Young People

Once Upon a Christmas Time with Mrs Molly at Field Lane Children’s Centre

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On Thursday 7 December 2017 at 10:15am until 11:45am, Field Lane Children’s Centre, Rastrick HD6 3JT will be holding a FREE Christmas activity for all the family led by Mrs Molly, including Christmas stories, activities and crafts, rhymes, poems and Christmas songs. Suitable for children aged 18 months upwards but the whole family is welcome.

Booking is essential, please follow this link below to reserve your free tickets or phone 01422 266197.

Children in Need (and Pudsey) come to the Piece Hall

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The famous mascot made an early “in person” appearance at a Halifax nursery this week and in spirit he is likely to be with BBC Look North presenters Harry Gration and Paul Hudson as – strapped together, three-legged style – they make their way through Elland, Rastrick, Brighouse and Hipperholme today en route from Huddersfield to their finishing line 15 miles later at Halifax Piece Hall!

After conquering the hills, including venturing over the infamous Shibden Wall, they aim to reach the Piece Hall at 5pm.

This week Pudsey popped in to see all at Shining Stars Day Nursery, Illingworth, where events included crazy hair day, a nursery bake off and dressing up. Pudsey visited with Amanda Clegg, ASDA Halifax’s community champion. Nursery manager Victoria Wilson said: “The children love getting involved in a range of activities and parents have been extremely supportive in making sure we had such a fun-filled week.”

Also at the Piece Hall, Look North presenters Amy Garcia and Owain Wyn Evans will be joined by 163 pupils from schools including Salterhebble, Old Town and Luddenden Foot, to form part of a national choir singing a beautiful jazz rendition of Over The Rainbow.


Are you doing something for Children In Need this weekend? Why not send us your pictures and a few details about what you were doing?

Sunnybank Pre-school Christmas Fair

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Sunnybank Pre-school, The Bungalow, Saddleworth Road, Greetland HX4 8DY will be holding their Christmas Fair on Friday 8 December starting at 3pm when there will be lots of stalls and refreshments and even a chance to see Father Christmas! Entry is FREE so go along and see what there is.

For more information call 01422 370162 or email

Halloween at Eureka!

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Ghostly goings-on at Eureka!

There’s a gathering of ghosts, ghouls and other grisly spirits at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum this Halloween, from 21 October through to 5 November 2017.

If you ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost, join the Eureka! team on ghastly tour of the museum to track down (and hopefully capture) some ghouls. Visit the Haunted Mansion to explore your spookier side and listen to scary(ish) stories plus loads more Halloween-themed activities.

All blood-curdling activities are included in the price of admission and free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders

Christopher Nibble (and how to save dandelions) at Square Chapel

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On Sunday 29 October at 2:30pm at Square Chapel Arts Centre hear the story of Christopher Nibble. For ages 2+ and written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton and adapted for the stage by Claire Alizon Hills, Topsy Turvy Theatre, the company who brought you Ruby Flew Too! and Isabel’s Well, proudly present the charming Christopher Nibble in a tale of dandelion daring-do!

The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion leaves so much that slowly but surely dandelions are disappearing from all over town.

Christopher Nibble knows that crunch time has come when there is just one dandelion left – but will this plucky little guinea pig have the flower power to save the day?

Written especially for children aged 2-7 (and their big people too) and told with Topsy Turvy Theatre’s own blend of energetic storytelling, handmade puppets, original music and stunning scenery, Christopher Nibble is an uplifting story of one guinea pig’s selfless undertaking to help halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion forever!

Tickets: £8  available by going to the Square Chapel website and following the link for book now.

For more information call 01422 349422 or visit

Greetland Academy Open Day

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Greetland Academy on Saddleworth Road HX4 8LZ are holding an open day on Thursday 16 November 2017.

Open Day Sessions are from 10am to  6pm and can be booked with the school by calling 01422 372893.

Supporting Early Years and Key Stages 1 & 2, Greetland Academy was one of the first wave of primary schools in the country to become an Academy.

Forgotten Forest Under 8’s Halloween Special

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On Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 10am until 12pm the people at Forgotten Forest will be having a special under 8’s Halloween session. Lots of Halloween fun with apple bobbing, broom making, worm soup eating.
Feel free to dress up. Starting off with a welcome around the log circle, a site safety chat and information about all the fun things to do. You are then free to explore. Play in the swings or hammocks, bug hunt, climb trees, build with natural materials, play in the mud kitchen or in some of the pallet designs( boat, reading nook, wood tipi, train) or go in the tipi and read a story, place with sensory toys, puppets or musical instruments.
There will be a theme to each session with a story and a natural but optional activity.
There is a break half way through for hot chocolate around the fire. Tea, coffee, juice and water are always available and they are free. There is also an outdoor toilet.
We finish off with a recap songs and goodbyes.

Tickets are £4 per person whether they are adult or child and can be booked online. Little babies are free however the woods is not pram friendly due to hand dug steps and uneven ground. Meet at the black gate at 10am on Sarah’s drive at 514 Bradford Road, Brighouse to all go up together. Please park on Bradford Road and not on Mayfield as the elderly neighbours have regular nurse visits and need access. You are also welcome to use Sarah’s drive. You can pay cash on arrival (please try to have correct change) or bank transfer to Sarah Parker 20-35-84 60049859. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. It can get chilly under the shade of the trees. Please get in touch if you need anything 07708 398548 or email