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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Leeds, West Yorkshire

There are loads of cool things to do in Leeds to keep your family entertained on your next day out. Let's take a look!

If the Yorkshire weather drives you indoors the Leeds City Museum offers hands-on exhibitions, games and displays.

The Royal Armories is home to over 2,500 pieces of arms or armour from around the world across six galleries. Practice your aim at the crossbow shooting gallery or act the fool in the Jester Yard play area. In the summer months sit back and enjoy jousting, falconry and horsemanship.

If you prefer living life in the fast lane then the Teamsport Indoor Karting venue will get your engine running. Race your family around the 580m indoor track to see who will be crowned the ultimate Speed Racer!

Let’s not forget about our furry, four legged friends. Meet donkeys and mules at The Leeds Donkey Sanctuary, or just 2 miles outside the city is Meanwood Valley Urban Farm home to a wide variety of fluffy farmyard friends.

Over the river Call Lane is well known for its restaurants and stop off at the Kirkgate Market to wander around the hundreds of indoor and outdoor stalls for a souvenir of a fun, family day out.

Find your perfect day out

Escape Hunt Leeds

  • Leeds
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Puzzles, fascinating stories and plenty of thrills await at Escape Hunt Leeds. With a choice of 4 electrifying escape room experiences to choose from...

The Leeds Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Leeds
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you ready for an adventure? Join Toni Setter - local piano tuner - on the trail for a magical golden flute on The Leeds Treasure Hunt Trail. Capt...

Go Ape Temple Newsam

  • Leeds
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Escape boring everyday life on an adventure high in the trees at Go Ape Temple Newsam. Enjoy a variety of aerial challenges for the whole family. Pic...

Leeds Art Gallery

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fancy yourself a bit of a culture vulture? Take your little ones to visit Leeds Art Gallery; it’s one of the best contemporary art galleries in the c...

Carriageworks Theatre

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Do something different on your family day out - visit Carriageworks Theatre to enjoy some of the best touring performances on the national and intern...

Leeds City Museum

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get interactive at Leeds City Museum. Dig up some fossils or take a walk with the Egyptians in one of many of the museums interactive galleries. Keep...

Vue Leeds, The Light

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

You may have to take a family vote on what film to see, there's almost too many options at Vue! Jump into movie magic at Vue Leeds - The Light, where...

Curious About Leeds

  • Leeds
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Leeds is a journey of discovery: an exciting glimpse into what makes this fabulous city what it is. Our two unique walks can be enjoyed...



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The Tetley

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Tetley is a contemporary arts centre where you can see the latest in modern art under the roof of the historic art deco building of former Tetley...

Royal Armouries Leeds

  • Leeds
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Learn about swords and armour from around the world and make sure you catch one of the displays of jousting, falconry and horsemanship, all at the Ro...

The Climbing Lab

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Climbing Lab is on a mission to create a community of kids who just love climbing! Climbing is a fantastic way to get fit and grow your strength,...

TeamSport Indoor Karting Leeds

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Teamsport Indoor Karting Leeds will definitely bring out the competitive side of your family! This indoor go karting track has adult and child karts,...

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills

  • Leeds
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, housed in what was once the largest woollen mill in the world in a beautiful riverside setting, will take yo...

Vue Leeds, Kirkstall Road

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Prepare to be amazed! Jump into movie magic at Vue Leeds, Kirkstall Road, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting action films to hilari...

Hollywood Bowl Leeds

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Up for a fun game of tenpin bowling with the kids? There's no better place than Hollywood Bowl Leeds. No minimum age requirement means all members of...

Thackray Medical Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Does your little one want to be a doctor when they grow up? With 9 interactive galleries to experience, the Thackray Medical Museum is an absolutely...

LaserZone Leeds

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Grab your laser phaser, hitch a ride on a spacecraft and crash-land at LaserZone Leeds. There’s a galactic, multi-level game of cat and mouse just wa...

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

  • Leeds
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

You don’t have to travel out to the countryside to enjoy a day at the farm. Just a couple of miles from Leeds city centre sits Meanwood Valley Urban...

Jump Inc

  • Leeds
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Calling all high-flyers: an adventure in the air awaits you and your family at Jump Inc! Bouncing off the wall with excitement is encouraged here. Ju...

Middleton Railway

  • Leeds
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Middleton Railway started in 1758, and is the oldest working railway in the world! They have a purpose built Engine House, with ticket station, and m...

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