This weekend, come along to the Shelf Gala!

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It’s here! The 61st Shelf Hall Gala this Saturday 2nd July from 1pm at Shelf Hall Park with an afternoon of fun and games for all the family!

There will be food stalls, games stalls, amusement rides, music and great atmosphere!

The Shelf Gala Committee look forward to seeing you!

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Shelf Hall Park, Shelf Hall Lane, Shelf, Halifax
Entrance across from the Bottomleys Arms Pub

Healthy Holidays Summer 2022 Live from Friday 24th June

The Healthy Holidays Calderdale Programme is back for the Summer! Free places are available at Summer holiday clubs across the Borough for children aged 5-16 eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

Bookings go LIVE on Friday 24th June Here:

Healthy Holidays Calderdale Summer 2022

More information on the Healthy Holidays Summer scheme (PDF)

61st Shelf Gala Saturday July 2nd 2022

The Shelf 2022 Gala will be held on Saturday 2nd July from 1pm at Shelf Hall Park.

There will be fun for all the family, stalls, games, amusement rides, food and music.

The Shelf Gala Committee look forward to seeing you!

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Fancy a stall at the Challengers Fun Day?

The Challengers Fun Day 2017 will be held on Saturday 26 August at Natty Lane, Illingworth, 12.30 – 4.30pm.

If your group or organisation would like a stall at the event please contact Carol on 07780778257 or email

For those of you who don’t know, Challengers is for children aged 5-11 years of age and meet every Thursday (term time only) between 6.00pm and 7.30pm.
Challengers Xtra for children aged 4 to 11 years meets on Sunday from 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

There is a weekly subscription charge of 50p.


Walks, activities, events and practical days in Calderdale

The Safer, Cleaner, Greener walks and events programme for Spring/Summer 2017 contains a variety of different events and activities to get involved in.

Weather you enjoy nature, walking or are interested in volunteering to make Calderdale a better place for yourself and others… there’s surely something for you.

Click here and take a look inside the latest edition

Pick up your Calderdale Events and Festivals guide

Visitors to Calderdale this spring and summer can now start to plan their trip, with the release of the annual Calderdale Events and Festivals guide.

The colourful guide is crammed with over 30 entries of indoor and outdoor events taking place right across Calderdale, between April and September.

Calderdale Events and Festivals guide is available in Calderdale libraries, visitor centres and museums. Also keep an eye out for it in visitor attractions across West Yorkshire.

For details of events and festivals in Calderdale all year around visit

Join us for the BIG Beechwood Picnic in 2017

nhp-buntingWe’re planning a Big Beechwood Picnic on Saturday 1 July 2017 from 12 to 4pm. It will be a Family Fun Day, celebrating families and communities of North and East Halifax

Who’s we?

  • The idea came from parents on the advisory board for North Halifax Partnership Children’s Centres in Ovenden. It was to put on an event about healthy food and fun activities for local families
  • Friends of Beechwood Park, Moorside School, and residents on our North Halifax Partnership got on board and the idea grew a bit bigger…
  • … Now we want as many local groups and organisations as possible to take part in this good old fashioned summer event – from behind the scenes planning to putting on a dancing show or sports testers, or having a craft stall

Who’s paying?

  • By planning early, we will know exactly how many activities we can put on without additional costs on the day. Local groups and people know all about making a little go a long way.
  • We’ve got a bid in to the Big Lottery (we will know by Christmas), and we’ll be looking at alternative sources of funding if that fails.

What’s next?

  • We’re going to hold meetings once a month to plan the event. The first is on Thursday 8 December at 2pm – 3.30pm at Moorside School Nurture Unit and it’s open to anyone interested in helping, and/or having a stall or delivering an activity on 1 July Big Beechwood Picnic.
  • Please come along and bring your ideas – it’s as open as that at this stage. If you can’t come to this meeting , but you want to be involved,  just let us know

Watch this space for more news and dates after Christmas

Contact Liz Broadley on 07852 173723 –  or Karen Scanlon on 07434 702896 –