Summer events for children in Leeds

Youngsters at Mini Breeze at Roundhay Park
Youngsters at Mini Breeze at Roundhay Park
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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 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

* 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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