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Fun-filled things to do this weekend in Leeds


We’ve put together our top five events happening in Yorkshire this weekend:

  1. Zombie Apocalypse at Kirkstall Abbey – Saturday June 11

Even the ghosts of the Abbey Monks will be quivering under their robes at the nightmarish scenes taking place within the cloisters.

Sneaky Experience are calling on expert Zombie hunters to help stop the ghoulish disease spreading and tackle the flesh eating corpses in the Zombie combat zone.

Those brave enough and lucky enough to reach ‘Sneaky HQ’ will have the opportunity to join a Zombie boot-camp, where you’ll learn to think like a Zombie.

Followed by a screening of Shaun of the Dead, which will be a ‘lessons learnt’ session on how to combat any future Zombie apocalypses.


  1. Kirkstall Festival, Kirkstall Abbey – Saturday June 11

Before the grounds become infested with Zombies one of the largest community led festivals in Leeds will be celebrating its 35th year running.

With lots of stalls, food, music and fairground what more could you want from a festival? For it all to be set in the ruins of a medieval Cistercian abbey set in wonderful parkland along the banks of the River Aire amid a haven of wildlife and greenery, you say?

Then Kirkstall Abbey Festival is just for you.

Last year it attracted 25,000 people and with over 160 stalls, so be prepared for a busy weekend.


  1. Leeds Mini and Junior Run, Leeds Dock – Saturday June 11

More than 1,000 kids will be attending one of the biggest charity runs for youngsters in the region this weekend.

Kids as young as three-years-old will be lining up at Leeds Dock from 10am on Saturday to run for their chosen charity.

There will be a 1.5km mini run for children aged between three and eight-years-old, and a junior run for children aged between nine and 14-years-old which will cover a distance of 2.5km.

Every child who crosses the finish line will receive a goody bag and a medal for their inspirational efforts.

Leeds mini and junior run poster

Leeds mini and junior run poster


  1. Bradford Urban Festival – Saturday June 11

Don’t miss this fusion of cool street culture in Bradford’s City Park.

Come down and celebrate urban culture with UK chart acts including Little Nicky, top dance troupes and exclusive performances from Tom Zanetti and Kane Towny alongside Danny Bond and Bradfordian, TS7.

Throw some shapes at the silent disco or take part in DJ and street dance workshops.

Tom Zanetti press 3

Tom Zanetti will be performing at the festival


  1. Northern Greyhound Gathering – Sunday July 12

Bring your pooch along to this fun filled doggy event at the National Coal Mining Museum in West Yorkshire.

If they’re feeling fabulous, your four legged friend can enter in to a number of canine classes including Prettiest Greyhound, Golden Oldie and Waggiest tail – woof, woof!



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