Child Friendly Christmas

Child Friendly Christmas things to do in Leeds City Centre

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… The Christmas Experience in Leeds just got bigger and better! At this time of year our city sparkles as the streets come to life with Christmas Markets, cosy tipis, spectacular shows, twinkling lights, ice-skating, hot chocolates and traditional fairground rides. Nutcracker Trail Can you locate all the…
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Compass House Pop-up Shop

‘Equality Through Enterprise’ Students from specialist schools across Leeds are spreading festive cheer this week with the return of their Christmas pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market. ‘Compass House’ will be open Monday 11th to Friday 15th December 2023, 10am till 2pm and the students will be selling beautifully handcrafted gifts such as ornaments, reindeer food,…
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Spotlight On: Group Voice and Influence at The Youth Association – The Leeds Community Ambassadors

Being involved in a youth voice group is one of the ways in which young people can share their ideas and influence change within their community. Youth voice groups support the Child Friendly Leeds 12 wishes, for all children and young people to be able to express their views, feel heard and be involved in…
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Everyone is welcome at Leeds Creative Skills Festival November 2023

Are you an aspiring artist, musician, tv producer, designer, or looking to explore your creative side? Then this festival is for you. Come and grab this chance to learn from some of the best creatives and cultural organisations in Leeds. We have a wide range of exhibitors attending including employers and training providers, colleges and…
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Baby Week UK is happening this November 14 - 20 2023 across the UK!

Baby Week Toddles into the UK

Baby Week Leeds is back to celebrate their 8th year and we’re excited to announce, it has welcomed some new cousins! Baby Week is a registered charity and aims to bring sectors and services together to promote the best start in life. By celebrating services and raising awareness about the importance of early childhood, Baby…
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Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2024 – Nominations are open!

You waited two years for it… and the highly anticipated Child Friendly Leeds Awards are back for 2024! We are so excited to be bringing back the Child Friendly Leeds Awards next year. It is a fantastic celebration of the talent and achievements of the city’s children and young people, as well as highlighting the…
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Empowering youth voices in healthcare: Join the Leeds Young Research Owls

“The Leeds Young Research Owls are a remarkable group of young people making a significant contribution to the world of healthcare research right here in Leeds.”


Exhibitions, Microscopes and On the Bench with Thackray Museum

Spotlight on our ambassadors – Thackray Museum. A family friendly museum with imaginative and exciting galleries, from the history of healthcare to the advances that have shaped today. Now with a soft play!

Leeds Digital Careers Fair is returning to the First Direct Arena this September 

On 26th September, the venue will be packed with digital organisations showcasing the jobs and career opportunities available in Leeds and across West Yorkshire.  Over 50 organisations are expected to attend, including xDesign ,Leeds City College, Cognizant, British Library and BAE Systems – all sponsors of this year’s event!  The event will take place during…
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What to do in Leeds with the kids this summer 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Child Friendly Leeds

The Ultimate Guide to Summer in the city with Child Friendly Leeds. From free to low cost events and activities, there is so much to do!

Spotlight On: Group Voice and Influence at Leeds Young Carers Engaged, Active, Participating (LEAP)

The Voice, Influence and Change Team met with Leeds Young Carers Engaged, Active, Participating (LEAP), a group of young carers supported by Lucy Tomlin-Scargill, Community Engagement Practitioner at Leeds Young Carers Support Service.

In our shoes

In Our Shoes – what it’s really been like for children, young people, and families since Covid-19

“The In Our Shoes report, which was Victoria Eaton’s first annual report as Director of Public Health for Leeds, has been commended by the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH). The Chief Executive of the ADPH said: “This report gives a powerful snapshot of the inequity of outcomes for children and young people in the city.”