Activities for children and young people this half term

Next week is schools half term, but there are a host of activities lined up by organisations across South Leeds to keep your children occupied.

Below we have listed the activities we know about – if we have missed something please add the details in the comments section below, or email us at


The Hunslet Club, Hillidge Road, will be running their usual half term activity camp all week, plus three day rugby and football camps. They finish the week with a Halloween party on Friday. Full details here

On Monday, 10-11am, Beeston Community Hub & Library host Sphero Sorcery, using Sphero programmable robots to take on magical challenges. The free event is for children aged 8+. Book at

The Friends of Middleton Park are hosting free play activities at the Visitor Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s outdoor games and sparts with ACE from Health For All on Tuesday from 1-3pm. Chris Harman will be leading a den building activity on Wednesday from 12-3pm. No need to book, just turn up.

Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Stourton are running another of their Wild Play days for children aged 8-12 on Tuesday 25 October, 10am-4pm. The day of outdoor games and bushcraft activities costs £30 +VAT. Book tickets here

Asha Neighbourhood Project (Stratford Street, Beeston) will be running their popular half term holiday playscheme Monday to Wednesday 9:30am-2:30pm. Activities include arts and crafts, Cross Flatts Park and bowling, the cost is £11 for the week. To book ring (0113) 270 4600.

Leeds City Council’s Youth Services are running three trips during half term. On Tuesday they are visiting Barnsley Metrodome (ages 11-17, £4); on Wednesday it’s Ninja Warrior Leeds (ages 11-17, £4); and Friday it’s Blackpool Pleasure Beach (ages 13-17, £6). Book email or text your email address to 07891 277407.

Middleton Railway will be running a diesel service on Wednesday and it’s kids-for-a-quid on the train. Remember the museum and engine shed is free to visit.

Cottingley Community Project host a Halloween half term crafts play day on Wednesday at the community centre from 11am-1pm, £3.50. Then on Sunday (30 October) they are hosting two Halloween Parties – under 8s from 3:30-5pm and all ages from 5:30-7pm. Both parties feature music games and food and cost £3.50.

There’s a rugby league taster session at Hunslet Warriors (The Oval, opposite Morrisons) on Friday, 10am-12pm for boys aged 7-9. To book email

On Friday, 10am-3pm, there’s spooktacular Halloween party for children aged 8-18 with SEND at the South Leeds Youth Hub, Middleton Road, LS10 3JA. Book by emailing or ring 0330 133 2642


Photo: Den builders © Chris Harman


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