Things to do in Leeds during the Summer Holidays – Part Three
More places to visit and things to do in Leeds during the Summer holidays. Leeds has plenty to offer for families running on a budget during the school break. Here is the next selection of places to visit and things to do in the City. The first two instalments can be found here and here.
Tropical World is located next to Roundhay Park. It is home to one of the largest collections of tropical plants and butterflies in the UK. The centre has different zones to illustrate environments from around the world. There is a hot and humid Amazon Zone; a Desert House that is home to some highly popular meerkats and Step Ashore which features Tropical World’s collection of Koi Carp.
Abbey House Museum
Abbey House Museum is located a short distance from Kirkstall Abbey. It features a reconstructed street full of shops as they would have been during the later Victorian period. There is a small entry fee but it is well worthwhile, especially if combined with a visit to the Abbey, just across the road. There is a park adjoining the museum and it is a short walk to the river.
Leeds Museum Discovery Centre
The discovery centre uses the archives and collections of Leeds Museums. They turn them into engaging, interactive features for educational groups or families. The museum runs family workshop activities on Wednesdays during the school holidays, from 10am till 12 noon.
Middleton Railway Museum
The Middleton Railway is reputed to be the oldest working railway in the world. The line is now run by volunteers so is not open at all times. The line runs from Middleton park in South Leeds to Moor Road. At Moor Road there is an extensive museum containing a range of trains and railway memorabilia. The museum run several special events each year. For forthcoming events, museum opening times and the railway timetable, see the Railways website.
Things to do in Leeds part two