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Enjoy Leeds this Summer!

Discover your unique - Enjoy Leeds - Leeds Corn Exchange

 

Looking for a weekend away? Come to Leeds for a summer city break and discover something new!

Children young and old can enjoy all the attractions and events Leeds has to offer. Have a go at feeding the penguins at Harewood House, watch live sword-fighting at the Royal Armouries, get up close to weird and wonderful creatures at Tropical World or burn off some steam exploring the beauty of the nearby countryside.

Shop like you have never shopped before with over 1,000 shops in the city centre, from luxury and designer stores, high street brands, independent and speciality shops and market stalls.

Spend afternoons or evenings sampling street food from around the globe and sipping cocktails with panoramic views of the city from sophisticated roof top bars.

And with a fantastic summer of festivals lined up, there’s even more reasons to visit…

 

Feel the Crowd - Enjoy Leeds - Leeds Festival

 


Millennium Square in the city centre will be transformed into a buzzing hotspot with its annual Summer Series programme featuring the exciting new The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics club classics night performed by a 50-piece Orchestra, a live screening in concert of family favourite movie Back to the Future plus a host of other cinema screenings, live performances and concerts including The Real Thing and UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey from 28th July to early August.

Join the party at one of the UK’s most popular music festivals, Leeds Festival; with global superstars taking to the stage for an unforgettable weekend (25th – 27th August).

Don your most colourful outfit and help Leeds West Indian Carnival celebrate their 50th anniversary at the most dazzling parade yet on August bank holiday Monday. With jaw-dropping costumes, Caribbean beats, fun fair rides, stalls and delicious world cuisine it’s a day not to be missed!

 

Feed Your Passion - Enjoy Leeds - The Yorkshire Post food and drink show

 

Not only does Leeds have an enticing range of fine-dining restaurants, world street food vendors, quirky cafes, stylish cocktail bars and independent eateries, there’s also a whole menu of foodie festivals for you to tuck into!

Leeds Indie Food Festival is in full swing, bringing two weeks of eating, drinking and doing events to celebrate all things independent food.

The Great British Food Festival is back at Harewood House on the 27th-29th May. With over 100 food, drink and gift stalls, top chef demos, live music, kids entertainment and much more it promises to be a fantastic fun foodie day out.

The 2nd – 4th June sees The Yorkshire Post Food and Drink Show bring together some of the region’s finest offerings for three days of stalls filled with tantalising creations, live cooking demos, refreshing summer cocktails and delicious street food.

 

Discover your pride - Enjoy Leeds - Columbia Threadneedle Worl Triathlon

 


Watch elite, Olympic-level athletes from around the globe competing to be champion at the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Series Leeds, 10th & 11th June. Grab your grandstand tickets to get the best views of the action at the finish line!

Cheer for your team at the international cricket this summer at Yorkshire County Cricket Club when England take on the West Indies over the August bank holiday.

And be part of Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* life at Leeds Pride (5th & 6th August); the UK’s friendliest pride. Hours of entertainment and a colourful parade through the city centre, with over 60 floats, creates an unbeatable atmosphere.

 

BE AT ONE

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TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS

TransPennine Express Leeds

 

Summer on Boar Lane is set to be a sizzler, with the arrival of a new cocktail bar from one of the UK's best loved brands; Be At One. With over 150 concoctions on its ever-evolving menu, revellers are in store for a treat no matter what their tipple of choice may be.

Join the party from the 26th May.

 

Travelling to Leeds is easy! Plus, with TransPennine Express, you can save over 50% on train travel when you book in advance online.

TransPennine Express run direct services into Leeds from a number of towns and cities across the north of England including Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and York. Book here

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

Leeds Flamenco Festival – 26th & 27th May

MAMMA MIA! at Leeds Grand Theatre – 30th May – 8th July

Let’s Rock! Leeds - 17th June

Yorkshire Vegan Festival - 17th June

Leeds Waterfront Festival – 24th & 25th June

Let's Rock Leeds - Temple Newsam - Credit Martin Shaw
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