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Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Glen Road, Baildon, West Yorkshire, BD17 5EA, ENGLAND

Friday 18-01-19, Prince of Wales Park, Bingley

Sunday 20-01-19, over Bingley

FoBHCC Secretary Joy Smith captured this great eclipse image overnight!

Upcoming events

21-10-23  Saturday, Apple Day!

    • Apple sales (cash) from Bowling Community Orchard.

    • Bring your own apples for identification.

    • Juicer – help us to make juice (empty container might be handy!)

    • Longest apple peel competition, apple bowling, William Tell challenge and

    • classroom activities.

25-10-23  Wednesday, Autumn Wild Wednesday

Family* drop – in activities

*All children must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.

  (free, donations welcomed)

For more information on any event, please email


Friends of Bracken Hall guided walks programme, led by John Dallas.

All walks will start at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre at 10.30am, please bring outdoor clothing and footwear, hats and sunblock, food and drink and money for any bus or train ticket to aid our return.

October 27th - to Menston (Station) by Baildon, Faweather and a Silk Mill!

November 24th - to Bradford Industrial Museum via the canal towpath

Friends of Bracken Hall Countryside Centre Summer Holiday Activities

Donations welcome to support our activities.

Wild Wednesday

Drop-in Activities at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Glen Road BD17 5EA

Wednesdays, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th August.

At BHCC, 2pm – 4pm.


Family activities – children must be with a responsible adult at all times.

(If you are thinking of bringing a group, please contact us in advance so that we can check whether we can accommodate you on that date.)

We will be constructing wildlife-themed scarecrows for the welcome return of Baildon Scarecrow Festival and there will a variety of craft, problem-solving and exploring activities.

If you are taking part in the Walkers are Welcome Children’s Nature Trail Walk and Fun Quiz starting from BHCC at 11am on 30th August you could bring a picnic lunch to eat in the garden or on the glen before joining us for Wild Wednesday.

Friday Family Walks

Meet at BHCC at 10am for a 2 hour circular wander and talk.

Shipley Glen 11th August

Pond dipping 18th August

All walks are for anyone, families in particular.

Any dogs must be ON LEADS AT ALL TIMES.