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

“Re-imagining the child welfare system for the 21st century” – Conference

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Leeds will play host to an international conference to explore innovative practice in working with families: “reimagining the child welfare system for the 21st century “on 23 – 25 November, at the Leeds… 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

‘CFL CREW’ interview the #RIOHEROES at the Yorkshire Welcome Parade

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Good afternoon to you all, Today’s blog is slightly different, it’s been put together by us … the CFL crew! Whilst we end school for the week, we wanted to share a very… Continue reading

Facing flu – your myths uncovered

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We’ve had a bit of a cold snap in the last couple of days, sunny days becoming frosty nights, it’s time to get out jumpers and fleecy tops and some of us may… 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

Hearts & Hopes: A new inter-cultural children’s voice project

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Afternoon CFL readers,   Apologies for not writing sooner, September just flew by! However, we have many exciting stories to share with you from this summer!!! Beginning with our CFL ambassador, Nola Ellen who… 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