Days Out - things to do and events in Leeds
Feature Do you have a sporting chance?
Merrion Centre hosts own Sports Personality of the Year quiz (Read more...)
Feature Santa Claus is coming to Town!
This weekend the Merrion Centre opens Santa’s Grotto along with special guest appearances… (Read more...)
SPECTRE OF MYSTERIOUS OBJECTS WREAKING HAVOC ACROSS BRITAIN (Read more...)
Feature Downton Abbey experience
Liz Coggins enjoys a Downton Abbey experience at one of Yorkshire’s stately homes. (Read more...)
Feature Wentbridge House
Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Wentbridge House, West Yorkshire
Wentbridge House Hotel in Pontefract is launching the ‘Wentbridge Walk’, offering visitors the chance to explore the stunning scenery and diverse wildlife that West Yorkshire has to offer including the opportunity to see the magnesium limestone meadows - a rare sight in Britain, a colony of dark green fritillary butterflies and extraordinary species of birds such as Nuthatches.
Walking enthusiasts will be able to step straight from the hotel door and tread the route that has been created to make the most of the awe inspiring scenery surrounding the historic hotel.
The 8km walk will take visitors through picturesque kissing…
The Merrion Centre hosts LEAP trade fair
100 students, aged 14 – 17 years old from LEAP (Leeds Enterprise Advisory Programme) will battle it out in the Merrion Centre’s annual Christmas trade fair on Saturday 7th December, 9am – 5pm.
LEAP is a registered charity that encourages entrepreneurs. It enables young people to set up and run their own company for a year, under the guidance of a skilled business mentor. This year, students from seven different Yorkshire schools have registered 25 Companies to take part. All students involved in LEAP must raise their own share capital, choose, make or buy a product, write a business…
Feature Playful Leeds
Stevie J Kilgour looks at a scheme to make Leeds city centre more fun
Already a thriving hub for music, TV and sporting excellence within these fair isles, our wonderful city is again looking to lead the way in interactive art, creative play and inspiring the imagination of every man, woman and child in Leeds.
The Leeds-based community development consultancy Cultivate are looking to inspire minds and bring out the playful side of the city, through a new project called Playful Leeds. It works on the idea that childhood is not the only time in our life when we should take a moment to push our imagination, let out a burst of energy and…
Channel 4's Secret Millionaire came to Leeds on 27th November and a donation was made to local chairty Simon on the Streets
It’s the eon of email at our fingertips, social media sites bringing breaking news, and very few things more than a Google away – but it seems we still underestimate the power of the internet. The charity Simon on the Streets has received a phenomenal donation of £35,000 after it was provided with search engine optimisation (SEO), making it possible for Secret Millionaire, Charles Allen, to get in touch with the organisation.
The Leeds-based homeless charity was provided with free SEO recommendations from Search Laboratory (http://www.searchlaboratory.com/), taking it from online obscurity to the top of search engine…
Feature Getaway Special: Blow the Budget
The reviving experience at Rudding Park's new Follifoot Wing is worth every penny, writes Ali Schofield
We arrive at Rudding Park on a Friday evening, tired and hungry after a devil of a working week. We come away on the Saturday afternoon feeling satisfied and, in my case, looking about 10 years younger. It’s not something you would expect from a hotel stay, but Rudding Park has even won the accolade of Best Hotel in the UK before now, so youth-reviving as standard perhaps shouldn’t be such a surprise. As it is, I’d enjoyed a revolutionary treatment, the Pro-Lift Diamond Facial by Carita, in the hotel’s recently opened spa.
The French luxury skincare brand’s Pro-Lift treatment…
Opera North's performance space is Leeds' latest wedding venue and host of the LOVE weddings experience on 2nd October
Within our fair city lies a hidden gem, a subtle reminder of Leeds’ historic culture. The Howard Assembly Room at the Leeds Grand Theatre, programmed by Opera North, represents the perfect marriageof historical elegance and modern eclecticism. The transformed venue, which reopened two years ago, is well known as a performance space and theatrical rehearsal room but, unbeknown to many, is also Leeds’ most up and coming wedding venue.
Standing apart from other wedding locations in the area with its stunning Grade II* listed architecture, arched windows and high, barrel-vaulted ceiling, the Howard Assembly Room is one…