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West Leeds: May half-term holiday guide to what’s on

Looking for something to do in West Leeds with the kids this May half-term school holiday? Community reporter Keely Bannister has put together a guide of some of the activities available to you and your children!

All details are correct at the time of publication. We encourage you to always double check before you travel.

Abbey House Museum

May half term: Queen Victoria at Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, LS5 3EH 0113 3784079 abbey.house@leeds.gov.uk

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Celebrate Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday with fun crafts and Queen Victoria trail in our Victorian Streets!

Free off street car and bicycle parking is available. Bus services 33, 33a and 757 stop outside. Metro bus travel.

Social media: Facebook.

 

Armley Little Owls

Stay and Play Bookstart Session at Armley’s Little Owls Nursery, Chapel Lane, LS12 1UT
0113 2632500 or Marie on 07891276822

Activities include, mask making, singing, parachute games and much more. Suitable for children under 5 years but older siblings welcome.

Wednesday 29th May from 10:00am to 11:30am. £1 per child. Booking essential.

Free off =treet car parking is available. Buses 16, 16a, 86 and 86a stop on Wesley Street which is a five minute walk away. Buses 11, 11e, 15 as well as the previously mentioned services stop on Town Street which is a ten minute walk away. Metro bus travel.

Social media: Facebook.

 

Armley Leisure Centre

Armley Leisure Centre, Carr Crofts, LS12 3HB
0113 3367880 armley.lc@leeds.gov.uk

Featuring a variety of activities for different ages, the school holiday timetable can be found here. Booking is advisable.

Free off-street car and bicycle parking is available. The 11e bus service stops outside the centre. The 15, 16 and 16a bus services stop on Armley Town Street which is a five minute walk away. The 4 bus service stops on Tong Road which is a five to ten minute walk away. Metro bus travel.

Social media: Facebook, Twitter.

 

 

Armley Library

Armley Library. Copyright Stephen Craven and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Making Your Mark: Print It! at Armley Library, 2 Stockshill, LS12 1UQ
0113 3785670 libraryenquiries@leeds.gov.uk

We are experimenting with printing! Explore a weird and wonderful range of stamps and materials to create books, pictures and patterns. Suitable for children aged 5+

Thu 30th May at 11am. Free entry. Booking advised.

There is limited, free on street parking. The 11e, 15, 16, 16a and 86a bus services all stop within a five minute walk. Metro bus travel.

Armley Mills

Armley Mills Industrial Museum, Canal Road, LS12 2QF
0113 3783173 armley.mills@leeds.gov.uk
At Leeds Industrial Museum you can explore the industries that have shaped our modern city – from textiles to steam engine production, printing to engineering.

Free off-street car and bicycle parking available. The 11, 11e and 15 bus services stop on Canal Road which is under a five minute walk away. Metro bus travel.

Social media: Facebook.

Bramley Baths

superhero swim bramley baths
Photo: Lizzie Coombes

Bramley Baths, 414 Broad Ln, LS13 3DF
0113 2560949 hello@bramleybaths.com
The community-led, not for profit centre for fitness, health and fun have produced a school holiday timetable. Featuring a Pirates Treasure Hunt, family fun swim, inflatable swim and Superheroes swim [words superheroes swim linked to https://westleedsdispatch.com/superheroes-assemble-at-bramley-baths-this-half-term/], every day has something for someone. Booking required for some sessions.
Free on and off street car parking and bicycle parking available at the baths. The 91 bus service stops directly outside the baths. The 16, 16a and 49 bus services all stop within a five – ten minute walk. Metro bus travel.
social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Bramley Library

bramley library
Bramley Library. Copyright Stephen Craven and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Making Your Mark – Family Workshop at Bramley Library, Hough Lane, LS13 3ND
0113 3781851 libraryenquiries@leeds.gov.uk
Travel through time and tell your story with various arts and crafts from cave painting to printed text. Suitable for ages 6 years+.
Wed 29th May at 10:30AM. Free entry. Booking advised.
There is limited, free on-street car and bicycle parking. The 14, 16, 16a, 49, 86a and 91 bus services all stop on Bramley Town Street. You then have to walk up a short but steep incline to reach the library. Metro bus travel.

Calverley Library

Making Your Mark – Family Workshop at Calverley Library, Thornhill St, LS28 5PD
0113 3783124 libraryenquiries@leeds.gov.uk
Travel through time and tell your story with various arts and crafts, from cave painting toprinted text. Suitable for ages 6 years+.
Fri 31st May at 10:00AM. Free entry. Booking advised.

There is limited, free on street parking. Public transport is extremely limited. Metro bus travel.

Farsley and Calverley Children’s Centre

Mini Master Chef at Farsley and Calverley Children’s Centre, Farsley Farfield Primary School, Cote Lane, LS28 5ED
0113 205 8134 childrenscentre@farsleyfarfield.org.uk
You and your little ones will be preparing a 3 course meal to take home and enjoy!
Wednesday 29th May from 11:00am – 12.15pm. £2 per child. Booking essential.
Free off street car and bicycle parking available. The 8 and 8a bus services stop on Richmond Road which is a five minute walk away. The 72 and 508 bus services stop on Bradford Road which is a ten minute walk away. Metro bus travel.
Social media: Facebook.

Farsley Library

Making Your Mark – Family Workshop at Farsley Library, Old Rd, Farsley, LS28 5DH
0113 3781861 libraryenquiries@leeds.gov.uk
Travel through time and tell your story with various arts and crafts, from cave painting toprinted text. Suitable for ages 6 years+.
Fri 31st May at 3:00PM. Free entry. Booking advised.
There is free on and off street parking. The 9a, 16, 16a and 508 bus services stop outside the library. Metro bus travel.

Kirkstall Abbey

may half term kirkstall abbeyMay Half Term at Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Road, LS5 3EH
0113 3784079 kirkstall.abbey@leeds.gov.uk
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Gnome themed events everyday including a fun trail around the abbey ruins looking for the mischievous gnomes who have escaped to explore!

Free off street car and bicycle parking is available. Bus services 33, 33a and 757 stop outside. Metro bus travel.

Social media: Facebook.

Kirkstall Children’s Centre

Stay and Play Bookstart Session at Kirkstall Children’s Centre, St Stephen’s Church Hall, Norman Street, LS5 3JN
0113 2632500 or Marie on 07891276822

Activities include, mask making, singing, parachute games and much more. Suitable for children under 5 years but older siblings welcome.

Thursday 30th May from 10:00am to 11:30am. £1 per child. Booking essential.

Free off street parking is available. The 50 and 50a bus services stop within a five minute walk away on Morris Lane. Metro bus travel.

Social media: Facebook.

Kirkstall Leisure Centre

Kirkstall Leisure Centre, Kirkstall Ln, LS5 3BE
0113 3782086 kirkstall.lc@leeds.gov.uk

The council-run facility have produced a school holiday timetable. Featuring swimming courses and baby boogie, the timetable complements the existing options. Booking is advisable.
Free off street parking is available. The 49 and 91 bus services stop outside the leisure centre. The 33, 34 and 757 bus services stop on Abbey Road which is a five minutes walk away. Metro bus travel.

Social media: Facebook.

Pudsey Leisure Centre

Pudsey Leisure Centre, Market Place, LS28 7BE
0113 3367686 pudsey.lc@leeds.gov.uk

The council run facility have produced a school holiday timetable. Featuring a variety of activities for different ages, the timetable can be found here. Booking advisable.

Free off street car and bicycle parking is available. The leisure centre is opposite Pudsey Bus Station and is serviced by many buses. Metro bus travel.

Social media: Facebook, Twitter.

Rodley Nature Reserve

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Rodley Nature Reserve

Rodley Nature Reserve, Moss Bridge Road, LS13 1HP
0113 2040441 info@rodleynaturereserve.org
The registered charity has a number of activities that are fun for kids. These include pond dipping and a mini beast hunt. Due to popularity of some activities, booking is advised.
The nature reserve’s website has a detailed explanation of transport options.
Social media: Facebook, Twitter.

Have we missed your event? Please e-mail us any events that you are hosting or are aware of using news@westleedsdispatch.com. Our next What’s On Guide will be published in early June.

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