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Summer events for children in Leeds

Youngsters at Mini Breeze at Roundhay Park

Youngsters at Mini Breeze at Roundhay Park

School’s out but there are plenty of activities across Leeds to help entertain youngsters this summer.

And here are a few suggestions to help keep your little ones busy this weekend.

FRIDAY, August 8

* Abbey House Museum, in Kirkstall, holds a weekly Pick and Mix family activity session every Friday between 10am and noon.

* Leeds City Museum will hold a Tiny Tigers session for under fives and their carers.

The free arts and crafts activities run from 10am until 11.45am.

* Chapeltown Library will hold an Opera North Little Voices session between 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

The free sessions are for children up to the age of four and their families. Book a place by contacting education@operanorth.co.uk or 0113 223 3557.

SATURDAY, August 9

* City Beach at Millennium Square will be officially opened today. Free admission.

* Leeds City Museum will hold a family craft activity between 11am and 12.15pm. Admission free,

SUNDAY, August 10

* Families can get on their bikes with a free Sky Ride Local.

There will be a three-mile Roundhay Park Easy Loop from 2pm, a three-mile ride from Carr Manor Community School to Meanwood Valley Urban Farm at 10am and a challenging 23-mile ride from Roundhay Park to Harewood House Loop at 10am.

To book a place on one of the rides visit www.goskyride.com/leeds

* Lotherton Hall will hold a Summer Sixties Picnic between 11am and 3pm.

There will be retro games, live music and children’s entertainment.

* The Friends of Middleton Park will give visitors the chance to handle birds of prey in the Visitor’s Centre at the park from 2pm until 4pm.

* Leeds City Museum will hold a special story time for children aged under five and their carers between 2.30pm and 3pm.

MONDAY, August 11

* Lotherton Hall will launch its Challenge Week. Free but usual admission applies.

* Visitors to Middleton Park will be able to create their own bug hotels.

The session starts at the Visitor’s Centre at 11am.

Free admission and children must be supervised.

* Join Farsley Library in its Magical Hour and be transformed into a mythical monster between 2pm and 3pm.

Free event suitable for children aged five and over.

* Get crafty at Garforth Children’s Craft Club at Garforth Library between 3.30pm and 4.15pm.

 

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