Please note that Calderdale Council Services will be mostly unavailable during this day.
There may be other service disruptions elsewhere, please consult with appropriate organisations.
Customer First – closed
Contact Centre – closed
Crematorium – open, the office will be closed, but the phone line will be open
Libraries – closed
Markets – closed
Museums – closed
Register Office – closed
The Shay – closed
Sport Centres – closed
Victoria Theatre – box office and theatre will be closed
Waste and Recycling – refuse, recycling and garden waste are cancelled, Refuse waste scheduled for Monday 19 Sept will be collected on Tuesday 20 September and collections for these services will run a day late during this week.
Recycling collections scheduled for Monday 19 September will not be re-scheduled. Please return containers to their storage point, crews will collect Monday’s recycling on Monday 26 September. Recycling collections from Tuesday 20th will be to the current schedule.
Household waste recycling centres – closed
On Saturday 15 December meet Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother at Shibden Hall in this magical costumed workshop.
Help Cinderella with her chores and discover old toys. Create your magic wand and cast a spell to send Cinderella to the ball.
Adults £3.50, Children £7. Includes admission to the hall. Time slots available:
Booking is essential. You can book online at the Calderdale museums website.
For more information email email@example.com or call 01422 352246
An Open Day based upon the King and Country exhibition will be held on Saturday 9 June at Bankfield Museum, .
There will be free activities and events suitable for all ages commemorating the region’s First World War experiences.
Bankfield Museum’s exhibition commemorating the region’s wartime contribution features over 200 objects, 200 images and archives and 60 local stories to explore local experiences during the First World War. From soldiers, sailors and nurses to those at home working in munitions, hospitals and fundraising.
Thursday 10 August 2017.
There are three sessions 11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00 and 14:00-15:00. Please select the session when booking.
Search for pirates and take part in our pirate crafts up at the Hall. Free eye patch when you attend the activity. Please note this activity includes a woodland walk which is unsuitable for prams and buggies. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.
Get along to Bankfield Museum and join in our craft activities for under-fives. In this relaxed, friendly environment children can play, enjoy a story and learn more about the fascinating objects on display.
Meet in Akroyd Library in the Museum.
Free parking and ramped push chair access at the back of the Museum. Sessions run from 10.30am-11.15am. £2.00 per child. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. Hot and cold drinks available to buy from reception.
(If you have any particular questions please contact Fiona Willats on 01422 352334).
Session dates for 2017:
23, 30 June
7, 14, 21 July
15, 22, 29 September
6, 13, 20, 27 October
10, 17, 24 November
1, 8, 15 December
Bankfield Museum 17 June – 4 November
Discover historic maps of the region and the world in our exploration of map making. From maps of the local area to the stars, featuring hand drawn, embroidered, 3D, and artistic maps from Calderdale Museums’ Collections. Follow our A to Z of Maps trail and see our Events Page for details on school holiday activities.
Map-related talks and workshops:
Calderdale’s Waterways- Saturday 8th July at 2pm. Join Mike Clarke, a waterway’s historian, to look at the development of West Yorkshire’s industrial waterways, through maps and photos, and put their development into a national and international perspective. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING.
Family Map Reading Workshops- Saturday 5th and Saturday 19th August 1pm – 3pm. Join members of Calderdale Valley Search and Rescue Team for one of these two family workshops to learn about modern maps and navigation, have a go at our orienteering challenge around Bankfield and Akroydon Park and hear about the role of the CVSRT. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND BOOKING.
Whether you want to get out on your bike, stream dip for mini beasts, hunt for fossils, or get down to the park for a bear hunt, there’s lots to explore. If you’re batty about bats, curious about museums or mad about football, there’s so much to do, the only problem you’ll have is fitting everything in.
Meet Cinderella and Buttons in this magical costumed workshop. Help Cinderella with her chores and discover old toys before you create your own magic wand and cast a spell to send Cinderella to the ball.
Saturday 17 December – 11.15am to 1pm
At Shibden Hall, Lister’s Road, Halifax, HX3 6XG
The cost is £3.50 for adults and £7 for children – Click here to book online
Only 14 tickets left!
History Wardrobe presents – Gothic for Girls. All the dark drama of black in fashion, and the best of British supernatural stories.
Saturday 29 October 2016 – 1.30pm
At Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Rd, HX3 6HG
With shiveringly beautiful costumes and readings from Jane Austen, the Brontës, Mary Shelley, Mrs Radcliffe… coming right up to date with The Woman in Black.
Costs just £10 per person which includes refreshments… Book online now
Play some spooky games at Bankfield Museum and make a Mummy’s hand on Wednesday 26 October from 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm.
At Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Rd, Halifax, HX3 6HG
Just £3.50 per child or £2.50 for Passport to Leisure holders – Book online now