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Things to do this Spring in Leeds

The sun is finally shining and there are loads of fun things to do this Spring in Leeds without breaking the bank!


As springtime approaches and the days get warmer, why not try some of these fun and affordable activities over the Spring Break? From museums to outdoor adventures, there’s plenty to do for everyone without hurting your wallet!


Wander around Leeds Arts Gallery

Located in the heart of Leeds City Centre, Leeds Arts Gallery is a staple for a fun and creative day out. Not only does the gallery host an impressive collection of art from the 19th and 20th centuries, but has several events and exhibitions throughout the year. The best part is, it’s free entry for all. Have a look at what’s on and find out more here!  


Explore Leeds City Museum

Discover Leeds' rich history at Leeds City Museum, home to the iconic Leeds Tiger. The museum is also home to Nesaymun, the Ancient Egyptian Mummy, as well as a whole gallery of centuries old fossils and extinct animal bones from around the world. Don’t forget to relax in the café after exploring all four floors of the gallery- all completely for free! Find out more and plan your visit here.


Walk around the city's canals

If you’re looking to escape the hustling city centre why not take a walk along the Leeds & Liverpool canal, a historic waterway stretching 127 miles with some of the most amazing feats of engineering and scenic views to date? Challenge yourself! Starting at Clarence Dock Bridge over the entrance to Leeds Dock, follow the footpath and enjoy a charming 4km walk from the Dock to Thwaite Watermill. Check out the whole walk and directions here.


Try tasty food at Kirkgate Market

Kirkgate Market is packed full of fun activities and stalls, with delicious and authentic street food from around the world and ongoing live music and events. Whether you’re just admiring the beautiful Victorian architecture or picking up some cheap fresh produce, the market complex on Vicar Lane is the largest covered market in Europe and a Grade 1 listed building. Attracting over 100,000 visitors a week, it’s a shopper’s paradise! Find out more about the market here.


Soak up the sun in Leeds' green spaces

Whether it's relaxing in Park Square, Leeds City Centre or Meanwood Park, take advantage of a whole host of green spaces the city has to offer this spring. Go on a picnic or walk and take a break outside with your friends as you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to nature in Leeds! Check out a list of green spaces to explore in Leeds here.


Get involved with free events at LBSU

LBSU hosts an array of free events throughout the year, so check out What’s On and sign yourself up for some sessions! Our Crafternoon sessions run regularly and they're a great place to meet new people, relax and try something new. Find out more and see what's on in your students' union here