Baildon Town Council

Serving the people of Baildon

Welcome to Baildon

Clerk: Louanna Winch
Baildon Library, Hallcliffe
Baildon, Shipley, West
Yorkshire BD17 6ND

Bracken Hall Countryside Centre is now open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4pm. There's a great summer programme of walks organised by the Friends of Bracken Hall and a range of activities for schools, groups and individuals is provided. For more information please see the friends of Bracken Hall Website here:

Indoor & outdoor creative & learning activities are available during normal opening hours: every Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. Our August theme is Butterflies and September theme is Harvest & Seeds. All welcome. Refreshments (and loos) available. Wildlife friendly garden always open

Wednesdays in August: Wild Wednesdays, 2-4pm. Lots of family friendly activities courtesy of the Friends of BHCC. More details below. NB Shipley Glen Tramway will also be open 12-4.30pm on Wednesdays in August in addition to normal Saturday/Sunday opening (also 12-4.30pm)

Thursdays at 10am: Baildon Men's Shed. Woodworking with other men! No experience needed. A vibrant, fun group. Call James for info 07946 155347 or

Wed Aug 14th: Wild Wednesday. 2-4pm. Rockets & Space. See above for more details

Thu Aug 15th: Cliffe Castle Event: Teddy Bears Picnic. 12-3pm. Come & join the BHCC roadshow at Cliffe Castle. Lots of fun to be had at Cliffe Castle including Puppet Show, Teddy Bears Disco, Teddy Bear First Aid, Accessible Sports Day and more to be announced soon

Sat Aug 17th: BHCC Garden Party. Bring some food to share (we'll have some cake), your favourite outdoor game, a fun story to share, and maybe a musical instrument (we'll have some ukuleles to try and various musicians and singers will be there – come and join in). 12-4pm

Wed Aug 21st: Wild Wednesday. 2-4pm. Ponds. See above for more details

Fri Aug 23rd: Family Guided Walk: Pond Dipping. 10.30am at BHCC. 3 miles. Wear suitable clothes/footwear. Pond dipping equipment will be provided

Wed Aug 28th: Wild Wednesday. 2-4pm. Looking up at clouds. Crystals. Water Cycle. More info above

Sat Sept 7th: Guided Birding Walk. Paul King's latest walk. Maybe on Baildon Moor. Bring binoculars, suitable clothes/footwear, drink. Note: 9am-11.30am (meet at BHCC)

Sun Sept 15th: Hand Spinning And Weaving. Members of the Bradford and District Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers will give you a hands-on introduction to weaving & spinning. Try drop spindles & spinning wheels, a mobile weaving frame, and discuss all sorts of wool-related crafting. Handcrafted home-knits will be available to purchase on a cash only basis. 12-4pm

Mon Sept 16th: Guided Bat Walk & Talk. West Yorkshire Bat Group present a nighttime walk into Shipley Glen. Wear stout shoes & appropriate clothing. Bring a torch. Meet at BHCC at 6.30pm, finish by 9pm

Fri Sept 20th: Guided Walk to Cliffe Castle. 9 miles. 10.30am start at BHCC. Wear stout shoes & appropriate clothing. Bring packed lunch/drink & money for return by bus/train. Back by 5pm

Most events FREE (donations welcome). Minors to be with responsible adult

Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Glen Road, Baildon, BD17 5EA

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