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

2019

There are only a few activities being held by the Friends over the Winter and early Spring months. Our regular Summer event programme starts with Bluebell Walks on 5th and 6th May.

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 or Thurs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. are FREE.
Everyone is Welcome. Children are free to come and go, but all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Remember the Visitor Centre cafe is open until 2:15 p.m.

  • 2-April-2019 Tuesday - Multisports for Everyone! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Football, Tag rugby, Dodgeball, Boxercise, Circuits and loads more.
    With ACE from Health for All.

  • 3-April-2019 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!

  • 7-April-2019 Sunday - Guided Walk - Historic Owners - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Join this morning guided walk led by one of the Friends, through the park and woods, looking for signs of Middleton Park's historic owners.
    It's winter, it could be muddy under foot, so wear boots or walking shoes and warm clothing.

  • 9-April-2019 Tuesday - Multisports for Everyone! - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Football, Tag rugby, Dodgeball, Boxercise, Circuits and loads more.
    With ACE from Health for All.

  • 10-April-2019 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.

  • 10-April-2019 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!

  • 11-April-2019 Thursday - Family Walk in the Woods - 1 p.m.
    Join a local guide, from the Friends of Middleton Park, on a Family walk in the park. The walk will last about an hour and will start from the visitor centre at 1 p.m.

  • 14-April-2019 Sunday - FoMP Litter Pick - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Volunteering is Good! Come and help us with a litter pick in the park for an hour - followed by a chat, a cuppa and a cake.
    Equipment, litterpickers and bags, are provided.

  • 16-April-2019 Tuesday - Friends of Middleton Park Open Meeting - 7 p.m.
    The Meeting is at the Bike HUB.
    There will be an update on the new playground being planned, and we will be discussing our Summer Programme of Events.
    Charles Milner from Middleton Railway will be talking about the History of the Railway and the new book they are publishing " Colliery, Community Railway. A memoir of Middleton Broom Pit, the Railway that served the Colliery and the Community that developed around the Colliery "
    Refreshments will also be served.

May...

  • 5-May-2019 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.

    5-May-2019 Sunday - The Chris White Jazz Trio - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Whether or not you have enjoyed one of our bluebell walks, come to the Visitor Centre and be entertained by soft jazz from the Chris White Jazz Trio.

  • 6-May-2019 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.

  • 18-May-2019 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.

  • 19-May-2019 Sunday - Guided Walk - Around the Park - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Join a guided walk led by one of the Friends, on a longer walk of around 2 hours around the outskirts of this large park. Take in views over Leeds, and learn some of the park's history.
    It's winter, it could be muddy under foot, so wear boots or walking shoes and warm clothing.

  • 25-May-2019 (Sat) - Kite Festival on the Clearings - 11 a.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.
    Click here for a map of the park.

  • 26-May-2019 (Sun) - Kite Festival on the Clearings - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The Northern Kite Group continue with spectacular displays of their fantastic kites.
    The clearings can be approached from the Visitor Centre, from the Bike Hub or from the John Charles Sports Centre.
    Click here for a map of the park.

  • 28-May-2019 Tuesday - Free School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 28-May-2019 Tuesday - Request Walk - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Come along to the Visitor Centre and request a walk about an aspect of the history of the park, or a walk to look at something specific, or .... it's up to you. Or just come along for a pleasant evening walk. A local guide will lead a walk that attempts to meet requests.
    It could be muddy under foot, so wear boots or walking shoes and suitable clothing.

  • 29-May-2019 Wednesday - Free School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

June ...

  • 9-June-2019 (Sun) - Historic Transport in Middleton Park - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    An exploration of Middleton's trams, train and coal waggonways. A guided walk round the park.
    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.

  • 15-June-2019 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.

  • 18-June-2019 Tuesday - Request Walk - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Come along to the Visitor Centre and request a walk about an aspect of the history of the park, or a walk to look at something specific, or .... it's up to you. Or just come along for a pleasant evening walk. A local guide will lead a walk that attempts to meet requests.
    It could be muddy under foot, so wear boots or walking shoes and suitable clothing.

  • 16-June-2019 (Sun) - Children's Magic and Mayhem - 12 noon to 4 p.m.
    Children's Circus Skills, Ballon modelling, and children's crafts.
    A Fun time for children of all ages.

  • 30-June-2019 (Sun) - People's Picnic - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Bring a Picnic with family and friends for relaxing afternoon fun day in the park with organised games and music from Grange Moor Brass Band
    Sponsored by local Councillors Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell.

July ...

... check back here for updates and more Summer2019 events, or follow us on Facebook.

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