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Playground announced for New Wortley park: Oak Road Recreation Ground

18 Jul 2024

Playground announced for New Wortley park

A park in the New Wortley area of Armley is set to get its own dedicated play area with climbing equipment and an agility play trail, in response to voices in the community.

After a successful bid for funding, Leeds City Council has announced that a new playground will be built at Oak Road Recreation Ground, known locally as Jailey Fields.

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Leeds parks officially recognised as some of the best in the country: Roundhay Park

16 Jul 2024

Leeds parks officially recognised as some of the best in the country

Seven parks and green spaces in Leeds have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award after achieving international quality mark once more.

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Big butterfly fever at Tropical World this summer: Tropical World Butterfly Count 1

10 Jul 2024

Big butterfly fever at Tropical World this summer

Visitors can make some fluttery friends this summer and learn all about beautiful butterflies at Tropical World as they join in the Big Butterfly Count.

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Capy days as Lotherton welcomes surprise new arrival: Baby capy grab

08 May 2024

Capy days as Lotherton welcomes surprise new arrival

An adorable new arrival took staff at a Leeds wildlife attraction by surprise by becoming an unexpected addition to their family of cuddly Capybara.

Keepers at Lotherton Wildlife World recently entered the animals’ enclosure as normal to carry out their routine daily welfare checks and feeding.

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New community park opens at former school site in Hyde Park: Growing beds

20 Feb 2024

New community park opens at former school site in Hyde Park

The community park on the former site of Royal Park School is officially opened. Hyde Park’s new Royal Park will provide residents with vegetable growing beds, a fruit orchard and outdoor gym facilities.

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P-p-p-pick up the perfect late Christmas gift as Lotherton launches adopt a penguin project: Penguin adoption

22 Dec 2023

P-p-p-pick up the perfect late Christmas gift as Lotherton launches adopt a penguin project

Last minute Christmas shoppers in Leeds can pick up the perfect present for animal lovers by adopting an adorable penguin. 

Lotherton Wildlife World is giving people the chance to adopt and support their colony of Humboldt penguins, helping the site to conserve the birds whilst also supporting international efforts to protect them in the wild. 

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Chance to make some deer friends at Lotherton this summer: IMG 7770

07 Aug 2023

Chance to make some deer friends at Lotherton this summer

Visitors to Lotherton can join the herd this summer and get a rare, up close look at the estate’s stunning resident red deer.

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Seven Leeds parks named amongst best in country after being awarded Green Flag status: roundhayparklake

19 Jul 2023

Seven Leeds parks named amongst best in country after being awarded Green Flag status

Seven parks and green spaces across Leeds have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award, including Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Middleton Park, Otley Chevin Forest Park, Pudsey Park Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam Estate.

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Tropical World Rainforest Canopy gets exciting makeover as it welcomes a pack of mischievous new animals: Pygmy Marmoset1

06 Apr 2023

Tropical World Rainforest Canopy gets exciting makeover as it welcomes a pack of mischievous new animals

Tropical World in Leeds has welcomed a whole host of new animals this week, which have taken up residence in the newly refurbished Rainforest Canopy area of the attraction.

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Joy as Temple Newsam’s Home Farm welcomes udderly cute new arrivals: Goat - Home Farm

06 Mar 2023

Joy as Temple Newsam’s Home Farm welcomes udderly cute new arrivals

Spring has sprung at Temple Newsam’s Home Farm as birthing season has brought some adorable new baby animals, with lots more expected over the coming weeks.

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