South Leeds prepares to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

There are a host of events across South Leeds to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Here’s a rundown of the events we are aware of:

The fun starts on Wednesday 1 June when our Neighbourhood Network organisations host events:

Holbeck Together invite people of all ages to their Afternoon Tea party in the grounds of St Matthew’s Community Centre between 1-3pm. Free, booking essential: (0113) 245 5553.

MHA South Leeds (formerly South Leeds Live At Home) are holding their celebration at St Andrew’s Community Centre, Cardinal Road, Beeston from1-3. Tickets cost £6 from (0113) 271 6201 or

Middleton Elderly Aid will be partying from 11am-4pm, but the event is sold out.

Trinity Network are holding an event at Nesfield Road in Belle Isle call (0113) 270 3935 for more details.

Cranmore & Raylands Community Centre will also be holding a party on Wednesday 12-2pm.


Cottingley Community Project have worked hard to keep costs to a minimum at their party on Friday 3 June. There’s bags of fun to be had with a sing-along, bun decorating, bingo, barbecue, curry, crafts, street games and a bouncy castle. It’s all happening at the Community Centre from 12-4pm.

On Friday afternoon St Joseph’s Catholic Club in Hunslet will be holding a family fun day from 3-7pm with games, prizes, Play Your Cards Right, Bingo and more


Middleton Railway will be running trains as usual this weekend, including extra services on Sunday to take you to the Middleton park event (see below). They will also be serving Jubilee Cream Teas in the café on both Saturday and Sunday

Belle Isle Working Men’s Club is holding a ‘Street Party’ in their car park on Saturday 4 June from 12noon till 5pm promising fun and games for all.


On Sunday 5 June the Friends of Hunslet Moor will be holding a barbecue at the bowling green hut from 12-3pm.

Join the Hunslet Tenants & Residents Association on the recreation ground off Church Street for a community picnic from 12-3pm. Please bring your own picnic and blanket.

And finally on Sunday, the Friends of Middleton Park host their Platinum Jubilee Extravaganza. The fun starts at 12pm with a teddy bears picnic – bring your oldest teddy and a picnic. There will also be games, face painting, balloon modelling, and dance from the Balbir Singh Dance Co. Then at 2:30pm the Corpus Christi Brass Band will take to the bandstand, pausing at 3pm for a very special Queen’s Speech from the local community. The fun continues through to 4:30pm.

If you know of other events that we’ve missed please add the details in the comments section below.


Photo: Children at Clapgate Primary School in Belle Isle made a human flag on Friday