Leeds for staycationers, families and away fans.

27th August 2021


We’re all ready for a break. A chance to explore, relax and have fun somewhere further than our own four walls and local highstreets. That’s where the great British city break comes in. We might be a bit biased, but we reckon that Leeds ticks those boxes more than anywhere else. So this is our case for Leeds as THE destination for next staycation. Stuff to do, places to visit, and activities in Leeds city centre and beyond. All so you can plan your own Leeds visit with ease. Here are 7 reasons why Leeds should be your next staycation!


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Leeds family days out come in all shapes and sizes, from action packed sports and activities, to imaginative and inspiring destinations with chances to learn slipped in under the radar. Whether you’re looking to explore outdoors, get creative, or meet some furry friends, we’ve got the family fun sorted!


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Leeds is a city with a rich sporting heritage – a football team newly returned to the Premier League, the highly decorated Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos along with a regular host to world-class international sporting events. Whether you’re a football, rugby or cricket fan, Leeds is a city where you can enjoy sport at any time of the year, and pretty much around the clock too. And it’s not just the sport you can enjoy in Leeds, check out our suggestions for what to do when you’re here for the match.


Leeds International Piano Competition


Leeds International Piano Competition, ‘The Leeds’, as it’s called by those in the know, is probably the highlight of the international calendar for those who love pianists and the beautiful music they create. The competition gathers the best of the best from all over the world with The second round (8th-10th September) and Semi Final (12th-14th September) held in The Great Hall of University of Leeds followed by the electrifying Final (17th-18th September) in the iconic Leeds Town Hall.

It’s not just the professionals who can take part in the fun. Have you always dreamt of playing the piano but didn’t know where to start? Learn to Play in a Day with a professional and patient piano teachers. Plus look out for pop-up events across the city, featuring the sculptures of Pianodrome, the talented Tabor Piano Ambassadors, and a host of local musicians and artists!

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Chow Down. Thursday – Sunday

Magic Goes Wrong, Leeds Grand Theatre. 30th August – 4th September

Leeds International Beer Festival. 2nd – 5th September

Mahogany Market. 4th – 5th September

Leeds Piano Trail | Art, Sculptures & Special Performances. 4th – 19th September

Leeds Piano Trail | Learn to Play in a Day. 4th – 19th September

80s Classical at Millennium Square. 10th September

North Leeds Food Festival. 11th – 12th September

Magic of Motown at Millennium Square. 12th September

Autumn Harvest at Lotherton. 12th – 19th September

Leeds International Festival of Ideas. 13th – 27th September

Mint Festival. 25th September