A young girl filling out an activity sheet in the Life on Earth gallery at Leeds CIty Museum

May Half Term: I Love Leeds


29 May 2021 - 05 June 2021

Venue Leeds City Museum

Tags Activity, Event, Family, School holiday, Under 5s,

Join Leeds City Museum in person and online for May half term as we say a big ‘I Love Leeds!’ to welcome you all back to our Museum.

We have a range of activities happening throughout the week to get involved with so check in to our facebook and twitter pages for updates.

If you’re planning on visiting you don’t need to book but please check our Visit page for opening hours before you travel.

Remember to stop off at the café to take advantage of 50% off until the end of May!


What’s on this May half term


I Love Leeds Family Favourites Trail

29 May – 5 June

Pick up or download a trail (PDF 450KB) to discover and try out families’ favourite things to do around the museum. There are still lots of things to look at and discover with your senses as you explore the Museum, while keeping safe.

Dance performance – socially distanced family fun!

2 June, 11.30am & 2pm

Shrikant dancing in the Life on Earth gallery

Free, pre-booked tickets for families of up to 6 people. Booking essential. Limited capacity.*

Watch and join in with this live performance by dancer Shrikant Subramaniam in the large hall of Leeds City Museum. It starts with a short performance of Bharatanatyam classical Indian dance. You can then have a go at learning some of the hand gestures and feet movements to create dance shapes inspired by the animals in the Museum!

We’re excited to have families join us for this dance performance. We are putting measures in place to keep our audience safe. You will be allocated a large yoga mat and chairs/seating for your family of up to 6 people to sit/dance on. This will be a cautious distance away from other visitors and the performer.

Suggested age: Families, over 5 years, all welcome. Due to current restrictions, we’re asking families to stay on their allocated mat/seats during the performance. We know this is tricky but we’ll keep it as interactive as possible in a socially distanced way!

*Please note, your ticket is for entry into the dance performance audience. If you want to also visit the Museum galleries, you may have to queue as we have limited capacities and we anticipate the museum may be popular during school holiday week.

Please follow these safety measures:

Pre-book a ticket for your family/bubble for the performance.

– Each ticket is for up to 6 people to sit together. Maximum 6 people.

– Remain within your family’s allocated mat area throughout the performance

– Visitors over the age of 11 to wear face coverings throughout their visit to the Museum, unless exempt.

– We recommend that those with tickets arrive at least 20 minutes before the event to allow time for entry and track and trace. There may be a queue to enter the Museum.

– We kindly ask that you let us know if you cannot make the performance, so that we can release your place to another family.

– At the end of the performance, please wait on your mat area so that we can stagger exit from the hall at a safe social distance.

– Do not attend if anyone in your group feels unwell or has symptoms

Please note that after the event, if you wish to look around the Museum, there may be a wait if the museum spaces are full. We have reduced our gallery capacities to keep everyone safe.



Origami Leeds Owl

31 May, 10am – Online activity idea on Facebook

Facebook and Twitter

Discover how to make your very own Origami Leeds Owl, with paper , a ruler and some clever folding!

Get your instructions on our Facebook and Twitter pages from 10am.

Love Leeds Love Heart

3 June, 10am – Online activity idea on Facebook

Facebook and Twitter

Do you LOVE Leeds? We do! Create a 3D paper heart decoration and cover it with all of the things you love about our hometown.

Get your instructions on our Facebook and Twitter pages from 10am.

String City Skyline

5 June, 10am – Online activity idea on Facebook

Facebook and Twitter

Shape our superb city skyline with string! Craft the buildings of Leeds in a string and paper multicolour masterpiece! Get your instructions on our Facebook and Twitter pages from 10am.





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