Things to do during the Summer Holidays

  • Glenn Taylor
  • 8 months ago
  • Holidays
  • 2 mins read

Okay. We get it. There's nothing else left for you to do these six week holidays? Or is there? As parents, we've all been there. You've toured every soft play in the Leeds area, visited every park, watched every film at the cinema, but you're running out of cheap and easy options to keep the little ones entertained during the six week holidays. Well, West Leeds Events was made for people like you... Or even me. After all, my 5 year old very quickly begins to miss his friends if we aren't out and about keeping busy.

We’re blessed in West Leeds to have some of the best play parks and soft play centres anywhere in Leeds, from Pudsey Park to Jackaboos in Farsley there’s plenty to do. However, a lot of people don’t realise just how much there is to do outside of their usual jaunts. If history is your thing, we have the absolutely marvellous ruins of Kirkstall Abbey within a few miles of any part of the area. We also have the absolutely fantastic Leeds Industrial Museum over in Armley, showcasing the things that once made our area famous nationwide.

Throughout the six weeks, we also have regular events run by our local council such as Breeze in the Park which will operate in a number of parks in West Leeds this Summer, and a number of fantastic markets to visit such as Kirkstall Abbey Markets, Farsley Farmers Market, and Pudsey Market.

To help you through the six weeks, we’ve compiled some of the events we have in our database in a handy easy to use post below.

Enjoy!

03/01
23/09
Leeds to Innovation

Leeds to Innovation

Leeds Industrial Museum

Uncover the untold tales behind the greatest creative innovators of our time.From Scootacars to stea

14/10
08/10
Hammer Heart: Seven Centuries of Kirkstall Forge

Hammer Heart: Seven Centuries of Kirkstall Forge

Leeds Industrial Museum

Peel back the story of Kirkstall Forge, its long history, the family who owned it and its essential

22
Jul
Fuse Festival

Fuse Festival

Pudsey Park

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

The festival is part of the My Leeds Summer with Leeds 2023 Year of Culture. As the anchor organisat

24/07
03/09
Summer Holidays – Creepy Crawly Creatures

Summer Holidays – Creepy Crawly Creatures

Leeds Industrial Museum

Come to Leeds Industrial Museum this summer and get your magnifying glasses at the ready as you hunt

25/07
01/09
Birds, Bees, Bats, and Bugs

Birds, Bees, Bats, and Bugs

Kirkstall Abbey

This summer we are being inspired by all of the natural Bs around the abbey.Spot the brilliant beast

26
Jul
Breeze in The Park

Breeze in The Park

Queens Park Pudsey

12:00 pm

Get caught up in sun, fun, chills and thrills with, our interactive play system, arts zone, food and

29
Jul
Kirkstall Abbey Markets

Kirkstall Abbey Markets

Kirkstall Abbey

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along to Kirkstall Abbey Markets, held on the last weekend of every month between March and Nov

30
Jul
Bradford Concert Band

Bradford Concert Band

Pudsey Park

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Looking for a lovely afternoon out in Leeds? Look no further than Pudsey Park as a number of fantast

30
Jul
Kirkstall Abbey Markets

Kirkstall Abbey Markets

Kirkstall Abbey

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along to Kirkstall Abbey Markets, held on the last weekend of every month between March and Nov

08
Aug
Breeze in The Park

Breeze in The Park

Hainsworth Park Farsley

12:00 pm

Get caught up in sun, fun, chills and thrills with, our interactive play system, arts zone, food and

09
Aug
Breeze in The Park

Breeze in The Park

Kirkstall Abbey

12:00 pm

Get caught up in sun, fun, chills and thrills with, our interactive play system, arts zone, food and

14
Aug
Breeze in The Park

Breeze in The Park

Farnley Hall Park

12:00 pm

Get caught up in sun, fun, chills and thrills with, our interactive play system, arts zone, food and

18
Aug
Outdoor Cinema: Frontier Sapiens Film Festival

Outdoor Cinema: Frontier Sapiens Film Festival

Kirkstall Abbey

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Kirkstall Abbey hosts the Frontier Sapiens Film Festival this summer for one night only! Showing ins

19
Aug
Outdoor Cinema: Frontier Sapiens Film Festival

Outdoor Cinema: Frontier Sapiens Film Festival

Kirkstall Abbey

8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Outdoor cinema at Kirkstall Abbey – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Cinema under the

19
Aug
Breeze in The Park

Breeze in The Park

Armley Park

12:00 pm

Get caught up in sun, fun, chills and thrills with, our interactive play system, arts zone, food and

20
Aug
Noteability Concert Band

Noteability Concert Band

Pudsey Park

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Looking for a lovely afternoon out in Leeds? Look no further than Pudsey Park as a number of fantast

26
Aug
Rodley Nature Reserve Bat Nights 2023

Rodley Nature Reserve Bat Nights 2023

Rodley Nature Reserve

7:45 pm

Join us on a bat walk as dusk falls across Rodley. Learn about their habits and sounds, searching an

26
Aug
Kirkstall Abbey Markets

Kirkstall Abbey Markets

Kirkstall Abbey

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along to Kirkstall Abbey Markets, held on the last weekend of every month between March and Nov

27
Aug
CREATE A PAPER ICELANDIC POPPY WORKSHOP

CREATE A PAPER ICELANDIC POPPY WORKSHOP

Sunny Bank Mills

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Olivia is a local artist who creates life-life paper flowers. She is inspired by the beauty of the n

27
Aug
Clifton & Lightcliffe Brass Band

Clifton & Lightcliffe Brass Band

Pudsey Park

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Looking for a lovely afternoon out in Leeds? Look no further than Pudsey Park as a number of fantast

27
Aug
Kirkstall Abbey Markets

Kirkstall Abbey Markets

Kirkstall Abbey

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along to Kirkstall Abbey Markets, held on the last weekend of every month between March and Nov

03
Sep
Pudsey Scarecrow Festival

Pudsey Scarecrow Festival

Pudsey Park

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A fantastic day for the whole family, Pudsey Scarecrow Festival is the one day of the year Pudsey be

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