As Easter is early this year and coming up quickly, it’s time to get planning what you are going to do over the holidays. Luckily enough for Leeds dwellers, there is always plenty to do in and around the city. So regardless of the weather, there will be somewhere you can go, you just need to plan some days out in advance. There are also some events that are definitely worth attending over the holidays. Here’s just some of the best things that you can do this Easter in Leeds.
Leeds Young Film Festival
Just in time for Easter, the Leeds Young Film Festival starts with a wide range of classic and modern movies to suit all tastes. Perfect for a rainy day, there is so much on you will have a hard time choosing what to go and see. The festival also includes a variety of workshops like the Digital Effects Films Workshop where you can even have a hand in creating your own film. If you are a budding film producer or just want to explore working in the media, this is perfect for you.
For more information, go to http://leedsyoungfilm.com/
Spring festival at Lotherton Hall
There is a Springtime Festival at Lotherton Hall over Easter where you can enjoy daily crafts, garden games, nest box making and meeting the keeper of Lotherton Hall. The Hall has beautiful grounds including a bird garden and a red deer park that you can explore. It is the perfect setting for a picnic, so as soon as the sun comes out head to Lotherton Hall.
For more information, go to http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Lotherton-Hall.aspx
Thwaite Mills Spring Festival
Another Spring Festival that will captivate you is on at the Thwaite Mills. There is a market on with plenty of crafts and foods for you to indulge in. You can also explore the grounds and go on a free boat ride down the river to see Leeds from a different point of view.
For more information, go to http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Thwaite-Mills-Watermill.aspx
Outdoor fun at Harewood House
If you enjoy a little bit of history and beautiful gardens Harewood House is the perfect setting for your day out. You can explore the house and its grounds including a lakeside bird garden that is home to 44 different types of birds. It is also a great place to have a picnic and soak up some of the Spring sunshine.
For more information, go to http://harewood.org/visit/groups/?gclid=CjwKEAiA04S3BRCYteOr6b-roSUSJABE1-6BX-NEb5OqVMzdrmkbjowIaVyUyV0N5svC16ndqaXA-hoCRmrw_wcB
If you want to get energetic, but in a fun way why not head to the Roundhay Park to try out their skate park. There is also Dragon Boat Racing and canoeing on the lake. They also have many fitness classes in the park. But, if you’re not a gym bunny you can just enjoy some coffee and cake at the Lakeside Café. Over Easter, you can also enjoy their newly refurbished Tropical World, where you can see piranhas, crocodiles and a family of meerkats.
For more information, go to http://www.roundhaypark.org.uk/