Spring has officially sprung! The days are getting sunnier and the flowers are coming out. Here at Leeds Mencap we welcome the longer, warmer days!
Spring Activities at Leeds Mencap
Nursery have been embracing the start of spring with a variety of activities. Last week they played with an ugly-ducking themed sensory tuff tray, not only to celebrate spring but to learn the positive morals of the ugly duckling story! They also created a fun spring wall, full of pictures and key words surrounding spring, to get them in the spring spirit. Finally, this week they made the most of the nice weather and got green-fingered by planting lots of seeds!
Our youth clubs have also been getting into the spring mood! This week Tuesday and Thursday club decorated spring bonnet pictures with feathers, stickers, gems and coloured pens. We think they look brilliant and we love their creativity!
Free, Accessible Spring Activities
Spring walk around Chevin Forest Park
The beautiful Chevin Forest Park is made up of over 445 acres of criss-cross paths through stunning woodlands, brimming with heritage and geological treasure to marvel at. A dedicated nature reserve and site of natural interest, Chevin forest provides remarkable views over the glorious Wharfe Valley and market town Otley.
With walking trails, picnic spots, organised events and woodlands to explore, there is something for everyone on this wonderful walk! Chevin forest park is also wheelchair accessible and has accessible changing places and toilets, so there’s no barrier to the fun!
Leeds Easter Bunny Egg Hunt
A free family friendly event that is simply the perfect day out for the Easter holidays. Embark on an Easter adventure to find 12 eggs hidden across Leeds City Centre. You simply need to pick up a map from the Easter Bunny Egg Garden, which is located at Victoria Leeds on Sidney Street, to start your Easter adventure. Then you must crack the clues to uncover the eggs before returning back to the garden to claim your Easter treat.
This event runs from 8th-18th April from 11am-4pm
Leeds City Museum Extinction Easter Trail
Discover extinct and endangered animals at the museum with this free family trail. Meet the dod bird, marvel at the dinosaur egg and come face to face with endangered animals. Simply pick up a trail sheet at the museum entrance and post it in the museum post-box to enter the prize draw.
This event runs from 2nd-18th April 2022
The museum are also hosting some easter craft sessions on 5th-8th APril and 12th-15th april in the main hall
You can find out more here
Spring Fundraising Ideas
If you want to take advantage of the new season and fundraise for us then we have put together a list of our top spring fundraising ideas:
Support Leeds Mencap by purchasing on of our Easter Raffle Tickets. Prizes include luxury Easter eggs, toys and much more.
You can purchase tickets online here , in person at The Vinery Centre or by calling 0113 235 1331
Easter Egg Hunt
Why not host your own easter egg hunt and ask for a small donation from attendees? This is a great way to get family and friends together to make the most of the nicer weather all whilst raising money for a good cause!
As soon as the sun comes out, there’s no excuse to not have a BBQ! Get your favourite people together, enjoy some great food and ask people to donate to the charity as their contribution!
Take some inspiration from our nursery with this green-fingered fundraising idea! In the spring lots of gardeners are preparing to start planting. Coordinate with local gardeners or your fellow green-fingered friends and host a donations encouraged to raise money for a great cause whilst getting your gardens ready for the new season!