Video: Leeds Children’s Day bash is winner at Headingley

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The kids were alright in Leeds as the city staged its annual Children’s Day celebration.

Headingley Carnegie Stadium was the setting for the free family festival, with more than 4,000 visitors enjoying a laughter-filled day in the sunshine.

Millie Banham, seven, from Kippax joins the Leeds Rhinos  chearleaders

Millie Banham, seven, from Kippax joins the Leeds Rhinos chearleaders

The event has been held at Headingley Carnegie each year since 2008 and was hosted by the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

Children took part in sporting skills challenges and matches as well as dozens of other fun-packed activities.

Rhinos favourite Danny McGuire said: “This is my ninth Children’s Day and it’s an event I always enjoy coming down to.

“To see so many young players getting to grace the Headingley Carnegie Stadium pitch is really nice and of course with everything going on around the rest of the ground it’s a really special day.”

Jamie Jones Buchanan meets Dylan Cassidy, six.

Jamie Jones Buchanan meets Dylan Cassidy, six.

The original home of Children’s Day was Roundhay Park, with the event being held there from 1922 to 1963.

It was relaunched in 2008 thanks to the efforts of the family and friends of the late Garry Chappelow.

Rhinos fan Garry, who was 59 when he died after being hit by a car in 2002, regularly attended Children’s Day at Roundhay Park.

The event is backed by the Garry Chappelow Memorial Fund together with Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police.

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Support also came this year from the Nando’s restaurant chain.

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