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. - often later.
    (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.

Tuesday Mornings 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Join the Knit and Natter group in the visitor centre.

Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Middleton Park Estate Volunteers do work round the park. Please Email Graeme Ashton for more details or phone him on 0113 3781142

2016

There are only a few activities being held over the Winter months. The 2016 regular summer activities will start with the Bluebell walks, on Sunday the 1st May and Monday 2nd May.

Remember - the cafe at the visitor centre is open every day. See above for opening hours.

January ...

  • 16-January-2016 (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.

February ...

  • 14-February-2016 (Sun) - Running for Skye - 10:30 a.m. onwards
    Valentines Day Fun run. Race starts at 11:15 a.m.
    Click here for more details.
    Profits to Candlelighters and DeleteBloodCancer charities.

  • Half-Term Children's Events in the Park

    The play events are FREE, and Everyone is Welcome. Usually children are free to come and go, and all under 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.

    • 16-February-2016 Tuesday - Willow Fish making - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Getting crafty with wonderful willow! Take your fish home with you. With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

    • 17-February-2016 Wednesday - Kids get Crafty - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Kids get crafty indoors and outdoors, plus outdoor play with Leeds Play Network.

  • 20-February-2016 (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.

  • 20-February-2016 (Sat) - Taster Trike Sessions - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Taster sessions on Go Anywhere Mountain Trikes. More info from Experience Community on 07958 591841.

  • 21-February-2016 (Sun) - History Walk - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    A walk through the park exploring its rich history with an experienced local FoMP guide. Please wear good walking shoes or boots.

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 under 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.

  • 5-April-2016 Tuesday - Arts and Crafts and Outdoor Play - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Leeds Play Network are doing Arts and Crafts and Outdoor Fun and Games - if the weather is suitable.

  • 6-April-2016 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.

  • 6-April-2016 Wednesday - 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.

  • 12-April-2016 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.

  • 13-April-2016 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-2016 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.

  • 1-May-2016 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.

  • 2-May-2016 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.

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