Best Places in Leeds for Great and Memorable Outdoor Adventures

From wildlife to water bodies, lush green landscapes to playgrounds, there is no lack of outdoor fun in Leeds and the nearby area.

Roundhay Park
Roundhay Park is one of the hottest-favorite parks in the city. Spread over 700 acres, the park covers award-winning gardens, woodland, parkland, and lakes. It has no lack of wildlife attractions, such as swans, woodpeckers, squirrels, and rabbits. It also has rugby, football, cricket and grass cycling tracks. You can also enjoy tropical island activities in the Tropical World with family. You can enjoy trekking along the rainforest and enjoy tropical wildlife at night.

Temple Newsam
It is one of the amazing country houses in England located in Capability Brown scenery covered by the striking parkland, including a rare breed’s farm. Here, you can spot variety of animals of rare breeds, have some leisure time, enjoy golf, and book football pitches, and even walk in the woods to explore the bridle paths and folly. It plays different events all the year round, such as open air theatre, races, and festivals.

Kirkstall Abbey
It is one of the absolute epitomes of prehistoric Cistercian abbey located in Britain. Along the banks of River Aire, it is located in the exotic parkland. It is a historic architecture located amid a haven of greens and wildlife. It is the best place for relaxed stroll around the grounds or walk around the river where you can spot the ducks.

Kirkstall Abbey Markets is yet another place to browse, which runs only one weekend per month from March to November, from 12 noon to 3pm. Abbey House Museum hosts events, family fun and outdoor cinema.

Stockeld Park
Enjoy memorable family days out in the exotic woodland between Harrogate and Leeds. Have some amazing indoor and outdoor fun in Spring and Summer whether shine or rain, such as roller-skating, go-karting, and inflatables. Enjoy the outdoor maze, roller rink, or go karts. Enchanted Forest is where you can climb and play while exploring the sculptures and your kids can have fun in themed play areas.

Otley Chevin Forest Park
The Chevin is best for visitors to enjoy a lot of activities and it is open throughout the year. Overlooking the breathtaking views of the Wharfe Valley and bursting market village of Otley, you will feel connected to nature at Otley Chevin Forest Park. You can enjoy your own circular walk in its vast network of paths. Take Geology Trail if you want to enjoy a themed trail or Heritage Time Trail to spot trees. Also enjoy the Surprise View through the Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Travel a bit ahead to Wakefield to pay a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It is set in the exotic backdrops and gardens of 18th century, 500-acre country estate, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It is one of the leading open-air galleries in the world, showcasing the global sculpture exhibitions. Currently, the park exhibits the paintings, sculptures, prints, toys, and graphic design of KAWS, a renowned American artist. He works for industry leaders, such as MTV, Nike, Vans, and Kanye West.