Top 13 Hot Spots for Summer in Leeds

With the summer fast approaching we’re all thinking of ways we can make the most of the British Summertime without burning a hole in our wallets. Stuck for ideas already? Well that’s okay because we’ve got you covered! Here’s a run down of the best places to visit in and around Leeds that will keep you and your family entertained right through to the last day of Summer!

 

Royal Armouries – Leeds

Suitable for all ages
Take a walk through 5 floors of British History consisting of arms and armour from around the world and through time in themed displays and galleries. You can also see them in action in live displays in the tiltyard. It’s a treat for all the family and can help the kids brush up on their history before heading back to school! It has an onsite café along with several restaurants nearby!

Royal Armouries regularly hold events throughout the year – check out what’s on by clicking here!
Where to find: Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT

 

 

Oxygen Free Jumping – Leeds

Suitable for all ages
This one is sure to tire out the whole family – bounce, climb, hop and somersault your way through 100 connected trampolines and zones.  The team run plenty of special sessions to ensure everyone has fun in the air. The New “Jumping Adventures” area is ideal for all superheroes under 5. They can fly the skies like their favourite characters, play dress up and win prizes in the interactive sessions, all whilst navigating their way through the airbag runway, parachute games, soft play balls and much more!  Other sessions include Peaceful Play which are autism & disability friendly. Click here to find out more. If after all the jumping around you’re still left with some energy check out our next hot spot located just next door.

Click here to find out more. Enter the code KIDS20 to receive 20% off your booking bill!
Where to find: Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS4 2DG

 

 

Jungle Kids – Leeds

Suitable for 0-12 years
This massive play gym allows children to crawl through tubes, climb across cargo nets, spin on dizzy discs and jump in to ball pools, all in a safe and secure environment. With admission from only £2, free parking and on-site café the adults can sit and relax while the kids run wild! You can’t go wrong with a day out here! Take advantage of the special offers including Monday & Friday meal deals!

For more info and prices click here!
Where to find: 2, 12 Whingate, Leeds LS12 3BL

 

 

Hollywood Bowl – Leeds

Suitable for all ages (typically 4+)
As Brits we know that we can’t always rely on the sunshine despite what the weather man tells us but have no fear, Hollywood Bowl is a rainy-day saver! It’s the perfect all-around family fun day out. Hollywood Bowl has 32 lanes to choose from and with free parking and prices starting from £4.99 you’re sure to have a great day! Food & drink are served right to your lane or take a seat at the onsite bar and diner. When you’re finished knocking down the pins you can head to the amusement zone home to all the latest games – just make sure you have plenty of change for the 2p machines!

If you prefer to eat out you can find ample restaurants in the Leisure Park including Rosie’s Diner & a Pizza Hut.

For more info and prices click here!
Where to find: Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS4 2DG

 

 

Thackray Medical Museum – Leeds

Suitable for 4+ years
With 9 interactive galleries to experience, the Thackray Medical Museum is the BEST way to explore the history of medicine, suitable for the whole family. Multimedia interactive displays allow you to explore the development of medicine through the ages from the Victorian era to the present day and surgery before paint relief – OUCH! The hands-on exhibits make it an amazing educational opportunity for the kids – and they won’t even realise they are learning!

The museum hosts regular activity days from a Giant Frankenstein Operation Game to meeting a walking, talking robot!  There is something for everyone!

For more info and prices click here!
Where to find: Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

 

 

Jackrabbits Pottery – Leeds

Ideal for everyone
With a wide selection of pottery to choose from, Jackrabbits Pottery allows children and adults of all ages to explore their creative ability in a paint your own pottery studio. You can try your hand at anything from plates, mugs, bowls, vases, platters, boxes, money boxes, plant pots and lots more!

You can also capture your little one’s hands or footprints as a special memento, or as a gift for family members. This is done in a gentle and stain freeway by experienced pro’s, so there’s no need to worry about any discomfort, mess, or distress.

Prices start from £6 per pottery piece.

For more info and prices click here!
Where to find: 633A Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4BA

 

 

 

Leeds Treasure Hunt & Trail – Leeds

Suitable for 4 years +
Iraid Tooms is a local treasure hunter and is on the hunt for buried gold in Leeds. He has uncovered a long-lost map and wants your help to find lots of clues to where the hidden treasure is. Explore all sorts of historic Leeds sights such as Granary Wharf. You will spot the clues across the town on statues, sculptures and plaques. The trail is 1.2 miles long and takes around 1.5 hours to complete. The clues and directions are designed with your children in mind, ensuring a fantastic family day out!

Think you could find the gold? Click here for more info and prices!
Where to find: The Leeds City Centre Squares Treasure Trail, New Station Street, Leeds, LS1 5DT

 

 

Tropical World Roundhay Park – Leeds

Suitable for all ages
Tropical World is home to waterfalls, rainforest and brightly coloured fish, that you can visit without an expensive price tag… or the jet lag.  Journey through rainforest, mangroves, desert and the nocturnal world all whilst enjoying the 30 species of butterflies, meerkats and turtles. You and your children will be mesmerised.

Venture into Creature Corner and come face to face with snakes, spiders and lizards or if you’re more of a night owl head to Nocturnal world and meet the creatures that roam the night!

For more info and prices click here!
Where to find: Princes Avenue, Leeds, LS8 2ER

 

 

Charlottes Ice Cream Parlour – Dewsbury

Ideal for everyone
An attraction that is full of flavour that’s sure to satisfy that sweet tooth! Charlottes Ice Cream Parlour consists of the perfect mixture of an ice cream parlour, farm and a crazy golf course.
Sample the homemade award-winning Jersey Ice Cream and Sorbet, whilst taking in the stunning views or try your hand at the recently refurbished crazy golf course! Down on the farm you can visit alpacas, wallabies, giant rabbits, goats, birds and peacocks strutting their stuff. The friendly farmyard favourites are the donkeys and cows. With free entry & parking you would be crazy not to visit this place!

For more info click here!
Where to find: The Meadows, Whitley Rd, Dewsbury WF12 0NQ

 

 

Diggerland Yorkshire – Castleford

Suitable for 4-12 years
For anyone whose digger and machinery mad, this is the perfect place to take them.

This is an action-packed day full of diggers, dumpers and all sorts of full-sized construction machinery. It has over 20 rides to explore along with a go-karting area which is exclusive to the Yorkshire site.

Click here to find out more and receive 15% off your booking fee!
Where to find: Willowbridge Ln, Castleford WF10 5NW

 

 

Xscape Yorkshire – Castleford

Suitable for all ages
An arena packed full of fun activities for all the family. Venture back in time whilst playing Dinosaur Crazy Golf or jump in to the 4D Golf and go swimming with the fishes. Go skiing down the slopes or pretend to be an astronaut and go crazy at the gravity trampoline park. Bowling, cinema or rock climbing this place has it all! Multiple restaurants can be found on site and it’s free parking!

There’s something for everyone at Xscape.

For more info click here!
Where to find: Colorado Way, Castleford WF10 4TA

 

 

Cannon Hall, Museum, Park and Gardens – Barnsley

Suitable for all ages
A large farm where you can feed and hold the animals, accompanied with 3 play areas, a zip wire, 2 cafés and a museum along with large gardens and picnic areas. Get on board the tractor & trailer rides through the farm and watch the milking of the cows & goats. Perfect for a little family day out.

They also cater for birthday parties and hold events throughout the year, such as the Easter Eggstravaganza or the Halloween Ghost Walk.

For more info and prices click here!
Where to find: Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

 

 

Calypso Cove – Barnsley Metrodome

Suitable for all ages
Get the kids imagination going wild at this pirate themed indoor waterpark with slides, flumes and water lilo’s and noodles. Riptides come on hourly, so if you’re not in the safe zone, make sure you hold on as they swoosh you round the volcano!

After a fun day grab some food at the hearty Grog & Grub.

For more info and prices click here!
Where to find: Queens Ground, Queens Rd, Barnsley S71 1AN

 

We hope you enjoyed our run down of fun things to do in and around Leeds this summer. As well as all these fun things to do, Leeds is also a brilliant place to work – check out our workspace facilities here.