Things To Do Leeds
Leeds is an incredible city, which, through the ages has been at the forefront of industry as the needs of the country and the industrial landscape have changed. A popular place to visit, Leeds is full of great things to do for all ages and tastes so we’ve compiled some of our favourite attractions in the area. Whether you are heading to the city for a romantic getaway, a special occasion, weekend with mates or trip with the whole family, we’re sure that you’ll have a great time at some of our picks, or the very many other things to do in Leeds.
For those of you who love sports, Leeds is a haven of sporting history and current events. From the famous Headingley Carnegie Stadium – home to rugby league World Club Challenge Winners Leeds Rhinos and the Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union – to Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground and the legendary home of Leeds United F.C, Elland Road, sporting events are a fantastic experience and many international athletics events are held in the city.
A trip to the theatre could mean opera, ballet, a play, movie or music thanks to Leeds’ many venues including The Grand Theatre and Opera House, O2 Academy, The West Yorkshire Playhouse and Leeds International Film Festival, which is held across several venues in the city and is now in its 29th year.
If you are taking the family to visit Leeds then there really will be something for everyone. Little ones will love Stockeld Parks’ for year-round family fun from outdoor rope challenges and go-karting in the summer to an ice ring in the winter and head to Tropical World to experience exotic habitats from around the world including jungles and deserts, showcasing animals such as lemurs, crocodiles and meerkats amongst many others.
For a taste of Leeds’ history, visit Thackray Medical Museum to discover how medical breakthroughs have enhanced the lives of Leeds residents and Harewood House is one of the Treasure Houses of England, exhibiting contemporary art and award-winning gardens in the lands of the impressive 18th century house.
Still got some time and energy left? Then for a night to remember head to The Man Behind The Curtain for an incredible 12-course fine dining menu that will suit the most special of occasions. Keep the night alive with a drink or two at Oporto, voted the UK’s Best Night Out or for a more laid-back time, North Bar is the place to be.
Whatever you want from your visit, Leeds can provide it and with bucket loads of energy and enthusiasm to boot. We are absolutely thrilled to be growing our presence in this fantastic city, working with local suppliers and businesses to keep Leeds clean and vibrant. If you are a local company and would like to see how we can help you, then get in touch today for expert advice and a tailor-made service to improve your waste management plan and make your business as green as it can be.