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.
  • Weekends and Bank Holidays - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - mostly 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

2017

January ...

  • 21-January-2017 (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 ...

  • 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.

    • 14-February-2017 Tuesday - Crafty Hearts - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Take home your own sculpture made from willow and felt.
      Wild Apple Play.

    • 15-February-2017 Wednesday - Feed the Birds - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Make your own bird feeder and identify the birds in the woods. With Tina from Forest School Plus.

  • 18-February-2017 (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.

  • 26-February-2017 (Sun) - Winter Walk - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Come and explore something different about Middleton Park on a bracing walk with experienced local guides.
    Some of the tracks and paths we will be walking on are quite muddy, so PLEASE wear walking boots, wellingtons or similar footwear.

March ...

  • 5-March-2017 (Sun) - Litter Pick - 11 a.m.
    Part of the Great British Spring Clean. Come and join the Friends' working party and help clear up some of the park rubbish and litter. Bring gloves and sensible footwear. Litter pickers and bags will be provided.

  • 18-March-2017 (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.

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 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.

    • 4-April-2017 Tuesday - Outdoor Den Building Extravaganza! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

    • 5-April-2017 Wednesday - Arts and Crafts - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Kids get crafty with boxes, blue, paints and loads of recycled treasures.
      Plus outdoor play with Leeds Play Network.

  • 9-April-2017 Sun - Mining Walks - 11:10 a.m. 1:10 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. at Park Halt
    Or at 10:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Visitor Centre.
    These walks are lead by Kris Ward of Middleton Railway, with help from the Friends.
    They are timed to meet the Middleton Railway trains that leave Hunslet Moor Road station at 11 a.m. , 1 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. Catch the train in Hunslet and join the walk at Park Halt and learn stories about the early Middleton Mining. It was the need to get Middleton Coal to Leeds that created Middleton Railway. The walk ends up at the Visitor Centre Cafe in the Park, where refreshments are 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.
    PLEASE NOTE - the walks start at Middleton Railway Park Halt.

  • Easter Holiday Children's Events in the Park

    • 11-April-2017 Tuesday - Outdoor Den Building Extravaganza! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

    • 12-April-2017 Wednesday - Easter Crafts - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Make bunnies, chickc and eggs to take home.
      Plus outdoor play with Leeds Play Network.

  • 12-April-2017 Wednesday - Bird Survey - 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
    Learn about local birds and help survey those found in the park and woodland. Meet at the Visitor Centre. For more information email , or phone Graeme Ashton on 0113 3781142.

May

  • 1-May-2017 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.
    PLEASE NOTE - the walks start at Middleton Railway Park Halt.

  • 7-May-2017 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.
    PLEASE NOTE - the walks start at Middleton Railway Park Halt.

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