Join us at Leeds Art Gallery in our hands-on Artspace for families. There will be lots of rolls of wallpaper and plenty of art materials to choose from. Be inspired by our permanent collections or temporary exhibitions, and let your imaginations run wild. We will work collaboratively to transform the room into an artwork in its own right!
Inspired by a children’s idea, Child Friendly Leeds Live is back in Millennium Square for the biggest children’s festival in Yorkshire featuring popular children’s characters, performers, music and entertainment on National Play Day, Wednesday 2nd August.
Alongside the fantastic stage show, there will also be a host of supplementary activities across the square such as glitter tattoos, den building, climbing wall, balloon modelling. Many activities have been inspired by the National Play Day theme for 2023, ‘Playing on a shoestring – making every day an adventure.’ This year’s theme focuses on the everyday low-cost or no-cost play adventures that children can enjoy at home, in settings, and in our communities.
As part of National Play Day on Wednesday 2nd August 2023 come and enjoy a range of action-packed family-fun free activities. There will be a picnic area to enjoy a spot of lunch, face painting, glitter tattoos, crafting, as well as play equipment and a Best Dressed Bear Competition!
We will have lots of play equipment to support National Play Day’s theme this year, which is: Playing on a shoestring – making every day an adventure. This focuses on the everyday low-cost or no-cost play adventures that children can enjoy at home, in settings, and in our communities. Why not draw a hopscotch with our giant chalk or have a game of giant snakes and ladders? And of course, don’t forget about the Merrion Gardens playground!
Crafting by Pop Up & Play 11:00 – 15:00
Play Equipment 12:00 – 15:00
Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos by Pop up Pop In 12:00-15:00
Best Dressed Bear Competition 13:30 – 14:30
Come along to our sign-up table in Merrion Gardens between 13:30 and 14:30 for your teddy’s opportunity to win a wonderful prize.
There will be lots for your family to enjoy and all for free! https://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/events/teddy-bears-picnic
Come and join us for lots of fun in the community garden. Be a nature detective on our bug hunt and take part in lots of other play activities.
Visit our community café where all children accompanied by a paying adult can eat FREE.
St Vincent’s Social Enterprise Centre, Allenby House, Rees
Way, Bradford, BD3 0DZ
Wednesday 2nd August
Tel: 01274 726790
A collaboration between The Woodland Imagination Group and Parent Sanctuary. Offering an outdoor stay and play with nature based play activities and free refreshments.
We are going to have free face painting, circus skills, smoothie bike, forest skills activities, arts and crafts, exploring musical instruments and other services attending.
The Tribe Youth Group are opening their doors to the community to celebrate Playday with games, sports day races, crafts, painting and chalk walls.