What’s On For Families In And Around Leeds this May Bank Holiday 2023
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If you’re looking for something to do with the family this May Bank Holiday weekend there’s lots of choice of family events in and around Leeds. Here’s a quick roundup of ideas of some of our favourites, there is something for all ages!
Family Day at Wetherby Racecourse
Sunday 30th April- Wetherby Racecourse
The Going is Soft to Cuddly at Wetherby Racecourse on Family Day!
As well as the exciting horse and mascot races to watch, we also have a host of additional free entertainment for the whole family on the day including the National Festival Circus, Petting farm, Barrel Train, and Inflatable Fun!
20% Discount off Weekend Adventure tickets at Stockeld Park
Round up your adventurous young explorers and join us at Stockeld Park for a day full of fun and excitement this Spring!
Get ready to explore one of Europe’s largest indoor play centres in our one of a kind Playhive! Get lost down the windy paths of our fun filled magical maze; or journey through our interactive Enchanted Forest, the home to 4 of our 5 outdoor playgrounds!
Or why not have a go on our outdoor inflatables, where you can enjoy our outdoor jumping pillow, inflatable slide, or our 100ft obstacle course. All included in your park entry ticket!
It truly is the perfect day out for all the family this Spring!
For more information or to book your tickets today, visit our website
Oakwood Community Day
Saturday 29th April 10am-4pm
There is a community fun day in Oakwood with events at a variety of traders and in the Oakwood Car Park!
Thorner School PTA are pleased to announce the return of the Thorner Scarecrow Trail.
To celebrate the Coronation please come and enjoy a Royal walk around the beautiful village of Thorner. Please look out for Kings, Queens and all things regal. There might be some surprises out there.
Monday 1st May, 11am-4pm. On the pastures, Stone Brig lane.
Hosted by the Rothwell & District Carnival Committee. Join them for the Crowning of the May King & Queen, Maypole Dancing from 11.45, as well as petting farm, market stalls, face painting, donkey rides, fairground rides and Punch and Judy. Read more here.
Bank Holiday Fun Fairs
Horsforth Hall Park 27th April- 8th May. Scott Pullen Funfairs return to Horsforth Hall Park on Hall Lane. Details here
York Road, 21st April- 8th May. Waddington Fun Fairs. Details here.
Birstall Fun Fair, Leeds Road, Heckmondwike. Tuckers Fun Fair. Details here.
Geology Rocks at the National Coal Mining Museum
Saturday April 29th, National Coal Mining Museum
Throughout the day visitors will have the chance to view exhibits of fossils, minerals, and rocks, then see rock-cutting and polishing demonstrations and get the opportunity to have your favourite rock identified by experts.
Younger visitors can indulge their creativity with a host of hands-on activities including rock painting, sand painting and creating their own fossil from plaster at our Blacksmith’s. There’s also a fun fossil hunt from noon to 4pm at the sand pits and the chance to learn the art of rag rugging, using old scraps of material to create textiles.
See all our blogs about family walks around North Leeds here or South, East and West Leeds here.
Kirkstall Abbey Market
Saturday 30th April, 11am-3pm. Free Admission.
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey ruins, the weekend markets are a great way to shop locally, with different stallholders joining every month. Take in the delicious smells and tastes of Yorkshire-made produce including cheeses & chutneys, and sweet & savoury bakes. Stop for lunch at one of the street food stalls and enjoy a drink in the cloister ruins of the abbey.
There are also a range of art and craft stalls from local makers and creatives, showcasing handmade items including homewares, accessories and natural beauty products.