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Featured events

Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
23 April 2017
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 18 September 2017. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Things to do during the school holidays
25 July 2017
There's lots to do during the school holidays​​, whether it's in the library, ​countryside or one of the many other venues in the Rochdale borough​.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.

More events

Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
23 April 2017
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 18 September 2017. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Armed Forces Day veterans
29 June 2017
The veterans' breakfast club is every Thursday, 9am-10am and breakfast costs just £2.50.
Things to do during the school holidays
25 July 2017
There's lots to do during the school holidays​​, whether it's in the library, ​countryside or one of the many other venues in the Rochdale borough​.
Imagination Gaming Boardgame workshop, Alkrington Library
17 August 2017
An exciting board games workshop, featuring innovative table-top games, both classic and modern, on the theme of animal and detective antics, run by Imagination Gaming.
Imagination Gaming Boardgame workshop, Junction Community Library
17 August 2017
An exciting board games workshop, featuring innovative table-top games, both classic and modern, on the theme of animal and detective antics, run by Imagination Gaming.
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Middleton Library
18 August 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Noise Orchestra, Rochdale Central Library
18 August 2017
What is a Noise Machine?
Foster with Rochdale drop-in information event
20 August 2017
Give childhood a chance! Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
Lion Learners Animal Storytime, Middleton Library
22 August 2017
Join Lion Learners to meet and handle one of their animals, learn about its senses and skills, plus enjoy related stories and activities.
Lion Learners Animal Storytime, Langley Library
22 August 2017
Join Lion Learners to meet and handle one of their animals, learn about its senses and skills, plus enjoy related stories and activities.
Summer Fun Day
23 August 2017
Come along and join us for a fun filled day!!
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Alkrington Library
24 August 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Littleborough Library
25 August 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Police Fun Day, Alkrington Library
25 August 2017
Join the local police for a fun day of insights into police work, and have a go yourself.
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Rochdale Central Library
01 September 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Teddy’s picnic puzzle, Littleborough Library
01 September 2017
Teddy’s picnic puzzle – help our teddy solve some puzzles to find his friends for the teddy bear's picnic.
Break Into Business, Rochdale Central Library
04 September 2017
Have you always wanted to work for yourself but not sure what type of business suits your skills?
Recital on the J.J. Binns Organ
09 September 2017
Come and enjoy listening to an afternoon recital on our famous organ.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Middleton Library
12 September 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Foster with Rochdale information event
12 September 2017
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
The Freedom Programme for women - Castleton Children’s Centre
14 September 2017
An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
Rochdale Biz Show 2017
20 September 2017
An inaugural business to business event. Initiating our local celebration of Small Business Saturday.
The Freedom Programme for women - Derby Street Children
25 September 2017
An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
Author visit by Sarah Ward, Crime Writer, Smithy Bridge Library
26 September 2017
Meet crime writer Sarah Ward.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Balderstone Library
12 October 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
17 October 2017
An exciting week of arts for all ages from Tuesday, 17 - Sunday, 23 October 2017,  covering drama, comedy, poetry, spoken word, visual arts and children's shows.
Foster with Rochdale drop-in information event
17 October 2017
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Rochdale Central Library
14 November 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Heywood Library
14 December 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.