Join the Friends of Roils Head Group at their AGM to discuss Future Priorities and a report from the recent Tree Planting Activity – Friends of Roils Head upcoming AGM Agenda
Saturday 20 January 2018 – 10am
At Grace Baptist Church, Roils Head Road, HX2 0LH.
If you missed the last meeting you can read the last minutes online here.
See costumes on display in Shibden Hall from the recent Brontë TV Drama, ‘To Walk Invisible’ by Sally Wainwright, several scenes of which were filmed at the Hall.
Saturday 3 March to Wednesday 31 October 2018
There will also be private tours of the exhibition with the Curator, Elinor Camille-Wood on the 28th April and 13th October at 2pm and a talk by Ann Dinsdale, Principal Curator of the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth about the research that went into developing the production design, costumes and other props for the BBC drama ‘To Walk Invisible’ by Sally Wainwright, on the 11th August at 2pm.
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On Saturday 9 December, 9am – 4pm Santa comes to Shibden.
Receive a present from Santa, a £5 voucher to use at the Mereside Cafe, a ride on the land train and a ride on the miniature railway (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult for both rides)
£12 per child plus £3 per accompanying adult.
The Friendly Brass Band will e providing live music on the day and other entertainment includes a raffle, Christmas Bran Tub and Letters to Santa.
Bookings are now being taken at the Mereside Cafe between 9am and 11am each day 01422 382959
The Shibden Christmas Craft Fair will be held this year on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017 10am – 4pm.
A selection of local crafts and produce on sale in time for Christmas shopping. The perfect place for present buying or to treat yourself!
Admission: Reduced admission to Shibden Hall.
The car park on Lister’s Road is located up the hill from Shibden with a short walk down to the entrance. Further parking is available off Godley Lane by the lake and Mereside Cafe. From here there is an up-hill walk to Shibden Hall. Both car parks require parking tickets to be purchased. Disabled parking is available for Blue Badge holders next to the site, accessed from Lister’s Road and follow the narrow road down towards the Hall.
Dare we say that after Halloween and Bonfire Night, Christmas is not far away. On Saturday 9 December from 9am until 4pm Santa is spending some time in Shibden Park. There will also be a brass band to welcome him and of course the Mereside cafe will be open for all your refreshment needs.
What would your children say to a ride on the land train or the miniature railway?
You can book your tickets by calling the Mereside Cafe on 01422 382959.
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District Branch are hosting their third Big Walkies – a sponsored dog walk for both 2 legged and 4 legged supporters to help raise funds for their local RSPCA Centre.
The 3k walk will take place in the beautiful grounds of Shibden Park, Halifax on Sunday 24 September at 11am. All sponsorship raised will go towards providing care, training and rehabilitation to the current – and future – animals looking for their forever homes in Calderdale and Kirklees.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome and there’s even more to experience on the day with fun stalls and games for the whole family and their pooches to enjoy.
This year Fay Gibbons (RSPCA Events Coordinator) will be taking on the role of lead walker along with one of the centre’s lucky pooches! Fay said “I can’t wait for the return of the Big Walkies to Shibden Park this year. We always have such fun with the local community and it’s an event that really helps us raise awareness of the amazing animal welfare work our branch does and gives us the opportunity to raise vital funds to support this work too.”
“It really is a beautiful, scenic walk and it’s great to see so many excited pooches flock to Shibden Park for the best walk ever! I couldn’t help but get involved with the walk myself and I hope this will give us the opportunity to show off some of our current doggy residents looking for their forever homes. We hope to see lots of people and pooches there but if you can’t make it and still want to support us, you can donate through our justgiving page too.”
To register please visit www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk It’s only £5 and once you’ve signed up, you will receive a Big Walkies Participant Pack and Big Walkies wristband. All sponsorship raised will go directly to the local RSPCA Halifax and Huddersfield Centre, which is a self funded branch of the National RSPCA responsible for raising their own funds within the local area.
For more information or any enquiries please contact Fay on 07399 587618 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of Shibden Park have now completed the play train project which is proving to be a great success with visitors to the park both young and old, the group were successful in securing a £500 Northowram and Shelf ward forum grant, which was used for the carved seats and perimeter fencing.
After mending the footbridge the Friends of Shibden Park moved onto creating the play train next to the Mereside cafe and this was unveiled by the Mayor of Calderdale in July.