Tickets are now available for the first ever Child Friendly Leeds Live which will take over Millennium Square on 8 August.

Last year, 350 children and young people entered a competition to share their ideas on ‘Making Leeds city centre more child friendly’. One of the winning suggestions was to bring a children’s festival to Leeds.

Will, who was 8 years old when he entered the competition, asked for a children’s festival in the middle of the city for children like him and his friends to enjoy.

Child Friendly Leeds have been working closely with the Leeds City Council events team, the Breeze team and a range of other partners to turn Will’s idea into a reality, and create ‘Child Friendly Leeds Live’. This exciting summer event will take over Millennium Square for one day on Wednesday 8 August, and children and their families are invited to come along and experience the fun of the festival season in a safe and welcoming space.

Child Friendly Leeds are pleased to announce that headlining the festival will be star of CBeebies Andy Day and his band ‘Andy and the Odd Socks’. Hosted by former CBeebies presenter Alex Winters, the event will also feature the ‘Breeze has Talent’ competition heats, which showcases local young talent. Festival goers can support the young people as they perform on stage in front of a panel of industry professional judges who will decide which 10 acts go through the to perform at the finals in October.

The festival will also include exciting performances from DAZL and The Rainbow Factory. In addition to this, there will be a whole range of fun, free activities for children to enjoy around the square including arts, crafts, sport, sensory play and much more.

The event will take place on Millennium Square on Wednesday 8 August and is made up of two separate, ‘Child Friendly Leeds Live’ sessions. The first session will run from 10am to 1pm, and the second will run from 2pm until 5pm.

Tickets are now on sale through the City Centre Box Office  (0113 376 0318)

The event is for children aged 12 and under, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.


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