Special Olympics Coming to Calderdale

Go along to a Special Olympics Taster Session on Sunday 7 April, 1:30pm-3:30pm at North Bridge Leisure Centre HX3 6TE where you can have a go at a number of Special Olympic sports, receive free goodies, meet local clubs and coaches and find out more about how YOU can get involved in the Special Olympics in Calderdale! Open to anyone aged 12 and over with a learning disability in Calderdale, their family, friends and supporters.

For more information call 0300 012 0416 or visit https://www.specialolympics.org/

Have Your Say! New Plans for North Bridge Leisure Centre

From Monday 16 July to Monday 13 August have your say on plans for the new Halifax leisure centre. Click here to take part in the survey and help shape the plans.

Exciting, new leisure facilities in Halifax.
Currently, Halifax has two town centre sports provision sites, Halifax Swimming Pool and North Bridge Leisure Centre. Both facilities are dated and require significant ongoing maintenance to continue to operate.
To ensure the future provision of modern leisure facilities in the town, the Council has been exploring a number of options for the construction of a new facility in the town centre to meet the needs of the community.

A feasibility study concluded that a new combined swimming pool and leisure facility on the existing North Bridge site would provide the most cost effective solution, by incorporating the existing main sports hall and viewing balcony.
Work is currently progressing on the detailed design, construction and consultation requirements and we will commence a stakeholder consultation process from July to August 2018 to ensure that those who are using the facilities will benefit from them.

Transforming Halifax

The outcomes of this project will:

  • Grow the economy – Contribute to the wider regeneration of Halifax town centre as part of an improved retail and leisure offer.
  • Reduce inequality – Reduce health inequalities throughout the Borough by providing sustainable leisure facilities which are more accessible to residents in areas with poor health outcomes.
  • Modernise the Council – Increase productivity by addressing the current demand for leisure activities, reducing unused spaces, dealing with the existing maintenance backlog and achieving greater energy efficiency.

‘FLAMINGO CHICKS’ Inclusive Dance Sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre

Flamingo Chicks’ are offering inclusive dance sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre.

The dance sessions will provide an environment where disabled children and young people can enjoy themselves, learn, grow and have fun!

The programme of ‘free’ dance sessions, supported by ‘Calderdale Short Breaks’ will take place on the following dates;

  • Wednesday 9th May 
  • Wednesday 16th May
  • Wednesday 6th June 
  • Wednesday 20th June
  • Wednesday 4th July
  • Wednesday 18th July

All sessions will run from 4.00pm–4.45pm

To book a place, please contact Debbie Greenwood on 01422 341527 or email debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/flamingochicks

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CREW Exercise Classes 2018

Just a reminder that CREW Heart Support Group have a number of exercise classes as follows;

If you need to get in touch with CREW for more information you can use the Contact Form.


FREE Boccia Taster Session at North Bridge Leisure Centre

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‘FREE’ Boccia (target sport played with rubber or soft leather balls) Taster Session at North Bridge Leisure Centre. Thursday 16 November 4-6pm – for children 6+. Have a go at this exciting Paralympic sport email: Debbie.greenwood@calderdale.gov.uk for more info!

Boccia is a sport designed for athletes with high support needs and has no Olympic equivalent. It is a target sport played indoors with soft leather balls. It is a sport of intriguing tactics, incredible skill and nail biting tension. Once you see it or play it you will be hooked!


CREW Exercise Classes 2017

CREW Heart Support Group have recently updated the schedule for their exercise classes as follows;


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  blt@calderdale.gov.uk