What’s going on this weekend? 13-15 September 2019

We have some great events happening throughout Kirklees this weekend!

Don’t forget to browse on our Community Directory for lots more ideas.

We love to see and hear about what you’ve been up to in Kirklees, so don’t forget you can use #Kirklees to share the love and connect with us via our Twitter and Facebook!

Heritage Open Days Festival

Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest festival of history and culture. Each year, thousands of sites across the country invite you in to explore local treasures of every age, style and function. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences- and it’s all FREE.

Almost 70 events will be taking place in Kirklees- more than ever before- with over 25 new sites and the best ever spread across the district. Please note that some events will need to be booked.

When is it?

13-22 September 2019.

Where is it at?

Various venues.

More information

To find out what’s happening in your area visit the Heritage Open Day’s Festival website.

heritage open day

Dewsbury Minister- Tower Tours

Explore the Church Tower. See the 1000 year old stonework. Ascend the stone spiral staircase. Visit the Ringing Chamber. Hear the story of the Devil’s Knell. Ascend again to the clock room, climb the short ladder to the bells. See the bells rung. See the bell inscriptions and hanging. Perhaps have a ring on the bell.

When is it?

14 September 2019

Where is it at?

Dewsbury Minster, Vicarage Road.

More information

To find out more information about this event visit the Heritage Open Days website.


The South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

There is a wide range of festival events to help you explore our stunning and diverse landscape, whether you’re on foot, bike or horse.

The festival is the perfect opportunity to explore the wild and wonderful South Pennines Park landscape, its heather-covered moors, steep-sided valleys, canals, reservoirs and packhorse trails. Spanning the Yorkshire/Lancashire border this area has a fascinating history, offering everything from Neolithic stone carvings to world-changing industrial heritage; and many hidden gems. Over the centuries it has inspired artists and writers; and those who visit and those who stay.

You may wish to march across the moorland on one of our strenuous all-day hikes or perhaps meander through the streets of Hebden Bridge to discover the secrets of its industrial past or maybe cycle from Ogden to Otley; whatever your pace or interests the South Pennines has it all.

The South Pennines is a place where you’ll find intense local pride and people who are passionate about the area and want to share what they know…our event guides are no exception. They will be able to guide you through the landscape and share their knowledge.

When is it?

Various dates

Where is it at?

Various venues

More information

For more information use the event’s website. 


Walking with Women’s Suffrage

Book your place to join suffrage historian, Jill Liddington, for a walk in the footsteps of local suffragists and suffragettes.

The linear route passes homes and villages of local campaigners, including Elizabeth Pinnance and Florence Lockwood. The walk ends in Slaithwaite for Q&A and tea.

Walkers need to make their own way back to the start- busses are available.

When is it?  

15 September 2019

Where is it at?

Canal towpath, Red & Green Club, Milnsbridge.

More information

To book your place visit the event’s website. 


Bagshaw Museum- People Power Tour & The Early Garden Phases

Visit Bagshaw Museum to discover the world in one day! Explore exciting global collections, including the atmospheric Ancient Egyptian ‘Kingdom of Osiris’, Spirit of South Asian and African Galleries and the Victorian seaside.

Discover stories from the Fox’s biscuits and iconic Batley Variety Club. Take a fascinating tour about ‘People Power’: the men and women who shaped the history of Wilton Park and Bagshaw Museum. Discover the history of the surrounding gardens from 1887 to 1918 and how they relate to other Yorkshire gardens.

When is it?

15 September 2019.

Where is it at?

Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley.

More information

For more information visit the events page.


Crow Nest Park- Guided Walk

A place to see local history including the town’s War Memorial. Crow Nest Park was bought by the Dewsbury Corporation in 1893 for the ‘pleasure of enjoyment of the people’. It is a well-established magnet for leisurely walks with interesting features.

Take this chance to visit, learn about the Park’s history and find out more about the Victorian imagination with a guided walk lasting around 60 minutes.

When is it?

15 September 2019.

Where is it at?

Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury.

More information

For more information visit the event’s website. 

crow nest park

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