28
July
2014
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Summer holiday fun is a Breeze as popular events return













Caption: Young people enjoying one of last year's popular Breeze on Tour events.





Thousands of
local young people are expected to flock to Temple Newsam for some free fun in
the sun this week.






The event on
Wednesday and Thursday from 1pm-5pm will the first of this summer’s Breeze on
Tour activities, and will include a packed programme of inflatables, sports and
art workshops for young people to enjoy.






Last summer's
Breeze events attracted more than 21,000 young people, with up to 3,000
expected to be at Temple Newsam this week.






An opening time of 11-12pm for young people with
additional needs is also available through pre-booking by calling 0113 3783167.






Further
events will be held at Roundhay Park on Aug 6 and 7, and Kirkstall Abbey on Aug
13 and 14.






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






“Our Breeze
on Tour events have become one of the highlights of the summer for young people
in Leeds and I’m sure this year will be no exception.






“These events
are a great opportunity for children and young people to come along, join
thousands of others their own age and try some activities that are


fun, free and
different.






“It’s also
something parents can take their kids along to and get them out and about over
the summer holidays without breaking the bank.”






All
activities are free but some charges apply at the fairground zone and refreshment stalls.






Some height restrictions will apply
and height charts will be available throughout the area.



As well as Breeze on Tour,
Mini Breeze events will also be taking place at locations across Leeds
throughout the summer.






To attend, just being a BreezeCard
or sign up for one at the event. Accompanying adults don't need a BreezeCard.






For more
information about Breeze events including a full list of events and location,
visit: www.breezeleeds.org/breezeontour






ENDS






For more
details, contact:




Communications Officer



Leeds City Council



Tel: 0113 224 3937