Your guide to Halloween & Bonfire Night

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There’s plenty going on this Halloween and Bonfire Night in Lower Valley and North & East Halifax and you can find it all in one place!

Click here to view your 2015 guide to Halloween & Bonfire Night

Spooky goings on at Bradley Wood, an eerie walk around Shibden Park as Rise of the Zombies returns and some spectacular firework displays, bonfires and more!… Dare you take a look and see what’s on?

Hansel and Gretel at Victoria Theatre

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Hansel and GretelTreat your family to see Hansel and Gretel this Halloween, bringing together amazing  magic, comedy, as well as dragons, illusions and a full supporting cast set to wow the crowds!

On Saturday 31 October 2015 – 2pm
At Victoria Theatre, Fountain Street, Halifax ,HX1 1BP

Hansel and Gretel aren’t greedy; they just want a better life for themselves and their father but their lives are turned upside down when the occupant of a gingerbread cottage promises soft beds and delicious food, but it would appear that she has other plans!

Tickets cost: Full price: £13 – £14.10* , Child and Family tickets: £11 – £12.10* and can be booked via the Halifax Comedy Festival Box Office on 01422 305959 or online here.

* Prices inclusive of a £1 Theatre Support Fee when booking via the box office and an additional £1.10 booking fee if booking online

Roald Dahl’s The Witches at Halifax Central Library

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Join in for a spooky storytelling session based on the well-loved book by Roald Dahl or enjoy a special screening of the film.

Wednesday 28 October – From 2pm to 4pm – FREE
The Witches Film screening – Special screening of The Witches, based on Roald Dahl’s book and directed by Nicolas Roeg.

Thursday 29 October – From 2pm to 3pm – £3 per person (£2 with Passport to Leisure)
The Witches Storytelling – Listen to an excerpt from ‘The Witches’, make witchy crafts and a witch spotting guide!

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer and Tickets must be purchased inadvance here where a small booking fee will apply.

For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620.

Seussical the Musical at Halifax Playhouse

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seussicalSeussical the Musical brings to life all your favourite Dr. Seuss characters, including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Amazing Mayzie and many more, weaving them together in a story of friendship, loyalty and love, as you follow Horton on his quest to save the Who’s of Whoville.

From 28 to 31 October – 7.15pm nightly
At Halifax Playhouse, King Cross Street, Halifax, HX1 2SH

Plus matinee showing on Saturday 31 October at 2.15pm

Tickets can be booked online here and cost between £10 to £13 plus booking fee


Icky, yucky, sticky stuff – October Half Term at Eureka!

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This Halloween Eureka are taking a look at all things weird-science and gross so go along and find out about the ickier side of the human body in the Gross Lab… if you dare.

From Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November
At Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Rd, Halifax, HX1 2NE

Events are FREE with standard admission and Tickets are valid for 12 months with prices as follows:

  • Adult – £11.95
  • Child 3+ years – £11.95
  • Child 1-2 years – £4.25
  • Child 0-11 months – FREE

For further information call 01422 330069, email or visit

A Creepy Crafty Experience at The Mouse House!

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Join in this Half Term for a creepy crafty experience at The Mouse House Pottery Company! With over 300 activities to choose from including Pottery Painting, Mouse Mud creations, paint your own Fairy Door, Decopatch, Scrabble Art & Tote bag decorating!

Saturday 24 October to Saturday 31 October
At the mouse house pottery company, 16 Victoria Road , Elland , HX5 0PU

No additional studio fee, so all items include the cost of any materials required such as paint glaze and firing.

For further information or to book contact Jenny at or call 01422 646919.

Please be advised that booking your tables is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment and tables are generally available at 10am, 12pm and 2pm daily.

Lantern Making Workshop in Stainland

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Make a lantern for The Stainland Christmas Lantern Parade at a workshop suitable for adults and accompanied children.

Sunday 22 November 2015 – From 12pm
At Holywell Green United Reform Church Hall

Costs are £12 for large lantern kits or £6 for small kits and if you can’t get to the workshop you can order a kit with everything you need to make your lantern at home.

To book a place or order a lantern making kit email or telephone 01422 379442 in the evening.