Free and low-cost activities for people in Leeds
With the cost of living going up, many residents and families in Leeds will be searching for fun things to do and days out that won’t break the bank.
Each week, we’ll be highlighting some of the best things to do in the city that won’t cost too much.
You can also visit www.leedsinspired.co.uk for more ideas and inspiration.
More information on cost of living support available can be found on the council’s dedicated webpage at www.leeds.gov.uk/costofliving.
Kirkstall Abbey market
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey ruins, the weekend market on Nov 26 sees different stallholders joining every month.
Stalls include Yorkshire-made produce including cheeses and chutneys, and sweet and savoury bakes.
There are also a range of art and craft stalls from local makers and creatives, showcasing handmade items including homewares, accessories and natural beauty products.
Rory’s Saturday Club at Leeds City Museum
Come down to Leeds City Museum for our Rory’s Saturday Club craft sessions from 11am until 12.15pm.
Sessions are designed for families with children of all ages and don’t need to be booked in advance.
More info: Rory’s Saturday Club - Leeds City Museum
Monthly events where people can meet one another and enjoy a variety of activities in their local library.
Each one has a different theme; a creative activity to enjoy or a new skill to learn. It's free and there's no need to book. Refreshments are provided.
Events take place at different libraries across the city.
More info: Library Socials | Leeds Inspired
Temple Newsam treasures on tour at Garforth Library
Objects a sixpence from the English Civil War period, a wonder solvent from the twentieth century, and a 19th century British blackware milk jug will be among the Temple Newsam treasures making their way to Garforth Library this week.
The interactive session on Nov 24 from 1.30pm until 3pm will be led by community curator Rathi Tamilselvan, from Temple Newsam House.
COST: Free, booking required
Family history workshop at Leeds Central Library
Take your first steps in conducting your own Jewish family research using the International Tracing Service (ITS) digital archive.
The workshop on November 25 from 10.30am until 1.30pm will also feature Jewish family research support services available from Leeds-based partner organisations.
Participants will also have the chance to sign up for one-on-one consultations with The Wiener Holocaust Library’s expert researchers.
COST: Free but booking required
A monthly Lego club where participants can build and construct creations based on best-loved children's books, featuring a different theme each month.
Taking place at various venues but starting at Central Library on November 26 from 11am until noon.
Suitable for children aged 5 and over and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
More info: Lego Club | Leeds Inspired