West Leeds: Festival breezes in to city’s park

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Hordes of young people are expected to flock to Armley to try out a range of activities at the weekend.

Break-dancing, show skipping and crochet will be on offer at Armley Park as the Breeze on Tour roadshow rolls into the city on Saturday and Sunday.

The touring summer festival, run by Leeds City Council, will also include singing, dancing and craft workshops.

Coun Lucinda Yeadon, executive member for children and families, said: “Our Breeze on Tour events have become one of the highlights of the summer for young people in Leeds and I’m sure this year will be no exception.

“These events are a great opportunity for children and young people to come along, join thousands of others their own age and try some activities that are fun, free and different.

“It’s also something parents can take their kids along to and get them out and about over the summer holidays without breaking the bank.”

There will be a rare chance for people to catch a glimpse of the Rugby Union Web Ellis Cup on Saturday, which is touring the country ahead of the World Cup in September.

Youngsters will also be able to play on inflatable obstacle courses and take part in sports and multimedia activities.

The first Breeze on Tour will take place from noon-5pm at the park, off Stanningley Road.

The festival will then breeze into Cross Flatts Park in Beeston on August 12 and 13 as it continues its tour of the city.

It will complete its summer journey in Temple Newsam on August 19 and 20.

To take part in the events children need to get a BreezeCard or sign up for one at the festival.

The free cards can be picked up from any council-run leisure centre or libraries.