Family activities

Leeds has lots of family-friendly activities in and around the surrounding areas that you and your family can enjoy. There's something for everyone, so why not get out and explore?

University events

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, or open to all.


  • 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).


You and your family can also explore and experience the rest of the UK. You can save money by buying family rail cards or coach cards.