19 Jul 2023
Park playtime fun is a Breeze for kids in Leeds this summer
Leeds’s annual Breeze In The Park entertainment programme is set to put sunny smiles on the faces of young people across the city once again this summer.
Leeds City Council’s roadshow-style extravaganza will see a total of 29 interactive play events for children and teenagers taking place in parks and green spaces over the course of five weeks.
Each one will feature a packed schedule of sports, games, art, music and other fun activities, all designed to add some memorable extra sparkle and shine to the school holidays.
This year’s programme begins with an event at Queens Park in Pudsey next Wednesday, July 26, and runs until Thursday, August 31, when Horsforth Field Playground will be the host location.
In between times, the Breeze In The Park team – and their famous collection of giant inflatables – will be busily criss-crossing Leeds for day-long stop-offs at venues such as Potternewton Playing Fields, Manston Park, Harehills Park, Woodhouse Moor and Morley’s Scatcherd Park.
Events in Garforth, Beeston, Tingley, Kirkstall, Farnley, Bramhope and East End Park will include relaxed, quieter sessions for children with additional needs.
Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s executive member for economy, culture and education, said:
“We’re determined, through our Child Friendly Leeds programme, to make this the best city in the UK for children and young people to grow up in.
“Breeze In The Park is a great example of how we’re working to achieve that aim, with its events providing an inclusive, enjoyable and value-for-money way to spend time in some of the wonderful green space that we have here in Leeds.
“I know the organising team have pulled out all the stops to deliver something extra-special, hopefully everyone attending will agree that they’ve succeeded.
“The events are also the perfect complement to the activity taking place during our LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture and, in particular, the current ‘Playing’ chapter of those celebrations.”
The Breeze In The Park events will each have two main sessions, one running from midday to 2.30pm and the second from 3pm to 5.30pm. The sessions for children with additional needs will run from 11am to midday.
Sessions cost 50p per child and tickets must be bought in advance. Purchases can be made via Breeze In The Park – Breeze Leeds or, for additional needs sessions, from Breeze In The Park Relaxed – Breeze Leeds. A full list of event dates and locations can be found on the same web pages.
Breeze In The Park is funded with the generous support of the council’s network of local community committees.
Further information is available here about the council’s wider Breeze programme and the work it does to help make Leeds a child-friendly city.
Breeze Pass holders get fast-track entry into Breeze In The Park events and priority access to some inflatable attractions. Please note, pass holders must still purchase tickets in advance.
For media enquiries contact:
Leeds City Council Communications team