Category Archives: Families

Young people across Calderdale have been enjoying fun and inclusive play sessions throughout the school holidays, as part of the Council’s Play Development Service activity programme. The Play Development Service is part of Calderdale Council’s Children and Young People’s Service and offers regular inclusive play sessions in communities across the borough. The sessions are open… read more … about Young people enjoy a summer of fun>>

Young people with faces painted enjoy school summer holiday sessions

Calderdale Council is supporting the legacy of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with a number of initiatives to inspire all ages to participate in physical activity. The games, which took place in Birmingham, have created memories of sporting achievements, but these are joined by images of children learning to swim, young people representing local athletics clubs,… read more … about Supporting activities ‘United by Birmingham’>>

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This Changing Places Awareness day(external link) (Tuesday 19 July), Calderdale Council is announcing plans for three new Changing Places toilets to be installed in the borough, improving facilities for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)… read more … about Changing Places making Calderdale more accessible>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney

Bankfield Museum, near Halifax, is celebrating South Asian Heritage Month with a special display of some of the highlights of its collection of South Asian art and cultural objects. From Saturday 16 July, Bankfield will host the special exhibition which features as part of the Calderdale South Asian Heritage Festival. This month-long programme of events… read more … about Celebrating the South Asian Heritage Festival at Calderdale Museums>>

Painted dowry box from India as part of Bankfield's exhibition

‘The future of tourism in Calderdale is bright’ – that’s the overriding message from the Calderdale Tourism Conference, which took place on Tuesday 5 July at the Shay Stadium in Halifax. Hosted by Visit Calderdale, the event welcomed attendees from across the hospitality, accommodation and tourist attraction sectors. It included speakers from local businesses and… read more … about Celebrating tourism opportunities in Calderdale>>

Ann Jones from Old Chamber Farm and Camping in Hebden Bridge delivers the tourism conference’s keynote speech

The school summer holidays are just around the corner and young people in Calderdale can take part in exciting activities, enjoy nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe environment, as part of the Calderdale Healthy Holidays programme. Funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme, and in partnership with the… read more … about Supporting families to have Healthy Holidays>>

Healthy Holidays summer artwork

A special week of events is taking place in Calderdale, to raise awareness about the support available to protect vulnerable children and adults across the borough and highlight how people can recognise and report any concerns. The eighth annual Calderdale Safeguarding Week will take place between Monday 20 and Friday 24 June, with a varied… read more … about Week of events highlights that safeguarding is everyone’s business>>

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Calderdale’s new cultural strategy provides a roadmap for creative delivery over the next 10 years. A new cultural strategy, guiding and celebrating the role of culture in Calderdale’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, has now launched. The pandemic has affected every aspect of life and has hit the cultural sector hard. To support the sector’s… read more … about Creativity Flows through Calderdale>>

Victoria Theatre crowd

Pupils across Calderdale have been walking, wheeling, cycling and scooting their way to winning new equipment for their schools. In partnership with Active Calderdale, primary schools across the borough have been taking part in the Big Walk and Wheel challenge, an annual event organised by Sustrans, the UK charity dedicated to enabling people to walk… read more … about Schools get active as part of the Big Walk and Wheel challenge>>

Active schools Walk and Wheel challenge