Put your pets first this November!

rspcaAs a pet owner you may already be aware of the risk involving your pets around this time of year with bonfire night and firework displays fast approaching.

Please see below some advice on keeping your pets safe this November.

Whether you have guinea pigs or horses… there is something for everyone.


  • Keep your cat indoors.
  • Close all windows and curtains and switch on music or the television to drown out the noise.
  • Leave your cat to take refuge in a corner if it wishes. Do not try to tempt it out as this could cause more stress.
  • Make sure your cat is microchipped to ensure it can be returned to you if it escapes and becomes lost.


  • Exercise your dog during the day.
  • Never walk your dog while fireworks are being let off.
  • As with cats, keep your dog indoors, close the curtains and play music or turn on the television to drown out the noise.
  • Let your dog hide if it wants to take refuge under furniture or in a corner.
  • Make sure your dog is wearing a collar and tag and is microchipped in case it bolts and becomes lost.

Small animals
Small animals – such as rabbits and guinea pigs – living outside should not be forgotten. They can also become very stressed from loud noise. Bring small animals indoors or into an outhouse or garden shed to give them extra protection.

Horses often bolt from firework noise and become injured. Always make sure horses, ponies and donkeys are stabled while fireworks are being let off. Make sure fireworks are not in view by closing the stable door.

REMEMBER – never let off fireworks near animals and always clear up after a fireworks party – litter is hazardous to domestic and wild animals.

Bonfires can be fatal for wildlife such as hedgehogs, which often crawl in to them to sleep. Build bonfires as late as possible to reduce this risk and make sure you disturb the foundations of the bonfire to give any wildlife a chance to escape before it is lit.

Ivy House Bonfire and Firework display

Enjoy family fun with a bonfire and firework display Ivy House Style with traditional bonfire night food.

Saturday 5 November – 6pm to 10pm
At The Ivy House, Shay Lane, Holmfield, HX2 9BB

For information find the Ivy House Inn on Facebook

The Moorlands Fireworks Spectacular!

moorlands.pngSaturday 5 November 2016

Live Band and DJ!

6.30pm til late


£6 adults

£3 kids under 10

Hot food available.

All children must be accompanied.

West Yorkshire Fireworks Extravaganza

Friday 4 November 2016

Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY

Adults £6, Children £4 under 5s free

Fireworks, kids rides, food, drink, live music

Gates open at 6:pm, bonfire will be lit at 7:00pm, child’s fireworks 7:30pm main fireworks display 8:15pm

For more information see this link

Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza

Northowram Sports Club Annual Bonfire

Saturday 5 November 2016

Gates open 5pm
Fire Lit 6pm
Fireworks 7pm

Great event for all the family. Amazing Firework Display. Designated area’s for sparklers, outside bar, Eliza’s candy stall, 22 The Square food stall, BBQ – Burgers/Hot-dogs, Pie & Pea’s, Chips, Hot drinks, Cakes…

Adults £3.50 (£5 on the gate)
Under 16s FREE if accompanied by an adult

Tickets  available now from Northowram Towngate Store, Nothowram Team Managers, Kids Club, Shelf / Salterlee / Northowram Schools

Bonfire & Firework display in Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor Community Caring Association will be holding their annual bonfire followed by a firework display with refreshment stalls on hand.

Saturday 5 November 2016 – Fire lit at 6pm
At the rear of the New Inn, 33 Heath Hill Rd, Mount Tabor, Halifax, HX2 0UT

Entrance is FREE and everyone is welcome to go along.

Advertise your 2016 Halloween and Bonfire events with us

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 30,000 blog views in October and November from people looking 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 Daniel.Marham@calderdale.gov.uk to have it featured in our Friday Flyer.

Note – The subject line is already filled in to ensure your event isn’t lost or overlooked!