Fun things for sports fans to do in Leeds
If you’re planning a day trip or a short stay in Leeds, then you might be interested in some of the sport-related attractions that the city has to offer. A vibrant, university city, Leeds offers a range of sports centres and clubs, sports teams, and even sporting activities that visitors to the area can take part in and enjoy. We’ve listed some of the best things for sports fans to do in Leeds.
Located close to main Leeds landmarks such as the Town Hall and the Leeds Museum, Millennium Square is a large square in the city centre that you might not think is anything special when you visit on a quiet day. Opened in 2000 to mark the new millennium, the square was visited by Nelson Mandela the following year as he opened the Nelson Mandela Gardens that are now located to the south of the square. Sports fans will enjoy watching their favourite games on the big screen in Millennium Square, especially in summer. Don’t forget to pop into the selection of bars and restaurants at the square, where you’ll also find some Wi-Fi hotspots that you can use to bet on your mobile on the move.
Leeds Sports Centres
If you’re organising a sporting event, for example five-a-side football or a kids’ sports day, then look no further than one of Leeds Sports Centres. With top facilities available for playing a range of sports, whether you’re playing for fun or professionally, the range of venues offers everything that you need for the perfect sporting event.
If you are considering playing casual sports when in Leeds, then you might want to visit Roundhay Park, which is popular with young football players, skaters and walkers. A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Leeds city centre, the park is also home to a café, where you can go to replenish your energy. The lake in the park is also used for the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Series Leeds, which you can take part in!
TeamSport Go Karting
If you enjoy racing and motor sports and are looking for an adrenaline rush, then look no further than TeamSport Go Karting. One of the top things to do in Leeds and hugely popular with both locals and visitors alike, the go karting track is the perfect choice of destination for a stag do in Leeds, a fun day with friends, or even spending some time with family, although be aware that age restrictions do apply.
Leeds United F.C. Stadium
No visit to Leeds would be complete for any football fan without a visit to see the Leeds United F.C. stadium. You can visit the Elland Road stadium to watch home matches, or even book a tour around the stadium when there are no matches.
Finally, no article on the best things for sports fans to do in Leeds would be complete without a mention of Headingley Stadium. Home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the Leeds Rhinos, and Yorkshire Carnegie, this ground is host to numerous world class games each and every year. Those who enjoy their cricket, in particular, may want to arrange their visit around one of the international matches as this is one of the top grounds in the north of England for international matches.
Sports fans will find plenty of great things to do in Leeds, from watching their favourite sports teams play live, to getting involved in fun activities such as go-karting and triathlons.