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.

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 - 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.

  • PLEASE NOTE Change of date...
    9-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.

  • 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.

  • 17-April-2016 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, and 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 refreshements 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.

  • 20-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.

May...

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

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

  • 8-May-2016 (Sun) - Tingley Brass Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Come and hear this ever-popular local band.

  • 11-May-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.

  • 15-May-2016 (Sun) - West Yorkshire Walking Festival - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    meet 2pm to explore this green jewel of precious coal! Walking shoes recommended.

  • 21-May-2016 (Sat) & 22-May-2016 (Sun) Kite Festival on the Clearings - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    The Northern Kite Group will put on a spectacular and colourful display (with commentary) of some of the biggest kites in the world - watch and be amazed.
    The Clearings are a 10 to 15 minute walk from the Visitor Centre in the Park, and there will be signs pointing the the way.

  • 29-May-2016 Sun

    • Story Walk - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
      A magical and mysterious story walk with Eden Ballantyne from Stories Alive - fun for all the family.

    • 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, and 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 refreshements 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.

June...

  • 5-June-2016 (Sun) - Children's Magic and Mayhem - 12 noon to 4 p.m.

    • Mysterious Magic & balloon modelling with The Great Si Moano

    • Circus Skills with Prof. Fiddlesticks

    • Drumming with Daftasadrum

    • Den Building & Crafting with Wild Apple

    Four hours of fun for kids of all ages! Parents, Grandparents and adults can just relax at the Cafe while the children enjoy themselves, or you can join in.

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