Bradshaw Cricket Club Bonfire

​Enjoy a family friendly Bonfire and Firework display with a bar, BBQ as well as excellent food and drinks from the kitchen.

Friday 1 November 2019
At Bradshaw Cricket Club, Bradshaw Lane, Halifax HX2 9XB

There is no charge for this event although buckets will be on display for donations to the Yorkshire Children’s Trust.

Enjoy Food and Fun at the Skillshop Charity Firework Show

Skillshop Charity will be hosting their annual Firework display once again this year so be sure to go along and enjoy the display as well as fun and food.

Friday 1 November 2019 – 7pm to 10pm
At Skillshop, Treveleyn, Keighley Road, Halifax, HX2 8HE

Tickets cost Adults £5.98 / Children £3.28 which includes booking fees.

Book your tickets online via eventbrite here

Let us Promote Your 2019 Halloween and Bonfire Events

Are you holding a public Halloween or Bonfire event this year? Let us know and we will advertise it for you.

Last year we received over 15,000 blog views in October and November as people started to look for local Halloween and Bonfire Night events to attend.

If you are holding a Halloween or Bonfire event this year and would like us to advertise for you, please email us here to have it featured in our Friday Flyer.

Please note – The email subject line is pre-written to ensure that your event goes to the correct mailbox!


Bookstart Busy Babies at Central Library – Ages 0 to 2

Songs and rhymes are the best introduction to the magical world of language and literature.

Come along to Bookstart Busy Babies at Halifax Central Library for 40 minutes of songs and rhymes led by our Early Years Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist, Ben Lawrence.

You and your baby will explore traditional songs and rhymes and add new ones to your repertoire.

Sessions run from 10 -10.40am and 11-11.40am on the following dates;

  • Thursday 3, 24, 31 October 2019
  • Thursday 7, 14, 28 November 2019
  • Thursday 5, 12, 19 December 2019
  • Thursday 16, 30 January 2020

Just £2 per child or FREE with a passport to leisure

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Booking is not required, please pay on the day. For more information please contact Ben Lawrence on 01422 392620.

Big Hedge Plant at Roils Head – Ages 5+

Meet Chris Sutcliffe in the car park at the top of Rye Lane for a session planting trees to create a native living hedgerow.

Saturday 30 November 2019 – Sessions start at 10.30am and 1pm

All tools, trees and training provided. Please dress for the weather with appropriate footwear and bring gardening gloves. Bring drink and a snack or lunch if you want to stay all day.

No dogs. For more information, please call 0776 995 4956.

Halifax Antiquarian Society Talks 2019

Join the Halifax Antiquarian Society for a range of talks throughout October and November at The Caygill Rooms
The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE

Talks include;

  • Fired Earth: Decline of the Industry 1935-2019
  • Kriegsgefangen in Skipton: The story of imprisoned German officers in WW1
  • The Other Hedgeland: Creator of the east window of Halifax Minster
  • Women of Property? Wills and bequests in probate records

Admission is FREE although donations will be greatly appreciated.

For further information contact Halifax Antiquarian Society on 01422 348863 or by email to

Do Something Oct 19 – Jan 20

The Do Something Booklet for Oct 19 – Jan 20 is now available & so are tickets for events & activities.

Booking is essential via

Calderdale has some fantastic events planned from Busy Babies to make your own Roving Spacecraft. Dear Zoo, make a stop-Motion video, design your own Bloxels video game or learn to code with a micro bit, we have something for everyone CMBC #TakeALook #BookYourTickets