What’s On roundup: 19-25 October 2019

Here’s a roundup of some the main events taking place over the coming week in South Leeds. For full listings go over to our What’s On calendar at southleedslife.com/events

Cottingley In Bloom will be holding their annual Apple Day event at the Community Centre on Saturday (19 October 2019). Join the harvest celebration from 12-3pm.

The Friends of Middleton Park will also have an apple crusher and press at their Apple Day event on Sunday (20 October) 1-4pm. Bring along your apples (or pears) to press them into wonderful fresh apple juice. Remember to bring a bottle so you can take your juice home. There will be lots of apples to go around so everyone can help crush and press and enjoy drinking some of the juice. Other activities include carving an apple head, bobbing for apples and lots more with Amy of Wild Apple Play. Plus the café will be open with homemade cakes.

Saturday sees the Leeds Young Archaeologists Club’s monthly meeting at Middleton Park Visitor Centre from 10am-12pm. The club is for any child, aged 8-16, who has an interest in exploring history, archaeology and life in the past.

Leeds Dads hold their monthly meet up on Sunday at The Holbeck club (Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX). This is a chance for Dads with pre-school children to get together and play together.

Don’t forget that it’s the Star Rails weekend at Middleton Railway this weekend; Slung Low host How To Jump Over The Moon on Saturday; Middleton Park’s Writer In Residence will lead a walk and nature writing workshop on Saturday; the Hunslet Community Hub will be officially opened on Monday and there is a Christmas spending event to help you with money matter on Tuesday at Dewsbury Road Community Hub.

Chat, chocolate and chill, is a new wellbeing drop in starting this week in Holbeck. The sessions, run by Touchstone as part of the Your Space project, take place every Wednesday from 6-8pm at St Matthew’s Community Centre.

Finally a reminder for people living near the ground that Leeds United play Birmingham City on Saturday. The match kicks off at 3pm, although many fans will be arriving early for the centenary celebrations. You can expect traffic congestion before and after the match.