Public FAQs


Buying your tickets in advance saves you up to 50% on gate prices! It can also save a lot of time queuing - up to 15,000 people attend the gala and our volunteers on the gates can be very busy! Skip the queues and get straight in with your ticket!

Tickets are on sale, on behalf of the committee, at Tourist Information (Central Library) or at any of the locations shown on the tickets page.

We also supply all our members with tickets to sell. Tickets admit 1 adult or 2 children and are £2 each up to gala day, or can be bought on the gate for £4.

Location, Location, Location!

The Gala takes place at Manor Heath Park:-

Manor Heath Road
Savile Park


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Our Google Map - this shows the Gala Ground, parking and entrance gates.

There are 3 entrances:-

  • 2 on Manor Heath Road (which is where you will find our main car park - no parking on the road side on gala day - sorry!)
  • 1 on Skircoat Green Road, at the corner with Dryclough Lane. As above, no parking on the road side on gala day!


Beware a number of roads will be closed by the Grand Procession so look out for the signs and official route release some time in May.

Public Transport

For bus services or to learn how to get to Halifax by bus or train try Metro's Journery Planner.

Directions from Halifax Town Centre:-

Follow the procession route (signed) along Huddersfield Road, turn right at the traffic lights just before HSS. Left at the mini roundabout and then turn right at the bottom of Manor Heath Road. Free parking is available on the grassed area by the main entrance. The car park is the grassed area on the left - look out for the sign posts! Use the signed entrances to the car parks - we have had cars get stuck on the banks!

Directions From Ainley Top J24 M62:-

Take the A629 Calderdale Way To Halifax, continue past McDonalds and Shell petrol station and up Salterhebble Hill. Go straight on at the first set of traffic light at the top of the hill, past Calderdale Royal Hospital and at the next set of lights turn left. At the next set of lights turn right which will bring you to the bottom of the ground - be aware though that this road will be closed from around 12:30pm - 2pm for the procession! Continue to the next set of lights and turn right - the car park is the grassed area on the right. Look out for the sign posts which show the entrance - be careful as we have had cars get stuck on the banks!

Directions from King Cross Junction:-

Where the A58 and A646 meet at at the major junction (near Halifax Fire Station). Follow the A646 Skircoat Moor Road past the round about. At the mini round about continue straight on (2nd exit / righthand fork). At the traffic lights turn left and then your next right, the car park is the grassed area on the right. Look out for the signs posts! Use the signed entrances to the car parks - we have had cars get stuck on the banks!


We have ample FREE Parking on the grassed areas to the side of Manor Heath Road.

Please only enter the grassed areas at the signed points - please be aware that there are large ledges in places and vehicles have been known to get stuck!

Please do not park on the roadside.

Disabled parking is available near the top gate by the Manor Heath Park Main Entrance.
Please follow the signs and stewards - they are there to make sure the event goes safely.


Official Opening

The Gala has an official opening when the procession arrives at the Gala ground between 12:00pm and 12:30pm. The ground is open from 11:45am, with most stalls / attractions being fully staffed once the procession arrives at Manor Heath. Often the volunteers on the procession will also man the stalls!


The procession sets off from Eureka car park at 11:30am and makes its way through the town. Look out for this year's official route. It will be posted once it has been agreed by our Procession Marshal with Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Police.


The gala does not have a formal closing time and Manor Heath will remain occupied until Sunday afternoon! Entertainment in the main arena normally draws to a close at 4:30pm and stalls will be packing up by 5pm (this is very dependent on the weather!). The fairground is normally the last to close and stays open until around 6:00pm.


The procession sets off from Eureka! car park at 11:30am and goes through Halifax town centre to Manor Heath around 12:30pm. Much of the route is signed. The full route is available. Some road closures are in place for 6AM so look out for our advance warning signs in the town. Most road closures though are only in place while the processions passes, please be patient and follow the instuction of our taffic management agents, the police and our volunteers.

We will work with West Yorkshire Police, Calderdale Council, all Halifax bus companies, Taxi Association and Centurion Traffic Managment to minimise disruption.

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