Category Archive: Play

Move more, sit less and have fun! Get active in Leeds

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It’s summer! Time for children to enjoy playing outdoors with their friends. A small number of you, however, may need encouragement to put away those smartphones and enjoy the benefits of physical activity…… Continue reading

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

I moved to Leeds and launched ‘Sara Horner School of Dance’

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Hear from one of our latest ambassadors, Sara Horner. This is my FIRST blog ever after designing my new website. So exciting! I thought I would use the first one to tell you more… 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

The first ever celebration of babies in Leeds has been hailed as a hugely positive event #BabyWeekLeeds

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It’s Monday morning, the early start, the jammed-pack roads and the touch of wind to highlight that Summer is over…October has begun! So last month, from the 12th – 16th September, Leeds hosted… 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

Change4Life 10 minute shake up with Disney campaign is back!

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The Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney campaign is back and encouraging families to ‘Just Keep Moving’ as they kick off a summer of activity, inspired by this year’s Disney Pixar film,… Continue reading

The Nation Youth Dance Company’s premiere…

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Over the past few weeks we’ve been hearing from Katie Hewison, a student and young choreographer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, about an exciting dance project that’s happening with young people in Leeds. Yorkshire Dance’s Dance… Continue reading

A step into the National Youth Dance Company’s world…

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Last week we heard from Katie Hewison, a student and young choreographer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, about an exciting dance project that’s happening with young people in Leeds, as part of an on-going… Continue reading

Leeds neighbourhoods can apply to close streets for Playday

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  Residents across Leeds are being invited to apply to close their streets on 5 August and participate in national Playday.  As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is… Continue reading