Friends of Middleton Park

Friends of Middleton Park

Coming Events

The Middleton Park Visitor Centre Cafe is open

  • Weekdays - between 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
  • Weekends and Bank Holidays - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - mostly later!
    (run by Tracey Fulton)

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.

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

All Events will be in 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

2017

April ...

  • Easter Holiday Children's Events in the Park

    The play events are FREE, and Everyone is Welcome. Usually children are free to come and go, and all under 8's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    Remember, the Visitor Centre Cafe is open weekdays between 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

    • 4-April-2017 Tuesday - Outdoor Den Building Extravaganza! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

    • 5-April-2017 Wednesday - Arts and Crafts - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Kids get crafty with boxes, blue, paints and loads of recycled treasures.
      Plus outdoor play with Leeds Play Network.

  • 8-April-2017 (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.

  • 9-April-2017 Sun - Mining Walks - 11:10 a.m. 1:10 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. at Park Halt
    Or at 10:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Visitor Centre.
    These walks are lead by Kris Ward of Middleton Railway, with help from the Friends.
    They are timed to meet the Middleton Railway trains that leave Hunslet Moor Road station at 11 a.m. , 1 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. Catch the train in Hunslet and join the walk at Park Halt and learn stories about the early Middleton Mining. It was the need to get Middleton Coal to Leeds that created Middleton Railway. The walk ends up at the Visitor Centre Cafe in the Park, where refreshments are available. For those that want to explore further, there are many alterative walks round the woods that can be taken back to the Park Halt station. Or one can return via a direct track that takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
    PLEASE NOTE - the walks start at Middleton Railway Park Halt.

  • Easter Holiday Children's Events in the Park

    • 11-April-2017 Tuesday - Outdoor Den Building Extravaganza! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

    • 12-April-2017 Wednesday - Easter Crafts - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Make bunnies, chickc and eggs to take home.
      Plus outdoor play with Leeds Play Network.

  • 12-April-2017 Wednesday - Bird Survey - 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
    Learn about local birds and help survey those found in the park and woodland. Meet at the Visitor Centre. For more information email , or phone Graeme Ashton on 0113 3781142.

May

  • 1-May-2017 Monday - Bluebell Walks - Meet 11:10am, 1:10pm and 2:50pm at Park Halt station
    Enjoy a guided stroll to the Visitor Centre through the splendour that is the carpet of Bluebells in Middleton woods. The walk will take aproximately 30 to 40 mins, and is up hill and could be on unsurfaced paths.
    The walks start at Park Halt station on the Middleton Railway and the start is timed to meet the Middleton Railway's 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:40pm trains from Moor Road.
    The walk goes to the Visitor Centre, where refreshments will be available.
    For those that want to explore further, there are many alterative walks round the woods that can be taken back to the Park Halt station. Or one can return via a direct track that takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
    PLEASE NOTE - the walks start at Middleton Railway Park Halt.

  • 7-May-2017 Sunday - Bluebell Walks - Meet 11:10am, 1:10pm and 2:50pm at Park Halt station
    Enjoy a guided stroll to the Visitor Centre through the splendour that is the carpet of Bluebells in Middleton woods. The walk will take aproximately 30 to 40 mins, and is up hill and could be on unsurfaced paths.
    The walks start at Park Halt station on the Middleton Railway and the start is timed to meet the Middleton Railway's 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:40pm trains from Moor Road.
    The walk goes to the Visitor Centre, where refreshments will be available.
    For those that want to explore further, there are many alterative walks round the woods that can be taken back to the Park Halt station. Or one can return via a direct track that takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
    PLEASE NOTE - the walks start at Middleton Railway Park Halt.

  • 10-May-2017 Wednesday - Bird Survey - 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
    Learn about local birds and help survey those found in the park and woodland. Meet at the Visitor Centre. For more information email , or phone Graeme Ashton on 0113 3781142.

  • 14-May-2017 Sunday - West Yorkshire Brass Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    with music for everybody - from film and dance, plus popular, classical and contemporary pieces.

  • 20-May-2017 (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.

  • 20-May-2017 Saturday & 21-May-2017 Sunday Kite Festival on the Clearings - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    The Northern Kite Group will put on a spectacular and colourful display (with commentary) of some of the biggest kites in the world - watch and be amazed.
    The Clearings are a 10 to 15 minute walk from the Visitor Centre in the Park, and there will be signs pointing the way.

  • 28-May-2016 Sunday - Beeston Wood Walk - start prompt at 1:30 p.m.
    This walk will take in the Medieval Boundary, Wood Pit, trams, and the Ice House. There will be some off-path walking , so please wear boots or walking shoes.
    NEW Walk deal - make a donation for the walk and get free piece of cake and discounted hot drink!

  • Half-Term Children's Events in the Park

    The play events are FREE, and Everyone is Welcome. Usually children are free to come and go, and all under 8's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    Remember, the Visitor Centre Cafe is open weekdays between 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

    • 30-May-2017 Tuesday - Fabric Printing - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Tina from Forest School Plus. Making bunting to hang in Wednesday's dens!

    • 31-May-2017 Wednesday - Den Building - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Tina from Forest School Plus.

June

  • 04-June-2017 (Sun) - Children's Fun Day - 12 noon - 4 p.m.
    Mysterious magic and balloon modelling with The Great Si Moano; Circus skills with Professor Fiddlesticks; Den building and crafting with Wild Apple; Games with UK Outdoor Fitness.
    An afternoon of fun for children of all ages, and even those who are just children at heart!

  • 11-June-2017 (Sun) - Tingley Brass Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Our ever-popular local band

  • 17-June-2017 (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.

  • 18-June-2017 (Sun) - Walk the View Points in the Park - start prompt at 1:30 p.m.
    Look out from the park over views of Leeds
    There will be some off-path walking , so please wear boots or walking shoes.
    NEW Walk deal - make a donation for the walk and get free piece of cake and discounted hot drink!

  • 25-June-2017 (Sun) - Middleton Park Air Show - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    South Leeds Aero Modellers show off their flying skills. Meet the S.L.A.M.S. and their planes and see how it's done.
    PLEASE NOTE - this event is on the Clearings.

July

  • 02-July-2017 (Sun) - East Steel - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Get your toes tapping with some Caribbean rhythm!

  • 04-July-2017 (Tue) - Romeo and Juliet - 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    ODDSOCKS present their unique, fun version of Romeo and Juliet.
    FREE EVENT - fun for all the family. Wrap up warm and bring seats or blankets for sitting on, maybe even a picnic!

  • 09-July-2017 (Sun) - West Yorkshire Brass Band - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    sponsored by Cllrs Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell.

  • 15-July-2017 (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-July-2017 (Sun) - Trams, Trains and Coal Waggons - start prompt at 1:30 p.m.
    Festival of British Archaeology walk.
    There will be some off-path walking , so please wear boots or walking shoes.
    NEW Walk deal - make a donation for the walk and get free piece of cake and discounted hot drink!

  • 23-July-2017 (Sun) - Middleton Park Rock and Folk Misuc Festival - 12 noon to 4 p.m.
    Local band talent from al our communities on the bandstand!
    In partnership with Leeds Music Trust.

  • 30-July-2017 (Sun) - Our Friends - the Friendly Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

August

  • 06-August-2017 (Sun) - Bird of Prey Experience - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Hawks, falcons, kestels and owls - see them on display, handle them and watch them flying

  • 13-August-2017 (Sun) - Shepley Band - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    sponsored by Cllrs Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell.

  • 20-August-2017 (Sun) - Middleton Park Fun Dog Show - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    All things doggy - find the waggiest tails and the best doggie smiles, help an animal charity, do an agility course, get tips on looking after your dog. Or just enjoy the dogs.

  • 27-August-2017 (Sun) - Walk the Park Boundary - start prompt at 1:30 p.m.
    A longer walk - over 2 hours. We won't be exactly walking the boundary, but we will be going around the whole park. Not for the faint hearted!
    There will be some off-path walking , so please wear boots or walking shoes.
    NEW Walk deal - make a donation for the walk and get free piece of cake and discounted hot drink!

September

  • 03-September-2017 (Sun) - Altofts and Normanton Brass Band - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    sponsored by Cllrs Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell.

  • 10-September-2017 (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.

  • 16-September-2017 (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.

  • 17-September-2017 (Sun) - Middleton Church and The Brandlings - start prompt at 1:30 p.m.
    Visit St. Mary's Church and churchyard, then along to the site of Middleton Lodge with points of historic interest being pointed out along the way.
    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 and discounted hot drink!

  • 24-September-2017 (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.

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