Things to do in Todmorden


There is a wide range of activities available in and around Todmorden. Perhaps the best place to start is Todmorden's main park, Centre Vale Park , which has a sports centre and other activities for all ages.

Centre-Vale Park

Centre Vale Park is just off the Burnley Road in Todmorden. The park is beatifully-set; when you are in the park, you feel you are surrounded by trees and hills. The park is about a five minute walk from the centre of town. Otherwise the Burnley bus will have stops near the park. If you are travelling to the park by car, then there are free parking spaces in the car parks that serve the Todmorden Sports Centre to the north of the park, near Ewood Lane. There are also free parking spaces in the streets on the other side of the Burnley road, near to the zebra crossing.

The park has circular paths and is great for walking or cycling around. Around the park there are other facilities of interest. There is an extensive childrens' play area on the south side of the park. There are formal walled gardens with a mini-zoo. There is a bicycling circuit for young choildren and a bowling green.

Todmorden Sports Centre

Superbly situated overlooking the beautiful grounds of Centre Vale Park, Todmorden Sports Centre offers a range of excellent leisure facilities.

  • 25 metre swimming pool
  • Comprehensive programme of swimming lessons for children and adults
  • Premier Suite with spa pool, steam room, sauna and relaxation area
  • Air-conditioned well-equipped Lifestyles Health & Fitness Studio
  • Air-conditioned Dance Studio offering a range of aerobic and fitness classes
  • Sports Hall with facilities for Badminton, five-a-side football, Basketball, Netball and Volleyball
  • Outdoor Tennis courts and floodlit sports area
  • Ofsted registered Crèche and themed children's play area
  • 'The Gallery' café offering a selection of quality hot and cold drinks, meals and light snacks.

See also


Todmorden Golf Club is just off Cross Stone Road, about 1 mile from the centre of Todmorden.

Alternatively, Hebden Bridge Golf Club and Bacup Golf Club are about five miles from Todmorden.

Horse Riding

Longfield Equestrian Centre is about 2 miles from Todmorden town Centre.

Alternatively Dickey Steps is about 8 miles from Todmorden.


Todmorden Cricket Club is next to Centre Vale Park.


Todmorden has just one Theatre, the Hippodrome Theatre .

Alternatively, Hebden Bridge has its Little Theatre.


Todmorden does not have a cinema, but Hebden Bridge has its own cinema Picture House .

Dancing Classes

Dawn Chapman School of Dance is just 1 mile from the centre of Todmorden, on the Burnley Road.

Eating Out in Todmorden

Vintners Excellent bistro food in a historic building in the centre of Todmorden
The Vedas Curry restaurant in central Todmorden.
Hanuman Thai restaurant in central Todmorden.
Grandma Pollards A fish and chip restaurant and take away in Walsden, a mile from Todmorden.
Constemonger Organic/Fairtrade and Local Food in the centre of Todmorden
Top Brink Inn Traditional pub food, with fantastic views over the Calder valley.