Family activities

Leeds has lots of family-friendly activities that you and your family can enjoy. There's something for everyone, so why not get involved?

University events

Our Summer in Leeds programme also offers plenty of family-friendly activities that you can sign up to attend over the summer.

Leeds University Union also organises a number of events which may have a family focus. You can use the 'Event Type' search function to find out which events are family friendly.

It's also worth looking at the main University events listings or the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery events as there are often workshops, concerts or other activities that are family-themed and available online.


All in-person activities are subject to coronavirus restrictions. You should check on the websites linked below to find out whether the opportunities are currently available. 

  • LeedsCard: if you’re a cardholder you can get free or discounted entry to local attractions, museums, concerts, and Leeds City Council sport and leisure facilities.
  • BreezeCard: if your children live in Leeds they can receive discounts on a range of activities and events.
  • Leeds City Council: this is the local government for Leeds and it’s responsible for providing parks and other leisure facilities, as well as the day-to-day running of the city. You can find a comprehensive calendar of events on its website.
  • Welcome to Yorkshire: this is the official tourist information site for Yorkshire, which provides details of a wide range of attractions and activities (some of which are free).