Category Archives: Families

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

The Easter break is just around the corner, and young people in Calderdale can enjoy enriching activities, eat delicious nutritious meals and meet new friends in a safe and fun environment, as part of the Healthy Holidays Calderdale programme. During the school holidays, children and young people who are eligible for free school meals can access… read more … about Spring into action and enjoy Healthy Holidays Calderdale>>

Healthy Holidays Calderdale

The Ukrainian flag will fly at Halifax Town Hall this month, as a mark of Calderdale’s ongoing solidarity with Ukrainian communities. Every weekend in April, from Saturday 9 April 2022 and including Good Friday and Easter Monday, Calderdale Council will fly Ukraine’s blue and yellow flag from the Town Hall’s flagpole. The Council is also… read more … about Standing together with Ukrainian communities>>

Calderdale residents are being asked to share their thoughts about what it’s like to live in the borough to help inform ambitions for the future. The Vision perception survey gathers the views of local residents each year to help shape the Vision for Calderdale, as the borough approaches its 50th birthday in the year 2024…. read more … about Have your say and help shape Calderdale’s future>>

Cllr Tim Swift

I want to take the opportunity to update you on what we know about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, what it means for Calderdale and the action being taken to delay the variant spreading. The variant was first identified in Southern Africa and has been identified as a Variant of Concern by the World Health… read more … about Message from Deborah Harkins, Director of Public Health for Calderdale Council>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Parents and carers in Calderdale now have an extra resource to help give their children the best possible start in life. The Calderdale Family Journey is a new web resource for parents and carers to support their journey to parenthood and explain the key steps and the ways they can ensure their child is ready… read more … about Supporting children to get the best start>>

Family journey

Calderdale Museums’ winter craft fairs are returning for 2021 with both Shibden Hall and Bankfield Museum hosting special events in the run up to Christmas. Although Shibden Hall is closed for its winter break, it will be open especially for the Winter Craft Fair, which is taking place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November… read more … about Get Christmas all wrapped up at Calderdale Museums>>

Shibden in the snow

The award-winning International Market is returning to Halifax town centre this week, with a scarily good range of treats just in time for Halloween. From Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 October, Market Place Europe, in partnership with Calderdale Council’s Markets Service, is bringing a selection of global traders to the streets of Halifax. Visitors can… read more … about Spooktacular International Market returns to Halifax>>