Events & Activities

Welcome to our directory of events and activities for the over 50s and older people in Calderdale.

As lockdown restrictions continue to be relaxed, we will update you with the latest information.  Click on the images below to access each page or scroll down for latest news.

If you have an event or activity you want to tell us about, use our Event News form to get in touch.

Latest news

03.07.2020: New dates for Brighouse Arts Festival.  The postponed festival will now take place from Friday 2 to  Sunday 11 October.  Find out more here.

02.07.2020: Many pubs and restaurants will now be opening on 4 July, including The Shibden Mill Inn, Catch West vale and the Temujin in Sowerby Bridge.    You can check out the safety measures which should be put in place and are required by the Government on our web page here.

24.06.2020: Healthy Minds workshops are back from 25 June.
These online workshops from Calderdale’s Staying Well Hub will help improve mental health and promote feelings of wellness.  You can try a variety of fun exercises including crafting for free.  Find out more and book here.

18.06.2020: Yorkshire Wildlife Park reopens.
The park reopened on 16 June with online booking only and three arrival slots:, 11.30am and 2pm.  Find out more, or to book online go to the YWP website.

18.06.2020: Blackpool Illuminations will go ahead from 4 September until 3 January 2021.  Blackpool Show and Attractions have announced the dazzling light festival will take place this year with a 2 month extension to 3 January.  The live switch-on concert will be live streamed for free in association with MTV.

15.06.2020: English Heritage has announced the following Yorkshire re-openings on 4 July:  Kirkham Priory, Middleham Castle, Mount Grace Priory, Pickering Castle, Roche Abbey, Scarborough Castle and Whitby Abbey.  Check the English Heritage website for details.

15.06.2020: The Piece Hall will be reopening on 4 July 
The Piece Hall, which houses 43 shops and restaurants is planning to reopen in full on 4 July to allow time to prepare.

11.06.2020: Todmorden Book Festival goes virtual.
Tod book Festival will go ahead this year, but in virtual format from 6 to 14 November.  Watch their website for updates. 

11.06.2020: Calderdale Libraries are set to launch new Facebook group.
 “Something in the air” will bring together people in Sowerby Bridge who care about air quality in the town.  Look out for more news on their Facebook page or @CMBClibaries on Twitter.  Find out more about Calderdale Libraries air quality initiative.

08.06.2020: Watch and listen to famous actors reading Harry Potter.
If you love the Harry Potter stories, watch some familiar faces read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for Harry Potter At Home – including Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne & Stephen Fry.  Hear the stories.  

08.06.2020: Singing for the Brain sessions from The Alzheimer’s Society run weekly from 1 June 2020 on Wednesdays from 4pm to 5pm. The sessions use Zoom but can also be accessed by telephone if individuals do not have access to or are comfortable with the relevant technology/internet.

Find out more and see a live singing event