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Inclusive Summer Events Calendar (UPDATED 29/07)

  • By Sophie Baddeley
  • 17th June 2022

It’s Learning Disability Week! This year National Mencap are highlighting how people with a learning disability are reconnecting with their friends and their communities. Now the sun is finally starting to shine, we’ve compiled a list of inclusive and accessible events across Leeds to keep you busy and connected to your community this week and beyond!

Some of these events require booking in advance, so places may be subject to availability.

Wednesday 27th July

Healthy Holidays at St Vincent’s: Visit to Ilkley Soft Play Centre, 11:00am

Transport and Packed Lunch provided. This event is for children who receive free school meals. Meet at St Vincent’s at 11:00am.

Places must be booked in advanced – contact Tim on 0112484126 or timd@svp.org.uk for more information

Thursday 28th July

Healthy Holidays at St Vincent’s: Fun and Games day, Newbourne Church Hall, LS9 8JP, 10:00am – 12:00

Lunch provided. This event is for children who receive free school meals.

Places must be booked in advanced – contact Tim on 0112484126 or timd@svp.org.uk for more information.

Breeze in the Park, from 11:00am, East Ardsley Recreation Ground

A family friendly event with arts workshops, performances, inflatables and sports.

This session has a relaxed opening for young people with special educational needs and disabilities, running from 11:00-12:00.

Find out more information and how to attend here.

Leeds Weekend Care Association Summer Fair, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Vine, Foxgrove Close LS6 3NT

Enjoy crafts, activities, games and stalls at the Leeds Weekender’s Summer Fair!

Friday 29th July

Leeds Mencap Stay and Play Early Years Coffee Morning, 10:30 – 12:00am, The Vinery Centre

Join us at the Vinery Centre for a cup of tea and a chat with our family services team! This is for parents of children aged 0-5 with additional needs, and you are welcome to attend with or without your child. Siblings and other family members welcome! Our soft play will be open for any attending children, with activities for older siblings and plenty of cups of tea! This is completely free and there is no need to book.

Leeds Waterfront Festival, 11:00am – 4:00pm, Armouries Square, Leeds Dock

An amazing FREE event, designed to be accessible for neurodiverse, autistic and people with learning disabilities of all ages! Includes fantastic activities like canoeing, canal theatre walk, scavenger hunt, arts and crafts.

Read more information here.

Friday 5th August

Breeze in the Park, from 11:00am, Cross Flatts Park

A family friendly event with arts workshops, performances, inflatables and sports.

This session has a relaxed opening for young people with special educational needs and disabilities, running from 11:00-12:00.

Find out more information and how to attend here.

Community Fun Day with Project Hope, The Vinery Centre

Join Project Hope at the Vinery Centre for a host of family friendly activities.

Saturday 6th August

Sunshine and Smiles Summer Social, Temple Newsam, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Join Sunshine and Smiles (Leeds Down Syndrome Network) for a relaxed and informal meeting at Temple Newsam. Pop down with a blanket and some snacks and enjoy the beautiful grounds of Temple Newsam.

Read more details here.

Wednesday 10th August

Breeze in the Park, from 11:00am, Kirkstall Abbey

A family friendly event with arts workshops, performances, inflatables and sports.

This session has a relaxed opening for young people with special educational needs and disabilities, running from 11:00-12:00.

Find out more information and how to attend here.

Leeds ABC (Autism, Behaviour and Communication) Group activity day, Golden Acre Park, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join Leeds ABC, a support group for families with an autistic spectrum condition, for an afternoon of activities in the park. Bring your own snacks and refreshments.

Meet the team at 11:00am in the car park.

For more info email mandycraven.leedsabcgroup@gmail.com or phone 07821 535 323

Thursday 11th August

Leeds Mencap Stay and Play Early Years Coffee Morning, 10:30 – 12:00am, The Vinery Centre

Join us at the Vinery Centre for a cup of tea and a chat with our family services team! This is for parents of children aged 0-5 with additional needs, and you are welcome to attend with or without your child. Siblings and other family members welcome! Our soft play will be open for any attending children, with activities for older siblings and plenty of cups of tea! This is completely free and there is no need to book.

Friday 12th August

Leeds City Museum Relaxed Craft Sessions, Slots at 10am and 10:30am

Enjoy a relaxed craft session at Leeds City Museum. Email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk to book a place.

Wednesday 17th August

Leeds ABC (Autism, Behaviour and Communication) Group activity day, Roundhay Park, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join Leeds ABC, a support group for families with an autistic spectrum condition, for an afternoon of activities in the park. Bring your own snacks and refreshments.

Meet the team at 11:00am outside The Lakeside Cafe.

For more info email mandycraven.leedsabcgroup@gmail.com or phone 07821 535 323

Thursday 18th August

Breeze in the Park, from 11:00am, West Park Leeds RUFC, Bramhope

A family friendly event with arts workshops, performances, inflatables and sports.

This session has a relaxed opening for young people with special educational needs and disabilities, running from 11:00-12:00.

Booking is required – find out more information and how to attend here, and view other Breeze in the Park dates and locations.

Friday 19th August

Leeds Mencap Early Years Picnic in the Park, Roundhay Park, 10:00am – 12:00

Join us for an afternoon of fun, activities and (hopefully!) some sunshine. Meet the Family Services team at The Lakeside Cafe in Roundhay Park at 10:0am. From here we plan to head to the cricket grounds for a nice spot to relax and play. Refreshments will be provided and siblings of any age and all family members are welcome!

Wednesday 24th August

Leeds ABC (Autism, Behaviour and Communication) Group activity day, Temple Newsam, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join Leeds ABC, a support group for families with an autistic spectrum condition, for an afternoon of activities in the park. Bring your own snacks and refreshments.

Meet the team at 11:00am at the front of the house.

For more info email mandycraven.leedsabcgroup@gmail.com or phone 07821 535 323

Thursday 25th August

Carers Leeds Family Fun Day, The Vinery Centre, 11:30am – 2:00pm

Enjoy entertainment from Shabang theatre, amazing circus performances, Boccia, face painting, crafts, softplay and sensory room.

This event is free, but you must register your interest here.

Wednesday 31st August

Leeds ABC (Autism, Behaviour and Communication) Group activity day, Kirkstall Abbey, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Join Leeds ABC, a support group for families with an autistic spectrum condition, for an afternoon of activities in the park. Bring your own snacks and refreshments.

Meet the team at 11:00am behind the visitors centre.

For more info email mandycraven.leedsabcgroup@gmail.com or phone 07821 535 323

Friday 2nd September

Breeze Event, East End Park

Join the Breeze team for a day of inflatables, food, activities, crafts and fun at East End Park. This session isn’t running a relaxed, advanced opening for children with SEN and disabilities, but is local to us in LS9 and offers a host of family friendly activities.

Booking is required – find out more information and how to attend here, and view other Breeze in the Park dates and locations.

Sunday 18th September

Autism and SEN friendly session at LazerZone (Hosted by Little Hiccups), LazerZone, Castleford, WF10 4TA, 10:00 – 11:00am

Tickets cost £3 – which included 2 games in LazerZone, a party bag and a buffet of pizza.

*Little Hiccups welcome new families – but you must register with them before buying a ticket to this event. Find out more details and book here.

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