Week 2 of the summer holidays- How many times have you heard “I’m bored”?

#OnOurDoorstep summer holidays

The summer holidays have begun!

How many times have you heard “I’m bored” already?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a guide for each week of fun activities and events happening in Kirklees.

On Our Doorstep- Half term activities

Here is the guide for week 2. Keep an eye out for week 3 activities that will be published next Monday!

Struggling with ideas on what to do during week 1? Don’t worry we’ve already published the guide for the week, if you’ve missed it you can look at the guide here. 

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Week 2, 1-7 August:

Archery lessons

Join our activity instructors in learning how to draw the arrow, balance the bow & fire at a distance target – Challenge your family members as to who can score the greatest points. All under cover so no need to worry about damp conditions.

When? Monday 1, 8, 15 & 22 August

Thursday 4, 11, 18 & 25 August

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £6

Book your tickets to take part in archery lessons.


Pond dipping

Explore the ponds in the grounds of Cliffe House, looking out for minibeasts, bugs, and all kinds of pond life, all while learning about the environment.

When? Monday 1, 8, 15 & 22 August

Thursday 3, 10, 17 & 24 August

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £4 per person

Book your tickets to take part in pond dipping.


Mine Experience

Explore this new experience at Cliffe House, where you navigate your way through a series of narrow passages, junctions, climbs and drops.

When? Tuesday 2, 9, 16 & 23 August

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £6 per person

Book your tickets to take part in the mining experience.



Book on for our fantastic instructor led bushcraft activity. This is the perfect family activity for all to sit around a campfire toasting marshmallows, making & cooking your own garlic bread twist, all washed down with a warming hot chocolate. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements. No need to worry about the damp conditions – this session is based under cover within our woodland.

When? Wednesday 3, 10, 17 & 24 August

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £8 per person

Book your tickets to take part in bushcraft at Cliffe House.



Using traditional woodcraft tools you will learn to construct a woodland sculpture to take home with you. A fun filled instructor led session with all equipment provided.

When? Friday 5, 12, 19 & 26 August

Where? Cliffe House

Cost? £8.00 per person

Book your tickets to take part in woodcraft at Cliffe House.


Museums and Galleries  

Entry to all our museums and galleries is free!

Oakwell Hall and Country Park

History comes to life in our Elizabethan Manor House set-in award-winning parks and gardens with gift shop and café.

When? Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 – 16:00 (Kirklees School holidays)  / Saturday & Sunday- 12:00 -16:00

Where? Nutter Lane, Birstall WF17 9L

Cost? Free

Tolson Museum

From pre-history to the present day, amazing objects tell the story of Huddersfield.

When? Tuesday – Thursday 11:00- 17:00 (until 5 September) / Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 17:00

Where? Ravensknowle Park, Huddersfield HD5 8DJ

Cost?  Free

Bagshaw Museum

Join us on a trip around the world and explore Batley and beyond.

When? Tuesday – Thursday 11:00- 17:00 (until 5 September ) / Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 17:00

Where? Woodlands Road, Wilton Park, Batley WF17 0AS

Cost? Free

Huddersfield Art Gallery

Visit Huddersfield Art Gallery’s new temporary home and exhibition space for ground-breaking touring exhibitions

When? Wednesday – Saturday  11:00 -16:00

Where? Unit 7, The Piazza Huddersfield HD1 2R

Cost? Free

For further information on our museums and galleries, events, opening times and how to find us, please visit: www.kirklees.gov.uk/museums


Dinosaur hunt

Join us in our library hunting grounds for a roarsome chase to find and contain the escaped Dinosaurs and return them inside the book before it’s too late!

When? Throughout summer

Where? Kirklees Libraries

Cost? Free

For further information please visit: http://www.kirkleeslibraries.co.uk/children-and-young-people/


Summer Craft Activities

Come and join us for a Summer of creative family fun with crafts every day at Huddersfield Children’s Library. It is all free just drop in!

When? Wednesday 27 July- 3 Septemebr ( except Bank Holiday) Monday- Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where? Huddersfield Children’s Library

Cost? Free


Rappaman – book launch and RAP workshop

An exciting book launch event, with a chance to see  Rappaman performing poems and  Raps from his newest book “Read Aloud Proudly”. You’ll then get the chance to learn how to write your own RAPs, as Rappman leads a poetry and Rap masterclass!

When? Tuesday 2 August 2022 – Friday 26 August 2022

Where? Kirklees Libraries

Cost? Free

Book your tickets for the Rappaman – book launch and RAP workshop

Books and Bugs Story Trails

Celebrate the wonder of nature and the pleasure of being outdoors on our summer story trails. Tim Hopgood’s My Big Book of Outdoors is the inspiration for our fun family picture trail and bug hunt this summer.

Recommended for families with children up to age 8.

When? Wednesday 27 July, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where? Beaumont Park – meet at the Bandstand, Huddersfield

Cost? Free

To find out more and to book your tickets go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/kirkleeslibraries

Emley Show 2022

A great family day out! The Emley Show is a great agricultural day out in Yorkshire. The amazing location ‘beneath the mast’ in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside allows families and exhibitors alike to enjoy a wide range of activities, agricultural events, country crafts, family entertainment and competitions.

When? 6 August 2022

Where?  Factory Farm, Emley Moor, Huddersfield, HD8 9TE.

Cost? Children under 16 are free, adults £12

To find out more and to book your tickets go to the Emley Show website.

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