Friends of Middleton Park

Friends of Middleton Park

Coming Events

The Middleton Park Visitor Centre Cafe is open

Not all the events listed below are organised by the Friends. The City council Parks and Countryside Rangers organise events in Middleton park, as well as in other Parks etc around Leeds.

Many other organisations now use the Park as the venue for their events. Unfortunately, sometimes, these other events are not listed below, for which we apologise.

The Friends of Middleton Park are always in need of more volunteers. Please get in touch if you would like to help out in any way possible.

All Events will be in or near the Middleton Park Visitor Centre, unless stated otherwise.

Tuesday Mornings 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Join the Knit and Natter group in the visitor centre.

Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Middleton Park Estate Volunteers do work round the park. Please Email Graeme Ashton for more details or phone him on 0113 3781142

2018

There are only a few activities being held over the Winter and early Spring months. The 2018 regular summer activities will start with the Bluebell walks, on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May. (See below)

Remember - the cafe at the visitor centre is open every day. See above for opening hours.

All Events will be in or near the Middleton Park Visitor Centre, unless stated otherwise.

June...

  • 03-June-2018 (Sun) - Alligator Gumbo - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Playing some fantastic toe-tapping New Orleans jazz. We loved them at last year's music festival, and now they are back!

  • 10-June-2018 (Sun) - People's Picnic - *** NEW EVENT *** - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Bring a Picnic with family and friends for a relaxing afternoon in good company.

  • 16-June-2018 Saturday - Leeds Young Archaeologists Club - 10 a.m. - 12 Noon
    To find out more about Leeds YAC, or to book your free taster session or to sign up to be a Leeds YAC member please contact Megan, Rebecca or Alistair.
    Follow Leeds YAC on Facebook.

  • 17-June-2018 (Sun) - Children's Magic and Mayhem - 12 noon to 4 p.m. - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Children's Circus Skills, Ballon modelling with the Great Si Moano, Den Building and crafting with Wild Apple Play and multi-sports sessions by ACE.

  • 24-June-2018 (Sun) - Viewpoints and Photography Walk - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Enjoy a pleasant guided walk around the park, taking in various viewpoints looking over Leeds. An excellant chance to take panoramic views, so bring the camera along. You may even get the odd wildlife shot to enter in the Photography section of our Great Middleton Show on Sunday 8th September.
    Please wear walking shoes or boots and sensible clothing, as some of the paths may be wet and muddy.
    At the end, make a donation to the Friends for the walk, and get a free piece of cake.

July...

  • 01-July-2018 (Sun) - Grangemoor Brass Band - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by local Councillors Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell.

  • 03-July-2018 (Tue) - Oddsocks The Tempest - 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Oddsocks present their unique version on the bandstand in their own inimitable way!
    FREE EVENT!
    Fun for all the family. Bring a picnic and seats or a blanket for sitting on.
    www.oddsocks.co.uk

  • 08-July-2018 (Sun) - West Yorkshire Brass Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    playing a wide range of music - film scores, dance band melodies, popular classics, contemporary pieces

  • 15-July-2018 (Sun) - Walk: Around the Park - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    A longer walk in this large park. Explore its furthest points, and learn something of its history.

  • 21-July-2018 Saturday - Leeds Young Archaeologists Club - 10 a.m. - 12 Noon
    To find out more about Leeds YAC, or to book your free taster session or to sign up to be a Leeds YAC member please contact Megan, Rebecca or Alistair.
    Follow Leeds YAC on Facebook.

  • 22-July-2018 (Sun) - Rock and Folk Festival - 12 noon to 4 p.m. -
    Local band talent from all our communities on the bandstand. In partnership with Leeds Music Trust

  • 29-July-2018 (Sun) - Garforth Jubilee Brass Band - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by local Councillors Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell.

  • 30-July-2018 (Mon) - XPLORER - orienteering for Families - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Run by Leeds Let's Get Active.

  • 31-July-2018 (Tues) - Happy Hapa-Zome - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    FREE Summer Holiday play event
    Printing on Fabric with plants and flowers, with Tina from Forest School Plus.

August...

Summer Holiday Children's Events in the Park - The play events on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, during the school summer holiday, are FREE, and Everyone is Welcome. Usually children are free to come and go, and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Remember, the Visitor Centre Cafe is open weekdays between 10:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  • 01-August-2018 (Wed) - Wild Club! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Dens, challenges and natural crafts in the woods. With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

  • 05-August-2018 (Sun) - Nature Walk - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Bring binoculars and keen eyes to discover why your park is an important home for nature in your city. Weather permitting, we may see the elusive Purple Hairstreak Butterflies.

  • 06-August-2018 (Mon) - XPLORER - orienteering for Families - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Run by Leeds Let's Get Active.

  • 07-August-2018 (Tues) - Playful stuff for all the family - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Creative activities, games,and lots of fun with Leeds Play Network.

  • 08-August-2018 (Wed) - Creative Play - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Run by students from the National Citizen Service.

  • 12-August-2018 (Sun) - Keep Fit Fun Day - NEW EVENT - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    with games, sporting and fitness groups to show you how to keep fit using Middleton Park. Come and have a go!

  • 13-August-2018 (Mon) - XPLORER - orienteering for Families - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Run by Leeds Let's Get Active.

  • 14-August-2018 (Tues) - Playful stuff for all the family - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Creative activities, games,and lots of fun with Leeds Play Network.

  • 15-August-2018 (Wed) - Wild Club! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Dens, challenges and natural crafts in the woods. With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

  • 19-August-2018 (Sun) - Our 5th Middleton Park Dog show - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Find the waggiest tails and the best doggie smiles, enter your prize pooch, help and animal charity, do an agility course, get tips on looking after your dog or just enjoy the dogs!

  • 20-August-2018 (Mon) - XPLORER - orienteering for Families - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Run by Leeds Let's Get Active.

  • 21-August-2018 (Tues) - Creative Play - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Run by students from the National Citizen Service.

  • 22-August-2018 (Wed) - Wild Club! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Dens, challenges and natural crafts in the woods. With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

  • 26-August-2018 (Sun) - Birds of Prey Experience - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Hawks, falcons, kestrels, owls - see them on display, handle them and watch them fly.

  • 28-August-2018 (Tues) - Playful stuff for all the family - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Creative activities, games,and lots of fun with Leeds Play Network.

  • 29-August-2018 (Wed) - Wild Club! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Dens, challenges and natural crafts in the woods. With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

September...

  • 02-September-2018 (Sun) - Middleton Park Air Show - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    This Event is on the Clearings
    South Leeds Aero Modellers

  • 9-September-2018 (Sun) - The Great Middleton Park Show - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    The BIG Event. See the Show Website for more details. It has details of how to book a stall, what categories there will be for in the show, what performers and events there will be, and everything else.

  • 12-September-2018 (Wed) - Bat Walk - 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    With Graeme Ashton, the Park Officer. Meet at the Visitor Centre at 7pm. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. Some Bat detectors will be available.
    Please Email Graeme for more details or phone him on 0113 3781142.

  • 15-September-2018 (Sat) - Leeds Young Archaeologists Club - 10 a.m. - 12 Noon
    To find out more about Leeds YAC, or to book your free taster session or to sign up to be a Leeds YAC member please contact Louise, Megan or Sarah.
    Follow Leeds YAC on Facebook.

  • 16-September-2018 (Sun) - Yorkshire Traction Honley Band - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by local Councillors Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell.

  • 23-September-2018 (Sun) - Beeston Wood Walk - start prompt at 1:30 p.m.
    Ancient paths, Medieval Boundary ditch and bank, Trams, Wood Pit, and Middleton Lodge and Ice House. Quite a lot to fit in! Walk will last about 2 hours.
    There may be some off-path walking , so please wear suitable shoes.
    NEW Walk deal - make a donation for the walk and get free piece of cake!

  • 30-September-2018 (Sun) - The Friendly Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Our friends, the Friendly Band, founded 1868, perform their traditional final event of the FoMP's summer season. Always an excellent afternoon.

... check back here for updates and our Winter 2018/19 events, or follow us on Facebook.

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