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.

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 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

2017

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.

  • 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.

  • 28-July-2017 (Fri) - Table Tennis and Explorer - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    With Leeds Let's Get Active.
    More info. email James Beaston or phone 07891276443 (see below)

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

August

Summer Holiday Children's Events in the Park

The play events on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 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.

Leeds Let's Get Active Events

On Wednesdays and Fridays, Leeds Let's Get Active are doing FREE Family Activities - suitable for all to do together! No booking needed - just turn up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Remember, the Visitor Centre Cafe is open weekdays between 10:15 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • 01-August-2017 (Tue) - Art in Nature - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    looking at shapes and colours in nature and using found objects and natural materials to make works of art!
    With Leeds City Council Park Rangers

  • 02-August-2017 (Wed)

    • Pond Life - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Pond Life - investigate the underwater wildlife of the park: pond dipping, wildlife identification, pond-themes crafts and games.
      With Leeds City Council Park Rangers

    • Kwik Cricket and Tennis - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Leeds Let's Get Active.
      More info. email James Beaston or phone 07891276443

  • 03-August-2017 (Thu) - Cycling - Balance, Pedal, Go! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Children and young people will have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike for the first time or, if they can already ride, can have a go on our circuits and skills obstacle course to improve their biking skills.
    With Cycle North

  • 04-August-2017 (Fri) - Rounders and Football - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    With Leeds Let's Get Active.
    More info. email James Beaston or phone 07891276443

  • 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

  • 08-August-2017 (Tue) - Wool Craft - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Making things in wool with Tina from Forest School Plus - make a bee to take home.

  • 09-August-2017 (Wed)

    • Den Making - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      Be creative - make some dens with Tina from Forest School Plus.

    • Athletics and Badminton - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Leeds Let's Get Active.
      More info. email James Beaston or phone 07891276443

  • 10-August-2017 (Thu) - Cycling - Balance, Pedal, Go! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Children and young people will have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike for the first time or, if they can already ride, can have a go on our circuits and skills obstacle course to improve their biking skills.
    With Cycle North

  • 11-August-2017 (Fri) - Athletics and Table Tennis - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    With Leeds Let's Get Active.
    More info. email James Beaston or phone 07891276443

  • 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.

  • 15-August-2017 (Tue) - Sports - *** 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ***
    Run by students from the Nation Citizenship Scheme

  • 16-August-2017 (Wed)

    • Orienteering - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Leeds City Council Park Rangers

    • Table Tennis and Badminton - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Leeds Let's Get Active.
      More info. email James Beaston or phone 07891276443

  • 17-August-2017 (Thu) - Cycling - Balance, Pedal, Go! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Children and young people will have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike for the first time or, if they can already ride, can have a go on our circuits and skills obstacle course to improve their biking skills.
    With Cycle North - *** Meet at the Tennis Courts ***

  • 18-August-2017 (Fri) - Table Tennis and Rounders - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    With Leeds Let's Get Active.
    More info. email James Beaston or phone 07891276443

  • 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.

  • 22-August-2017 (Tue) - Woodland Play Extravanganza - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Shelter building and Nature Crafts.
    With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

  • 23-August-2017 (Wed)

    • Mini-Beast Safari - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Leeds City Council Park Rangers.

    • Xplorer and Football - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Leeds Let's Get Active.
      More info. email James Beaston or phone 07891276443

  • 25-August-2017 (Fri) - Sports Day Events - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    With Leeds Let's Get Active.
    More info. email James Beaston or phone 07891276443

  • 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!

  • 29-August-2017 (Tue) - Woodland Play Extravanganza - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Shelter building and Nature Crafts.
    With Amy from Wild Apple Play.

  • 30-August-2017 (Wed)

    • Magical Middleton - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Leeds City Council Park Rangers.

    • Sports Day Events - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      With Leeds Let's Get Active.
      More info. email James Beaston or phone 07891276443

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!

  • 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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