It’s May’s second bank holiday this weekend and as usual there are plenty of events and other goings on taking place in Leeds, so forget film repeats on the telly and get yourself out and about.
Here are six suggestions of things to do over the three-day weekend.
Leeds Indie Food
It’s the final weekend of this Leeds foodie fest so make the most of it. The event is closed by two-day street food spectacular Leeds Feast which takes over Belgrave Music Hall, Headrow House and North Brewing – with kids and dogs more than welcome.
Great British Food Festival
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Head to Harewood House for this food and drink extravaganza which will include more than 100 artisan producers, chef demos and plenty of food to try. For the kids, there will be cookery lessons and more.
May 28-30, Harewood House, Harewood, LS17 9LG – greatbritishfoodfestival.com/harewood-house.asp
Get ready for Leeds Carnival
Leeds Carnival may not take place until the August bank holiday weekend, but the team behind the event are hosting a range of special family workshops this weekend. Kids can make their own headdresses and costume collars as well as learning some soca dance moves.
Mon May 30 11am-5pm, Leeds West Indian Centre, Laycock Place, LS7 3AJ. Advance registration required – leedscarnival.co.uk
Attend an all-dayer
Leeds is hosting a range of music events over the bank holiday weekend including; pop punk fest Slam Dunk at Millennium Square on May 28; clubbing extravaganza The Garden Party part two at Canal Mills on May 29; and This Is The Place which takes over Belgrave Music Hall, Headrow House and the Live Arts Bistro on May 30.
Merrion Street Festival
This free event returns again promising live music, food and drink and a family-friendly atmosphere. It’s hosted by MOJO, Verve, The Mean-Eyed Cat Bar, The Pitt, Manahatta, and Bar Soba
May 29, 12pm – late, Merrion Street – facebook.com/events/245638415797196
Explore some green space
We’re expecting some decent weather over the bank holiday weekend, so make the most of it by spending some time in the great outdoors. From the 700-acre Roundhay Park as to the grounds of country mansion Temple Newsam to Medieval splendour of Kirkstall Abbey, there’s something for everyone.
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Main image: Leeds Indie Food on Instagram.