Family friendly activities this Half Term

Asha Neighbourhood Project in Beeston are running a playscheme on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for children aged 5-12. Activities including arts & crafts and visits to Monster Kidz and the cinema. The cost for the three days is £12, book in person at Asha, 43 Stratford Street, LS11 6JG.

The Friends of Middleton Park will be running free play activities in or near to the Visitor Centre (by the lake) on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-3pm. There’s no need to book, just turn up.

Cottingley Community Centre has organised a Play Day on Thursday from 12pm. There will be craft activities, an ultimate games challenge and lunch is provided, all for £3.50.

As well as their regular sessions, BITMO’s GATE has some treats lined up for half term. On Tuesday there are Craft sessions at 1pm and 2:30pm; the Leeds Story Bus is on site from 1-3:30pm; and free* hot meals are being served from 3:30-5:30pm. On Wednesday you can pick up a free* sandwich pack from 1pm; then there’s table tennis from 2-4pm and you could even pick up a free football. On Friday’s there’s a free* full English breakfast plus arts and crafts activities from 9:30am-12pm. And finally on Saturday (18th) 10am-12pm there’s a kids baking session. *free to BITMO tenants; booking required for some activities – full details on BITMO’s Facebook page.

Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Stourton, LS10 1RS, are holding a Bushcraft Day on Monday for 8-12 year olds. The day runs from 10am-4pm and may include shelter building, campfire cooking, field games and woodwork crafts. Tickets are £30 per child book via

Leeds Libraries are buzzing with activities. On Wednesday at 10:30am Opera North will be at Beeston Community Hub & Library on Town Street to perform Little Vixen. There are two Superheroes Save The Day activity sessions: on Thursday, at 11am, at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library; and on Friday at 1:30pm, at Hunslet Community Hub & Library. Book your free tickets at

Find finally, as previously reported, The Hunslet Club will be running its Half Term Activity Camp from Monday to Friday; and the White Rose Shopping Centre has crafting sessions in the central atrium Monday to Friday.


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