Final countdown to Child Friendly Leeds Live
There’s still time to buy your tickets for the first ever Child Friendly Leeds Live, which takes place on 8 August on Millennium Square – but hurry as they’re selling fast.
A fantastic festival for children under the age of 12 (must be accompanied by an adult), families will be treated to lots of great entertainment on stage.
Music from Heart FM will get the party started until compere, Alex Winters, arrives to introduce performances from Rainbow Factory and Dance Action Zone Ltd.
Talented young people from Leeds, who have made it through to the heats of the esteemed ‘Breeze has Talent’ competition, will then perform and be judged and scored on originality, stage presence and technique. Finally, headline act Andy and the Odd Socks will take to the stage and finish the event off in style.
Child Friendly Leeds ambassadors and partners will be on hand to provide fun, free activities around the square including:
- Climbing wall (Herd Farm Children’s Centre)
- Bath bomb making (Lush) *morning session only
- Parachute play, bubbles and pom poms (Boomchikkaboom) *afternoon session only
- Festival glitter and face painting
- Tennis skills (Active Leeds)
- Balloon modelling (Tom Kent)
- Story telling in the Leeds mobile library bus
- Arts and crafts (The Tetley)
- Baby sensory mini taster activities (Baby Sensory Central)
- Giant games and t-shirt design (Leeds Youth Services)
- Pop-up sensory room for children and young people with additional needs at Leeds City Museum
Councillor Lisa Mulherin, executive member for children and families said:
“Child Friendly Leeds Live is going to be a fantastic event for children and families, and we’re delighted that Alex Winters and Andy Ball and his band Andy and the Odd Socks are joining us to help make it really special.
“We want as many children and families as possible to enjoy this summer festival of exciting live music and performances.
"We are especially grateful to our wonderful partners and ambassadors, who will be providing free, fun activities for children to get involved in whilst enjoying the entertainment.”
The event will take place on Millennium Square on Wednesday 8 August and is made up of two separate, almost identical three-hour ‘Child Friendly Leeds Live’ sessions. The first session will run from 10am to 1pm, and the second will run from 2pm until 5pm. The event is for children aged 12 and under, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are priced at £4 (inclusive of booking fee) and are on sale through the City Centre Box Office based at Leeds Town Hall (0113 376 0318) and at www.millsqleeds.com.
The Carriageworks Box Office will be open on 8 August from 9am to 10:30am and then again from 1 to 2.30pm for sales on the day (subject to availability). Please check Child Friendly Leeds social media for more information.
Ticket price includes a range of activities also taking place on the square. Some of these may be very popular, so please be prepared to queue at busy times.
Snacks and drinks will be available to purchase on the day, but families are welcome to bring their own food and drinks.
Entrance to the square will be via Gate C (opposite Leeds City Museum) and this will open at 9.30am for the first session and 1.30pm for the second session.
For further information about this event, please call 0113 378 3580 or 1554 or 3577.
If you’d like to receive more information about this and other holiday events for children and young people in Leeds, please follow us on Facebook (Child Friendly Leeds) or visit the Breeze website.