Beeston’s festival of activity

To celebrate the many ways people can move more, and to see what’s on offer across South Leeds, Get Set Leeds Local have been working alongside local partners to develop a new community event.

Let’s Move: South Leeds will come to Cross Flatts Park on Saturday 13 May. Activities will be on offer from local providers to inspire and showcase ways that all ages can be active, in and around South Leeds.
A range of activities will be on offer 9am–1pm. Residents of South Leeds are invited to come along with all the family to enjoy fun, free activities.

Free snack bags available for the first 150 to register on the day, plus prizes up for grabs. All activities part of the event will be free.

We’ll be joined by third sector organisations, sports groups and local partners to put on a range of fun activities including: walk/jog/run at parkrun, cycling, rollerskating, yoga, crown green bowling, table tennis, mini Olympics, treasure hunt, bike tagging and much more.

More new activities are getting added all the time.

If you’re part of a sports group or organisation who’d like to showcase what you do, or can provide a free taster get in touch via to be part of the event. We’d love to see the widest range of sports and activities represented.

If you can donate to the goodie bags or a prize draw let us know.


Monthly round up from Get Set Leeds Holbeck & Beeston:

Aidan is all set to welcome people to Brickfield ParkPlay, whether you’ve been part of the ParkPlay community in the past or want to come and try for the first time. ParkPlay at Brickfield Park (Lady Pit Lane) will take place all year, every Saturday 10.30am. Its free and for all ages. Register in advance or turn up and give it a try Brickfield – ParkPlay (

We’re excited to see Holbeck Together starting a new Body Combat Class, which will take place every Tuesday 9–9.45am at St Matthew’s Community Centre. This new class utilises equipment purchased through a Get Set Leeds Local Community Chest Pot, and sounds a fun way to get fit.

Shout out to Holbeck Moor FC Women’s Team who last month became the first women’s football team in the country to become a Football Club of Sanctuary, an award run by the City of Sanctuary Movement, a charity supporting groups that encourage inclusivity and compassion for refugees and people seeking sanctuary. It’s an inspiring achievement. They’re now keen to share their journey and learning with others wishing to do the same.

Get Set Leeds Local were connected to a young resident from Beeston. 17 year old Tian found that when she joined her sixth form college, opportunities to be active were limited. Tian was motivated to develop her own dance group, bringing together young people from a range of backgrounds during lunch breaks, self-teaching themselves dance routines.

In April Get Set Leeds Local were able to give the dance group an opportunity to dance together in a dance studio and be mentored by dance tutor Lauren. Next steps for this fantastic group of young people is finding some performance opportunities, to give them somewhere to showcase their hard work to.

We’re once again working in partnership with British Orienteering, so that community volunteers and partners can utilise Xplorer within local greenspaces. Local parks such as Cross Flatts Park, Holbeck Moor, Brickfield Park and Hunslet Moor have been mapped out to enable community events to take place.

Xplorer aims to engage the whole family through fun navigation challenges that can be easily set up and taken down in these local green spaces. It involves a blend of walking and decision making, which gives children and their family a sense of adventure and an added reason to access their local park.

If you’d like to put on an Xplorer event get in touch. We can provide the equipment, training and support to enable it to happen.

Lastly for this month is a heads up to watch this space for a summer youth basketball tournament.

Another group of inspiring young people from South Leeds came forward last month after our last South Leeds Life article to say they want to organise a basketball tournament for young people. We think it sounds a great idea and look forward to this idea developing over the next few months.

If you have ideas for anything that may help others move more get in touch.

Get Set Leeds Local is a Sport England funded project, covering Holbeck and Beeston and Hunslet and Riverside, which is led by Active Leeds (part of Leeds City Council). Collectively we work with residents, community partners and council colleagues to explore how we can create active communities.

Funding and support is available. Follow us on social media, or get in touch via / 07891 274130


This post was written by Karen Peck

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