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Family Events & Celebrations in Leeds for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

A guide to Leeds Platinum Jubilee Celebrations and what’s on for families and children around Leeds for the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday 2022. 

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee promises lots of great celebrations and events for families in Leeds, here are our listings of Leeds Jubilee Celebrations and things to with kids. 


You can also search our events calendar in North Leeds & Wetherby here or in South, East and West Leeds here.


Family friendly Jubilee events at pubs & restaurants in Leeds include;



Sat 28 May to Wed 1 June10.30am – 5pm

Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in style at Temple Newsam House. Discover the royal connections that the house has including Henry the VIII and Mary Queen of Scots. Look out for special costume displays along the visitor route. Make a crown and help us to create some special bunting that will be used to decorate our Jubilee Picnic on 2 June.

Crafts and activities included in general admission charge.

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28th May – 5th June 2022

Wander into a world of Enchanted stories at Mother Shipton’s this May Half Term!

See giant story books and a Wonderland of fairy-tale themed displays with fantastical photo opportunities throughout the ancient woodland. Watch out for the pesky dragon, The Wicked Witch of the West and the Big Bad Wolf, peek into miniature fairy houses, and sit on the Wishing Chair throne. Dressing up as your favourite storybook character is thoroughly encouraged, prizes will be awarded to Mother Shipton’s favourites when you share them on Instagram #mothershiptons.

You’ll be OVER THE RAINBOW to discover how Mother Shipton’s is filled with mystical delights for all ages: see what curiosities are hanging from the Petrifying Well, make a wish in the Wishing Well, and step inside the cave where Mother Shipton was born. This May Half Term you can gaze at a brand new exhibition of fantastical creatures in the museum alongside petrified celebrity items, and browse the unique attraction gift shop.

Go wild in the Adventure Playground, or have your own Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with artisanal coffee, cakes, sandwiches and ice cream available to purchase from our vintage style coffee kiosk. There are plenty of picnic benches with scenic views of the River Nidd and Ancient Royal Forest.

Dogs are welcome everywhere except the children’s adventure playground and must be kept on a lead at all times.

Knaresborough, HG5 8DD

01423 864600 
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In 2022, we’ll be celebrating at RHS Garden Harlow Carr as Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee – 70 years of service – having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 at the age of 25.

Giving the opportunity for communities and people throughout the UK to come together, join us over the extended bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, for live brass bands in the garden to commemorate this historic milestone.

Live music will be playing in the garden between 1pm to 4pm. Here are the bands that will be joining us on the following days:

Performances from 1pm to 4pm

  • Thursday 2 June: Take 2 Big Band
  • Friday 3 June: New Horizons Dance Band
  • Saturday 4 June: Barnsley Brass
  • Sunday 5 June: Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra

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Friday 3rd- Sunday 5th June

Give your kids a theatrical treat! New dance show for families, Tin Man, is coming to Leeds for the June bank holiday weekend!

Joss Arnott Dance presents this magical new retelling of a classic story, seen through the rusty eyes of the Tin Man on his journey to finding his heart and happiness.

This captivating new dance production for families with children aged 7+ explores a reimagined story of how this much-loved character would have coped against the Wicked Witch in the deep dark wood, and discovers the friends he might have met along the way.

Brilliantly humorous and touching, Tin Man will enthrall children and adults alike with its charming storytelling, bold dancing and music by award-winning composer Anna Appleby, performed live by music ensemble Psappha.

At the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 June, performances will be held at 12.00pm and 3.00pm each day. Tickets cost just £11 for adults and £9 for children, and can be booked at or by calling 0113 220 8008.



WOLDIE’S QUEEN BEE QUEST every day during half term Saturday 28th May to Sunday 5th June.

This half term celebrate the Queen Bee at WOLDIE’S with the QUEEN BEE QUEST!

To complete the quest; find the bees and reveal the Queen Bee’s secret code to win a prize!

Bumble through Woldie’s NEW Bees & Friends Garden, track bees, pollinate the giant flower, and dare to enter the giant observation hive to spot the queen bee and her hive making honey.

Set in tranquil woodland, wildflowers, lavender and nature; fun for all the family!

Miniature railway, Giant Games Maze, Football golf, Den zone building and more all open too!Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW

 01944 758641
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The Big Picnic at St Aidan’s

27th May -10th June 2022

From blooming wildflowers to dazzling dragonflies there’s so much to enjoy in nature at this time of year, and with a long bank holiday weekend on the cards in June it’s the perfect excuse to gather your family for a good, old-fashioned picnic.

With our special Wildlife Detective activity packs (just £3.50), young explorers will be able to join Detective Hoot and Constable Crumb to solve an intriguing mystery, while learning how make picnics as wildlife friendly as possible.

Families can also enjoy our Traditional Games trail, as well as taking part in a range of fun activities and even taking a family snap at our selfie station too – so what are you waiting for? Start planning your adventure today!

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