Days Out Halifax & Calderdale

Pools & Leisure Centres

Calderdale Council-Run Pools

Halifax Swimming Pool: Skircoat Road, Halifax. 01422 366624

Sowerby Bridge Swimming Pool:  Station Road, Sowerby Bridge. 01422 288078.

Brighouse Swimming Pool: Woodvale Road, Brighouse. 01422 288068.

Todmorden Swimming Pool: Ewood Lane, Todmorden. 01706 839090.

Diving Boards

Children must be at least 4 feet tall and be able to swim 20m confidently in deep water on front and back.

Halifax Swimming Pool: Saturdays, 11.30am-3.30pm. Sundays, 11am-3.30pm.

Family Fun Swims

Fun swimming for adults with children.

Brighouse Pool (teaching pool): Fridays (under 5s), 9am-1.15pm; Saturdays (under 11s), 1.30pm-2.45pm; Sundays (under 11s), 9am-1pm.

Sowerby Bridge Pool (teaching pool): Mondays (under 5s), 9.15am-11.15am; Fridays (under 5s), 11am-1pm; Sundays (Under 5s), 9-11.30am.

Todmorden Sports Centre: Sundays, 10am-noon

Family Swimming

Currently not running (updated January 2021) – (some pools are open but lane swimming only)

Family Swimming sessions are times to swim with children under eight.

Brighouse Pool: Mondays, 9.30am-noon; Wednesdays, 10am-noon

Halifax Pool (teaching pool): Mondays, noon-1.15pm & 3-3.45pm; Tuesdays, noon-3.45pm; Wednesdays, 10am-1.30pm & 2.15-3.45pm; Thursdays, noon-1.15pm & 2.30-3.45pm; Fridays, noon-3.45pm; Saturdays, 1-2.15pm; Sundays, 9am-4.30pm

Sowerby Bridge: Tuesdays, 3-4pm; Thursdays, 3-3.30pm; Fridays, 3-4pm; Saturdays, noon-2pm; Sundays, 9am-12.30pm

Todmorden Pool: Sundays, 10am-noon


Fun Swims With Giant Floats

Currently not running (updated January 2021)

Wild and wacky sessions with giant floats, for children aged 14 and under.

Brighouse Pool: Saturdays, 1.30-2.45pm

Sowerby Bridge Pool: Saturdays, 1.30-2.45pm


Huddersfield Splash Park

The kids will have tons of fun at Huddersfield Leisure Centre’s Splash Park. There are water features and slides for the youngsters and larger slides for older children and adults, with water buckets, water jets, a lazy river, a small fun pool and spa pool.

Sessions last 90 minutes and it’s best to book in advance.

Huddersfield Splash Park, Huddersfield Leisure Centre. Phone 01484 766269.

Playworld, Huddersfield

Strap on some skates and show off your skills at Playworld Huddersfield’s roller skating rink. It’s suitable for children aged four and up, but adult supervision is recommended for young and inexperienced skaters.

There’s also a four-storey soft play gym to get stuck into, with a ball pool and slides.


Two fun-packed party packages are available to choose from too.

  • Playworld Huddersfield, Westbourne Road, Marsh, Huddersfield. 01484 420404.

ROKT Climbing – Brighouse

ROKT Climbing Gym aims to provide a safe, energised, social atmosphere while fulfilling all your climbing needs.

Choose from taster sessions, and boulder and rope inductions and courses.

There are also kids’ clubs, where they can learn to climb and meet other children

Fun-packed kids’ parties  include games, bouldering and roped climbing activities with an instructor.

ROKT Climbing, Old Flour Mill, Millroyd Street, Brighouse. 01484 717444.