balance bikes then pedal bikes. Also covers buying a bike and bike maintenance.

On Saturday 1 June, 10:00am-12:00pm at King Cross Fire Station, Spring Edge, Halifax HX1 3JF

Bikes and helmets available or bring your child’s bike.

Click here to register 

Men as Parents (1st – 15th June 2019) is a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping men in Calderdale to be the best parents/carers they can be. Find out more here…

New App – 50 Things to do Before You’re 5!

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NHP Children’s Centres are excited to let you all know about the new 50 things to do before your 5 app that Calderdale Council have developed in conjunction with the Children’s Centres and lots of other local partners.

It gives you 50 different, low cost and no cost activities that you can do with children aged under 5. There are lots of ideas for resources and children’s learning and it gives examples of where you can do the activities in Calderdale. You can download it from your app store today.

All the NHP Children’s Centres will be delivering 50 things to do before your 5 activities in the stay and play sessions this week and staff in these sessions will be able to show you how to download the app.

Why not pop along to one of the Centres groups this week and join in the fun and download the app.

Walk to School Week 20-24 May 2019

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Living Streets has created the greatest national Walk to School celebration where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.

Each year a new five-day walking challenge is developed aimed at primary schools – the perfect activity to take part in during Walk to School Week.

This year, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Living Streets, the challenge will get to the heart of walking and how it can benefit the whole community as well as improve individual wellbeing.

This Year’s Theme and Activity

Living Streets will take pupils on a special walking journey re-tracing the steps of their greatest achievements over the course of the last 90 years.

The classrooms packs and activities are built to make the pupils feel empowered to change their walking environment for the better: they’ll experience first hand the importance of walking to school.

Through the fun wall charts and stickers, children will work collaboratively to transform an unwelcoming and cluttered walking environment into the most walkable street imaginable.

For more information go to

Adventure World Play Gym in School Holidays

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There will be a FREE Play Gym on Tuesday 28 May, 10:00am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-3:00pm at Adventure World, 2 James Street, Elland HX5 0HB.

This event is suitable for children up to 9 years old and there will be a buffet provided.

For more information and to book a place, call Field Lane Children’s Centre on 01484 386621 by Thursday 23 May.

Men as Parents Fortnight 1-15 June

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Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership are delighted to be supporting Men as Parents – a whole fortnight of experiences aimed at helping men in Calderdale to be the best parents/carers they can be. To help inspire dads, granddad’s, step-dads, uncles, male carers and dads-to-be to take up the challenges they face in bringing up and supporting children aged Under 5 – Men as Parents fortnight (1st to 15th June) offers a range of activities and information, all tailored to men, their families and children.

The programme of activities can be downloaded here.

For more details on Men as Parents fortnight please visit

The men as Parents campaign also coincides with National Children’s Day on 1st June and Men’s Health Week (10th- 16th June).

Moon Mission at Eureka! 25 May – 2 June

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Celebrate 50 years since humans first landed on the moon by seeing a NEW space show and take part in astronaut training in a human gyroscope this May Half-Term.

Take one small step to Eureka! this half term to celebrate 50 years since the Moon Landing.

This May Half-Term Eureka! will be launching a brand new space show and inviting budding space explorers to take part in astronaut training including a human gyroscope.

On every day from Saturday 25 May through to Sunday 2 June.

Looking for half-term adventures?

Join the new Moon Mission show, exploring how people first landed on the moon back in 1969 and what a remarkable achievement this was in the days when spacecraft had far less computing power than today’s average mobile phone. Find out what it was like to be on the moon, what we left up there, when we might go back and how the moon might be involved in deep space exploration in the future!
There will also be opening a brand new interactive tech exhibition – don’t miss Digital Dimensions. It’s on the ground floor of the Spark gallery until November.


  • Budding astronauts can find out how they’d cope in zero gravity by being spun in a human gyroscope!
  • Test yourselves in a series of astro-training challenges in our galleries…
  • Stop by to see the Eureka! Space Explorer to see some genuine space artifacts and learn all about them.

Eureka! Moon Mission activities are included in standard admission, or free to annual pass holders.

XS Leisure Activity Days Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 May 2019

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XS provides a wide range of exciting activities to help children stay healthy. Try out some new sporting activities, play and help improve their skills. Each day offers a variety of the activities as shown below.

  • Registration from 8:00am-9:00am
  • Activities from 9.30am-5:00pm
  • Pick up between 5.00pm-6.00pm (or earlier if arranged)

Over the school holidays the sessions will run from Tuesday 28 May – Friday 31 May (4 day week)


Costs: £22.50 a day & £77.50 for a 4 day week

(Passport to Leisure £17.25 a day & £59.20 a week).

Numbers are limited, so in order to secure a place, booking is essential. To book a place, complete the PDF iconXS booking form (one for each child) and take it to one of our leisure facilities. A member of staff will be happy to help you. You will need to pay at time of booking.

Activities include:

  • Roller Blading / Inline Skating – Discover a new lifestyle, transfer your skills to skate parks.
  • Karate – Self-defence training by a 3rd Dan qualified instructor, no sparring done.
  • Sports Mix – A mixture of the activities above and more traditional sport.
  • Fun Swim – Bring swimming kit on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Also appropriate clothing to walk to and from Halifax Pool.
  • Rugby – Fun rugby skills for all abilities


Anchormen Dance Teams in Elland

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The Anchormen dance teams are based in Elland, Halifax. They provide dance classes in Halifax to anyone who wants to dance, learn dance routines, get dressed up and travel to competitions around the UK. But also to have fun, make new friends and build confidence.

They are now recruiting for new dance members. Boys or girls. Aged 6 upwards. Sessions are only £4 a week and no experience is necessary.

The dance classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Savage Centre, Eastgate, Elland, Halifax. HX5 9DQ (Opposite Morrison’s pedestrian entrance).

You can find them on Facebook ‘Anchormen Dance Teams‘ or on Instagram or Twitter: @anchormenelland. On the social media accounts you will find more photos of the members in action and videos to watch.

You can also visit their website for more information on dance classes in Halifax.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on our social accounts or any of the details below.


Mobile: 07940 244721