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Sand Art with Kids Bee Happy Summer Holiday Workshops at Totties Garden Centre

20th August - 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Monday 30th July, Friday 10th August and Monday 20th August Between 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 From £3 per child payable on the day to Kids Be Happy, just come along

SUMMER CLUB 2018 – Full Life Church

21st August - 9:00 am - 24th August - 12:00 pm

Children's SUMMER CLUB four mornings of fun with lots of singing, crafts, play centre and snacks too! You can leave your children or stay with them too!

Tuesday Tales – Storytelling & Crafts at Kirklees Light Railway

21st August - 10:55 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:55am on Tuesday, repeating until 28th August 2018

Join the KLR at Shelley Station every Tuesday in August for storytelling followed by arts & craft inspired by the story you've just heard! Taking place on Tuesdays 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August at 10.55am, 12.15pm & 1.35pm, there will be a different story every week so there's no chance of being bored! This event is drop-in (no booking required) & is FREE to train ticket holders for the specified days.

Balanceability Courses – Holmfirth High School Sports Centre

22nd August - 9:15 am - 10:00 am
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One event on 24th August 2018 at 10:15am

Balanceability is the UK’s first and only accredited ‘learn to cycle’ programme for children aged 2 1⁄2 to 6 years old. Balanceability develops confidence, spatial awareness, dynamic balance and the skills to ride a bicycle without stabilisers. Using balance bikes and other equipment sessions are constructed around games, challenges and new experiences proven to achieve desired objectives. Plus NEW course! 5+ Yrs Improve your cycling | Same dates 11:15am - 12:00pm

Stirley Summer Fun – Stirley Community Farm

23rd August - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for lots of summer Fun. We'll have an array of fun outdoor crafts and activities for all the family. From minibeasting and birdwatching to den building and natural art. Something new each week! This event is eligible for the Hedgehog Award. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Art Workshops at Holmfirth Tech

28th August - 10:00 am - 29th August - 3:00 pm
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One event on 31st August 2018 at 10:00am

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Stirley Summer Fun – Stirley Community Farm

30th August - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for lots of summer Fun. We'll have an array of fun outdoor crafts and activities for all the family. From minibeasting and birdwatching to den building and natural art. Something new each week! This event is eligible for the Hedgehog Award. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Community Club Summer Camp – Underbank Rangers

31st August - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Please see poster above for details.

Nature Tots – Stirley Community Farm

31st August - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fun activities in and around the farm for pre-schoolers and their parents (under 5's) This event is eligible for the Hedgehog Award. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nature Tots – Stirley Community Farm

28th September - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fun activities in and around the farm for pre-schoolers and their parents (under 5's) This event is eligible for the Hedgehog Award. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival 2018

29th September - 30th September

Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival 2018 29th and 30th September 2018. Whether you’re a serious foodie or just enjoy sharing good food and drink with friends and family, there is more than enough at Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival to give you a great time. The fantastic outdoor food market winds its way through the streets of Summer Wine country offering foods from up the road and across the continent. The open air bar and food court can be found…

Three Little Pig Tails – Lawrence Batley Theatre

29th September - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 29th September 2018 at 2:00pm

A brand new version of the classic story of the three little pigs set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs’ tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit the wolf and what kind of house will they build? A funny, warm-hearted and interactive rustic tale to make you squeal with laughter, bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in. Garlic Theatre (Jack and the Beans Talk, Little Red Robin Hood)…

Marsden Jazz Festival 2018

12th October - 14th October

Come and celebrate 26 years of Jazz in the Yorkshire Pennines! Street markets, over 60 free events and street parade... A fantastic weekend of music! To see what's on, what it's about and to get involved visit: https://www.marsdenjazzfestival.com/    

On Broadway – Lawrence Batley Theatre

20th October - 6:30 pm
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One event on 21st October 2018 at 4:30pm

Pennine Academy of Dance Students from Pennine Academy of Dance provide an evening of fun, high energy entertainment in their fourth annual show. Throughout the evening you’ll experience influential dance styles and music gathered from much-loved musicals. Students from three-years-old to adult will showcase their skill in ballet, tap, acrobatics and street dance performed to numbers from hit Broadway shows. Come along, take a seat and enjoy Pennine Academy of Dance on Broadway.

Halloween Ghost Train – Kirklees Light Railway

26th October - 28th October

**TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2018** Are you brave enough to board our Halloween Ghost Trains? These fangtastic trains are not for the weak at heart! Try them, if you dare... The Ghost Trains will be running on the evenings of Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018. Booking is essential and fancy dress is fiendishly encouraged! PLEASE NOTE: You WILL be scared out of your wits and, therefore, these trains are NOT suitable for…

Nature Tots – Stirley Community Farm

26th October - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fun activities in and around the farm for pre-schoolers and their parents (under 5's) This event is eligible for the Hedgehog Award. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

UGLY BUG BALL – Holmfirth Vineyard & Restaurant

27th October - 5:00 pm

UGLY BUG BALL 27TH OCTOBER Join us for a spooky tea party at the vineyard! There will be spooktacular games, a disco and even a prize for best fancy dress. Priced at just £12 per ticket, suitable for children up to the age of 12. Kids pay only. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS: https://togo.uk.com/makebooking?venueid=1297&event=10556

Ugly Bug Ball at Holmfirth Vineyard

27th October - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

UGLY BUG BALL 27TH OCTOBER 2018 Join us for a spooky tea party at the vineyard! There will be spooktacular games, a disco and even a prize for best fancy dress. Priced at just £12 per ticket, suitable for children up to the age of 12. Kids pay only. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS: https://togo.uk.com/makebooking?venueid=1297&event=10556

Harvest Celebration and Pumpkin Carving – Stirley Community Farm

28th October - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Enjoy the abundance of harvest time on the farm by picking your own fruit & veg and joining in with crafts and activities to help take the festivities home with you, including carving a pumpkin with your own spooky or wacky character to light up the night!

Myths of the Vikings – Lawrence Batley Theatre

2nd November - 11:00 am
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One event on 2nd November 2018 at 2:00pm

Battle ‘Frost Giants’, dodge magical beasts and feel the thrill of storytelling, just as the children of the Norse once did. Through hand-carved puppets, witness the stories of Odin, the King of the Gods; Thor and his mighty hammer, and Loki – the shape changer, adventurer and mischief maker. This half term the world of the Vikings is brought to life in this original show for children from Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre (Dinosaur Detectives).

Day Out with Thomas – Kirklees Light Railway

10th November - 9:30 am - 11th November - 5:00 pm

In 2018, the Kirklees Light Railway will once again welcome Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends, Percy, Toby, Mavis & Emily from the Island of Sodor! The Fat Controller will also be on hand during the engines' visit to make sure they are all being really useful and behaving themselves. He will conduct an opening ceremony each day at 9.45am, assisted by Rusty & Dusty, the trusty platform sweepers! The first train of the day is pulled by Thomas…

Little Star – Lawrence Batley Theatre

17th November - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A star lit show for babies. Join Little Star as she swings from shooting stars, slides down crescent moons and bounces on fluffy clouds. Based on the song ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’, Little Star takes us on a journey with the star herself. Not content with the same spot in the sky, she wants to see, hear and touch everything! Moon on a Stick (The Abominable Snowman, Jack Frost) use puppetry, music and captivating visuals to delight young audiences in…

Shakespeare Schools Festival – Lawrence Batley Theatre

19th November - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at the LBT. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage. Details of the schools performing can be found on SSF’s website

Nature Tots – Stirley Community Farm

21st November - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fun activities in and around the farm for pre-schoolers and their parents (under 5's) This event is eligible for the Hedgehog Award. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Holmfirth Christmas Lights Celebration 2018

24th November - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Christmas event to mark the start of the festive season in Holmfirth. Details to follow but likely to include lantern parade, brass band carols and entertainment.

Roller Disco – Holmfirth Civic Hall

25th November - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 25th November 2018 at 4:00pm

Get Down and Boogie at Holmfirth Civic Hall We will be hosting our next Roller Disco in collaboration with Super Funk at the Hall on Sunday 25th November. 2pm-3.30pm: Children and Families 4pm-5.30pm: Teens, Families and Adults Ticket price includes boot hire. No Age Restriction, but Roller Boots start at Infant Size 8. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. Please make sure you book your ticket for the correct disco!

Jump & Shout – Lawrence Batley Theatre

26th November - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A festival where performers aged three and above take centre stage and shine in the spotlight. The youngsters of Kirklees will be breaking out their fancy footwork with a variety of dance routines, gaining valuable experience and showing off their talent on the LBT stage.

Aladdin – Lawrence Batley Theatre

7th December - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 6th January 2019

This Christmas join Aladdin on a magic carpet ride! The team that brought you Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk are back with another festive treat for the whole family. Live music, laughs galore, fabulous scenery and glittering costumes all come together in Aladdin, our latest traditional family pantomime – where wishes really do come true! Penniless Aladdin dreams of a life of luxury and when he discovers an old magic lamp all his dreams could come true. But can…

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – Lawrence Batley Theatre

22nd December - 11:00 am
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One event on 22nd December 2018 at 2:00pm

It is Christmas Eve and Santa’s elves, Holly and Ivy, are calling for help from all children to make sure they have completed their checklist, so that everything is ready for Santa and for Christmas. With heavy sacks of presents, poorly reindeer, and one too many mince pies, will Santa have enough time to make it around all the houses in time for Christmas day? Front Room Productions present ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, with music, poetry and a whole…

Cinderella – Lawrence Batley Theatre

12th January 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until 19th January 2019

Huddersfield Light Opera Company are back to put an end to the post-Christmas blues with their usual fun-packed traditional family pantomime. Bursting with comedy, audience participation, spectacular scenery, a breath taking transformation snow scene and outrageous costumes, this will be the biggest, brightest and best HLOC pantomime yet. Cinderella is a sure family favourite for all ages.

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