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. and is run by Leeds Learning Disability Service.

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.

Autumn and Winter...

There will be a few autumn and winter events. These will be listed here as soon as they are confirmed. Some notices may be a little last minute, so check back here regularly or follow us on FaceBook, where there are regular updates on our activities.

February...

  • 15-February-2015 Sunday - Winter Wildlife Walk - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Linda Jenkinson, Start Birding and RSPB member, and Steve Joul, Countryside Ranger, lead this FoMP winter walk round the park looking at the wildlife to be found at this time of year.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult. The walk will use metalled roads and estate paths. Please dress up warm with sensible footwear.
    Everyone Welcome!
    The Visitor Centre will be open for Teas and refreshments.

  • 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 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.

    • 16-February-2015 Monday - Tracks and Trails from the Visitor Centre - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      Detect signs of wildlife in the woodland.
      This is an RSPB event.
      Contact Kate Struthers on 07738648981 or email her.

    • 17-February-2015 Tuesday - Build a Nest Box - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      The Parks and Countryside Rangers will be leading this session, helping to construct new homes for our feathered friends. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult for this event.

    • 18-February-2015 Wednesday - Felt Making - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Amy, from Wild Apple Play, is running a felt making workshop in the visitor centre.

    • 19-February-2015 Thursday - Woodcraft Folk Play Out - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      Drop in to try out den building, co-operative games and crafts.
      This is a Woodcraft Folk event. For more information email Ellie or phone her on 07850 391637, or visit their website .

    • 20-February-2015 Friday - Woodcraft Folk Play Out - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      Drop in to try out den building, co-operative games and crafts.
      This is a Woodcraft Folk event. For more information email Ellie or phone her on 07850 391637, or visit their website .

    • 21-February-2015 Saturday - Woodcraft Folk Play Out - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      Drop in to try out den building, co-operative games and crafts.
      This is a Woodcraft Folk event. For more information email Ellie or phone her on 07850 391637, or visit their website .

    There will be some children's events during the Easter Holidays as well. See below!

  • 21-February-2015 Saturday - Leeds Young Archaeologists Club - 10 a.m. - Noon
    Leeds YAC will be on a visit to the Leeds Museum's Discovery Centre this month.
    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.

March...

  • 7-March-2015 Saturday - Woodcraft Folk Play Out - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Drop in to try out den building, co-operative games and crafts.
    This is a Woodcraft Folk event. For more information email Ellie or phone her on 07850 391637, or visit their website .

  • 21-March-2015 Saturday - 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.

April...

    Easter Holiday 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 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 - 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.

    • 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.

  • 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-2014 Sunday - Bluebell Walks - Meet 11:10am and 1:10pm 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 Visitor Centre will be open for refreshments from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    The walks start at Park Halt station on the Middleton Railway and the start is timed to meet the Middleton Railway's 11:00am and 1:00pm 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-2014 Monday - Bluebell Walks - Meet 11:10am and 1:10pm 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 Visitor Centre will be open for refreshments from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    The walks start at Park Halt station on the Middleton Railway and the start is timed to meet the Middleton Railway's 11:00am and 1:00pm 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.

  • ... other events still to be confirmed ...

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