Family Days Out

Half term in Leeds: Three free family days out

It’s half term this week and you might just be sitting there right now, lamenting the end of your weekend, wondering what to do tomorrow to get things started in style for the kids this week.

Here are three absolutely free suggestions for family days out in Leeds to get your half term underway tomorrow with a bang.

  1. The Royal Armouries: The Royal Armouries is a fascinating museum for any little ones in your life with a big passion for history. The war gallery and hunting gallery are perhaps the most interesting of the galleries in the Leeds museums, but you can easily spend a good few hours here without worrying about the kids getting bored. Perhaps best of all, entry to the Royal Armouries for kids and adults is completely free! Yay!
  2. A walk at Golden Acre Park: You don’t have to pick Golden Acre, but it’s one of our favourite places in Leeds. There’s a lovely pond where the kids can feed the ducks (and geese, and even some swans if you’re lucky!), plenty of green open space for more energetic little ones to burn off some excess energy, and gorgeous flowerbeds for babies who love to stare at new things! Golden Acre Park also boasts a rather nice cafe and an ice cream van, which seems to be there even in the middle of winter!
  3. Hope Pastures Donkey Sanctuary: It always feels wrong going into Hope Pastures without paying a penny, but access genuinely is free to this sanctuary in North Leeds (and don’t worry, there are plenty of opportunities to donate a few pounds during your visit). There’s plenty of info dotted about regarding all of the horses and donkeys that Hope Pastures have helped recover from difficult starts to life, and kids of all ages will love to give the more sociable animals a pat whilst watching the ‘livelier’ characters bounding across the open fields.

Whatever you end up doing tomorrow, we hope it’s a good start to your half term!

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