Check out our list of the top 20 things to do in leeds!
Looking for things to do in Leeds? Come and experience a technical off road Quad Biking through 70 acres of woodland at Hazlewood Castle. The easy session will see you mastering the basics, taking on the open woodland and cutting between and behind any tree's / obstacles that get in your way. Once mastered and ready we will then take you onto our harder circuit which consists of navigation between some very tight trees (The wheels just fit), up and down steep hills and through some very boggy and muddy sections (say goodbye to them clean trainers).
2. Roundhay Park
Located on the outskirts of Leeds, Roundhay Park is home to beautiful lakeside and woodland walks. Have lunch overlooking the Waterloo lake or enjoy one of the many events that take place here throughout the year. A great day out with the family in Leeds.
3. Axe Throwing at Live For Today
There are many Activities in Leeds, however if you’re looking for something unusual and exciting, come on down and test your skills hitting our target with a Tomahawk axe. Whether you’re a complete beginner or want to improve your current skills, our fully trained Axe Throwing instructors will be able to help you whilst ensuring you have 100% fun at the same time. During your session you will be shown how to fully handle and throw the axes at our targets. We will play a variety of games to keep you excited about this ever growing sport, with the finale really putting your new skills to the test!
4. Yoga Kula
This is a fantastic Yoga studio in the heart of Chapel Allerton in Leeds. Yoga Kula offers a wide variety of different yoga classes, you can take your pick from Hot Yoga sessions to Pranayama & Meditation classes and everything in between! Some say Yoga is medicine for the soul – so why not go find out for yourself? This truly is one of the most peaceful things to to in Leeds.
5. Paintballing at Live For Today
Paintballing is one of those activities that really gets your adrenaline pumping. Whether you’re the VIP of the group who needs to be protected by the rest of the players or the attacking team charging into No Man’s Land, you will have tons of fun with our passionate and highly experienced marshall’s. We will play a variety of games to keep you excited about this ever growing sport, with the finale really putting your new skills to the test! Come and enjoy the best Paintballing Leeds has to offer!
6. Royal Armories Museum
Located at Leeds Dock, close to the center of Leeds. You can see the Royal Armories collection of arms and armor from across the world in 6 themed galleries. Learn about the objects and their uses. A great day out in Leeds and admission is free! This really is one of the best things to do in Leeds with the family!
For an awesome experience as well and as in incredible meal, Fazenda and Tepenyaki both leave you feeling full and entertained. At Fazenda you will be provided with top quality, all you can eat meat, whilst at Tepenyaki you will will watch whilst the chefs perform a show with your food!
Why not sip a cocktail in the Alchemist where the bar staff are ‘masters of mixology’! Watch your cocktails bubble and smoke and even change colour right before your eyes! Or if you’re simply looking for an excellent pint of craft beer while you relax in the city you should visit ‘BrewDog’?
9. Otley Run
The Otley Run is the largest Pub Crawl route in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK. This epic journey usually takes all day and you will see a whole host of fancy dress costumes along the way! The Otley Run starts at Woodies Ale House in Headingley and runs all the way into Leeds City Center – have a good time and drink responsibly!
Retail therapy in Leeds is wonderfully diverse, combining high-end luxury and quirky boutiques as well as all the big names on the high street! Take a trip to the Victoria Quarter and Victoria Gate where John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, Jo Malone, Vivienne Westwood and many more call home.
11. Corn Exchange
The Corn Exchange in Leeds is one of Britain’s finest Victorian buildings and a Grade 1 listed structure. It holds tremendous significance both as an architectural masterpiece and cultural icon and is just one of three Corn Exchanges in the country which still operates in its traditional capacity as a center for trade.
12. Harewood House
Harewood House is one of the Treasure Houses of England. The house was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in the land. You can take a tour of the house itself or simply enjoy the wonderful gardens which are a home to a fantastic park, a bird garden, a farm and a café.
Whilst you're having a day out in Leeds, visit one of the many Galleries or Museums. With such a wide variety of choice, you are sure to learn a thing or two! Choose from Thackray Medical, Leeds City Museum, Leeds Art Gallery and Abbey House - guaranteed to meet your cultural needs!
14. Tropical World
Home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens, Tropical World welcomes over a million visitors a year! This is one of the most interesting things to do in Leeds! Go and discover exciting new worlds, alien landscapes and exotic plant life and then finish off with a spot of lunch at the cafe - all in the heart of Leeds.
15. WY Playhouse
Watch a live play at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the home of incredible stories. It hosts a wide range of productions and engages in outreach work in the local community. With 2 theatres and performances taking place on most days you should see if theres a story for you next time you're in the area!
Fancy an evening activity? Why not visit one of Leeds’ great Climbing walls! When it comes to things to do in Leeds, Indoor Climbing is a difficult one to beat. For great Bouldering problems head to The Climbing Depot, The Climbing Lab, City Block or Leeds Wall!
17. Kirkstall Abbey
The Medieval Cistercian abbey ruins of Kirkstall Abbey are set on the banks of the River Aire in Leeds. It was founded in 1152 and has a fascinating history and beautiful parkland to enjoy. One of the best things to do in Leeds with the family!
18. Lotherton Hall
The country house Lotherton Hall contains a wonderful decorative art collection, Fashion Galleries the restored servants hall. Also surrounded by beautiful grounds with woodland walks, a deer park, a bird garden and opening this Spring is the Wildlife World! A great day out with the kids!
19. Temple Newsham
Temple Newsham is a historical house with a lot of character, surrounded by beautiful grounds and even a farm! Whether is a tour of the house or a trip to the farm to get hands on with the piglets that you're interested in, you can be sure to finish your day out in the Tea Rooms with a cake!
20. Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
If you’re looking for activities in Leeds for the kids, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is a good choice. This is a working farm that you can look around and enjoy while learning at the same time!