Category Archive: Holidays

Nominated in the Child Friendly Leeds Awards & Inspirational Woman Community Awards – My ‘Girlguiding’ Experience

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Hello my name is Sophie.  I am 13 years old and a member of 1st CrossGates and Manston Guides but I am also a pack leader with 1st CrossGates Brownies and 3rd CrossGates… Continue reading

New Year Resolutions? A child-friendly start to 2017…

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Happy New Year readers… Yes it’s that time of year again when we all reflect and decide on our new year resolutions or you may hear some saying “New year, new me.” Well… Continue reading

Pete and the Preservative Party

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by Pete Lyons with Peter Archer I’m Pete and I joined the Preservative Party in 2014 because I like museums, particularly some of the exhibitions in the Leeds City Museum, such as ‘The… Continue reading

The Christmas Dinner – Leeds 2016

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A group of volunteers from across Leeds are working together to provide a fantastic, free Christmas Day dinner for care leavers in the city. Many young people who are care leavers, spend Christmas… Continue reading

A big, delicious, Post -Halloween-y hello from Stir Krazy Kids

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This Is a busy time of year for us, having just delivered our October Half Term workshops, and now gearing up for all the festive foodie fancies that Christmas brings! But perhaps we’re getting… Continue reading

Spooky Six Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Leeds

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With just a few weeks to go until Halloween, I thought it would be useful to share a few of my favourite family friendly Halloween activities taking place in Leeds this year. The… Continue reading

Leeds welcomes a new pop-up park and a child friendly ‘playscape’ in the city centre!

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Working with the child friendly Leeds team, a great new playscape was installed this summer in St John’s Churchyard, New Briggate. Situated just outside the Age UK Café, The Arch, sits an interactive garden… Continue reading

Becoming a Volunteer Officer at TCV Skelton Grange

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The Skelton Grange Environmental Centre and Conservation Volunteer project is one of our child friendly Leeds ambassadors and have provided regular updates on what has been going on for their volunteers through some amazing blogposts. As… Continue reading

How Manic Science is making STEM fun this summer

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Getting children interested in STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – can be a difficult task, with children often avoiding them because they feel the subjects are too boring or difficult.… Continue reading

Talking to a Leeds librarian about what’s on this half-term

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Libraries aren’t just great places to read your favourite books, they’re also community spaces that host an array of child friendly activities. With autumn half-term coming up, we decided to find out more… Continue reading