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Inclusive Summer Activities!

  • By Abi Hart
  • 12th June 2023

Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy the sunshine and have some fun. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, cultural events, or relaxing activities, there’s something for everyone in Leeds this summer. Here are some of the inclusive and accessible summer activities that you can join in Leeds.

Born to be Wild Child Family Rockstars Party

Sunday, 4 June, 1pm-3pm

  • For accessibility needs and enquiries please contact the venue via their website: https://www.belgravemusichall.com/info/
  • A day of dancing and rocking out for children and their families.
  • Everyone is welcomed to dress up as your favourite rock n roll stars!

Tickets link: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Leeds/The-Belgrave-Music-Hall-And-Canteen/Born-to-be-wild-child-family-rockstars-party-/36356288/

Jazz on the Farm

Sunday, 11 June, 1pm – 7pm

Kirkstall Valley Farm, Kirkstall Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS4 2DD

  • Accessible by Wheelchair
  • Enjoy a day of live jazz music and delicious food at the farm!
  • The event starts at 1 pm, featuring The Tom Sharp Jazz Orchestra, Music from the Attic, and other local bands. There will be a BBQ, Indian food stall, ice-cream van, and a bar. You can also test your skills at the farm games and activities.

Tickets link: https://bookwhen.com/kvdt/e/ev-sbfd-20230611130000

Breeze x Lotherton Outdoor Cinema

Sun 25 June

Lotherton Hall, LS25 3EB

  • Accessible by Wheelchair
  • Enjoy a classic movie under the stars in the beautiful grounds of Lotherton Hall!
  • The Lion King: 10am
  • Moana: 12.30pm

Tickets link: https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/events/lotherton/breeze-x-lotherton-outdoor-cinema/?occurrence=2023-06-25

The Big Harewood Garden Party

Sat 8 Jul, 10am

Harewood House, LS17 9LG

  • Accessible by Wheelchair
  • Grab your hamper, pick a sunny spot, bring your friends and family, or just stretch out on the grass and take in the spectacular view of this!

Tickets link: https://leeds2023.co.uk/whats-on/the-big-harewood-garden-party

Riverside Food and Drink Festival Wetherby

Riverside Food and Drink Festival Wetherby

Saturday 5 August & Sunday 6 August, 10am

The Ings, Lodge Lane, Wetherby, LS22 5FN

  • Get your taste buds ready for a mouth-watering celebration of all things FOOD on The Ings, Wetherby!

For more information: https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/local/leeds/whats-on/riverside-food-and-drink-festival-wetherby-2023-a-feast-on-the-ings-194992

Tiny Tigers – museum crafts for under 5s

Tiny Tigers- Museum Crafts for under 5s

Every Friday from 10am

Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, LS2 8BH

  • Accessible by Wheelchair
  • Come down to Leeds City Museum for our creative, messy sessions for under 5s and their carers.
  • Babies, toddlers and preschoolers welcome!
  • Sessions are free, drop in, and there is no need to book.

For more information: https://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/events/tiny-tigers-museum-crafts-under-5s

Behind the Microscope

Sat 11 Feb 2023 – Thu 31 Aug 2023 10am

Thackray Museum of Medicine, Beckett Street, LS9 7LN

  • Accessible by Wheelchair
  • Behind the Microscope follows the story of real-life pathologists as they examine bodies, organs, and disease at the smallest scale. These stories are brought to life by artist Molly Pukes, providing a fun and friendly introduction to the work of a histopathologist for those aged 7+.
  • Be inspired by the colourful world found under a microscope during our regular series of holiday activities for all the family.
  • The exhibition is included in the price of admission to the museum.

For more information: https://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/events/behind-microscope-0

Ghosts of Abbey House Museum

Saturday, 28 October, 7pm – 10pm

Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH

  • Not suitable for children under 16
  • Explore the spooky side of the museum and hear stories of its haunted past!
  • Accessible by Wheelchair
  • The event starts at 7 pm, featuring a guided tour of the Victorian streets and rooms, where you might encounter some ghostly visitors. There will be a buffet, hot drinks, and a licensed bar. You can also join in the paranormal investigation and use equipment to detect any supernatural activity. 

Tickets link: https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/events/abbey-house-museum/ghosts-of-abbey-house-museum/?occurrence=2023-06-05

Herd farm Activity Centre

  • If you’re feeling adventurous, why not visit the Herd Farm Activity Centre, a Grade 2 Listed converted barn that offers a range of outdoor activities for children and adults.
  • You can try archery, climbing, zip wire, orienteering, and more.
  • The centre is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has a sensory room, a games room, and a dining hall. You can book a day visit or a residential stay at the centre. The centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

To book your visit, call 0113 378 3088 or email herdfarm@leeds.gov.uk.

For more information, visit https://www.herdfarm.co.uk/

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