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 available in normal opening hours: every Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. June's theme is Growth, July is Science. Exciting activities each weekend.

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

Sat June 8th: Men's Shed's shed's Grand Opening and Open Day. Women, children & men all invited! Celebrate the Men's Shed's 1st birthday. Make something from wood to take home. 1-4pm.

Wed June 12th: Grandparents/parents & 2-4 year-olds afternoon. Need new ideas to engage the (grand)kids? Ideas, activities, new friends!? Maybe help create a new regular event at BHCC! 1-4pm.

Fri June 21st: Guided Walk over Ilkley Moor. Stout footwear, appropriate clothing, packed lunch & drinks & money for return by bus/train required. Meet at BHCC at 10.30. Back by about 4-5pm.

Sat June 22nd: Creative Writing Drop-in. Local published author Alyson Faye will get you going with exercises & ideas – perhaps take a trip on the Tramway with your eyes closed?! 12-4pm.

Sat June 29th: Guided Birding Walk. Paul King's latest walk. Maybe on Baildon Moor. Bring binoculars, suitable clothes/footwear, drink. Note: 10am-12pm (meet at BHCC). More dates to follow!

Sun June 30th: Baildon Open Gardens. BHCC's wildlife garden will feature as part of HALE's event (which is also on Sat 29th – see – there's a charge for the map). 12-4pm.

Tue July 9th: Evening Walk with a Camera. Baildon Walkers are Welcome (WaW) present a gentle evening walk led by two local photographic experts, Ros Crosland & John Shackleton. 12 places (book a place now by emailing Meet at BHCC at 7pm, finish by 9pm.

Sat July 13th: Map Reading/Navigation 1-day course with Baildon WaW. Outdoor clothing/boots, packed lunch required, compass if possible. Booking essential. £5. Use above WaW email to book

Sun July 21st: Science Activities Special. Jules will share all sorts of interesting hands on experiments with you. Want to try being a bat? Do some things try to defy gravity? You'll be amazed! 12-4pm.

Sat July 27th: Artist in Residence. Artist Susan Stead will demonstrate her love of wildlife & landscape painting. Advice, ideas & the opportunity for you to create something beautiful too! 12-4pm.

Wed July 31st: Wild Wednesday. 2-4pm. Lots of family friendly activities courtesy of the Friends of BHCC. Other Wild Wednesday dates for your diary are 7, 14, 21 & 28 August, & 30 October.

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

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

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