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 4 p.m.
    (run by Tracey Fulton)

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.

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 ...

  • 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.

    Refreshments will be served in the Visitor Centre.

  • 12-July-2015 (Sun) - Middleton Park Music Festival - 12 noon to 4 p.m.
    Leeds Music Trust and FoMP bring you the third free Middleton Park Music festival.
    The line up will include 5 young local bands from the Old Chapel music studios run by Leeds Music Trust in Holbeck :-

    • NightSchool
    • Hands of Industry
    • Bondurants
    • Pneuma
    • Rob Chew
    Some of them have played in the park before and are delighted to have another opportunity to play in the fantastic performance area with its superb accoustics.
    Continuity will be provided by Vue-X and John Parkes.
    Free Event!

  • 18-July-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.

  • 19-July-2015 (Sun) - Three Ages of Middleton Park - 1 p.m.
    A Festival of British Archaeology event.
    Private Estate, Colliery, and Public Park - explore the park in all its guises. The walk starts at 1 p.m. and will last aprox. 2 hours. Parts of the walk will be on rough ground so please wear suitable footwear.

  • 26-July-2015 (Sun) - Bird of Prey Experience - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Our friends SMJ Falconry return to display and fly their birds and to answer your questions.

Summer Holidays Childrens' Play Activities
The play events, each Tue and Wed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 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 the Visitor Centre cafe is open until 2:15 p.m.

  • 28-July-2015 (Tue) - School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Arts and Crafts and Outdoor Play with Leeds Play Network.

  • 29-July-2015 (Wed) - School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Woodland Play Extravaganza with Amy of Wild Apple Play. Make a den, get mucky in the mud kitchen, play on the rope trail. Explore, Discover and Craft!

August ...

Summer Holidays Childrens' Play Activities
The play events, each Tue and Wed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 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 the Visitor Centre cafe is open until 2:15 p.m.

  • 2-August-2015 (Sun) - Bradford Metropolitan Band - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by Cllrs Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell

    Butterfly Walk - 2 p.m. for aprox an hour
    Hopefully the purple hairstreak butterflies will have emerged, so we will be taking a walk looking for them and other butterflies in the park.
    If the weather is poor, the walk will not take place.

  • 4-August-2015 (Tue) - School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Arts and Crafts and Outdoor Play with Leeds Play Network.

  • 5-August-2015 (Wed) - School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Woodland Play Extravaganza with Amy of Wild Apple Play. Make a den, get mucky in the mud kitchen, play on the rope trail. Explore, Discover and Craft!

  • 9-August-2015 (Sun) - Crofton Silver Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    More summer music in the park.

  • 11-August-2015 (Tue) - School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Arts and Crafts and Outdoor Play with Leeds Play Network.

  • 12-August-2015 (Wed) - School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Life Aquatic - join Leeds Country Side Rangers to discover what beasties lurk in the depths of the ponds in Middleton Park.

  • 16-August-2015 (Sun) - Middleton Park (Fun) Dog Show - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Find the waggiest tails, help an animal charity, do an agility course, get tips on looking after your dog. Or just enjoy the multitude of dogs in the show!

  • 18-August-2015 (Tue) - School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Arts and Crafts and Outdoor Play with Leeds Play Network.

  • 19-August-2015 (Wed) - School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Orienteering - Join Leeds Countryside Rangers and spend the afternoon navigating the ancient woodland with the aid of maps and compasses.

  • 23-August-2015 (Sun) - Play in the Woods! - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    A childrens' event with Amy of Wild Apple Play. Make a den, get mucky in the mud kitchen, play on the rope trail. Explore, Discover and Craft!

  • 25-August-2015 (Tue) - School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Arts and Crafts and Outdoor Play with Leeds Play Network.

  • 26-August-2015 (Wed) - School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Junior Bushcraft - join Leeds Countryside Rangers to learn the skills needed to survive in the wild, such as firelighting and shelter building.

  • 30-August-2015 (Thu) - West Yorkshire Brass Band - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    More summer music in the park.

September ...

  • 4-September-2015 (Fri) - Go Batty in Middleton Park - 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Ed Sheratt from the Yorkshire Bat Group will give a slideshow at the visitor centre followed by a bat walk in the woods. Bring a torch and please wear suitable footwear.
    Refreshments from 6:45 p.m.

  • 6-September-2015 (Sun) - Teas in the Park - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    No special event - but the cafe is open. Come and enjoy the park.

  • 12-September-2015 (Sat) and
    13-September-2015 (Sun) - Kite Festival - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Clearings

    The Northern Kite Group will put on a spectacular and colourful display of large kite flying over two days - watch and be amazed.

  • 13-September-2015 (Sun) - FoMP Craft, Flower and Produce Show - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Entries to be registered between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the day.
    Showcasing the skills and activities of all in Middleton. Our BIG SHOW for all the family.

    To enquire about booking and running a stall at the show, please email Carole Bloom at carolebloom@btinternet.com

    The Show Schedule is found on the Annual Programme of FoMP Events. Pick up a programme at the Visitor Centre in the park, or you can download the schedule part here.

  • 20-September-2015 (Sun) - Autumnal Walk - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Vistas: take in the magnificent views of Leeds from this walk round the park. Please wear suitable footwear, some of the walk will be on grass paths.

  • 27-September-2015 (Sun) - The Friendly Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Yet again the wonderful Friendly Band serenade us on the last of the Friends' Summer Sundays in the Park. Come along enjoy the music - A wonderful afternoon.

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