Keep the kids busy out of school with our choice of family friendly activities on offer through the February half term.
Firefly Pottery Class
Firefly Pottery is extending its hours over the holidays, offering a hands-on introduction to ceramics for parents and children of all ages. A full range of classes are on offer at the Horsforthbased workshop, letting families relax, get creative and have some fun. Get your hands dirty as you flex your skills on the potter’s wheel, learn about different clay sculpting techniques, and perfect your creations with a finishing touch of paint work.
Keep your children in the classroom over the half term with this week-long camp organised by Music Labs. The intensive course, taught by experienced music teachers, is designed for students to pick up an instrument and learn all there is to know about playing in a band. By the end of the week the children will be ready to show off their new skills as they perform for parents. Based in Beeston, Music Labs is also set to open its doors in Moortown in March offering its full range of lessons throughout the rest of the year.
This weekly event at Roundhay Park is scheduled to finish off the half term holiday with one last burst of energy and is open for runners of any standard to join. Parents and children aged up to 14 years old can give the 2km timed dash a go giving young participants a boost of health and confidence in a fun, no pressure environment.
Stockeld Park is available to keep families entertained during a full-day visit to its many attractions. Its latest themed event, Talking Animals, will be open across the half term week to have children guessing the answers to riddles spoken by animal statues dotted across the park. Tickets to the event also include access to the park’s ice-skating rink, maze, and enchanted forest. The family friendly adventure park also boasts five playgrounds for the kids to let off some more steam during a busy day.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm
A full afternoon can be enjoyed outside with a visit to Meanwood Valley Urban Farm. With 24 acres to explore, families can meet the farms resident animals including alpacas, donkeys, guinea pigs and even turtles! The farm’s epicentre is built from recyclable materials and acts as a central educational hub where children can learn more about farming and sustainable living. The farm also offers a range of education courses and provides teaching resources for curious minds wanting to learn more about farming when they get home.