Kirkstall Abbey | Day Out With The Kids

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Kirkstall Abbey

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor

Delve into medieval history with a visit to the iconic Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds. Explore secret passages, see where the monks used to pray and try to picture what the halls looked like over 400 years ago. Be sure to read up on the fascinating story of the place and find out why Henry VIII destroyed it.

Kirkstall Abbey is surrounded by a 24-hectare riverside park, which is perfect for a relaxing family walk. Bring a ball or a frisbee and play with the kids in the lush grasslands, or pack a picnic bag and enjoy a meal outdoors with a view of the river. It’s a great way to spend the day together.

If you love photography you should definitely bring your camera with you. The ruins of the abbey make a perfect backdrop for any photoshoot.  

  • Medieval history to explore
  • Wonderful riverside park
  • Free entry


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Abbey Road, Kirkstall , Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH, England


Click here to visit Kirkstall Abbey's website
0113 3784079

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April - September: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
October - March: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Mondays: Closed
(Open Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:00 - 16:00) 



Last Entry

April to September 16:00
October to March 15:00


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Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

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