School Holidays Activities & Events South East Leeds

Summer Holiday Activities & Events

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Breeze On Tour

Breeze on Tour 2018 

Summer fun for under 19s! Arts, inflatables, sports, crafts, performances, dance, under-5 play section, Breeze has Talent semi finals and so much more! Free admission with a BreezeCard.

Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th August 12 – 5pm @ Kirkstall Abbey, LS5

Mini Breeze 2018

A mini version of Breeze on Tour, suitable for ages 0 – 19 years, hosted in smaller parks for local communities, with inflatables, arts crafts and a media workshop bus which are all free.

 

Friday 3rd August 1 – 5 pm @ Gildersome Gildersome Sports Club, Street Ln, Gildersome, Leeds LS27 7HR

Thursday 9th August 1-5pm @ Beeston Cross Flatts Park, Beeston Rd, Leeds LS11 7BQ

Saturday 11th August 1-5pm @ East Ardsley Recreation Grounds, Main Street, Wakefield, WF3 2AP

Monday 13th August 1-5pm @ Morley Scatchered Park, Queen’s Promenade, Morley, Leeds LS27 9JT

Friday 17th August 1-5pm @ Rothwell Springhead Park, Park Ln, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0ES

Monday 20th August 1-5pm @ Middleton Middleton Park, Town St, Middleton, Leeds LS10 3SH

Friday 24th August @ Garforth Garforth Academy, Lidgett Lane, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1LJ

FREE Entry, Drop-in events, no booking required. Suitable for toddlers


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Flutterbabies – Summer Specials

Baby Massage 5 week course

Work on a different part of the body each week and recap on previous weeks.

£40 for 5week course, includes organic massage oil, welcome pack, massage booklet, certificate.

Every Thursday, from 2nd – 30th August 2018. 9:45am – 10:45am

Eddie Catz Softplay, Parties and Mumspace Studio, Crown Point

Booking required. Suitable for babies.

 

Baby/Toddler Signing 4 week course

With themed sessions each week; Holiday, The Park, The Beach, Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

£24 for 4 week course.

Every Friday, 3rd – 24th August 2018. 9:45am – 10:45am or 11:45 – 12:45

Eddie Catz Softplay, Parties and Mumspace Studio, Crown Point.

Booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Tel: 07768 538527

 


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Leeds City Central Library – Child Friendly Sundays

 


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Mother Shipton’s Cave – Robin Hood Summer Adventure

Robin Hood will be in the park during the summer holidays, perhaps there is a champion archer amongst you. Defeat the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and help unite Maid Marion with her true love.

As you walk through magical woodland props and characters will bring the legend alive. Actors will be stationed as characters in the park to interact with children and help families complete a themed adventure quiz sheet. Fun for all the family every day Saturday 21st July to Friday 31st August, 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm). Standard admission prices apply which can be found on our website.

See the famous Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park also has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop.

Mother Shipton’s Cave, Harrogate Road, High Bridge, Knaresborough,HG5 8DD
T: 01423 864600

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School Holidays At Middleton Park

Friends Of Middleton Park bring you a summer of their Play Activities.  All free, no booking required.


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Technology in Play: Summer Camps

 

💥FLASH SALE!💥 15% off ALL Camps and Sessions!

Between 8 am Saturday 7th July and 6 pm Sunday 8th July, we are offering 15% off all Camp and September sessions! 

Join our fun-filled summer camps at Leeds Trinity University, Titus Salt, Woodhouse Grove School &  Prince Henry’s Grammar School throughout August.

Weekly TiPJunior sessions start in September! (ages 3 – 5)
➡️ Saturdays – Leeds Trinity University (10 am – 10.45 am)

An introduction to our Sessions for those ready for a structured environment but still prefer the support of a present parent.

Weekly TiP Sessions start in September! (Ages 6 – 11)

➡️ Mondays – Titus Salt School (6 pm – 7 pm)
➡️ Tuesdays – Woodhouse Grove School (6 pm – 7 pm)
➡️ Wednesdays – Prince Henry’s Grammar School (6 pm – 7 pm)
➡️ Thursdays – Carr Manor Community School (6 pm – 7 pm)
➡️ Saturdays – Leeds Trinity University (10.45am – 11.45pm)

Each term we discover a new STEAM topic. Undertaking experiments, building, crafting and learning early coding principles.

Weekly TiP Pro sessions start in September! (Ages 8 – 13)

➡️ Saturdays (12pm – 2pm) These sessions are for those who are ready to apply a project-based approach and uses specialised equipment including LEGO Education® WeDo 2.0, BBC micro:bit and Rasberry Pi.

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For more information email: leeds-n@technologyinplay.club

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The Deep – Slime Time!


Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

It’s all about slime this summer at The Deep from 21 July to 2 September. Join us at 11am, 1pm and 3pm for ‘The Slime Show’ where your little scientists can help with exciting experiments as we explore which animals use slime in their everyday lives. There’s props galore, and of course, lots of gooey green stuff. And if that’s not enough, you can even make your own pot of slime (12-4pm) to take home for just £1 – the question is, what colour will yours be? Don’t forget to take a picture at the mad scientist photo board too and share it with us at #thedeephull.

Runs 21st July to 2nd September.

The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.


Abbey House Museum- Summer Holiday Fun

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 24th – 31st July 2018. 10am-12pm & 2-4pm

Activities, Crafts and Trails, inspired by a different historical heroine each week from Egyptian Queen Cleopatra to pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart.

Thursday 2nd, 16th & 30th August 2018. 10am-12pm & 2-4pm

Enjoy animal fun with Lion Learners.

All activities are FREE with standard admission.

No booking required, drop in events. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH. Tel: 0113 378 4079


Beningbrough Hall Summer Days

There’s an exciting new addition to the wilderness play area ready for the summer holidays. Behold…a new 7m pyramid tower complete with climbing wall, two slides and 5m swing bridge. The trusty old fort had reached its life span but the tower will be fabulous fun for toddlers and teenagers alike.

During August we’ll be running Artrageous! craft activities in the Hayloft on Mondays and Wednesdays with inspiration from the ‘Making her mark – celebrating creative women’ exhibition in the Hall.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York. Tel:01904 472027


Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival

Food Festival 2018, 24th-27th August 

The four day event will showcase some of the finest foods the region has to offer, featuring cookery demos, live music, plus a selection of the finest Yorkshire artisan traders. There will also be funfair rides and a pop up beach to really get you in the Summer spirit.

Admission is free (farm admission is not included.) A £5 parking charge per car applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required.

Cannon Hall Farm, Hawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT. Tel: 01226 790427


Castle Howard

Let’s Go Fly A Kite Festival – 28th & 29th July 2018. 10am – 5pm

A weekend of spectacular Kite displays and Family fun. All activities are included in a standard Garden admission ticket.

Summer Explorer Adventures – 25th July – 2nd September 2018. 10am – 5pm

Enjoy a summer filled with outdoor adventures with our explorer activities. Activities taking place daily.

Drop-in events, no booking required.  

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333


Child Friendly Leeds Live | Andy and the Odd Socks Live

Headlining the Child Friendly Leeds festival will be star of CBeebies Andy Day and his band ‘Andy and the Odd Socks’.  Hosted by former CBeebies presenter Alex Winters, the event will also feature the ‘Breeze has Talent’ competition, which showcases local young talent.  Festival goers can support the young people as they perform on stage in front of a panel of industry professional judges.

Wednesday 8th August- 10-1pm, 2-5pm

Millennium SquareLeeds, LS1 1UR

0113 378 6988


Cinema under the stars in Millennium Square

The Luna Cinema is delighted to announce that it is partnering with Leeds City Council to put on three nights of cinema under the stars in Millennium Square as part of the venues annual Summer Series programme.

With three incredible films to choose from, there will be something to suit all tastes.

17th August80s classic, Dirty Dancing

18th August – A sing-along screening of this year’s musical phenomenon, The Greatest Showman

19th August – There will be a very special screening of a true British classic, The Italian Job presented with a full live orchestra and pre-recorded intro from the star of the film, Michael Caine.

Doors open 7pm, films start 8.30pm

Booking required via the Luna Cinema website


Farmer Copley’s Maze

21st July – 2nd September 2018. 10:30am – 5:30pm

7 acres of amazing fun, including many other activities:

  • Jumping pillow
  • Mini wagon ride
  • Bale mountain
  • Tyre mountain
  • Corn maze slide
  • NEW for 2018 UKs only Jump pad
  • Dino carts
  • Corn café

No booking required. 

Farmer Copleys, Pontefract, WF7 5AF. Tel: 01977 600200


Grass Hoppers at Tong Garden Centre

Mon-Sat 9am-5pm and Sunday 9.30am-3.30pm all summer.

Grass Hoppers is an outdoor adventure playground set in the grounds of Tong Garden Centre where children up to the age of 10 years old can enjoy proper outdoor fun.  Including Jumping Pillow’s, Giant Sandpit, Race Track, Zip Wire, Adventure Play Area and Under 4’s Play Area.

Summer Passes are now available too.  Enjoy unlimited plays all summer for £25 per child. Summer Passes are valid from 23/07/19 – 02/09/18. 

You can now take your own food into the Grass Hoppers Play Area


Gromit Unleashed Trail at The White Rose Shopping Centre


Kids 5-a-side Summer Football Tournament at Goals Leeds

16th August, 10am -2pm

To celebrate a summer of football we are hosting a kids 5-a-side summer football tournament and it’s free to enter!

For more information please call 0113 2633030.

Goals Leeds, Kirkstall Road


Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre – Summer Holidays

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 24th – 30th July 2018.

On Tuesday’s Muddy Monkey Club runs from 10-11am for under-fives for fun crafts and activities in the visitor centre.

On Wednesday’s there is a selection of games in the cloisters.

On Thursday’s from 10-11:30am small visitors can expect a visit from Barry, the friendly dragon.

All activities are FREE.

No booking required, drop in events. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH. Tel: 0113 378 4079


Leeds City Beach, Victoria Gardens

11th August – 2nd September 2018, 10.30am – 6pm

Adults can sit back and relax on deckchairs whilst children enjoy the FREE real sand beach (don’t forget your buckets and spade!).  Access to the beach is free but there is a charge for the beach side entertainment.

NEW venue for 2018, Victoria Gardens,  just outside Leeds Art Gallery

No booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers. 


Leeds City Museum – Around the World in Six Weeks

24th July – 2nd August 2018 (Closed Mondays).

Family fun for the summer school holidays. Get on board with the “Museum Airways” Trail. Visit a different continent each week and be inspired by things you can find in the museum, from the Australian Cassowary Bird to the Japanese Pagoda.

PLUS extra making activities 10am-12pm & 1-3pm Tuesdays to Fridays and 11am-12.15pm on Saturdays.

All events are FREE.

No booking required, drop in events. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Millenium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH. Tel: 0113 224 4370


Leeds Discovery Centre

Family Workshops. 8th & 15th August 2018. 10am-12pm

On 8 August discover some of the animals that feature in the social history collection.

On 15 August join the for Peace – from the Armistice onwards, to explore collections and create your own peace symbol to join a city-wide display later in the year.

Workshops are FREE.

Booking required.

Carlisle Road, Leeds, LS10 1LB. Tel: 0113 378 2100


Leeds Industrial Museum – Bus Day

19th August 2018. 10:30am-5pm

Travel in vintage style for FREE. Catch beautifully restored buses and coaches to hop between the City Centre and several museums; Leeds Industrial Museum, The Thackray Medical Museum, Middleton Railway, and Thwaite Mills. There will also be fun activities for all the family, plus a variety of special offers on admission at various heritage attractions en route.

Travel is FREE with standard admission.

No booking required, drop in events. Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 2QF. Tel: 0113 378 3173


Leeds Play Network – Come & Play

27th, 31st July & 2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 21st, 24th, 29th, 30th August 2018. 11am-3pm

 


Leeds Play Network – Play Day

1st August 

A special event on 1st August for ‘Play Day’ will be hosted by Leeds Play Network featuring craft activities and a tea party in the St Johns Centre and their new family friendly peace garden outdoor space.

FREE event.

No booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.

St Johns CentreMerrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8LQ


Leeds Play Network – Play Day Tea Party

1st August 2018. 1-3pm


Life Size T-Rex Comes To Trinity Leeds

If you go down to Trinity Leeds today (or any other day over the holidays) you’re in for a ginormous surprise!  A life sized trespassing Tyrannosaurus Rex has landed right in the middle of the shopping centre and he’ll be roaring, blinking, lifting his arms and waving his tail to scare and surprise crowds for the next 6 weeks.

At 16 metres long, 8 metres high and weighing over 3-tonne’s the T-Rex is incredibly realistic. Its a collaborative project brought to Leeds thanks to LeedsBID, Trinity Leeds and Child Friendly Leeds.  It’s completely free to visit and the public are invited to pop by and snap a selfie from Friday 20th July- Sunday 2nd September 2018.  There will also be a dino shop where you can pick up jurassic inspired toys, books and gifts too.

Free activity, no booking required.  Suitable for Pre-schoolers (although please be aware, some could be a little scared).

27 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5AT


Lotherton Hall – Vintage Weekend

18th & 19th August 2018. 10am-5pm

Browse vintage market stalls all around the grounds, hear live music and enjoy a retro outdoor game at this special event in association with Rose & Brown Co.

Come dressed for the occasion or bring your pre-1970s vehicle and you’ll be eligible for a free ticket for one person in your car.

Event is FREE with standard admission.

No booking required, drop in event.  

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds, LS25 3EB. Tel: 0113 378 2959


Lotherton Six Weeks Of Summer Fun

23rd Jul – 2nd Sep 2018,  10.00am-5.00pm 

Join us during the Summer Holidays with a different theme each week!

Week 1 – Himalayas Week
Week 2 – Yorkshire Garden Week
Week 3 – Wildlife Week
Week 4 – Vintage Lotherton Week
Week 5 – Brilliant Birds Week
Week 6 – Amazing Art Week

Plus explore the Edwardian country home, extensive grounds, red deer park, bird garden, nature trails, historic stables and carriage houses, gardens, walks and two children’s play areas.

House, café, shop, bird garden open: 10:00 to 17:00, last entry 16:15 Estate gates (April to September): 07:30 to 20:00.

Toddler friendly.  Leeds Card Discount available. 

Lotherton Hall, Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB Leeds


Lotherton Six Weeks Of Summer Fun

23rd July – 2nd September 2018,  10.00am-5.00pm 

Enjoy a different theme each week during the summer holiday!

Week 1 – Himalayas Week
Week 2 – Yorkshire Garden Week
Week 3 – Wildlife Week
Week 4 – Vintage Lotherton Week
Week 5 – Brilliant Birds Week
Week 6 – Amazing Art Week

No booking required. Toddler friendly.  Leeds Card Discount available. 

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB. Tel: 0113 378 2959


Millennium Square Outdoor Cinema

30th July – 1st August

Outdoor cinema coming to Millennium Square. Events will take place in a a specially-created outdoor arena complete with licensed bar, catering and toilet facilities. Leeds card discounts.

Back to the Future: July 30th, 5pm

The Lion King: July 31st, 2pm

Hairspray: July 31st, 7.15pm

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: August 1st, 2pm

Top Gun: August 1st, 7.15pm

Book tickets via the Leeds City Council City Centre Box Office or by calling 01133 760318.


My Pet Pals Activity Club – Pets at Home Crown Point

Summer Small Furries & Wildlife Workshop, 23 July 2018. 11:30am – 12pm

Come and join the fun at Pets At Home – Leeds Crown Point, and get involved with their FREE workshop for children.

The workshop helps teach children how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them. They also offer a fun filled set of activities that include products and pets for a hands-on approach to pet care.

Booking required. Book your slot here http://bit.ly/2rlesbP

Junction Street, Crown Point Retail Park, Leeds, LS10 1ET. Tel: 0113 242 4500

National Playday at The Hepworth Wakefield

Wednesday 1 August, drop-in 11am – 4pm

One of our favourite days of the year – National Playday – is almost here! Join us on Wednesday 1 August for a day of FREE family fun at The Hepworth Wakefield.

Artists Pester & Rossi will transform our gallery garden into a celebration of play and you can enjoy activities designed especially for little ones by popular vlogger playHOORAY! The activities will be suitable for babies and toddlers and children up to 12 years old.

Kids can get creative in our Sculpt and Play workshop and burn off some energy in the playground. If you’re feeling peckish you can treat yourself at our street food market.

We can’t wait to see you!

National Playday

Free event, no booking required.  Suitable for Toddlers & Pre-schoolers.


National Railway Museum York – Summer Holidays

21st July – 2nd September 2018. 10am-4pm

Unlock your inner engineer and conquer hands-on challenges with a range of different activities and shows.

Put your heads together and get stuck-in in the Activity Zone, open daily 11am-3pm. Spark your curiosity with interactive live science shows at 12pm & 3pm on selected dates. Bring your own inventions to life in the Engineering Hub from 11am-3pm every Wednesday in August. For the older explorer, download the Treasure Hunters App to accept challenges, battle against your friends and family, or team up to win badges.

And don’t miss your chance to ride on a train, with the miniature Railway and Mallard experience operating daily, and Steam rides on Weekends.

All events are FREE. Donations welcome.

No booking required, drop in events. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. Tel: 03330 161 010


Outdoor Sculpture Building at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Every Tuesday from 24th July – 28 August 2018. 11am & 1:30pm

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the park. Stack, balance, join, arrange. Always outdoors, Come Rain, Come Shine is about playful making in the fresh air.

All materials provided – including branches, stones, pipes and other found materials. Each session will last approx. 1hr. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book a place for all participating adults (age 16+)

Booking required. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Tickets for this event are bookable online.

West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG (SatNav WF4 4JX). Tel: 01924 832631


Paw Patrol Live Leeds Arena

28th August 2018

In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. However, when Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Meet and greet session also available.

Arena Way, Leeds LS2 8BY. Tel: 0844 248 1585


‘Pop up and Play’ on Victoria Gardens

22nd July -5th August 

Two weeks of free activities for children and young people at a temporary, family friendly fun space in front of Leeds Art Galery.

FREE event organised by Breeze.

No booking required. Baby and toddler friendly. 


Royal Armouries Museum – Legends: Buffalo Bill

25th – 27th August 2018. 10am-5pm

An action-packed themed weekend all about William Cody (1846 – 1917) – American scout, bison hunter and showman, through storytelling, performances, combat demonstrations, music, film and activities for all ages.

PLUS pick up a Legends sticker booklet, and collect all the stickers for a chance to win a legendary prize.

All activities are FREE.


Royal Armouries Museum – Legends: Mulan

28th – 29th July 2018. 10am-5pm


Royal Armouries Museum – Wild West Show

25th – 27th August 2018. 12pm & 3pm


Seaside at National Coal Mining Museum

21st July – 2nd September

Travel 140m underground with a miner as your guide on one of the unique tours, explore the Museum, exhibitions and original colliery building, visit the stableyard and meet the horses and horsekeepers.

Outdoors you can climb & play on our fab adventure playground, explore the nature trail and take the ‘Seaside Special’ train ride to Hope Pit and visit the beach!

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH. Tel:  01924 848 806


Snail and the Whale, Carriageworks Theatre

30th and 31st July

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for everyone aged 4 and up, from the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.

50 mins duration.


Stockeld Park Summer Adventure

July 21st – September 3rd 2018. 10am – 6pm

Enjoy the enchanted forest and adventure playgrounds, magical maze, inflatable play, go-karts, roller skating, Buccaneer boats (additional charge), den building with the Stockeld Rangers and indoor play and crafts this Summer.  Special events include:

Paddington visit – 21st – 22nd July

The Laser Adventure – 21st July – 3rd September

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – 21st – 22nd July

Peppa Pig & Daddy Pig visit – 4th – 5th August

Football Academy – 6th – 12th August

Pirates Week – 13th – 19th August

Chase & Marshal visit – 25th – 26th August

Adventure Week – 27th August – 2nd September

Stockeld Rox – 27th August

Many events included in Day Pass. Pre-booking advised.

The Adventure Park, Stockeld Park, Wetherby, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333


Summer Activity Trails at Oakwell Hall Country Park

21st Jul – 31st Aug, 10am-5pm

Explore, discover and enjoy the park and gardens with your family activity pack available from the Visitor Centre Shop.
£1.50 per pack.

Toddler Friendly.  No Booking Required.

Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG

Summer at Kirkgate Markets

Visit Kirkgate Markets in Leeds this Summer to take part in a range of fun activities!

Kids Film Club- Enjoy the magic of the movies on selected dates throughout the summer, all film begin at 10am

Reality Arcade- Play all your favourite old games including Tetris, Laser Run, Invaders and Marble Run from the 6th-9th of August

Roller Disco- 30 minute sessions for £3.50, book tickets online at www.leedsmarkets.co.uk

Lego Club- Experience endless building fun at our free LEGO building event from the 13th-15th August


Summer Fun at Beatle Bank Farm, York

Teddy Bear’s Picnic, 21st -27th July 2018, 10am – 4pm

Lots of fun to be had for children and their bear’s at Beatle Bank farm. Go on a treasure hunt, bring a picnic and have fun with the resident animals. Included as part of admission fee.

Inflatable Fun Week, 4th -10th August, 10am-4pm

There will be lots of inflatables out for bouncy fun, with a couple of surprises too. Join in games galore outside in the play area.

Beetle Bank Farm, Moor Lane, YO19 5XD. Tel: 01904 488796


Summer Fun Days at St John’s Centre

A selection of FREE fun days offering entertainment for children in the shopping centre.

ADAMBARA & ZHIM – TUESDAY 31 JULY
Enjoy storytime with Adambara the elephant and Zhim the mouse at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2pm.

PUNCH & JUDY – THURSDAY 9 AUGUST
Meet the mischievous Punch and Judy. Shows at 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm. Facepainting 11am – 3pm.

CIRCUS WORKSHOP – MONDAY 20 AUGUST
Come and join Blooming Circus to learn a range of exciting skills, 11am – 3pm.

GAMES WORKSHOP – THURSDAY 30 AUGUST, 11AM – 3PM
Fun & interactive games session for young and old plus a circus workshop including diablo, flower stick, poi, juggling kit, hula hoops, hand held stilts and much more.

No booking required.  Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

St Johns Centre, Merrion Street, LS2 8LQ Leeds


Summer Holiday Library Events- Beeston


Summer Holiday Library Events- East Ardsley


Summer Holiday Library Events- Hunslet


Summer Holiday Library Events- Kippax


Summer Holiday Library Events- Rothwell


Temple Newsam

Summer Holiday Fun. 25th July – 2nd September 2018. 10am-5pm (Closed Monday’s)

This Summer Temple Newsam invites you to make magical mixtures, brilliant brews and colourful creations to make you feel better inside and out. Each week has a special themed ‘make and take’ crafts, secret trails, games and explorer trails.

Amazing Animals Week. 11th-19th August 2018. 10am-5pm (Closed Monday’s)

Returning this summer for all animal lovers and wannabe vets, for the chance to meet special guests visiting the farm, from owls, snakes, minibeasts, and more. PLUS, meet friendly creatures from sister attractions Tropical World and Lotherton Wildlife World. As well as pony rides!

Events are FREE with standard admission.

No booking required, drop in events. Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Temple Newsam Road, Selby Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE. Tel: 0113 336 7461


Thackray Medical Museum – Summer Holidays

The Science of Frankenstein 23rd July – 31st August 2018. 11am – 3pm (weekdays only)

Investigate the links between electricity and the body. Play a game of Giant “Frankenstein” Operation, have a go at spooky stop motion animation or take part in an electronics workshop. Plus lots more!

No booking required.

Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN. Tel: 0113 244 4343


The Snail and the Whale

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for everyone aged 4 and up, from the Olivier Award-nominated company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.

Duration: 50 minutes no interval

30th July at 1pm and 3pm, 31st July at 11am and 2pm


The Tetley – Asda Pride Child Friendly Leeds Fun

Sunday 5th August 2018. 12-5pm

In conjunction with ASDA and Child Friendly Leeds, families taking part in Pride are welcome to The Tetley for art workshops, outdoor games, face painting and more!

FREE, all welcome.

No booking required, drop in events.

Hunslet Rd, Leeds LS10 1JQ. Tel: 0113 320 2423


The Tetley – Family Art Workshops

29th July & 12th, 26th August 2018. 11am-3pm 


The Tetley – Tiny Tetley

25th July & 22nd August 2018. 10:30-11:30am & 11:45am-12:45pm. 

Creative fun for children under 5! Bring the little ones along to join in creative and messy play. Inspired by The Tetley’s exhibition programme and all things creative, activities include things such as sensory activities to playing with different types of bright colourful materials, to drawing on a big scale.

The workshops are aimed for children under 5 and are especially good for ages 1-4. £3 per child.

Booking required. Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.


The Web Adventure Park – Summer 2018


Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum

Creative Tuesdays. 31st July – 28th August 2018. 1pm – 3pm

Get creative and get making with a different theme each week from Jelly Fish, Paper Cup Animals, to Paper Chain Snakes.

Experimental Thursdays. 26th July – 29th August 2018. 1pm – 3pm

Have fun, be hands on, and enjoy some quirky experiments from The Hat of Doom, Smart Materials, to Doodlebot. 

Bus Day. 29th August. 10:30am – 5pm

Travel in vintage style between Thwaite Mills, Leeds Industrial Museum, Middleton Railway, The Thackray Museum and the City Centre. PLUS Thwaite Mills will be hosting static bus displays, a classic car show, boat rides and fun and games for all the family.

Events are FREE with standard admission.

No booking required, drop in events. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Thwaite Lane, Stourton, Leeds LS10 1RP. Tel: 0113 378 2983


Wild West Horse Show at Royal Armouries

25th -27th August 2018, Shows at 12pm & 3pm

Don’t miss Atkinson Action Horses in a gun-slinging, boot-stomping, stunt-riding Buffalo Bill style Wild West spectacular.

Highlights of the show, by this crack team of TV and film dare-devils, include sharp-shooting, trick-riding, liberty displays and a stage coach battle complete with horse-falls, stirrup drags and crazy horse to carriage transfers.

Booking required.

Armouries Drive, LS10 1LT. Tel: 0113 220 1999


York Maze

14th July – 3rd September 2018. 10am – 6:30pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Created from over one million living, growing maize plants, York Maze is not just the largest maze in the UK it’s an award winning fun filled, day out in the country.

With over 20 different rides, attractions and shows to enjoy York Maze offers an amazing fun-filled full family day out.

No booking required. Suitable for all ages

Dunnington Lodge, Elvington Lane, York,  YO19 5LT. Tel: 01904 607 341


Yorkshire Museum of Farming Summer 2018

22nd -23rd July: Vikings on the Village. Walk through history and see how the Vikings lived.

Throughout the Summer Holidays see the tractors and animals, play in the sandpit and new soft play area for under 5’s, find the Trolls instruments and Fairy Garden.

1st August: Yorkshire Day – Family Activities

5th August: Tractor Ted Event

25th – 27th August: The Trailblazers will be transforming the fort into a Western Town – meet the cowboys and be ready for a shoot out!

Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton, York YO19 5UF Tel: 01904 489966