The Tetley opens up new park for city’s youngsters

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A contemporary arts space has pledged its support to help Leeds become one of the best cities in the country for children to grow up in.

The Tetley has become a special Child Friendly Leeds ambassador and has officially opened a new green space especially for children.

The new park, dubbed the Brewery Green, gives children and their carers the chance to enjoy some barefoot fun in the city centre.

The Yorkshire Evening Post recently threw its support behind the campaign to help give youngsters the best possible start to life.

Co-founder of The Tetley Pippa Hale said: “As far as we know, this is the largest public green space in the city centre.

“The Brewery Green is a further step on the development of Leeds’ South Bank and the idea of a Hunslet Stray, and a key part of what The Tetley is all about: spending time in the heart of the city.

“Already popular with families, now they will be able to let younger ones safely run around with grass between their toes.”

The Tetley Brewery closed in 2011 and its closure brought an end to 189 years of history.

New life has been breathed into the site to help transform it into a contemporary art gallery.

The Tetley, which was revamped through funds from Carlsberg UK, Leeds City Council and Arts Council England, hosts a ground floor cafe and bar, first floor gallery and office and educational space on upper floors.

A series of Easter events will be held at the venue this week for children.

There will be a special Easter Egg hunt, which will run from Friday until Monday, and a shield making workshop on Monday.

Youngsters can also enjoy a special arts session on Friday morning.

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