We’re picking up where we left off pre-COVID here in Halifax, which means nearly all of your favourite independent businesses are now ready and waiting to welcome you back.

After the year and a half they’ve just had, our shops and venues need us more than ever, and almost every one of them has some exciting new products and services to entice you with. They’ve made it easier than ever to buy from them too, with a range of measures to help make your visit safe, simple and always satisfying.


Whether it’s family fun, everyday essentials or a reunion night out to remember, there’s a business that ticks the right box open in Halifax right now. For example, for zero-waste products and foods try Just Gaia, or head to Borough Market where you’ll find everything from amazing gins at Wine Glass through to cut-price designer kids’ clothes at M and M Kids. Halifax’s legendary Harveys department store is open too of course, selling homeware, fashion and a whole lot more. If it’s beautiful and unique gifts you’re looking for, try the many independent galleries and boutiques at our stunning Piece Hall. Among other treasures here, you’ll discover gorgeous jewellery at Leon K Dewhurst, British- made gents’ accessories at Joseph Chance, or art, design and crafts from more than 50 Yorkshire makers on show at Handmade Gift Shop.


For good old-fashioned fun with family or friends, at Electric Bowl you can try your luck at ten pin bowling – perfect even when the weather isn’t playing ball. Our fantastic museums are also back open, like fun-filled Eureka children’s museum and the fascinating Industrial Museum too. Diners, drinkers and dancers are more welcome than ever in town, with COVID-safe venues ranging from popular bars like Alibi and Meandering Bear through to cafes, street food stalls and some fabulous restaurants serving dishes from all over the world. Music-lovers needn’t feel left out either, thanks to bands and DJs performing live at vibrant venues like ATIK.


Whatever takes your fancy, it’s all on offer again here in Halifax, and it comes with the added satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting local businesses and protecting local jobs. Oh, and if you can’t get into town, don’t worry, because lots of Halifax businesses can serve you online!