Friends of Middleton Park

Friends of Middleton Park

Coming Events



Coronavirus Update: June 2021 ...

The gradual relaxing of Government Lockdown restrictions continues. The children's outdoor play activities during the Easter Holidays and half-term were a huge success, and there are more planned for the summer holidays.

We are planning Sunday events for the summer. These will be run according to Covid rules in place at the time. If the Government's Roadmap for relaxing Lockdown restrictions changes, we may have to cancel events. So check back here for updates, or Follow us on Facebook.



July ...

  • 03-July-2021 (Sat) - Encounters Festival - 2 p.m.
    Organised by Yorkshire Dance - see their site, here, for details.

  • 11-July-2021 (Sun) - Improplay Dance - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Dance for all ages - come and watch and join in!

  • 18-July-2021 (Sun) - Mining and Early Steam Power - 2 p.m. to aprox. 3:30 p.m.
    Join this guided walk round the park, led by Kris Ward. Kris will highlight the early mining and how steam powered its development locally.

  • 25-July-2021 (Sun) - Phoenix Band Wakefield - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    this event sponsored by Cllrs Burk, Groves and Truswell.

August

There are children's activities on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons throughout the summer holidays. The activities are free and no booking is needed, but it is first come first served - some activities might have limited places. Details for each session below...

  • 01-August-2021 (Sun) - Caspar and the Fleas - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    This popular Ukelele band return to the park.

  • 3rd August Tuesday - Den Building - 12 noon - 3 p.m.
    With Chris Harman
    FREE Half Term Children's Activity.
    Register at the Event.

  • 4th August Wednesday - Pond Dipping - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    With a Leeds City Parks and Countryside Ranger.
    FREE Half Term Children's Activity.
    Register at the Event.

  • 08-August-2021 (Sun) - Guided Walk - 2 p.m. to aprox. 3:30 p.m.

  • 10th August Tuesday - Outdoor Games and Sports - 12 noon - 3 p.m.
    With ACE from Health for All.
    FREE Half Term Children's Activity.
    Register at the Event.

  • 11th August Wednesday - Dance for boys and girls - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    With DAZL Dance.
    FREE Half Term Children's Activity.
    Register at the Event.

  • 15-August-2021 (Sun) - Centenary People's Picnic - 12 noon to 4 p.m.
    Yes, we know Middleton park is 101 years old this year, but last year meant we couldn't celebrate properly. So come and join the Friends for a Picnic in the Rose Garden to celebrate the Centenary of the Middleton estate becoming Middleton Park.
    Click here to read what was written in the local press, back in 1920, when the Park was opened. Bring your own food and drink and be entertained by East Leeds Steel band.

  • 17th August Tuesday - Arts and Crafts - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    With Megan Jowett from Make the Paint Dance. and Megan Smith.
    FREE Half Term Children's Activity.
    Register at the Event.

  • 18th August Wednesday - Den Building - 12 noon - 3 p.m.
    With Chris Harman
    FREE Half Term Children's Activity.
    Register at the Event.

  • 22-August-2021 (Sun) - Long Guided Walk - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    This guided walk will explore the old South Leeds Golf Course land that has now been added to Middleton Park. The land to the west is quite extensive and so this will be a longer walk and might be over 2 hours. There are some lovely views (weather permitting) to the west and north from the old golf course. Please wear sensible walking shoes.

  • 24th August Tuesday - Dance for boys and girls - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    With DAZL Dance.
    FREE Half Term Children's Activity.
    Register at the Event.

  • 25th August Tuesday - Arts and Crafts - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    With Megan Jowett from Make the Paint Dance. and Megan Smith.
    FREE Half Term Children's Activity.
    Register at the Event.

  • 29th August 2021 (Sun) - Hands Across Ceilidh Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Hands Across return to the park after their visit last September, and after having had to cancel in July due to Covid.

  • 31st August Tuesday - Den Building - 12 noon - 3 p.m.
    With Chris Harman
    FREE Half Term Children's Activity.
    Register at the Event.

  • 1st September Wednesday - Bug Hunting - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    With a Leeds City Parks and Countryside Ranger.
    FREE Half Term Children's Activity.
    Register at the Event.

September ...

  • 05-September-2021 (Sun) - Chris White and his JAZZ Trio - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    this event sponsored by Cllrs Burk, Groves and Truswell.

  • 12-September-2021 (Sun) - The Great Middleton Park Show - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Do not miss the best event of the year - put the date in your diary! Plan to enter your best fruit, vegetables, baking, art and crafts in the show or just come along to enjoy the atmosphere.

    Click here for the show website, which is in the process of being updated for this year,
    and Click Here to download and view the full show leaflet and entry form.

  • 19-September-2021 (Sun) - Walk - The Brandling Family in Middleton - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Join this Heritage Open Day walk led by local historian John Newbould, to explore the legacy of the Brandling Family in Middleton.

  • 26-September-2021 (Sun) - The Friendly Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Back to the annual tradition of closing the summer events season with a concert by the excellent Friendly Band.

... We will be arranging a few events over the autumn and winter period, before the 2022 summer events will start with the Bluebell walks on the 1st and 2nd of May 2022.

check back here for details ...

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