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Outdoor & More Festivals in Leeds

The great outdoors, scintillating science and even vintage vehicles…festivals for all interests!


VW Festival is a family-friendly, entertainment-filled weekend that has something for everyone. As well as looking around some of the best VW's that the UK has to offer. There is an awesome live graffiti display, entertainment shows, live music, a funfair and Harewood's facilities such as the adventure playground, bird garden and food court.


The annual Leeds Festival of Science  brings activities galore across science, technology, engineering and mathematics throughout Leeds and the University. Look out for the 2019 Public Programme will is sure to be packed full of exciting events that will enthuse and inspire everyone, whatever their age and experience.

VW Festival 2014 credit Harewood House Trust
Otley - All About The Story


Get your boots ready for the 19th Otley Walking Festival. The 2019 Walking Festival will offer a wide choice of events and walks each day and evening. With a choice of over 40 walks and events, there really is something for everyone! Short town-based walks, themed walks, waterside walks, strenuous moorland hikes plus a full evening programme of entertaining themed events.



Get out there...

Leeds Festival of Science – TBC March 2019

Be Curious Festival - 30th March 2019

Sounds Like This Festival - TBC 2019

Leeds International Festival - 2nd -12th May 2019

Leeds Waterfront Festival - TBC June 2019

Leeds Eco Trail Trekker - TBC June 2019

Leeds Yoga and Wellness Festival 2018 - TBC 2019

Otley Walking Festival – TBC 2019

VW Festival – 10th - 12th August 2018

Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza – 9th September 2018

Otley Science Festival – TBC November 2018