Things to do in Leeds this weekend

 18th August 2017

So, after a hard week of work or studying, go on... Treat yourselves!

City Beach - Milleninium Square, Leeds

Saturday 12th August - Saturday 2nd September
Opening Times: 10:30am - 6pm

Living in a city is great for those days you want to wander around a museum or art gallery, or for the convenience of having the majority of high street shops right at your fingertips. But on those rare sunny days we get in the UK, sometimes you just crave that beach environment. Well, here in Leeds City Centre, you can have the best of both worlds! Millennium Square, in Leeds City Centre, has been transformed into a beach with a selection of children's Summer fair rides, and a range of activities such as a Jungle Funhouse, Bamboo Bungees, Miami Surf and Wakiki cars. Entry to the beach itself is free, with pay on admission fair rides, a beach style BBQ, a traditional seaside-style sweet and slush stall. All of this to enjoy whilst Heart Yorkshire provide their very own City Beach Radio, providing you with a Summer soundtrack to relax to. If you visit the City Beach on a Saturday morning, the 'Heart Angels' will also be there to get the kids joining in with beach games and activities; whilst you enjoy a refreshing beverage in a beach deck chair. So, why not make the most of this British Summer and enjoy a day out with the family this weekend, at the beach... right in the City Centre!

Family Films Mystery Matinee - Palace Picture House

Tuesday 15th August - Sunday 3rd September
Opening Times: 2pm - 3:30pm (Closed on Bank Holiday 28th August)

Every day during this years' Summer holidays, at 2pm, The Palace Picture House will be showing a range of family favourite movies; in a mystery matinee at their stunning 1920's cinema! You can show up on the day to find out what the mystery film will be that day, or if you'd like to find out what's being shown each day you can either call the cinema on 0133 378 3173 or email

Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture

Tuesday 15th August - Sunday 20th August
Opening Times: 11am - 5:30pm

If you're looking for a bit of art & culture this weekend in Leeds, why not take a visit to the Henry Moore Institute. This Summer they celebrate the work of Japanese post-war artist, Jiro Takamatsu. Focusing on Jiro Takamatsu's work from 1960s-1970s, where he tested the limits of sculpture, experimenting with form, material and perception, the exhibition presents over 70 sculptures , drawings and documents. The Temperature of Sculpture started in 1961, taking us all the way through to 1977; during a time when radical art was exuberant in Japan. So, if you're looking for something to do on a rainy British-summer day in Leeds, the Henry Moore Institute is definitely worth a visit!

Dangerous Arts

Saturday 29 July - Sunday 3rd September
Opening Times: 10am - 5pm

Held at the Royal Armouries Museum, we are bringing history to life with the Dangerous Arts exhibition. During this years' Summer holidays, the exhibition will consist of combat demonstrations, have-a-go sessions, drama workshops, drawing drop-in sessions, museum trails, and much more for everyone to enjoy! And to top it all off, admission to the Royal Armouries Museum is free of charge, so don't miss out this weekend!

Afternoon Tea for Two

Monday 13th March 2017 - Tuesday 13th March 2018
Opening Times: 2pm - 5pm

If you fancy something a bit more sophisticated this weekend, why not treat yourself and a friend to Afternoon Tea for Two at The Hepworth. You and a friend can enjoy a Classic Afternoon Tea for Two at £14.95, which includes a choice of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with jam and cream, a selection of cakes and tarts, with your choice of Yorkshire tea or fresh coffee. Or, if you're feeling a bit fizzy, you can opt for the Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at £21.95, and enjoy your afternoon tea with a sparkling glass of Prosecco instead!

So, after a hard week of work or studying, go on... Treat yourselves!

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