Family fun planned in Leeds for Bank Holiday weekend

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families can look forward to plenty of fun and even a little sun in Leeds this May Bank Holiday weekend.

An exciting array of events are on the timetable, with something to delight all ages, at a range of venues including the grounds of some of the grandest houses in the city.

Kicking off the entertainment tomorrow is an action-packed night of mixed martial arts in the All-or-Nothing tournament at the John Charles Centre, Beeston, which has attracted fighters from across the UK.

On Sunday, youngsters can step into a supersized world featuring giant games including Jenga, Connect Four and Snakes and Ladders at a family fun day on the Temple Newsam estate. There, participants in the Lord Mayor’s Charity Cycle Ride from Hull City’s KC Stadium to Leeds will be welcomed back to the city with the lively event boasting fairground rides, live music and children’s races.

Inkwell’s May Day event in Chapel Allerton will be serving up a children’s circus, ice cream factory and craft fair, alongside homemade cakes and Real Ale, plus musical entertainment from 2pm to 8pm on Sunday

And automobile enthusiasts can inspect an impressive collection of Volkswagen and Audis at the Just Dubs annual car show at Lotherton Hall.

The following day some of the more traditional treats on offer in the grounds of the Edwardian country house include a May procession and May Pole dancing, plus music from the Sharpe Intake Jazz Band.

Those looking for something slightly different can take in the new, free exhibition at Leeds Gallery, Munro House, exploring the art of the tattoo.

According to the Met Office, Yorkshire’s residents and visitors can look forward to a dry weekend with sunny intervals tomorrow and pleasant temperatures, rising to around 16C on Monday afternoon.

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