If you are looking for something to do this bank holiday weekend, look no further than Middleton Park.
The green gem and best kept secret in South Leeds is looking stunning as thousands of bluebells come into flower. Middleton Railway and Friends of Middleton Park have teamed up to make your visit accessible and memorable.
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday (30 April – 2 May 2016) you can take a train on the oldest working railway in the world from its Moor Road station in Hunslet up to Park Halt on the edge of Middleton Park. There you will be met by volunteers from the Friends of Middleton Park who will lead you on a walk through the woods, taking in the visitor centre and café, before getting you back to catch your train back.
Each walk will be tailored on the day to take in the best bluebells and will be suitable for those taking part: pushchairs are welcome. As an extra incentive children who bring a teddy bear with them will ride for free and children without a teddy bear will be given one (while stocks last).
Children’s author Joe Coates will be reading his stories in the Engine House each day. If all that’s not enough how about tempting Mum or Dad with the Driver For a Fiver? Your chance to ride the footplate!