With only just over a week before the kids go back to school, it’s not too late to take advantage of some of the great events happening in Halifax to entertain the whole family.

Fusion at Eureka!

Running until 25th November, the exhibition lets you experience some of the most exciting digital tech from around the world in the latest takeover of Eureka’s Spark Gallery.

Using large scale multimedia, motion-capture sensors and floor-to-ceiling projections of colour, it’ll change the way you think about technology.

There are 14 mind-blowing exhibits brought to you by The Lumen Prize for Digital Art.


One for those with a sweet tooth. Bankfield Museum is celebrating sweets!

They have a new family friendly exhibition for 2018 which features Calderdale’s confectionery collections.

You’ll see well known favourites from popular brands such as Mackintosh, Rowntrees, Riley’s Toffee, Dobsons, Nestle and Turnwrights Toffee.

Halifax Heritage Festival 2018

The 2018 Halifax Heritage Festival takes place between Saturday 18th August and Sunday 16th September across the town centre, local villages, and local market towns.

Co-ordinated by Halifax Business Improvement District (B.I.D), around 20 heritage sites are hosting events and activities during the festival.

There’ll be family activities, children’s events, talks, walks and even some ghostly tales and uncovered tombs!

Most events are free with a limited few having a small cost or donation requirement.

Go Fly A Kite

On 29th August Julie Swift and Robin Dalton will be teaching children and their families how to build their own kite and fly it on Norland Moor.

Sessions are at 10am and 1pm and you can find details on parking here.

Pray for a breeze!

Norland Scarecrow Festival 2018

Starting on Friday 31st August until Monday 3rd September, this wonderful festival raises money for the Norland Village and local charities.

Local home and business owners make their own scarecrows to create a trail of around 80 scarecrows and this year the theme will be scarecrows whose names begin with the letter ‘N’.

Don’t forget to keep your eye out for golden rocks too! The Norland Scarecrow Festival committee have teamed up with the #calderdalerocks Facebook group and the students at Norland junior and infant school have drawn some pictures on the rocks ready for their ‘rock drop’.

If you find one be sure to take it to the scarecrow marquee over the weekend you’ll receive a scarecrow themed prize!

While you’re out and about in Halifax, why not pop in to Broad Street Plaza to catch a film or have some dinner with the family? The perfect end to the summer holidays!