Easter treats on offer at Kirkgate Market

Inspiration for your family meal, gift ideas, free chocolate and fun activities for the kids are all on offer at Leeds’ favourite market this Easter.

With an abundance of fresh food from Kirkgate Market’s varied traders, planning your great-value Easter feast with the family couldn’t be easier.

While the grown-ups are shopping for tasty treats, Easter eggs and other gifts, kids will need to keep their eyes peeled on Saturday 19 April from 11am until 3pm. The White Rabbit and Alice in Wonderland will be wandering around the market giving away free chocolate to kids who find them.

Also on Saturday 19 April, children can hop over to the play space in the 1976 hall from 10.30am to 3.30pm where they can have their face painted and indulge in some Easter themed craft activities and balloon modelling.

To help people make their Easter weekend preparations as easy as possible, Kirkgate Market will be open as usual on Good Friday but closed on Easter Monday, reopening on Tuesday 22 April.

Sue Burgess, markets manager, said:

“There’s certainly a lot to choose from for a delicious and fun Easter break at the market. We’re looking forward to welcoming shoppers – old and new – not just in the run up to the holidays, but throughout the year.

“We really enjoy putting on special events for our visitors, which will be even more exciting with the dedicated events space which is included in our refurbishment plans.”

The council recently gave the green light for the £12.3million refurbishment project to secure the markets future. The approval paves the way for a planning application to be submitted along with listed building consent.

Visitors to the market are reminded that the George Street car park is now closed. Information on alternative parking can be found on the market’s website. The facility closed to make way for the construction of the market’s newest neighbour – the Victoria Gate development.

For media enquiries please contact:

Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577

email: amanda.l.burns@leeds.gov.uk