Today, we set ourselves the challenge to see what activities, places and events we could find on the internet to support the theme of getting out and about in the great outdoors. With just 10 minutes each to scour the internet, the contest was on. We were amazed at just how much there is around Leeds and how easy it was to find out the ‘where’ and ‘when’.
Below is a list of the (sometimes) weird but most definitely wonderful activities and events you could get involved in – from walking to fishing, finding an elusive glow-worm to learning bush craft skills. There really is something for everyone so, if you’d like to go somewhere new, see something you’ve never seen before, do something you’ve never done before, please keep reading.
Leeds City Council has a site dedicated to all the leisure opportunities available in and around the city.
Welcome to Yorkshire Easy Access is a great site that offers people with limited mobility the chance to take part in walks, attractions and activities. So no one need miss out on Yorkshire’s great outdoors’ experiences!
Visit Leeds is a fantastic website that shows the full range of daytime and evening activities available in and around Leeds. It has events, art and history, family attractions, food and drink, shopping, sports and loads more activities – and the best bit is, a lot of them are free!
LS events are part of Leeds City Councils website and again offer loads of events for all tastes. If you are into nature, history, the arts, crafts, sport or museums you are bound to find something of interest.
Things To Do is a site run by the BBC and its trusted partners and highlights activities for all age groups including museums, galleries and nature organisations near you.
Cool Places has a whole host of things to do, with the emphasis on families and children. It has events and activities listed from Leeds Museum, the Royal Armouries, Abbey House, Armley Mills and the National Coal Mining Museum, just to name a few.