Summer fun for children in Leeds

Aimee-Leigh Dallas has her face painted at Lark in the Park, in Leeds.
Aimee-Leigh Dallas has her face painted at Lark in the Park, in Leeds.
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School’s out but there are plenty of activities across Leeds to help entertain youngsters this summer.

Robots are set to rise today as the city’s annual Breeze Arts Festival rolls into town.

Youngsters are set to make electronic music by creating their very own robot orchestra from circuit toys.

They will then record a live track at Greenmount Studio.

Creative children are also being encouraged to create their own Lego models to create their own movie inspired by the smash-hit Lego movie.

Now in its 18th year the Breeze festival is back and bigger than ever.

The event, which is for youngsters aged 11 to 19, is set to finish on Sunday.

The majority of events are free or have a Breezecard discount.

Events take place all over the city; in libraries, First Floor, Trinity Shopping Centre, Hyde Park Cinema and Leeds Town Hall.

This year a group of young people have helped the festival team plan, programme and manage the festival.

The group of nine young people, who are aged between 11 and 18, have chosen the projects and performances that make up the festival, been involved in designing the posters and marketing.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member responsible for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills, said:“Breeze Arts Festival continues to offer a huge range of opportunities for young people to get involved in the arts, and I’m proud to support the festival.

“Breeze Arts Festival partners with a lot of different organisations who all put in a lot of hard work to create the excellent range of activities and events.”

Councillor Judith Blake, executive member responsible for children and families said:“It is great that young people have been on the organising panel and have helped create a festival which will appeal to a young people with a wide range of interests.“

She continued: “Child Friendly Leeds all is about listening to our children and young people, and by getting involved in this year’s festival these youngsters will not only have had a fantastic experience themselves they will have also produced an event which is relevant and exciting for other young Leeds citizens to enjoy.”

Over the next six weeks the Yorkshire Evening Post will feature some of the city’s highlights for children over the summer holidays.


*Over the next six weeks the Yorkshire Evening Post will feature a round-up of fun summer events for children.

And we are calling on attractions, community groups and organisations from across Leeds to share their summer line-ups.

Whether it is a fun day, workshops for children or an exhibition for families we want to hear your news.

Email your summer events to to feature in our special weekly What’s On guide.

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