Free Activities to do in Half Term

There are plenty of ways to enjoy a day out in and around Leeds without spending a penny. This half term explore the city by visiting museums, enjoying the outdoors, or watching live combat demonstrations - the possibilities are endless.

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Royal Armouries

Holding the UK’s national collection of arms and armour. This is an ideal destination for families and history enthusiasts, with highlights such as Henry VII's 1520-foot combat armour and daily live combat demonstrations. This half term you can join the superhero academy with events and activities taking place from February 10th until February 18th. We highly recommend this fantastic Leeds museum for anyone who loves history, weaponry, or simply a good adventure!

Royal Armouries, Armouries Drive, Leeds

Leeds Art Gallery

If you have a passion for art, make sure to add Leeds Art Gallery to your list of must-see free attractions in the city. Established in 1888, the gallery boasts one of the most extensive collections of 20th-century British art in the UK. In addition to the impressive permanent collection, which includes pieces from renowned artists such as Jacob Epstein, Barbara Hepworth, and Damien Hirst, the gallery also hosts a varied selection of temporary exhibitions, all housed in the breathtaking Grade II-listed building. This half term they're hosting a family-friendly art workshop on February 15th, find out more on their website.

Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds

Kirkstall Abbey

If you're looking for a beautiful and historic landmark to visit in Leeds, Kirkstall Abbey is not to be missed. Dating back over 800 years, the abbey is one of the most well-preserved Cistercian monasteries in England and a stunning example of dramatic medieval architecture. Take a step back in time as you stroll through the serene grounds and immerse yourself in the past. During half term there's a fun trial for families, looking for birds of all shapes and sizes, find out more on their website.

Abbey Rd, Kirkstall, Leeds

Roundhay Park

Roundhay Park covers over 700 acres of parkland including lakes, woodlands, gardens, playgrounds, and also has Tropical World (entry fees apply for Tropical World). As one of the biggest city parks in Europe, there are plenty of activities to entertain the kids this half term, if the weather stays dry! From playgrounds to nature trails, skateparks, and numerous fields and paths to run, cycle, and play on. There's also the Lakeside cafe for any refreshments and extra activities that are available at a cost.

Mansion Lane, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2HH

Leeds City Art Trail

Leeds is brimming with vibrant energy and colorful character, and there's so much more to explore than meets the eye. If you're up for an urban adventure, I highly recommend taking on the Welcome to Leeds Street Art Trail. This trail will lead you on a journey far and wide, as you uncover some of the city's most awe-inspiring street art, from stunning murals to heartfelt tributes and abstract creations. For our favourite murals, be sure to check out our blog about our top five murals to see!

Artist Credit: Ralph RepletePhoto Credit: Uni of Leeds

Leeds Street Art Trail is across the city, starting with Athena Rising, Platform, New Station Street, Leeds