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Family Fun Activities on Rainy Days

Max from Hoop shares his top 10 activities for keeping the kids entertained on a rainy day.

The weather in the UK is known for its unpredictability. One day it’s blistering sunshine and the next it’s raining cats and dogs. When you’re on holiday or have energetic kids to entertain the rain can’t stop play – so here at family activity Hoop we’ve compiled the top family activities to do in Leeds so you can just take your pick! 


Leeds City Museum


1. Tiny Tetley & Family Art Workshops

Art for all ages at the Tetley, LS10 1JQ
Selected dates
Both FREE and paid activities

The Tetley offers a range of creative family activities in their stunning gallery spaces, inspired by their current exhibition programme. Under-fives can get messy while the whole family can get involved in exciting art workshops.

2. Diddikicks

Football for 18 months to 5 years
Mondays & Weekends
FREE trials available

Diddikicks is the premier pre-school football coaching club for boys and girls.

3. Tiny Tigers

Arts and Crafts for under 5s at Leeds City Museum

Looking for something creative to do with kids in the city? Head down to Leeds City Museum for a craft session for under 5s and their carers.

4. diddi dance

Dance for 18 months to 5 years
Single sessions from £5.50

Fun, funky, engaging and energetic dance classes. The sessions aim to teach co-ordination and encourage socialisation and creativity through playful, fun and stimulating dancing.

5. Little Shoppers

Games for under 5s at Abbey House Museum
Tuesdays to Sundays

Fun and games amongst the museum's beautifully recreated Victorian streets. At these events there are range of play shops, fake food and a trail or craft every week.


6. Through the Ages for All Ages Tour

Tour for all ages at Temple Newsam
2:30pm to 3:00pm on Tuesdays to Sundays

Younger visitors will get the chance to handle some historic items from the collection, and hear stories of some of the people who lived at Temple Newsam.


7. Mummy Buddy Community Leeds

Baby & Toddler Group for up to 12 months
11:30 am on Thursdays and Fridays

A community matching mums-to-be and new mums with a Mummy Buddy (someone local who is a stage ahead in their motherhood journey) who offers friendly support, guidance and reassurance.


8. Hobbycraft Kid's Craft Clubs

Arts & Crafts for 4 years+
Various dates

Head to your local store and get crafty as a family. You'll be shown how to make your very own windchime, decorate foam shapes and much more.


9. Funky Jives: Fun, Funky Freestyle Dance and Movement Sessions

Dance, Baby & Toddler Groups for 1 to 4 years
Weekdays except Tuesdays
Single sessions from £3.50

Fun, freestyle dance and movement classes for young children and adults. Enjoy dancing along to great song tracks and using pom poms, scarves, ribbons, maracas and hoops.


10. Jackrabbit Paint Your Own Pottery

Pottery for 5 years and above
Weekdays & weekends
Cost varies

Painting pottery is a great way to spend a couple of hours being creative. This studio is perfect for children to indulge their imaginations on a rainy day.


Max Jennings, Co-Founder of family activity website Hoop. Hoop exists to help families find activities locally for the age of their children, bringing everything happening across the UK for kids into one app.