The six-week holidays are a joyous break for many kids, but for the adults that must find a way to occupy the youngsters, it can be a trying time of the year. Here are a few suggestions to help them wile away the summer…
Show Us Your Skillz
Leave the videogames behind and try some real-life exhilaration right on your doorstep. The Fearnville BMX circuit near Roundhay is a tough track with some big jumps and tricky sections, but this Olympic standard track is a perfect place to practise your skills or watch more experienced BMX-ers show off their tricks! Ran by Leeds BMX Club, it’s free for anyone to visit and bikes can be available to borrow for use on the track.
Why not put your trust in a company that specifically creates summer holiday fun for all the family? Live For Today has become one of the fastest growing outdoor activity companies in the UK and provides exciting opportunities to help get kids outdoors and enjoy a huge variety of adventures. Activities ranging from air rifle shooting, laser tag and quad-biking to high ropes courses and body zorbing can be experienced during a week’s summer camp or a single day stay at Ripley Castle in Harrogate or select individual activities such as archery, paintballing or a bushcraft taster within the grounds of Hazlewood Castle near York.
Located in Chapel Allerton, The Little Bookshop opened in 2017 and is Leeds’ only independent retailer for children’s books. Not simply a shop, the literature outlet is also a space for relaxation and recreation during the school holidays and hosts daily story time book readings and workshops. Furthermore, the café serves up breakfast and lunch, including products from North Star Coffee Roasters and Leeds Bread Co-op, featuring dishes such as teddy bear toast and a children’s lunch plate, designed with youngsters in mind.
Release Your Inner Tiger
LS17’s Leeds Golf Centre has the facilities to get young golfers up and running, progressing and enjoying the game. As well as certified PGA professionals on hand and outdoor and indoor practice facilities, The Oaks par three course gives them the perfect opportunity to get their first taste of proper golf.
In school holidays the junior academy team put on golf camps. The camp covers all aspects of the game, as well as lots of fun activities to keep the kids active and entertained for the full day with lunch provided. Whether your kid wants to be the next Rory McIlroy, or they just want to enjoy the occasional game with friends, the camp is an ideal way to get them hooked on the sport.
Seen by over nine million people in more than 250 cities around the world, Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, is back for the last time at the first direct arena from 22nd until 29th August. Watch the creatures walk, hear them roar, and see their fight for survival depicted in almost cinematic realism. An experience for audiences of all ages, book your tickets…before they become extinct!