Summer Holiday Activities for Kids

School’s out for summer!

It can be hard finding things to do with the kids during the summer holidays (six weeks is a long time), especially activities that don’t involve watching telly or playing on the PlayStation. To help you out heres a list of things you can do in Leeds, as well as some clubs that leave a bit of free time for yourself.

Geo-caching, The World’s Biggest treasure Hunt – Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. Download the app and explore your surroundings. It’s fun, free and it gets the kids moving.

Tennis for Kids Course – If your child has been inspired by the talent of young Coco Gauff in Wimbledon this month, maybe a taster in tennis could lead them towards a future in professional tennis. These courses are available all over Leeds (Chapel Allerton, Pudsey, Roundhay park, Dartmouth Park and Shadwell) and some of them are free!!

Escape Hunt – Exercising the mind is just as important as the brain so head to an escape room on a gloomy day and keep them entertained.

Jungle Rumble Mini Golf – Maybe your son/daughter was impressed by the talent shown at The Open earlier this month and want to work on getting a swing like Rory McIlroy.

Complete the Leeds Treasure Hunt Trail  – The trail is around 2 miles long and takes about 2 hours to complete, with clues designed with kids in mind it ensures fun for all the family. The trail is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs and is available to do all year round.

Embrace your inner primate and hit the wallThe Climbing Lab  and The Big Depot are just two of the many child-friendly climbing walls Leeds has to offer so grab some active wear and get climbing.

– Jump Around at one of Leeds’ 3 Trampoline Parks. Jump Inc. Oxygen Freejumping and JumpArena.

– Give Sailing a try – Head to Yeadon Tarn and get involved with the activities that Leeds Sailing and Activity centre run throughout the holidays.