Park Heritage Summer Festival 2018 – get your free tickets now

heritagebanner18.pngOver the summer our Park Heritage Walks are back. We will be holding free guided walks for you to enjoy, Each walk takes app. 2 hours with breaks and are suitable for all abilities. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. For more information contact Halifax Central Initiative on 01422 365948 or email on

To book a place go to and search for the walk below. If you have trouble booking a place please call Halifax Central Initiative and we will do it for you.

Wednesday 1 August: Park Heritage Walk 1, Lister Lane – The Gibbet. Meet at Lister Lane Cemetery, Halifax HX1 5LF. Tour starts at 10.30am. A guided tour by David Glover. Free . The walk will take in views of Crossley House, and travel through People’s Park, the remains of the Halifax work house, West Hill Model Village, The Hanson Lane bomb site, the Almhouses, finishing at the world famous Gibbet. This walk is suitable for most abilities. To book tickets click here

Saturday 18 August: Park Heritage Walk 2, The West Halifax Suffragettes Meet outside Sky DIY on Queen’s Road. Tour starts at 10.30am. A guided tour by David Glover. Free . The walk will take to various locations where some of our local Suffragettes lived. You will travel beyond Park into town centre via Pellon lane to Marlborough Hall (YMCA), where Emmeline Pankhurst spoke. To book tickets click here

Wednesday 22 August: Park Heritage Walk 3, The Old Railroad Walk. Will take you from the old Spire at King Cross ending up at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre ( former primary school. Free guided tour by local historian David Glover. 2pm start, meet at the Old Spire (by one stop) on King Cross Road. The walk does include a fairly steep slope up Queen’s Road, so may not be suitable for all. This walk takes in the sites of the old toffee mill and biscuit factory, also the remain ofthe railroad through Park and forgotten terminus and the murder site of 1889 and The Butler Machine & Tool Factory. To book tickets click here

On yer bike! Tour de Yorkshire comes to Halifax this Sunday…

This weekend day 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire starts in Halifax, on Sunday 6 May.
Yellow cycle race signs are now in place along the route and the streets are being dressed with yellow bikes and decorations. The busiest viewing spots in Calderdale are likely to be Cote de Hebden Bridge (King of the Mountain) and Halifax town centre. Halifax town centre will be closed to traffic from 6am on Sunday morning to allow race vehicles and cyclists to prepare for the race.

The peloton will leave the Piece Hall at 12.10pm, but please arrive early as Halifax and the route are expected to be busy. If you’re planning on watching the race in the Piece Hall you are strongly advised to use public transport and arrive early as entry is on a first come first served basis.
if you’re watching on the race route don’t forget the promotional caravan will be travelling the route prior to the cyclists arriving. The caravan will stop at certain locations along the route with a host of promotional goodies from the official race partners.
Find out the race timings on the VisitCalderdale blog

Don’t forget to pick up a pocket guide to the TdY in Calderdale at Tourist Info in Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden or download your copy from the Visit Calderdale site
Tour de Yorkshire merchandise is available to buy in Halifax and Hebden BridgeEvents on the route

There are lots of celebratory community events taking place throughout the weekend.
There is a fab day of entertainment planned at the Piece Hall before and after the race see the Piece Hall website for more info. Broad Street Plaza in Halifax will be having entertainment and a big screen for visitors to continue festivities throughout the day.
Find out more about the events on route and over the bank holiday weekend on the VisitCalderdale website.