Spring festival set to arrive at Thwaite Mills Watermill

Picture caption: There will be lots of family fun at the Thwaite Mills Watermill spring festival.

A fun-filled spring festival is once again set to light up a popular Leeds museum this Sunday.

Held on Sunday 5 April from 11.30am - 4.30pm, visitors to Thwaite Mills Watermill, which is located in Stourton, will be able to enjoy a range of fantastic events and activities. On offer will include a spring market and craft fair, boat rides, a bouncy castle, face painting, biscuit decorating and a chance to meet the Easter bunny. There will also be an opportunity for youngsters to take part in a special Easter bunny trail and win an Easter egg.

One of the last remaining examples of a water-powered mill in Britain, the tranquil island home of Thwaite Mills is also home to a variety of beautiful wildlife and nature trails where you can take a walk along the river or just relax with the family in one of the museum’s picnic areas.

Entry to the festival is part of the normal admission price to Thwaite Mills Watermill.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:

"We are delighted to be hosting our annual spring festival at Thwaite Mills Watermill which is always a fun occasion for all the family to enjoy.

"As always a range of activities and events will be available, including boat rides, children’s crafts and spring market, and after seeing what is on offer, why not check out one of our nature trails where you can explore the really beautiful island."

Notes to editors:

Thwaite Mills Watermill is one of the best and last remaining examples of a water-powered putty mill in Britain. This fully restored and fascinating museum allows visitors to experience the power and force of water powered industry in action.

Thwaite Mills address:

Thwaite Lane



LS10 1RP

Tel: 0113 276 2887

Thwaite Mills website address: www.leeds.gov.uk/thwaitemills

Thwaite Mills is open at the following times:

Open every Saturday and Sunday, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Closed on Mondays except for bank holidays

Open during Leeds school holidays on Tuesdays – Fridays, 10.00am – 5.00pm

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk