New Minibus Day Trips with Community Transport Calderdale

Enjoy days out this October and November on a number of minibus day trips with Community Transport Calderdale including Blackpool and Liverpool.

  • Friday 21 October – White Rose Centre
    Price for transport only… £6.50 per person
  • Thursday 27 October – Harrogate & Harlow Carr Gardens
    Price for transport only… £10.50 per person
  • Friday 28 October – Blackpool Illuminations
    Price for transport only… £10.50 per person
  • Wednesday 9 November – Million Dollar Quarter (Leeds Grand – Stalls)
    Price for transport and ticket… £25 per person
  • Friday 11 November – Liverpool
    Price for transport only… £11 per person
  • Friday 18 November – Boundary Mills
    Price for transport only… £7 per person

Transport is by wheelchair accessible vehicle and there are local pick up points available

For further details and to make reservations please phone 01422 888080 or email

Bridgefest at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre – 28 May

Enjoy sand art, bands, raffles, stalls, entertainment a bar and more when Bridgefest 2016 comes to town including music from Jess Huxham, Pschoslinkys, Georgia Farrar and more.

Saturday 28 May – 12.30pm to 8pm
At Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, Victoria Road, Brighouse, HD6 4DX

Entry costs £5 per adult and under 2’s go FREE (small charge if wanting to play). Children can enjoy all day access into the Children’s Zone where they can play for just £5.

For information and to purchase your wristbands call 07934 222305Bridgefest 2016

Be part of the 2016 Yorkshire Festival

yorksfestThis year’s Yorkshire Festival will be more colourful and varied than ever in Calderdale, with songs, music, theatre and even an attempt to create the world’s biggest disco!

The Yorkshire Festival will take place from Thursday 16 June to Sunday 3 July 2016 and has a programme of cultural events which celebrate the county’s artistic richness for residents and visitors alike.

To find out more about what’s happening in Calderdale pick up a festival brochure from your local tourist information office or go to

You can get more information about all the Yorkshire Festival from the dedicated website, by ‘liking’ the Yorkshire Festival page on Facebook or by following on Twitter

Men United make memories to cherish at the Royal Armouries

March the 4th was the day Calderdale was hit by snow and daily routines were disrupted, but for the Men United Group at Ovenden Park it meant disappointment that their planned trip to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds had to be cancelled at the last minute.

Group on minibusThe trip finally went ahead on Wednesday 13 April after re planning and saw 11 regular group members get together at Halifax RUFC’s Ovenden Park Ground where they boarded a minibus provided by Community Transport Calderdale.

With laughter ringing out and the sun brightly shining, the group set off on their travels singing some of their favourite songs from the past including a Men United rendition of My Bonnie lies over the ocean led by Graham Smith which set the tone for a fantastic day out, marked with the groups ease of each other and their ready humour.

Group outside ArmouriesOn arrival the men gathered together in front of the Armouries for a group photograph before splitting from each other and venturing on inside.

Phil Marrion and Chriss FreemanWith an array of armour and weapons from various generations on display and the military backgrounds of some of the group members it was quite clear to see why the Royal Armouries was the place of choice for a day trip.

Graham Smith, Chair of HXRUFC and volunteer said:

“The venue was very impressive, packed with exhibits too great in numbers to be seen and considered in the allotted time but the armoury from the days of Henry VIII, the Civil War, the battles of Agincourt and Waterloo were very fascinating and a return is vital”


Ray and Tiger Hunt ExhibitRoy Hulme, Member of the Men United group, speaking of his experience said:

“The Hunting Gallery was absolutely brilliant with some unbelievably lifelike exhibits. My personal favourite was the ‘Tiger Hunt’ which captured all the action of a close encounter with my favourite animal and you can only imagine what kind of feelings you would have in that situation”

Bill Stafford, also a member of the Men United Group, described the day as “Intriguing” and pointed out that he specifically enjoyed the ‘wearing of armour and its full purpose’ demonstration.

The group gave off the overall impression that the trip was a real success considering the time spent there and with memories brought back for some or the learning of new things for others it is certainly a day that added one more memory to be cherished.

To end the day the group got back on the minibus and headed to Heeds Hall Hotel where they all sat down together and enjoyed an astounding meal, talked over the day’s events, shared stories, laughs and fond memories in great company… Simply perfect!

Meal at Heeds Hall Hotel