Here’s a roundup of some the main events taking place over a very busy and festive coming week in South Leeds. For full listings go over to our What’s On calendar here.
Beeston’s Christmas Tree Festival continues at St Mary’s Church this weekend. Twenty local organisations have decorated, or made, a tree to represent themselves, it’s quite a sight. The festival is open on Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm with refreshments.
Park Play continues with its second session of play for children of all ages. Head down to Brickfield Park on Lady Pit Lane on Saturday 10am-12pm.
Your Space host their monthly family craft and café at the Jamyang Buddhist Centre on Ingram Road in Holbeck, also on Saturday, 10am-12pm.
Leeds Dads invite any dads to bring their pre-school age children to a soft play session at Little Angels Playzone at The Sugar Mill in Beeston on Saturday from 10am-12pm. Then on Sunday it’s the famous Leeds Dads Christmas Party at The Holbeck club 2-4pm – book tickets at leedsdads.org/events
Rounding off Saturday is the Hunslet Club Christmas Market from 2-6:30pm. There will be both outdoor and indoor attractions at our club on Hillidge Road, LS10 1BP. This is a family event where everyone is welcome.
The Friends of Middleton Park are hosting a free Christmas Crafts afternoon on Sunday from 1pm in the Visitor Centre. The park ranger will be showing you how to use natural materials to make wreaths and table decorations.
Sunday also sees the return of the Christmas Lantern Festival. Once again the festival will be mobile with a Salvation Army band playing carols on an open topped bus. The route works its way around Holbeck and Beeston and will stop for carols, refreshments and crafts as follows:
- 3:30pm The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn
- 4pm Nisa car park, Town Street, Beeston
- 4:45pm Rowland Road WMC, Beeston Hill
- 5:30pm St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, Beeston Hill
- 6pm Cross Flatts Park
On Monday there’s a special Christmas Story Time & Rhyme at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library 10:30-11:30am.
On Tuesday you can meet the local PCSOs from the Neighbourhood Policing Team at Hunslet Community & Library, from 10am. The event is organised by Hunslet TARA and is a chance to raise any concerns or questions over a cuppa.
Asha Neighbourhood Project on Stratford Street in Beeston are hosting a Cancer Awareness Session on Tuesday from 1-2pm. Whilst Cancer can be an emotive topic, the team try to keep the session light hearted and engaging.
There’s another session of Christmas crafting for adults at St George’s Community Hub and Library in Middleton from 12-2pm on Wednesday. This week it’s soap making.
It’s the Middleton Elderly Aid Christmas Party at the Conservative Club on Wednesday 12-4pm. Book your tickets by ringing (0113) 272 1050.
There are two Christmas crafting workshops at Dewsbury Road Community Hub & Library on Wednesday. The children’s session runs after school from 3-4:30pm, then from 5-6:30pm adults can join a session led by Your Space.
Those of you who like to mix history and the outdoors, there is a history walk in Holbeck on Thursday morning. Entitled ‘From Flax To Towpaths’ it starts at 10:30am from Temple Works on Marshall Street. Book at: bit.ly/FlaxWalk
The many groups that meet at Cranmore & Raylands Community Centre have come together to put on a Christmas Concert on Thursday at 6:30pm. They promise music, art, costume, dance and much more. The centre is at the end of Cranmore Drive in Belle Isle.
And finally, Friday sees the The Big Holbeck Festive Get Together. This day of festive fun for all ages is at St Matthew’s Community Centre from 10am-6:30pm. The day includes entertainment from pupils at Ruth Gorse Academy and St Luke’s Primary School plus crafting, Santa and mulled wine. It’s all organised by Holbeck Together.