Inside The Child Friendly Leeds Birthday Bonanza

A birthday party with a difference will be held in Leeds next week, when Child Friendly Leeds reaches a special milestone.

To celebrate five years since HRH The Queen visited Leeds and helped launch Leeds City Council’s bold ambition to be a truly child friendly city, the council and partner organisations are hosting a big birthday bonanza, and the whole city is invited.

A weekend of free, fun activities for children and families will take place in Leeds city centre on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July as part of the celebrations.

Millennium Square will host a teddy bear’s picnic on Sunday 23 July, with a grassed area and benches plus giant inflatables and other ‘pop up’ fun and free activities. Child Friendly Leeds will take over the ‘big screen’ and show CBeebies and CBBC content to keep the little ones entertained.

CBBC is also joining in the celebration providing some activities, as well as Breeze, Active Sports, and city centre ambassadors will be putting on lots of different activities to encourage families to explore the city centre. These will include a climbing wall, sports activities, go-karts, a flashmob dance performance and arts and crafts activities.

Child Friendly Leeds ambassadors based in the city centre will also be running activities in their own venues including, Merrion Centre, St John’s Centre, The Light, Leeds Central Library, Colby’s Coffee, Leeds City Museum, Kirkgate Market, Arts at Trinity, John Lewis, Victoria Gate, The Corn Exchange, The Tetley, The Works and Hyde Park Picture House supported by Cinema for All.

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