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Project Sport Holiday Camp – Feb 2017

February 20th - February 24th

Project Sport Holiday Camp - Feb 2017 Project Sport offer various projects during school holidays keeping the kids active while reducing the cost of child care for parents! A typical day on a Project Sport holiday project: 08:30 Early drop off (free) 09.00: Warm up games 09.30 Fun skills and drills 11:00 Snack Break 11:30 Themed activities 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Project Sport Individual Competitions 14:00 Games & Tournament 16.00 Parent Pick-Up 16.30 Late Picks (free)   Project Sport has a…

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Lots of Family Fun this Feburary Half Term at Yummy Yorkshire!

February 20th @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until February 24th, 2017

Join us on the Yummy Yorkshire Farm this February Half Term for LOTS of family fun! TRACTOR & TRAILER RIDES Available daily from Sat 18th - Fri 24th February 2017 11am - 3pm £2 per person Wrap up warm and jump aboard the Yummy Yorkshire tractor and trailer to explore the Farm. Take in the far reaching views from our beautiful corner of Yorkshire. WINTERY WALK We're really lucky here in our lovely corner of Yorkshire to have some great…

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Children’s Games Gig at Holmfirth Library

February 20th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We've an exciting Children's Games Gig at Holmfirth Library coming up on the 20th February, 2 - 4 pm. Fantastic opportunities for: making friends, learning how to play games and potentially winning prizes! So if your child wants to get out, meet new people, experience the thrill of board games, learn all about strategy and more, then bring them down (or send them) and our fantastic team will help them to start the experience of the Children's Games Gig (plus there'll…


SCRAPtastic Children’s Workshops at Totties Garden Centre

February 21st @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Daily until February 22nd, 2017

SCRAPtastic workshops Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd February 9.30-11am Bring the kids along during half-term to make bee pen pot holders plastic & then bottle piggy banks Using recycled bits & pieces Take your masterpiece home £3.50 payable on the day No need to book, just turn up


Kids Be Happy Workshops at Totties Garden Centre

February 23rd @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Daily until February 24th, 2017

Kids Be Happy Workshops at Totties Garden Centre Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th February (half-term) Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th April (Easter holidays) 9.30am until 11am Make Sand Art pictures… Simply peel, pour and tap to create a fun picture Suitable for children aged 3 years and upwards £3 per child payable on the day to Kids Be Happy, just come along


Feathers, Beaks and Nests at YWT Stirley Community Farm

February 23rd @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come along and learn about our feathered friends. You will build your own birdbox to take home. Watch and wait to see who moves in! Aimed at ages 5-12 years. *Please note that this date has changed from the 22nd of February. Aplogies for any inconvenience caused.*

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Nature Tots at Stirley Community Farm

February 24th @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Monthly outdoor play and activities for under 5's. Dress to get messy!

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Animal Antics at Meltham Library with Meltham Wildlife Rescue

February 24th @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Animal Antics at Meltham Library with Meltham Wildlife Rescue February 24th from 11am to 1pm Craft Activities and a visit from Meltham Wildlife Centre Booking essential - 01484 414868 Free

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Underbank Rangers Under 5’s Training – Every Saturday

February 25th @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Weekly on the same day,

Suitable for ages 3 - 5 - for both boys and girls.


Holmfirth Library – Lego Club

February 25th @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day

Events at Holmfirth Library and Tourist Information Office Monday 2pm – Storytime (term time only) Monday 6pm – Writers’ Group Friday 10.30am – Storytime (term time only) Friday all morning – tea and coffee morning on the first floor Saturday – Lego Club 1.30-3pm 47 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth HD9 3JH


Coddy’s Farm Experience Days – Pancake day

February 25th @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Coddy's Farm Experience Days Pancake day - £5 Saturday 25th February 2017, 2:30pm till 4:30pm  Collect the eggs from our free range hens then make pancakes, decorate them with tasty toppings and eat them of course! Click HERE to see their upcoming experience days Course information and booking: Led by Andrew, farmer, butcher and owner of Coddy’s Farm, our courses are designed to be informative, friendly and fun. Booking is essential as places are limited, unless stated otherwise and gift…


Messy Church – Holy Trinity (Honley)

February 25th @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Messy Church - Holy Trinity (Honley) Lent Messy Church on Saturday 25th February (at the end of the Half Term holiday) 3.30pm at Trinity Church.


Jack and the Beans Talk at The Lawrence Batley Theatre

March 25th @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A fresh and funny retelling of the traditional story and an ideal gentle introduction to theatre. Was it a dream or did I hear a talking bean? Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen. Imagine his surprise when he swops his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble…


Nature Tots at YWT Stirley Farm

March 31st @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Monthly outdoor play and activities for under 5's. Dress to get messy!


Lambing time Open Farm at Coddy’s

April 14th - April 17th

Visitors will have chance to meet & feed the new born lambs and calves and if your lucky see the birth of a new lamb. The tearoom will be open for refreshments. Open 9.30am until 4pm.


Join in the Easter Eggspress at Kirklees Light Railway

April 14th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until April 17th, 2017

Travel by steam train aboard the Easter Eggspress to Shelley to meet the Easter Bunny!! The Easter Bunny has dropped all of his food in the play ground and needs everyone to help him collect it. He has also hidden some extra special Golden Eggs around the play ground too! The Bunny’s feeling very generous and everyone who helps collect his food in the Egg Hunt will receive a chocolate egg and there might be a bigger reward if you find a Golden…

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Easter Made & Found Market at Yummy Yorkshire

April 17th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Easter Made & Found Market at Yummy Yorkshire 17th April 2017 from 10am-4pm Browse the Made and Found Market in the Yummy Yorkshire Barn, with its beautiful textiles, handmade homewares, crafted jewellery, fine foods and even a tepee or two from 10am - 4pm. With music and free kids craft activities, there’s something to charm the whole family.


Kids Be Happy Easter Workshops at Totties Garden Centre

April 18th @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Daily until April 19th, 2017

Kids Be Happy Workshops at Totties Garden Centre Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th April (Easter holidays) 9.30am until 11am Make Sand Art pictures… Simply peel, pour and tap to create a fun picture Suitable for children aged 3 years and upwards £3 per child payable on the day to Kids Be Happy, just come along

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Marsden Cuckoo Festival 2017

April 21st - April 23rd

MARSDEN CUCKOO FESTIVAL: Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd April 2017 ...... and maybe something on Sunday 23rd as well!! In Marsden, West Yorkshire! This annual celebration welcomes the return of the cuckoo to Marsden with artistic workshops, an all-day craft fair, a village procession, maypole and Morris dancing. The day culminates with a duck race & music from a local band Marsden's love for this feathered friend stemmed from the fact that the spring and sunshine always came along with…

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Meltham Scarecrow Festival 2017

May 1st @ 10:00 am - 4:59 pm

Meltham Scarecrow Festival 2017   More details to follow soon..

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Holmfirth Festival of Folk 2017

May 5th - May 7th

Holmfirth Festival of Folk 2017 Holmfirth is a small pennine town which comes to life during the Festival of Folk. There has been a folk festival in Holmfirth for about 30 years. The Festival committee has been responsible for the last nine years and the festival has gone from strength to strength.We pride ourselves on producing a community based festival involving schools, local talent, most businesses in the town and, of course, a small army of volunteers. Our income is…

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Pinocchio at the Lawrence Batley Theatre

May 5th @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jasmin Vardimon Company (Park, Freedom) returns with a brand new adaptation of the classic tale, PINOCCHIO. Based on the original book by Collodi and performed by a cast of talented dancers, pinocchio brings to life the famous marionette as he embarks on a fantastic journey to become a human boy. Showcasing Vardimon’s uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style, PINOCCHIO combines physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance to examine the idea of what it means to be human.…

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The Cider Press May Day Celebration 2017

May 6th

The Cider Press Cafe is two year's old, so why not come and join us? Sunday 6th May 2017 More details to follow soon New Laithe Farm, Deanhouse, Holmfirth, HD9 3TD

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A Day Out With Thomas at Kirklees Light Railway

May 13th @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
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Once on June 10th, 2017,
and Once on July 15th, 2017,
and Once on August 18th, 2017,
and Once on November 11th, 2017

Thomas the Tank Engine will be visiting the Kirklees Light Railway from the Island of Sodor with his friends Percy, Toby and Mavis. To make sure the engines all behave themselves and are really useful engines, Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller, will be visiting us too. A fun-filled day out for all the family! The first train departs Clayton West at 10.00am and will be pulled by Thomas (this is the only train that Thomas pulls to Shelley) with…

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Dinosaur Detectives – Lawrence Batley Theatre

May 13th @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Remember when people thought the earth was flat? Once upon a time enormous creatures walked the earth, creatures that became known in Victorian times as ‘dinosaurs’. DINOSAUR DETECTIVES is a fascinating journey of discovery, fun and conflict surrounding the first fossil finds of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantell. A historical story about looking for dinosaur bones, combining puppetry with projection and shadow theatre. For all dinosaur enthusiasts, both young and old, this show is an absolute delight.

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Twinkle’s Big Day Out – Lawrence Batley Theatre

May 14th @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Budding ballet stars from across Halifax take to the stage to showcase the fantastic Babyballet show TWINKLES BIG DAY OUT. This fun and enjoyable introduction to the wonderful world of dancing and theatre features all of the Babyballet characters and Babyballet stars. There is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy through the fun-loving bears' adventures.


Shepley Spring Festival 2017

May 19th - May 21st

Shepley Spring Festival 2017 19-21st May 2017 To celebrate 10 years of Shepley Spring Festival we have invited some very special artists. Awarded an MBE in 2014 and twice nominated for the Mercury Prize...Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band will be headlining Saturday night at the festival. This band is big! Returning to the festival on Friday are the Moulettes with their poppy brand of progressive, psychedelic neo-classical folk rock!! Sunday sees one of the final performances of the highly…


Forget Me Not Colour Run 2017

May 20th

Forget Me Not Colour Run Saturday 2oth May 2017, 12.30pm (run starts at 2pm) After our sell-out first year in 2016, Forget Me Not Colour Run is back for 2017! Run, Walk, Jog or Dance your way around the colourful 3.5km course. Along the route you'll be covered in our bright and colourful paint powder and you'll get to the end looking like you've just had a trip through the rainbow. The perfect event for all the family. Last year…


Holmfirth Film Festival 2017

May 20th - May 26th

Holmfirth Film Festival 2017 The Seventh Holmfirth Film Festival runs from 20th- 26th May 2017. With over 50 award-winning new and classic films from around the world. For more details see their website -


Charity Spring Fair at Wooldale

May 20th @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and join us at Wooldale Community Centre on the 20th May 2017 at our Charity Spring Fair. There'll be stalls, crafts, games, prizes - a really great fun day out for all of the family.

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