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Wellholme Park

Wellholme is an urban park situated close to the town centre of Brighouse that has something for just about everyone.

Some areas of the park are currently undergoing essential work to help with the flood alleviation of Brighouse. More information about the works.

Note: Please be aware that Dog control orders are in force in Calderdale's parks.

The park is close to Brighouse town centre. It is famous for its spectacular floral bedding displays. It also has a double web net in the play area that stands at over 6m high. There is something for just about everyone!

Things to do at Wellholme Park

Careful planning of the 14 Hectare park lets leisure and wildlife sit side-by-side in harmony. Areas of grassland have been left to develop into a more natural environment. Positive woodland management is carried out to encourage and sustain wildlife, which helps to increase diversity. This benefits birds, like Tree Creepers and Herons and plants, like Bluebells and Wild Garlic.

Why not take a stroll around the park, sit and relax in the surroundings or enjoy a picnic? You could also explore the natural woodlands or follow the Clifton beck path that runs through the heart of Wellholme.

Freerunner doing a somersault in the skatepark
  • Skate Park.
  • Play area.
  • Outdoor Gym.
  • Brighouse Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre.
  • Tennis.
    There are four courts which can be hired. To book, email: or phone: 01422 288068.
  • Crazy Golf.
    'Pay and play' managed by the Woodvale Bowling Club at the pavilion near the bowling greens.
  • Cafe.
    The cafe offers a place to relax in and chat with family and friends over a drink and snack.
  • Learning with the Countryside team.
    They run a series of workshops in the park and other locations in Calderdale.
  • Brighouse junior parkrun.
    Takes place every week on Sundays at 9am. Come along and join in!

Queen Elizabeth II Field's in Trust - protected playing fields

The park was awarded the QEII - Fields In Trust Challenge status in 2012. This aims to protect 2012 playing fields by the end of the year 2012. This was done to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. We have signed up to the Challenge, preserving the park for future generations to enjoy.

Thornhill Beck Picnic Area

The park, with help from the 3 B's community group, was awarded £10,000 from the SUEZ Communities Trust UK. This was to improve the picnic area near Thornhill Beck Lane. The work includes a new sign, fencing, bins, car park surfacing and picnic benches. Everyone is able to access the picnic space to enjoy it.

Essential works

Some areas of the park are currently undergoing essential work to help with the flood alleviation of Brighouse. This will see the development of banks and wetlands, amongst other things, to help with slowing the flow of flood water. 

This work is mainly carried out on the field which runs from Thornhills Beck Road to Oak Hill Road. As a result of this, some areas, including the aforementioned field and attached picnic area on Thornhills Beck Road along with other areas of Wellholme Park, will have restricted or no access to the public whilst this work is carried out. 

The playground, skate park, flower beds and café will be still accessible to the public. 

Location details

Bradford Road

Wellholme Park is located on the A641 Bradford Road, to the north east of Brighouse town centre. It is on several bus routes, for details, visit: West Yorkshire Metro.

  • From Brighouse town centre bus station, it is about a five minute walk.
  • From the train station, it is about a 10 minute walk.
  • By car from the M62 motorway it is five minutes.

Daily opening times

  • 12noon to 5pm in winter months.
  • 12noon to 8pm in summer months.

Tennis and crazy golf times may vary. Check with Brighouse pool for more information on their opening times.


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