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.

April ...

Easter Holidays childrens' play events

The Easter play events, each Tue, Wed and Thurs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. are FREE.
Everyone is Welcome. Children are free to come and go, but all unders 8's must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Remember the Visitor Centre cafe is open until 2:15 p.m.

  • 3-April-2018 Tuesday - Magical Middleton - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    FREE Childrens' Play Event. Leeds City Council Park Rangers lead this event - make potions and build elf houses in the forest!

  • 4-April-2018 Wednesday - Spring into Play! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    FREE childrens' play event with Amy of Wild Apple Play.
    Dens in the woods, nature crafts, mud kitchen and more!

  • 5-April-2018 Thursday - Balance Pedal Go! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    This FREE childrens' event is on the Tennis Courts.
    Beginners and cyclists welcome. Bikes provided, or bring your own.
    Run by Cycle North.

    *** FREE BIKE MAINTENANCE ***
    Bike Mill will be coming along to do FREE bike maintenance. So if you want someone to check over your bike bring it along and have it seen to.

  • 10-April-2018 Tuesday - Wild Art - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    FREE childrens' Play Event. Leeds City Council Park Rangers lead this event - creative crafts using found and natural objects in the woods.

  • 11-April-2018 Wednesday - Bird Survey - 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
    Learn about local birds and help survey those found in the park and woodland, whole enjoying the dawn chorus. Meet at the Visitor Centre. For more information email , or phone Graeme Ashton on 0113 3781142.

  • 11-April-2018 Wednesday - Spring into Play! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    FREE childrens' play event with Amy of Wild Apple Play.
    Dens in the woods, nature crafts, mud kitchen and more!

  • 12-April-2018 Thursday - Balance Pedal Go! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    This FREE childrens' event is on the Tennis Courts.
    Beginners and cyclists welcome. Bikes provided, or bring your own.
    Run by Cycle North.

  • 17-April-2018 Tuesday - Friends of Middleton Park Open Meeting - 7 p.m.
    The Meeting is at the Bike HUB.
    Refreshments will also be served.

  • 21-April-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.

May...

  • 6-May-2018 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 road that takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
    PLEASE NOTE - the walks start at Middleton Railway Park Halt.

  • 7-May-2018 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 road that takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
    PLEASE NOTE - the walks start at Middleton Railway Park Halt.

  • 12-May-2018 (Sat) - Kite Festival on the Clearings - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    The Northern Kite Group will put on a spectacular display of some of the biggest kites in the world - watch and be amazed.
    The clearings can be approached from Visitor Centre, from the Bike Hub or from the John Charles Sports Centre.
    Clip here for a map of the park.

  • 13-May-2018 (Sun) - Kite Festival on the Clearings - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    The Northern Kite Group will put on a spectacular display of some of the biggest kites in the world - watch and be amazed.
    The clearings can be approached from the Visitor Centre, from the Bike Hub or from the John Charles Sports Centre.
    Clip here for a map of the park.

  • 19-May-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.

  • 20-May-2018 (Sun) - Casper and the Fleas - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    This popular Ukele band are back playing popular songs for you to sing along to.

  • 27-May-2018 (Sun) - Coal Mining through the Ages - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    In this 50th Anniversary year of the closing of Broom Pit, join us for a guided walk round the park taking in its long Mining History.
    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.

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.

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