Things to do on a Monday with Kids in Leeds

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Hop along to Grass Hoppers indoor and outdoor play area at Tong and Tingley Garden Centre for a proper playtime!

You’ll find a huge outdoor adventure playground with sand pits and bouncing pillows and a large indoor play area, with sports court, big play frame and a baby and toddler zone, where your young ones can enjoy playtime – whatever the weather!

There’s also great grub including pizzas, toasties and award winning ice cream in Woody’s Kitchen!

For more information and to book your playtime session, CLICK HERE

Booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.

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Little Burrowers play cafe is designed for babies to preschool. Come along and explore our magical baby playroom designed for babies aged 0-18 months. Join us for our exciting stay and play sessions, baby rave, messy play and bouncing bunnies’ interactive classes. Sensory sessions filled with stimulation for you and your baby.

Have you seen our play village? At Little Burrowers we also have our exciting George Town interactive play village for confident walkers to pre-school. Let your child’s imagination run wild in our five exciting stations: fire engine, vets, stables, tea rooms and a hairdressers. Learn and explore through play.

🌟 10% OFF weekday stay and play session bookings for mumblers customers 🌟 (not included for private hire or weekends) 

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CODE: Play Village: Preschool Mumbler
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Story & Rhyme Times at Leeds Libraries 

Monday, 10:30-11:30 – Dewsbury Road, Headingley, Pudsey

Monday, 13:30-14:30 – Oakwood, Holt Park (Bounce and Rhyme session)

Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 – Beeston, Halton, Hunslet, Moor Allerton, Morley, Otley

Tuesday, 13:30-14:30 – Bramley

Wednesday,10:30-11:30 – Ardsley and Tingley, Calverley,  Chapeltown, Garforth, Guiseley, Rothwell, Horsforth

Wednesday, 13:30-14:30 – Kippax, Wetherby

Thursday, 10:30-11:30 – Armley, Central, Chapel Allerton, Middleton, Seacroft, Yeadon, Holt Park

Friday, 10:30-11:30 – Compton Road, Crossgates

Friday, 13:30-14:30 – Farsley

Free event for under 5s and their grown ups, just turn up.

Ready Steady Readers: Ready Steady Readers challenge is available in any library in Leeds for children under 5. There are six gold stars to collect inside a friendly and accessible reading booklet, along with lots of helpful tips about enjoying books and reading as a family. Stars are collected by coming to the library, whether you stay to explore books, attend a Story & Rhyme or just pop in to borrow a book. Once they have all six stars they will receive a certificate celebrating their achievement. Families are welcome to complete the challenge multiple times.

Castle Howard & Skelf Island Adventure Playground

A day out with the kids at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Now they can join into the treetops of the adventure playground, Skelf Island.

Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.

Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333

Friends of Roundhay Park Children’s Adventure Trails

roundhay-park-trailFriends of Roundhay Park (FORP) FREE adventure trails in Roundhay Park have been designed by local children!   

The trials are free to use by all park visitors, with clue sheets being accessible in the Lakeside Cafe, Tropical World and the Mansion art gallery. You can also download the trail sheets here

There are two trails, the first is an imagination trail called The Magical Fountains of Roundhay and is aimed at under 6s.

Designed for pre-schoolers this trail route is fully accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs.  The route is split into 3 sections (ranging from 1km -1.5km in length) which can all be done together or split over several visits – children will need your help to read and understand what to do.  Imaginations at the ready

The second is an adventure trial where older children (6+) have to solve The Secret of Roundhay Castle by undertaking various tasks.

Designed for children of ages 6 and older, this trail is longer and more challenging.  The route is split into 3 sections (ranging from 1.5km – 2.5km in length) which can be done together or split over several visits.

FORP are encouraging children to undertake the trail and upload a photo to social media with the hashtag #littlefriendstrails. The answer sheets, certificates of completion and further information can be found on the FORP website –

Golden Acre Park

This popular park is renowned for its wonderful gardens, popular tea rooms and circular lakeside walk. Ideal for a family walk, scooter/pushchair friendly (on paths) and a great place to feed the ducks, play ball games and have a picnic

Off Arthington Road, Bramhope, Leeds LS16 8BQ Tel: 0113 261 0374

Jump Inc, Leeds

If it’s excitement you’re after, no need to look any further! Jump Inc Leeds features 100s of interconnecting trampolines, jump tower, tumble tracks, and a huge inflatable section consisting of; massive slides, wipeout balls, inflatable obstacles and a designated toddler area. The perfect day out the whole family can enjoy!

TODDLER SESSIONS are available weekdays 10am-12pm and Weekends 9am-10am

1 Benyon Park Way, LS12 6DP. 0800 121 7567.

Kith&Kin Wetherby

A Montessori parent & child studio in Wetherby offering set classes, story time and stay and play sessions. Check out their Facebook page for up-to-date information or contact

33 High Street, Wetherby.

Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park Leeds

The Ninja Warrior Adventure Park is a supervised activity and fitness venue inspired by ITV’s hit programme Ninja Warrior UK!

You can climb, balance, jump and swing across different obstacles using and developing your Ninja skills, plus we also have the famous Warped Wall for every aspiring Ninja to conquer. In addition to our fixed Ninja features, we have a huge inflatable Airpark! A great place for supervised family activities and for keeping fit, we welcome you on your Ninja journey.

Ages 4+ for visitors (although Mumbler would suggest 6 would be better)

Mini Ninjas Soft Play for ages 0-3 years is £3.50. It has several zones including a slide and is arranged over different levels.


None Go By Farm – Horsforth

A family run farm, providing an excellent farm shop.  You can take a walk around the outside animal area and feed the animals (£1 per person), they even have Alpacas!.   There is also an indoor sandpit and small play area (£2 per child) with ride-ons and Little Tikes slide etc for children.  There is lots of free parking and a special picnic area.

Animal opening times Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sundays and Mondays 10am-3pm.

None Go Bye Farm Shop, Otley Old Rd, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HZ. Tel:0113 284 2206

Parent & Toddler Sessions at Gravity Active Entertainment Leeds

Gravity is for everyone, young and old! We have our dedicated Parent & Toddler sessions for any little ones aged 18 months- under 5.

These sessions are the perfect way to introduce your little one to the world of trampolines in a safe and fun way. We run multiple of these sessions throughout the week; all toddlers will have full use of our park without any big kids running around. We wanted to create a wider and safe space for toddlers to learn, build confidence, socialise with other children, and most importantly have fun.


Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS4 2DG

Rattle & Hum Music

Rattle and Hum Music runs fun interactive music classes for babies to toddlers. Using my degree in Music and childcare experience, the classes are designed to help development through music by exploring different instruments in a relaxed atmosphere with lots of fun!


9:30am  – The Circle, Farsley

2pm – The Den, Headingley


10am & 11am – Wetherby Town Hall

1:20pm – The Den Headingley

Bookings at

Room on the Broom Trail – Anglers Country Park (Wakefield)

The Room on the Broom trail takes visitors across Anglers Country Park on a special themed walk.

Starting from the Discovery Centre, the trail follows a route around the lake giving youngsters the chance to see sculptures of Witch, Cat, Dog, Bird, Frog and the terrifying Dragon! For extra fun and games along the trail, purchase an Explorer Pack for £2 from the Discovery Centre before you set off. As you journey along the route look out for the wildlife that call Anglers Country Park their home.

Some parts of the path may be muddy so sensible footwear is advised. Suitable for bikes and pushchairs.

The Adventure Trail and Country Park are both open all day, every day with free entry (parking is pay and display). There is also a great outdoor play area at the end of the trail.

Haw Park Lane,Wintersett,Wakefield,WF4 2EB. Tel: 01924 303980

SEA LIFE Manchester

Prepare for an underwater world full of glittering scales, colourful fins and inquisitive sea turtles. Plus, much more! Check out our Turtle Beach show where you’ll learn all about their life cycle, then venture into the Rocky Hideout, Shark Shipwreck, Stingray Bay and of course, the magnificent Ocean Tunnel.

Adult and toddler tickets are £16.50 (Monday-Friday, term time only)


SEA LIFE Manchester, Trafford Palazzo, Trafford, Manchester, M17 8AS

The Calf Shed Leeds

Playful learning for 0-5 years, entertainment, food & drink and informal peer-support. The HQ to Moo Music Leeds.

Family PAYG sessions available. See social media for details.

300 Otley Road , Leeds

The Gnome Roam, Newmillerdam

This FREE two mile walk is great for children! A bear has scattered the gnomes around Newmillerdam and you must follow the trail and find them all (just watch out for the bear!). Each gnome has a different activity for children to enjoy.

The route can be steep in places (particularly the start from the car park) and is on trails but you can get round with a buggy.

Location: Newmillerdam Country Park, sat nav postcode: WF2 6QP

Find more information on the Muddy Boots website here.


Tiny Boo, Headingley

For under 5s, there is an exploratory and imaginative playspace. Somewhere where parents can enjoy a coffee and meet in a safe, fun and relaxed environment. There are lots of opportunities for pretend play and sensory engaging play for babies.

HEART Centre Headingley, LS6 3HN. Tel: 07568 172645.

Toddler Takeover at Left Bank Leeds

Mondays 10am -12pm

Come and have fun in our weekly dedicated space for parents and carers and little ones to hang out, have a cuppa and play! Your weekly hosts are Kielly and Eryn (she’s a little one!) so there will always be someone to chat to as well as lots of toys, books and a brand new colourful soft play for lots of adventures.

Our cafe will be open for drinks, food and cake!

*Pre-booking required* FREE 

Left Bank Leeds, LS6 1LJ

Yeadon Tarnfield Park

Lots of fishing, and sailing on this tarn, but essentially an easy walk for children, good for bikes etc.With ducks to feed. A very good children’s playground near the carpark. A Planespotters paradise.

Cemetery Road, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7UR