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.

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.

  • 8-May-2019 Wednesday - Bird Survey - 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
    Learn about local birds and help survey those found in the park and woodland, while enjoying the dawn chorus. Meet at the Visitor Centre.
    For more information email , or phone Graeme Ashton on 0113 3781142.

  • 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 Saturday - 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 Sunday - 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 Sunday - 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 Sunday - 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 Sunday - 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 ...

  • 02-July-2019 Tuesday - Oddsocks A Midsummer Night's Dream - 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Oddsocks present their unique open-air version, on the bandstand, in a way that only Oddsocks can perform it!
    FREE EVENT!
    Fun for all the family. Bring a picnic and seats or a blanket for sitting on.
    www.oddsocks.co.uk

  • 7-July-2019 Sunday - Coal Mining through the Ages - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    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.

  • 9-July-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.

  • 20-July-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.

  • 21-July-2019 Sunday - Rock and Folk Music Festival - 12 noon to 4 p.m. -
    Celibrate Music and Local talent from all our communities on the bandstand. In partnership with Leeds Music Trust

  • 28-July-2019 Sunday - Wildlife Day - 12 noon - 4 p.m.
    Discover, Meet and celebrate wildlife in the park.
    Fun things to do and music from the the Chris White Jazz Trio, kindly sponsored by Cllrs Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell.

  • 30-July-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.

August ...

Summer Holiday Children's Events in the Park - The play events on Mondays and Tuesdays 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.

Remember, the Visitor Centre Cafe is open weekdays between 10:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  • 4-August-2019 Sunday - A Morning Woodland Ramble - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Join us for a guided walk through the parks woodlands. A nature ramble with some history thrown in.
    Please wear walking shoes or boots and sensible clothing, as some of the paths may be wet and muddy.

  • 6-August-2019 Tuesday - Free School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 7-August-2019 Wednesday - Free School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 13-August-2019 Tuesday - Free School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 14-August-2019 Wednesday - Free School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 20-August-2019 Tuesday - Free School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 21-August-2019 Wednesday - Free School Holiday Play Activities - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 25-August-2019 (Sun) - Our 6th Middleton Park Dog show - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    A fun day for local dogs and their humans.
    Competition prizes sponsored by Jollyes Pet Store.

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

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

September ...

  • 1-September-2019 (Sun) - NoteAbility Concert Band - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by local Councillors Judith Blake, Kim Groves and Paul Truswell.

  • 8-September-2019 (Sun) - The Great Middleton Park Show - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    The BIG Event.
    Enter your homegrown produce, art and crafts in the show.
    Craft Stalls, educational displays, food & drink, games, live music and DJ entertainer, animal attractions and lots more.
    Leaflets about the show can be got from the Visitor Centre in the Park.

  • 15-September-2019 Sunday - Beeston Wood Walk - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Part of the Heritage Open Days series of events.

    Join us for a guided walk including the 800 year old medieval boundary ditch, the 17th century Ice House, 19th century Wood Pit and the 20th century Tram route through the woods.
    Please wear walking shoes or boots and sensible clothing, as some of the paths may be wet and muddy.

  • 29-September-2018 (Sun) - The Friendly Band - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Our friends, the Friendly Band, founded 1868, perform their traditional final event of FoMP's summer season. Always an excellent afternoon.

... check back here for updates and details of our Autumn and Winter events for 2019,
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