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This is Rochdale

Located in the North West, between Manchester and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, there's more to Rochdale than you think.

Rochdale Borough is always brimming with family fun and festivals! Look at our full list of events.

Christmas shopping and events

Christmas shopping and events - celebrate Christmas in our town centres with lots of festive fun, shopping and events.

Gingerbread Santa.


Great days out in Rochdale

Download your FREE 24 page guide (2.6MB pdf) and enjoy some great days out in Rochdale, for attractions, events, heritage and family fun.


Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K

Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its 4th year on Sunday, 7 October 2018ā€‹.

Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K


Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival - several days of inspiration, this is an annual event, covering literature, drama, music, comedy, current affairs, creative writing and spoken word.

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival


Dippy is coming to Rochdale

The Natural History Museum'sā€‹ famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus is leaving the museum for the first time to go a on a tour of the UK, and Rochdale has been selected as 1 of just 8 venues which will host him during the tour. Dippy is coming to Rochdale

Dippy.