Best Things To Do In Crossgates

Crossgates is a popular suburb in East Leeds and has a vibrant community. It’s popular with a wide range of residents, and so it comes as no surprise that there are various activities to do in and around Crossgates. Keep reading to find out some great days out and things to do.

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Manston Park

Nestled in the heart of Crossgates, Manston Park provides a peaceful escape for nature lovers. But also caters for families as it has a spacious playground, and has tennis courts for those that enjoy it. If tennis isn’t your thing, then look no further as the park also provides the opportunities to play: tag rugby, football, bowls and even has some exercise equipment for those fitness enthusiasts.

Bars and Restaurants

Crossgates has numerous micro bars and restaurants offering a variety of delicious dishes. From cosy cafes to trendy eateries, you’re not short of choice! Explore the local gems and discover the independent bars and restaurants in and amongst Crossgates.

Manston Park, Austhorpe Road, Crossgates, LS15 8HA

Mecca Bingo

For those seeking excitement and a bit of friendly competition, Mecca Bingo is a must visit destination. Located just a short walk away from the shopping centre, Mecca Bingo offers a lively atmosphere and the thrill of bingo games. Gather your friends or family for an entertaining night filled with anticipation, laughter and the chance to win amazing prizes.

Crossgates Rd, Cross Gates, Leeds LS15 7PE

The Springs

A short distance from Crossgates is The Springs, which is a modern entertainment complex that caters to various interests. Challenge your friends to a round of mini golf, catch the latest movie at the cinema or go do some retail therapy at the shops.

The Springs Thorpe Park View, Leeds LS15 8GH

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Temple Newsam

While Temple Newsam technically falls within the LS15 area, it’s worth mentioning for dog lovers in Crossgates. Take your furry friends on a scenic walk-through Temple Newsam’s expansive grounds, enjoying the picturesque scenery and stately home. It’s a great way to spend quality time with your pet and soak in the beauty of the grounds.

Temple Newsam Rd, Leeds LS15 0AE

The Arium

The Arium is located in Whinmoor, a stone’s through from Crossgates. It is the biggest plant nursery in Leeds and the only one of its kind. Begin by exploring their extensive gardening range which includes all things gardening to wildlife care, then be sure to check out their gift and lifestyle department, and then enjoy a drink or tasty bite to eat in the Café Arium overlooking the glasshouse. If you have the kids with you, take them to the Fun Arium! This is a large play area which includes separate play areas to ensure that children of all ages and abilities can learn, play and interact.

The Arium, Thorner Lane, Whinmoor, LS14 3FB

John Smeaton Leisure Centre

If you enjoy being active, head on down to John Smeaton Leisure Centre. It has various activities and facilities for everyone to enjoy, with facilities such as: a 25m pool, a large gym, cycling room, 4 court, 2 court sports halls, and 2 floodlit outdoor game spaces. There are also many different fitness classes from Zumba to Body Combat, there is something for everyone.

Smeaton Approach, Barwick Road, Leeds, LS15 8TA

Thackery Museum

The Thackery Museum is just a short drive away from Crossgates and is a must see for any history enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the imaginative and thrilling galleries, diving into the history of healthcare and medical advances that have influenced the way we look after ourselves. Roam the Victorian streets of Leeds, witness gruesome operations in the 19th-century operating theatre and uncover many groundbreaking medical innovations that have left a lasting impact on the world.

Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN