Be a Firefighter! #menasparents

On Saturday 1 June, 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Rd, Halifax HX2 9LL, there will be a FREE day for children 0-5 and parents/carers to visit the Fire Station to see what the role of a Firefighter involves.

Workstations will be set up to demonstrate equipment, squirt water and chat to operational Firefighters. Adults will have opportunity to discuss safety within the home ie smoke alarms, escape plan etc. Supported by Together Housing.

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…

Teas on Tuesdays at Mount Zion (and Cream Teas from June!)

Mount Zion Methodist Heritage Chapel, is open for teas (and biscuits) on Tuesdays from May to August 2:00pm-4:00pm. 

Not only that but from June to August, cream teas are available for just £4.00!

There will be a short Service on the last Tuesday of June, July and August at 2:00pm.

Everyone is welcome to spend time in this beautiful heritage chapel.

Local RSPCA to Host First Ever Bank Holiday Fun Dog Show at Roberts Park, Saltaire!

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch are inviting all two-legged and four-legged supporters to join them for their first ever Roberts Park Fun Dog Show! The brand new family event will take place in the beautiful grounds of world-heritage site; Roberts Park, Saltaire, Bradford on May bank holiday – Sunday 26th May, 12:00pm-3:00pm.

The event boasts a 10 class fun dog show, with classes for dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds and capabilities, including ‘waggiest tail’, ‘puppy love’ and ‘eyes that will melt your heart’! There will also be fun stalls and games for all the family to join in with and the local rehoming centre hope that it will provide the Bradford and surrounding community with a fun day out, whilst helping them to raise the vital funds they need in order to maintain their animal welfare work and keep the doors of the centre open.

Community Fundraiser Fay Gibbons said “We’re so excited to be able to bring our popular fun dog show over to Bradford. It was a very sad time when the original RSPCA Centre on Mount Street had to close it’s doors due to lack of funding – but we’re delighted to have now taken on care of the Bradford area, meaning the city still has a local RSPCA! We’re looking forward to getting out in to the community and engaging with our wonderful supporters. We hope to see lots of humans and pooches join us, for what is certain to be a woofing great day of bank holiday fun!”.

Classes are just £1.50 to enter on the day and all entrants are in the with the chance of winning a prestigious RSPCA rosette and dog-related prize. All proceeds raised on the day will go directly towards the branches centre and the animals in their care. With special thanks to Avenue Vets of Bingley & Shipley who are kindly sponsoring the event. You can find out more on Facebook or by following this link:

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open. The branch care for cats, dogs and small animals and successfully rehomed 39 dogs, 77 cats and 26 small animals in 2018. To find out more about Charlies Challenge and work the branch do visit their website:

Dads ‘R’ Us are at Innovations on Saturday 1 June

Dads ‘R’ Us are at Innovations Children’s Centre,  Cousin Lane, Ovenden HX2 8DQ on Saturday 1 June, 9:30am-11:30am.

Places are limited so please call 01422 248222 to book a place

Enjoy a cooked breakfast along with Children’s Centre staff then have fun in the allotment and do some planting that can be taken home.

Dads ‘R’ Us is a group run by volunteers in North Halifax. It is there to support men caring for children in the area; dads, uncles, grandads, any other male carers.

The group holds a regular meeting at different venues within North Halifax, on the 1st Saturday of every month. The session includes dads getting together having a full cooked breakfast with the kids and getting involved in all kinds of activities. Throughout the year Dads ‘R’ Us arrange trips out to farms, museums, camping trips and dads social evenings out.

If you need any more information please visit the website

Innovations Children’s Centre, Cousin Lane, Ovenden, Halifax HX2 8DQ

Circus Berlin at Savile Park

Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music & real youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world is being held in Savile Park, Halifax from Wednesday 22- Monday 27 May.

In an age where so much entertainment is unreal, made up of special effects, CGI and has a virtual reality, being pre-recorded, multi-tracked, digitally enhanced or in some other way electronically created – the sheer reality of a live show is a breath of fresh air and the feats and skills seen at Continental Circus Berlin are often so amazing that the Circus-goer literally can not believe their eyes.

Clown Angelo will guide you through this super show which also includes beautiful Aerialist’s, whirlwind jugglers, a laser duo sending laser beams from their fingers and the sensational wheel of death, rotating into the roof of the Big Top. An amazing array of acts twisting an age-old tradition for a modern family audience.

The motorcycle stunt riding team will be performing the Globe of Steel. The most death-defying act ever completed, watch as the group speed around at up to 70mph, experiencing G-force similar to that of an astronaut. Witness them loop vertically and horizontally while enclosed in a steel sphere. This really is one to get the adrenaline going!

On top of this there will be amazing high wire walkers , rola rola balancing on a motorbike and lightning fast quick change all performing their acts with their unique style.

Housed in a climate controlled Theatre style big top is sure to impress, this magical production is brimming with an international cast of breathtaking artistes featuring an unrivalled mix of genuine circus talent from every corner of the Globe.

This Circus is the finest show to come to town under The Continental Circus Berlin banner and this famous name has always been your guarantee of a great show, a rare treat, great fun & with something for all ages.

Tickets vary in price from £12 to £36 depending upon the seating position and can be bought online via Ticketmaster, Eventbrite or by phoning the box office on 07494 774008.


Tea Dance at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church

Illingworth Moor Methodist Church will be holding a Tea Dance on Saturday 25 May, 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Entrance is just £5 which includes refreshments.

For more information contact Jean M at the church or email Paula at

Walk to School Week 20-24 May 2019

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