Sports Membership Scheme for Disabled Children and Young People

Since 30 June 2017, Sports Services have been running a new membership project aimed at assisting and promoting the inclusion of SEND children and young people.

The membership scheme will enable children and young people 5-25 to access swimming and gym provision across all Sports Services facilities.

The cost is £10 per month by direct debit or £120 for a 12 month cash advance. There is a ‘pro-rata’ payment charge but no joining fee.

Application forms can be collected or completed at any swimming pool or leisure centre following production of relevant eligibility (DLA letter or reference number, letter from GP or school) and clients will then be issued with a membership card.

For further information contact Debbie Greenwood, Disability Sports Development Officer on 01422 341527 or emailing

For more information about what is on offer view the Disability Sports Directory online.

Summer Activities with Better Living for ages 4 to 16

Come along to one of our FREE family activity days (at least 1 adult must attend with children). Enjoy lots of fun activities and learn more about healthier lifestyles with our friendly Better Living Trainers for ages 4 to 16.

Mixenden Activity Centre

  • Wednesday 9 August – 9.30am to 3pm
  • Wednesday 23 August – 9.30am to 3pm

North Bridge Leisure Centre

  • Thursday 31 August – 9.30am to 3pm

Todmorden Sports Centre

  • Wednesday 16 August – 9.30am to 3pm

For more details and to book your place, contact or phone 01422 230230

Families Class at North Bridge Leisure Centre

Families Classes are starting on 31 July at North Bridge Leisure Centre, every Monday 4pm – 5pm. Fun activities with your family and join in with the healthy lifestyle sessions. Ages are 4-16, adults must stay with the children.

These classes are FREE!! Go along and find out more about our Service. They are also holding some free activity days throughout the summer holidays and free family clubs start in September.


No booking needed for the family class on Mondays. If you call 01422 230230, the team can book you on to the summer activity days/family club.

For more details contact the Better Living Team on 01422 230230 or email


Halifax Holiday Club – for over the summer

Summer Specials

Halifax Holiday Club offer programmes over the 6 week summer Holidays along side their normal programmes with 5 different week long courses:

  • Week 1 Mountain Bikes (Trail rides, Hints, Tips, Tricks. Learn to ride with style!) £150/Full Week
  • Week 2 Adventure Service Challenge (This programme is like a mini DofE, there is the option to take part in a short expedition and camp over on Thursday night!) £150/Full Week + £30/Camp Thursday
  • Week 3 Paddle Sport (Learn to Canoe & Kayak as series of sessions lead by our BCU Qualified Coaches, includes a kayaking river trip!) £150/Full Week
  • Week 4 Climbing (Learn to climb with style at various crags in the local area) £150/Full Week + £30/Camp Thursday
  • Week 5 Bushcraft (Learn survival skills with the option to put them to the test on Thursday evening where you can take part in an optional camp!) £150/Full Week + £30/Camp Thursday

For further information go to the Halifax Holiday Club Booking Page or email

Take part in this year’s Halifax Marathon

Taking place on July 2nd, the 2017 Halifax Marathon is going to be a great way to bring your summer to an exciting and fulfilling start. Incorporating a half Marathon and fun run plus lots of other activities at the event’s HQ, it’s already on many “to-do” lists for the year!1416471937

The Route: is certainly a bit different. With a single lap for Half-Marathon runners and two for the Marathon, its a hilly opening few miles before a kinder run in to the finish. It’s challenging, it’s hilly and it’s very much a taste of Halifax, with urban, upland, woodland and industrial heritage all mixed together!

The Event Ethos: This is no ordinary marathon. It is a unique, bespoke, family event with the option of a half marathon

The Entertainment: On the well marked course you will be supported by a whole host of people, local running groups and charities etc. The fuel and drink station will have snacks & drinks ready for you as you pass by.

The Charities: Our charity partners for 2017 are still TBC they will be handing you out your finishers bags containing your t-shirt + medal. looking after you on the route and generally been the people cheering you throughout the day

How to Enter The Event: In order to keep this marathon special, entries are restricted to just 600 for 2017 these are on a first come first served basis

Entry types: Enter early for the best deals, all entry include finishers medal & t-shirt and at Halifax its free parking, but add a little extra with VIP Entry: Priority parking at the finish zone, VIP zone, ice tubs, and waiter service to help you ease away the pains of the day, pre and post race massage, beer token, personalised finish photo, recovery pack and entry into the Halifax prize draw* all for just an additional £10.00 (when was the last time you finished a race and walked into the VIP tent!)

For more information or to register click here

Better Living Family Activity Days this Summer

Come along to one of our FREE family activity days (at least 1 adult must attend with children).

Enjoy lots of fun activities and learn more about healthier lifestyles with our friendly Better Living Trainers. FUN GUARANTEED!!!!!!

For ages – 4-16

Mixenden Activity Centre – Weds 26th July, Weds 9th Aug, Weds 23rd Aug 2017

North Bridge Leisure Centre – Thurs 27th July, Thurs 31st Aug 2017

All at 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

For more details and to book your place, contact or phone 01422 230230.

Halifax Swimming Pool – Mates Rates offer

Right now Halifax Swimming Pool have ‘Mates Rates’ offer … if a member recommends a friend they will both get a free month…or two friends can join together and both get a month free .. join online then let our reception team know you are on ‘Mates Rates’