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Ogden Water events 2019

Monday 1st April
Land and Textile Art at Ogden Water
Come to Ogden Water for a day creating art work indoors and out led by members of The Piecemakers Textile Art Group. The morning will be spent producing land art installations followed by an afternoon spent in the classroom working on some textile art which will include making felt woodland creatures and contributing to a communal rag rug that the group are currently working on. To book a place, please e-mail 10.00 – 15.30.  Bring lunch. No dogs.
Adults £10

Saturday 6th April
Beginners Guide to Birdwatching
Join staff from Calderdale Countryside and Woodlands Service for a 2 hour session for families to learn about birds. Get to know the basics on binoculars, garden bird identification and what to feed. Indoor session followed by the chance to put your new skills to the test in the woodlands.  
Family ticket £10 for up to 2 adults and up to 3 children.  5+ (no unaccompanied children).  No dogs.
To book, visit

Wednesday 17th April
Easter Bunnies, Eggs and Baskets
Come to Ogden Water to make a rustic Easter Bunny out of wood from our woodlands and an Easter basket to collect things in on a seasonal scavenger hunt in the woods with Easter egg prizes. No dogs. Wear warm clothing for the outdoor part of the session!
3+ (No unaccompanied children)
£4 (£3 for Passport to Leisure holders)
Booking essential -

Wednesday 22nd May
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Come to Ogden Water to spend a morning playing out in the woods with your teddy bear aimed at pre-school children and their parents/carers.  Activities include a number of bear related games and a picnic (bring your own food!). Booking essential.  No dogs.
£4 per child (£3 for Passport to Leisure holders)
To book, visit

Wednesday 31st July
Ogden goes Wild!
Join Countryside and Woodlands Service staff at Ogden Water for a day learning more about local wildlife.  Lots of things to do: minibeast hunts, pond dips, make an insect home, bird box or bat box and (hopefully) meet some hedgehogs (still to be confirmed). 

The day runs from 10.00 until 15.00, drop in anytime.  Charges apply for some activities.  Something for everyone whatever your age.

3+ (no unaccompanied children)   Cost depends on activities chosen
No need to book

Saturday 5th October
Family Fungus Foray
Join Robin Dalton and members of Halifax Scientific Society to go for a walk around the woods at Ogden Water searching for autumn fungi. Meet outside the visitor centre (HX2 8XZ) at 10.00. Walk covers around 2 miles. Bring lunch.  Dogs welcome if kept on a lead.
8+ (No unaccompanied children)
Free but donations welcome to Halifax Scientific Society
For more information, ring Steve on 0771 500 5379

                 Page updated March 4, 2019  

Ogden Water Practical Days

Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water to help with ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of the nature reserve. Sessions run 9.45am until 2.30pm. Please contact 0776 995 4956 for more details and to book a place. No dogs.

Friday 12 April

Tuesday 16 April

Friday 17 May

Tuesday 21 May

Tuesday 18 June

Friday 28 June

Tuesday 16 July

Friday 19 July

Tuesday 17 September

Friday 27 September