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Events and activities

All events and activities

Computer screen and mobile screen.
04 March 2018

Available at home

We can show you lots of things to do at home whilst we're not yet running activities in our libraries.

A yoga practitioner.
05 March 2018

Available at home

Workouts, classes and more you can do at home.

Runners starting the race.
06 March 2018

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Returning for its 6th year, taking you on a tour of our historic town and breath-taking countryside.

Exterior of Rochdale Town Hall.
07 March 2018

Virtual tours available from home

Our regular guided tours of Rochdale Town Hall will not take place now until 2023, but you may want to take a virtual tour.

A parent and child playing.
05 June 2018

Monday-Friday

Find out what activities and events are happening at your local Sure Start Children's Centre, including special Christmas-themed events.

Freedom Programme logo.
23 May 2020

Weekly sessions

A FREE and confidential 12-week programme for women who want to know more about domestic abuse.

A person reading a book.
29 June 2020

Available at home

We've created a Facebook group to share the latest books we've all been reading. It's FREE to join.

2 children sat together.
02 July 2020

Weekly sessions

As we can’t hold fostering information sessions in our usual public venues, we’re meeting online on Zoom video call.

Logo for Bookstart Bear Club at Home.
05 July 2020


Every Wednesday

Join Amy and Bookstart Bear for a fun weekly online session of stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

Virtual Lego Club logo.
08 July 2020


Every Thursday

Anybody with access to Lego is welcome to take on our weekly challenges and post creations in the group.

Logo for Bookstart Baby at Home with Amy.
21 July 2020


Every Friday

Join Amy and Bookstart Bear for a fun weekly online session especially for babies, with a simple story, new rhymes and songs.

Our volunteer storyteller Izzy with her teddy, Alex Bear. Logo for Storytime with Izzy.
23 July 2020


Every other Monday

Join our volunteer storyteller, Izzy, and her teddy, Alex Bear, for exciting themed stories and songs.

Illustration of animals reading books.
02 August 2020


Last Friday of every month

Join our new virtual Children’s Reading Group for ages 7–11, with a new book to read and discuss each month.

2 racing cyclists.
01 January 2021


2021 - date to be confirmed

One of Greater Manchester’s premier cycling events returns.

Bowlee Car Boot Sale logo.
01 January 2021



July 2021 – October 2021

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.

Fabulous entertainment in Rochdale town centre. Headline band to be announced.
01 August 2021

August 2021 - date to be confirmed

Fabulous entertainment in Rochdale town centre. Headline band to be announced.

A bride posing in a wedding dress.
05 September 2021

Sunday, 5 September 2021

The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.

Clinton Baptiste.
17 September 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

Join the paranormal sensation as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the celestial curtains.

A red poppy in a field.
07 November 2021

November 2021

A special service paying tribute to the fallen will be streamed on the council's Facebook page.

Ed Byrne.
13 November 2021

Saturday, 13 November 2021

Ed Byrne presents 'If I'm Being Honest...', his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy.

Request to raise a flag

You can request to raise a flag from a number of locations across the borough.