Plan your days out to keep the whole family entertained during the half term holidays in Leeds.

From family trails to arts and crafts workshops there’s plenty to look forward to at all our venues, whatever the weather.

May half term – days out in Leeds

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May Half Term: Find the Hedgehogs Trail

07 May 2024 - 02 June 2024

Venue: Leeds City Museum

Price: Free

Starting in Hedgehog Awareness Week search for hedgehogs throughout the museum, tick them off your list, and learn some fun hedgehog facts.

May Half Term: Around the World in 80 Stories

25 May 2024 - 02 June 2024

Venue: Lotherton

Price: Included in admission (pre-booking recommended)

Join us for storytelling and adventure at Lotherton this half term.

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May Half Term: Gnome Sweet Gnome

25 May 2024 - 02 June 2024

Venue: Abbey House Museum

Price: Included in admission

Search for gnomes hiding in our Victorian streets and take part in fun family friendly trails and craft activities.

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May Half Term: Scarecrow Festival

25 May 2024 - 02 June 2024

Venue: Kirkstall Abbey

Price: Included in admission

Go on a beautiful springtime nature walk around the abbey and see if you can spot all the scarecrows specially designed by our staff.

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West Riding to West Africa

25 May 2024

Venue: Leeds Industrial Museum

Price: Included with admission

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly day exploring the incredible story of how engineering linked West Yorkshire and Sierra Leone in West Africa.

wet felting using shades of blue, yellow and red

May Half Term: Fun with Felt

27 May 2024 - 05 June 2024

Venue: Leeds Industrial Museum

Price: Included with admission

Get creative with family felt activities, spot the felted animals around the museum, and catch a film in our tiny cinema.

May Half Term: Find Your Happy

28 May 2024 - 02 June 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: Included in admission

Find your happy at Temple Newsam this May half term. Take part in fun family crafts that will make you feel good and put a smile on your face!

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May Half Term: Build a Bird

28 - 29 May 2024

Venue: Leeds City Museum

Price: Free

10am - 12pm & 1 - 3pm

Learn about endangered birds while you colour them in, create an owl out of origami, or collage your own bird and design its habitat.

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Half Term Store Tour

28 May 2024

Venue: Leeds Discovery Centre

Price: Free

11am - 12pm & 1 - 2pm

Join us this May half term for a special behind the scenes tour of the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection store.

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Goose: Live at Abbey House Museum

29 May 2024

Venue: Abbey House Museum

Price: £10

11am & 1pm

In this family theatre show, join Sophie and her friend Goose on an unforgettable journey with laughter, friendship, and plenty of honks!

Growing seedlings

Tomato Planting

29 May 2024

Venue: Temple Newsam

Price: Free

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Walled Gardens and plant your very own tomato plant to take home and watch grow. Free, drop in.

Leeds City Museum

Scope Activity Morning

30 May 2024

Venue: Leeds City Museum

Price: Free

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to find information on inclusive activity groups, adjustments, and support for children with disabilities and special educational needs.

people looking at objects in the leeds discovery centre store

Half Term Store Tour

30 May 2024

Venue: Leeds Discovery Centre

Price: Free

11am - 12pm & 1 - 2pm

Join us this May half term for a special behind the scenes tour of the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection store.

people looking at objects in the leeds discovery centre store

Half Term Store Tour

31 May 2024

Venue: Leeds Discovery Centre

Price: Free

11am - 12pm & 1 - 2pm

Join us this May half term for a special behind the scenes tour of the Leeds Museums and Galleries collection store.

The Volsung Vikings

Volsung Vikings

01 - 02 June 2024

Venue: Lotherton

Price: Included in admission (pre-booking recommended)

Dust off your chainmail...the Volsung Vikings will be invading Lotherton for a weekend of historic re-enactment and family fun!

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Leeds Wool Festival

01 June 2024

Venue: Leeds Industrial Museum

Price: Adult £4.74 / Child £2.65

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come along to Leeds Wool Festival to celebrate all things woolly, right inside what was once the world's largest woollen mill.

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