Friends of Middleton Park

Friends of Middleton Park

Coming Events

The Middleton Park Visitor Centre Cafe is open

  • Weekdays - between 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
    (run by Leeds Learning Disability Service)
  • Weekends and Bank Holidays - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    (run by Tracey Fulton)
  • During Friends Events
    (run by the Friends)

Not all the events listed below are organised by the Friends.

The City council Parks and Countryside Rangers organise events in Middleton park, as well as in other Parks etc around Leeds.

The Friends of Middleton Park are always in need of more willing hands. Please get in touch if you would like to help out in any way possible.

All Events will be in the Middleton Park Visitor Centre, unless stated otherwise.

April...

Easter Holiday Children's Events in the Park

The play events on weekdays at 1p.m. are FREE, and Everyone is Welcome. Usually children are free to come and go, and all unders 8's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Remember, the Visitor Centre Cafe is open weekdays between 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

  • 7-April-2015 Tuesday - Fun in the Woods - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Join Amy, from Wild Apple Play in her woodland camp, building dens, cooking with mud and getting crafty with things she finds in the wood.

  • 8-April-2015 Wednesday - Bird Survey - 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    Join Graeme, the Estate Officer for an early morning walk round the park recording what birds are seen. Please wear suitable footwear, and bring binoculars.

  • 8-April-2015 Wednesday - Arts and Crafts and Outdoor Play - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Leeds Play Network are doing Arts and Crafts inspired by Nature and Outdoor Fun and Games - if the weather is suitable.

  • 10-April-2015 Friday - Woodcraft Folk Play Out - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Meet outside the Cafe, look for the big event shelter or flag banners.
    Drop in to try out den building, co-operative games and crafts.
    This is a Woodcraft Folk event. For more information email Eden or phone him on 07908 379983, or visit their website .

  • 14-April-2015 Tuesday - Fun in the Woods - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Join Amy, from Wild Apple Play in her woodland camp, building dens, cooking with mud and getting crafty with things she finds in the wood.

  • 15-April-2015 Wednesday - Arts and Crafts and Outdoor Play - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Leeds Play Network are doing Arts and Crafts inspired by Nature and Outdoor Fun and Games - if the weather is suitable.

  • 16-April-2015 Thursday - Easter Cycling Activities

    • 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Beginners Learn to Ride (age 4-11)
    • 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Beginners Learn to Ride (age 4-11)
    • 13:00 p.m. - 15:00 p.m. Improvers Fun Cycling (age 8-11)
      Bikeability Level 1 followed by an escorted bike ride.

    Costs: £5 per session.
    Booking is essential, as places are limited
    Bring your own bike - Helmets can be provided
    For further information or to book phone 07884 316965 or email Amy .

  • 17-April-2015 Friday - Woodcraft Folk Play Out - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Meet outside the Cafe, look for the big event shelter or flag banners.
    Drop in to try out den building, co-operative games and crafts.
    This is a Woodcraft Folk event. For more information email Eden or phone him on 07908 379983, or visit their website .

  • 18-April-2015 Sat - Leeds Young Archaeologists Club - 10 a.m. - Noon
    To find out more about Leeds YAC, or to book your free taster session or to sign up to be a Leeds YAC member please contact Louise, Megan or Sarah.
    Follow Leeds YAC on Facebook.

May...

Remember Every Sunday from the beginning of May up to 27th September, the Friends will be serving refreshments at the Visitor Centre, from 2 - 4 p.m. Most Sundays there will also be an event of some kind.

  • 3-May-2015 Sunday - Bluebell Walks - Meet 11:10am, 1:10pm and 2:50pm at Park Halt station
    Enjoy a guided stroll to the Visitor Centre through the splendour that is the carpet of Bluebells in Middleton woods. The walk will take aproximately 30 to 40 mins, and is up hill and could be on unsurfaced paths.

    The walks start at Park Halt station on the Middleton Railway and the start is timed to meet the Middleton Railway's 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:40pm trains from Moor Road.
    The walk goes to the Visitor Centre, where refreshments will be available.
    For those that want to explore further, there are many alterative walks round the woods that can be taken back to the Park Halt station. Or one can return via a direct track that takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

  • 4-May-2015 Monday - Bluebell Walks - Meet 11:10am, 1:10pm and 2:50pm at Park Halt station
    Enjoy a guided stroll to the Visitor Centre through the splendour that is the carpet of Bluebells in Middleton woods. The walk will take aproximately 30 to 40 mins, and is up hill and could be on unsurfaced paths.

    The walks start at Park Halt station on the Middleton Railway and the start is timed to meet the Middleton Railway's 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:40pm trains from Moor Road.
    The walk goes to the Visitor Centre, where refreshments will be available.
    For those that want to explore further, there are many alterative walks round the woods that can be taken back to the Park Halt station. Or one can return via a direct track that takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

  • 10-May-2015 (Sun) - East Leeds Steel Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Come and hear this exuberant band, based in Seacroft, play Caribbean inspired music.

  • 16-May-2015 Sat - Leeds Young Archaeologists Club - 10 a.m. - 12 Noon
    To find out more about Leeds YAC, or to book your free taster session or to sign up to be a Leeds YAC member please contact Louise, Megan or Sarah.
    Follow Leeds YAC on Facebook.

  • 16-May-2015 Sat - Middleton Park 5K RUN - 12 Noon onwards
    Join Hunslet Club and BITMO for a fun 5K run in the park, and raise money for Hunslet Club.
    All ages and abilities welcome, with different stages for runners, joggers and walkers:

    • Registration 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. Warm Up
    • 1:30 p.m. Race Starts

    Email Carla Yeomans for more information.

  • 17-May-2015 (Sun) - Middleton Park does the English Civil War - 12 noon to 4 p.m.
    Experience the English Civil War in the park, with costumes and weapons to see, and hear! With a demonstration of what life was like then. Bring the family!

  • 24-May-2015 (Sun) - Circus Skills Workshop - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Professor Fiddlesticks is Back! Learn all the thrill of the circus - fun for children of all ages from 3 to 93!

  • Half-Term Play Events

      Spring Bank Holiday childrens' play events
      The play events are FREE. Everyone is Welcome. Children are free to come and go, but all unders 8's must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Remember, during week days, the Visitor Centre cafe is open until 2:15 p.m.

    • 26-May-2015 (Tue) - Children's Holiday Play event - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    • 27-May-2015 (Wed) - Children's Holiday Play event - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 31-May-2015 (Sun) - Summer Wildlife Walk - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Take in the Park's flora and fauna with Linda Jenkinson, local bird enthusiast, and Steve Joul, Parks and Countryside ranger.

June ...

Remember Every Sunday upto 27th September, the Friends will be serving refreshments at the Visitor Centre, from 2 - 4 p.m.

  • 7-June-2015 (Sun) - Caspar and the Fleas - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Back by popular demand, this inspiring ukele band.

  • 14-June-2015 (Sun) - The Great Si Moano - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Mysterous magic and balloon modelling. Fun for kids of all ages!

  • 20-June-2015 (Sat) - Leeds Young Archaeologists Club - 10 a.m. - 12 Noon
    To find out more about Leeds YAC, or to book your free taster session or to sign up to be a Leeds YAC member please contact Louise, Megan or Sarah.
    Follow Leeds YAC on Facebook.

  • 21-June-2015 (Sun) - Leeds Sax Quartet- 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by Cllrs Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell

  • 28-June-2015 (Sun) - Celebration of Dance - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Local groups of young, and old(!!), people dancing in the new performance area.

July ...

Remember Every Sunday upto 27th September, the Friends will be serving refreshments at the Visitor Centre, from 2 - 4 p.m.

  • 5-July-2015 (Sun) - Tingley Brass Band - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by Cllrs Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell

  • 7-July-2015 (Tue) - Oddsocks: Twelfth Night - outdoor theatre - 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Oddsocks are back again bringing laughs and mayhem with this production of Twelfth Night.
    Come along, bring a picnic, a blanket, chair and warm clothes, then sit back and enjoy the fun.
    Click here for more information about this Oddsocks production.
    Free event. Sponsored by the Friends.

    The Friends will be serving Refreshments.

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