Outdoor Adventures

If you want a place for your youngsters to let off steam and have fun, then there are plenty of exciting play areas across Leeds, many of which are completely free and in wonderful green surroundings. Perhaps the largest and most challenging park for children of all ages can be found at Harewood House, with its fantastic climbing frames, climbing towers, bouncing swings and slides. You will also find exciting play areas at Stockeld Park, Temple Newsam and Lotherton. Leeds’ great parks of Roundhay, Golden Acre and Pudsey also have wonderful family play areas. In fact, there are over 60 local parks in Leeds, many with play areas for children.

If adventure is what you’re after, then Go Ape at Temple Newsam is the perfect activity. Featuring treetop thrills for all ages from 1 metre in height upwards, and with rope bridges, zip wires and “Tarzan swings”, it’s family fun for the bold and the brave. Secure your slot by booking your trip in advance, and making sure to dress for the outdoors. Better yet, why not combine it with a trip to the historic Temple Newsam for an exciting, full, family day out.

If you really want to try your hand at adventure activities, Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre is the place for you. The Centre offers Sailing, Kayaking, Open Canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Improvised Rafting, Windsurfing, Rowing, Climbing, Abseiling, Orienteering, Off Road Biking, Problem Solving, Bushcraft, Soft Archery and Team Building!

Love Exploring is a NEW, FREE fun way to encourage families to be active together and inspire people of all ages to explore their local parks and discover some of the city’s cultural treasures. Follow the Dinosaur Safari to encounter life-like AR Dinosaurs along the route.