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Events and things to do
Many events are now happening online. See What's Online for all of the latest online opportunities and events you can try out today!
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Latest information: Kirklees Libraries to welcome residents after lockdown restrictions ease
You can also continue to access the vast range of e-book and e-audio titles available through our E-Library. A vast array of online groups, activities and resources are all listed in useful resources .
The home library service is also running.
Join, find and renew
- Find online resources
- Home library service
- Kirklees Transcription Service
- Library Strategy
- Libraries annual statistics 2019-2020
- Libraries ambitions 2017-2021
- Library Services Peer Challenge 2019
Getting involved in your library
- Library consultations
- Search for library locations and opening times
- Bank holidays and library charges
- Volunteering in libraries
- Volunteer with Bibliosmiacs
- Local studies and family history resources
- Books, reading and learning
- Computer and internet access
Children and young people
Sport, exercise and healthy eating
Where to go, what to do
- Sport centres, playing fields and venues
- Jogging and running
- Local organisations: Keep fit
Schemes and activities
Discounts and funding
Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL)
Healthy eating and allotments
Museums, galleries and history
All of our museums are currently closed to the public. We hope to open welcome you back soon, once restrictions ease and in line with the Council's roadmap, which, due to our staff being deployed to testing and vaccination centres, may differ from Government guidelines.
The Park at Oakwell Country Park is open. From Monday 12th April, the facilities are available as follows:
- Visitor Centre Shop open 10am to 4pm daily.
- Visitor Centre Car Park open 9am to 5pm daily.
- Visitor Centre Toilets open 10am to 4pm daily.
- Café open 10am to 4.30pm daily.
- Bradford Road Car Park will remain open 24 hours per day.
Please note, The Hall remains closed to the Public until further notice.
Museums and galleries
- Kirklees Museums and Galleries
- Tolson Museum
- Oakwell Hall and Country Park
- Huddersfield Art Gallery
- Bagshaw Museum
- Batley Art Gallery
Our museum collections
Learning and school visits
- Volunteer stories from Kirklees Museums and Galleries
- Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle Park
- Friends of Oakwell Hall and Country Park
Countryside, parks and open spaces
Our parks remain open for people to enjoy. Remember to stay safe and observe social distancing rules.
- We are gradually re-opening our play and sports areas. Please don't use them until you see a sign to say they are open and how to use them safely.
- No organised events or activities are taking place on Kirklees Council parks or recreation grounds. Please cancel your events.
Ensuring all toilets are COVID-safe before reopening to the public is a priority. We are working hard to reopen all toilets as soon as possible.
- The public toilets in both Greenhead Park and Crow Nest Park will be opened on Monday 26th April with further parks to follow.
- There is a separate schedule for bowling pavilions. They will be reopened on a rolling schedule from 17 May.
Public rights of way
Reservations and ground bookings
- Book a park or recreation ground
- Terms and conditions of letting outdoor facilities
- Book a tennis court at Greenhead Park
Places to visit
- Parks and playgrounds
- Greenhead Park
- Wilton Park
- Lower Spen Local Nature Reserve
- Sunny Bank Ponds
- Green gyms
- Cliffe House
- White Rose Forest
- Peak district
Animals and conservation
- Animal health
- Environment Kirklees
- Wildlife and conservation organisations
- Wildlife and habitat conservation
- Bat Conservation Trust
Creative Development Team
Creative Kirklees website
- Culture Kirklees Our Vision
- Kirklees Events Policy
- Kirklees Public Art Policy
- Music Policy with reports
- Huddersfield Public Art Plan