Easter Bunnies, Eggs and Baskets at Ogden Water

Visit Ogden Water on Wednesday 17 April, 10:00am-12:00pm and 12:30pm–2:30pm to make a rustic Easter Bunny out of wood from our woodlands and an Easter basket to collect things in on a seasonal scavenger hunt in the woods with Easter egg prizes.

No dogs. Wear warm clothing for the outdoor part of the session!

3+ (No unaccompanied children)
£4 (£3 for Passport to Leisure holders)

‘Woodland Wildlife Discovery Toddle’ with Sure Start Children’s Centres at Ogden Water


Following the massive success of the Forest School at Ogden Water this summer, Sure Start Children’s Centres NHP is pleased to offer the “Woodland Wildlife Discovery Toddle”.

Visit Ogden Water on Wednesday 31 October for a morning or afternoon exploring Boggart Wood. Make a leaf hat, hunt for mini-beasts and do some bark rubbing. Session ends with a chance to sit around a fire pit and eat a snack of fruit kebabs with chocolate sauce.

The session will take place on Wednesday 31 October and you can choose from the 10:00am session or the 12:30pm session.

To book a place on the session please complete the online application at http://surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/autumn-2018-courses/, or complete a form at your nearest Children’s Centre.

If you have any questions please contact the Family Learning Team on 01422 266197.

Forest School with Sure Start Children’s Centres at Ogden Water

A 4 week family forest school starting on Friday 4 July, 10:30am-11:30am. Including outdoor cooking, whittling wood and other outdoor and forest activities. To book a place go to the Sure Start website.

Getting Arty at Ogden Water

Join Julie Swift and Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water on Friday 13 April, 10.00am-12:00pm to create some nature inspired artwork to take home with you.

Wear old clothes as this is likely to involve paint and glue!

Suitable for children aged 4+.

£3.90 per child (£2.90 for Passport to Leisure holders) – Pay on the day

For more information visit https:www.calderdale.gov.ukv2residentsleisure-and-culturewhatsoneventsgetting-arty-ogden-water

Ogden Water has been crowned Yorkshire’s favourite reservoir after beating off competition from Grimwith and Langsett.

With 46% of the vote Ogden Water was a clear winner in the Yorkshire Water poll, which was conducted on the firm’s Facebook page.

Santa Comes to Ogden Water

Father Christmas is visiting his magical woodland grotto in the woods at Ogden Water on Saturday 16 December!

3 sessions available – Morning or afternoon sessions cost £8, £7 (Passport to Leisure holders) for Christmas art and crafts in the classroom, a visit to see Santa and a present.

Tickets are selling out quickly so for further information call 01422 284415.

Wheelchair accessible. No dogs. No unaccompanied children. Select time when booking.

Ogden Water Practical Days

Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve.

Ogden Water Local Nature Reserve offers a superb opportunity to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Over 300,000 people visit Ogden Water every year for picnics, walking, feeding the ducks, family outings and nature activities.

Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water. The session runs 9.45am – 3pm.

Please contact Chris on 07769 954956 for more details.

Bring a packed lunch. No dogs allowed (with the exception of guide and hearing dogs). Please wear old clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Practical days are running on:

  • Tuesday 20 June – 9:45am
  • Tuesday 25 July – 9:45am
  • Saturday 19 September – 9:45am


Public Art Goes Wild at Ogden – FREE Event!

Artist Marguerita Evans will be creating a large scale piece of art using recycled materials with families or playschemes in this FREE event at Ogden.

The event runs for two days on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28  July 2016

Although the event is FREE to attend, booking is essential and can be done by email to countryside@calderdale.gov.uk or telephone 01422 284415 (Answer Phone).

When booking, please state:

  • Which day you’d like to attend.
  • Attending full day or half a day.
  • Number of adults attending.
  • Number of children (must be accompanied).
  • Contact number or e-mail address.