Easter events in Calderdale 2018

Easter-Eggs.jpgEaster 2018 in Calderdale
Get ready for lots of FREE fun and family-friendly entertainment in Calderdale this Easter! From a Duck Race to Pace Egg Plays with Easter Egg Trails, Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Egg Decorating Workshops, a Colouring Competition, Easter Crafting and more; your family can enjoy a jam-packed Bank Holiday weekend!

Good Friday, March 30th

Heptonstall Pace Egg Plays and Midgley Pace Egg Plays: traditional Mumming Play performed in Heptonstall’s Weavers Square. Cheer on St George as he takes on contenders such as Bold Slasher, the Black Prince of Paradine and Hector.  Violent sword fights predominate but, as ever, good triumphs over evil.

Grand Easter Egg Hunt: at Shibden Estate, Halifax. Organised by the Shibden Estate Friends Group, all proceeds will be used to enhance the Estate.

Easter at Westgate Arcade: Perfect for children and young families, Westgate Arcade is holding an Easter Colouring Competition during the Easter Holidays!

Easter at The Piece Hall: (until 11th April) Easter Crafting, Egg Trails, meet real spring lambs, Chocolate Egg Decorating Workshops and more!

Saturday 31st March

Easter Eggztravaganza at Mount Zion Heritage ChapelAn Easter Egg Hunt in the grounds of the chapel, with a wide selection of crafts in the cottage, followed by a picnic style lunch in the Chapel. with an Easter Bonnet Competition with a prize for the best bonnet!

Brighouse Easter Trail: Follow your trail sheet and collect a letter or number from the 38 participating shops to enter the FREE prize draw. Free treats for children with Easter bonnets or bunny ears (while stocks last).

Easter Monday, 2nd April

Hebden Bridge Easter Duck Race: Duckmania returns to Hebden Bridge as thousands of ducks race down the river, with a variety of entertainment to enjoy throughout the day, including children’s rides, charity stalls and live music from a local bands. (Duck Race starts approx 3.15pm at St. George’s Bridge).

Easter Fun also continues at The Piece Hall with real Spring Lambs and Easter Crafting.

Wednesday 4th April

Easter Egg Hunt at People’s ParkJoin the fun with a Free Family Easter Egg Hunt, Wednesday 4th April 11am to 1pm at People’s Park, Halifax.

The are Chocolate Egg Decorating workshops at The Piece Hall (Booking is essential as places are limited).

Thursday 5th April

Easter Bunny Fun at Shibden Hall: Join the Shibden Bunny in search of eggs and friends hidden in Cunnery Wood and the grounds, then make a felt Easter-themed craft. (Please note this activity includes a woodland walk which is unsuitable for prams and buggies.)

Have a lovely Easter, folks!

For more information about what’s on in Calderdale go to http://www.visitcalderdale.com

FREE Events this Easter at Westgate Arcade

Calderdale Lower Valley

Starting on Friday 30 March 2018 and perfect for children and young families, Westgate Arcade is holding an Easter Colouring competition during the Easter Holidays!

From 11:00am to 3:00pm on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 March the Easter Bunny will be in the Arcade to begin an Easter Egg colouring competition and handing out Easter treats.

Then every day from Tuesday 3 April to Sunday 14 April (11am – 3pm) you are welcome to come and create your winning design!

The Easter Bunny will choose a winner, winning £50 for their family (voucher to be spent at Westgate Arcade) and £50 for their school or nursery.

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Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens for Second Round in 2018

thThe Gregg’s Foundation’s Environmental Grants programme is now inviting applications for grants of up to £2,000 for projects in England, Wales or Scotland that deliver a real benefit to the environment.

Projects must address one or more of the following:

  • Improving the local environment.
  • Insuring involvement of local communities.
  • Delivering a sustainable and measurable difference.
  • Supporting people in need.

The funding can be used to cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities.

Not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of £300,000 or less as well as schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply. Organisations that are based near Greggs shops will be given priority.

To apply click here

The next deadline for applications is 22 June 2018 (midnight).