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

12.08.20: Yorkshire’s grand stately homes are opening their doors again.  Telling the region’s vivid history, many of them have been lived in by the same families for hundreds of years and are filled not only with family memorabilia, but also great works of art and priceless antiques.  See Welcome to Yorkshire’s list of homes that are opening again.

07.08.20: Eureka, the children’s museum will be reopening on Saturday 8 August.  Find out more…

26.07.20: Calderdale Council is reopening Shibden Hall from Monday 3 August 2020.  The historic hall has been closed since Friday 20 March due to COVID-19 restrictions. and will now reopen with tickets only available to book in advance online at from Monday 27 July.

13.07.20: Halifax Heritage Festival to take place from 10 to 20 September.  The festival will be delivered digitally.  Look out for more information at Discover Halifax.

13.07.2020: Harrogate International Festival is going digital later this month. They’re taking the entertainment online, bringing world class culture to you at home. You can tune in for free, between 23-26 July to enjoy a host of artists, authors and performers.

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.

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: 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.

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. 

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