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Children's Activity Centre

Rainbow Factory

Rainbow Factory


When it comes to creative entertainment, the Rainbow Factory is the place to be! We are open to the public in school holidays & for special events only - so please ensure you check our events calendar or call us before visiting!

This unique attraction specialises in storytelling through the creative arts, including theatre, crafts & games that inspire and delight children aged 10 and under. Activities are run by a talented team of performers and can include model-making, treasure hunts, silly science & slime-making!

Step into a storytelling wonderland where you can make watch original performances in the Enchanted Theatre, marvel at handmade models of storybook characters, meet our resident dragon and much more.

Past events have included Alice's Easter Adventure, Harry Potter Book Night, Roald Dahl Day and Amazing Authors’ Week.

Most weekdays during term-time are booked up with our fabulous school trips in the factory, plus our theatre-in-education packages - where we take our performances & workshops into schools.

Plus we regularly stage special events for babies, toddlers and preschoolers - which as well as being great fun, also help to develop children's curiosity, imagination and confidence.

At weekends we are generally closed to the public, in order to run our hugely popular birthday parties, which can be designed around your child's favourite book.

The Rainbow Factory is located just 15 minutes from Leeds city centre, 20 mins from Bradford and 30 minutes from Harrogate.
Looking for a day out with a difference? You've found it!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Disabled access

Opening details

Open to the public for events - Please check the website for full list of events.


Varies for each event - please check the website for details


LS28 5LY



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Map reference: SE 221357  Lat: 53.81746 Long: -1.66487


Sat nav - if you have a sat nav, please place ls28 5ly into the postcode finder.

From Leeds ring road north (a6120)
• Turn left at the Rodley roundabout onto Rodley Lane.

• Take the 8th right-hand turn onto Bagley Lane

• Continue up Bagley Lane and the rainbow factory is on the right-hand side

From Leeds ring road south (a6120) & the Leeds-Bradford Road East (a647)

• At the Owlcoates roundabout, turn down the b6157

• Take the 7th left-hand turn (just before go outdoors), up the b6156 (Farsley Town Street)

• Continue down the b6156 until the fleece pub (on the right-hand side), take the next right-hand turn signposted ‘Springfield
Commercial Centre’ (Bagley Lane)

• continue down Bagley Lane, past entrance 1 of Springfield Commercial Centre. Please use entranced 3 for the Rainbow Factory (on the left as you go around the corner).

Bus routes

1. 16a t1 market place
2. 86 t1 market place

• Nearest bus stop is Bagley Lane (stop 45024099)
• Entrance to the Rainbow Factory is across the road

• Train to New Pudsey station (from Leeds central)
• Then, walk up Owlcoates lane and turn right onto the b6157.
• The number 86 bus will stop at the Bradford Road Ruskin Street (stop 45012375) bus stop, then follow ‘getting here by bus’


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access