Virtual Orienteering Event at Beechwood Park

Get involved with a Virtual Orienteering event at Beechwood Park taking place on 1st June from 15:30 – 18:30.

This is a free event for families to get involved in, be active and try something new.

Helping inactive people in Rastrick get moving with 3-2-1 Walks

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus (the information and support group for older people in Calderdale) is working with Active Calderdale and The Space @ Field Lane Community Centre to encourage local people from the Rastrick area and especially those living in the vicinity of the Field Lane Estate to start walking.

Our 3-2-1 Walks programme will help
We have mapped 3 walking routes (3km, 2km and 1km) all starting from The Space Community Centre and will be publishing free easy-to-follow maps together with the walk details and delivering them to community locations (shops, churches, community centres & groups, GP surgeries, schools and Rastrick Library), for local people to pick up.  A web page will also be published on local community websites for people to access the maps online.

Accessible for all
The routes will be accessible to all to allow wheelchair and mobility scooter users to be able to go out with carers or family and enjoy some fresh air and companionship – having mental health benefits for both the person and their carer.

A launch event at The Space – help us promote the project
3-2-1 Walks will be launched with two afternoon events on Friday 9th June at The Space @ Field Lane and we invite you to get involved in this opportunity to help get people more active. 

At the launch event we will be handing out the route maps and leading walks around all three routes.  People can attend at either 2pm or 3.30pm – and refreshments will be available after each session and we will be running a fun competition for everyone to enter on the day.

More information
I will be sending out more information shortly and am asking you to help us publicise the event and the project to anyone you feel may be interested or would benefit.

Get in touch
If you are able to help in any way with the publicity or would like to attend one of the launch events, or bring people along with you, please email me at

Outback Adult and Children Youth Groups

The Outback activities are well underway and have been since July last year. The groups run every Saturday, 2pm till 4pm.

The sessions are educational in nature for all ages; including – family activities designed to bring the community together, promote social cohesion, service in the neighbourhood, physical activity and healthy eating. Meals are provided most weeks.

People of no faith or any faith are most welcome.

The venue is the wonderful Outback Community Garden and Kitchen.



Please click here for more information on the Children and Junior groups

Please click here for the Adult and Youth groups

Unwind your mind

As you may know, Mental Health Awareness Week is fast approaching – 15-21 May. This year’s official theme is Anxiety, and Healthy Minds’ have created a hashtag for their campaign – #UnwindYourMind.

Healthy Minds are thrilled to be taking over The Piece Hall courtyard with a pop-up garden and free Healthy Minds taster sessions throughout the week, including performances by The Peace Artistes.

You can find more information about plans for the week on our website here:

Free Picnic and lots more at Paddock Community Gardens

On Sunday the 7th May at the Paddock Community Garden 2-4 pm there will be a free picnic, games with prize, face painting and much more.

Make sure you check it out for a fun filled afternoon!

Find out more about the Paddock Community Garden.