Breeze on Tour is back

Leeds, Leeds Star

Breeze on Tour is back this August allowing thousands of young people to enjoy a host of exciting activities for free in parks across Leeds.

The main events will take place at Roundhay Park on the 10th and 11th August and Cross Flatts Park on the 17th and 18th August between 12 noon and 5pm.

Mini Breeze events are taking place in smaller parks across Leeds and offer similar attractions on a smaller scale to enable as many young people as possible the opportunity to attend. The events take place between 1pm and 5pm on the following dates:

Friday 12 August – Gildersome Cricket ClubSaturday 13 August – Yeadon TarnMonday 15 August – Blackgates Primary School, East ArdsleyFriday 19 August – Tinshill Top (playing field)Monday 22 August – Middleton ParkTuesday 23rd August – Armley ParkThursday 25 August – Swinnow MoorFriday 26 August – Hunslet Girls and Boys Club

Breeze on Tour provides something for young people to enjoy during the summer holidays and has proved very popular in the past, attracting thousands of visitors. Arts, crafts, multimedia workshops, inflatables and rock climbing are all available and suitable for children and young people up to the age of 19. There is a special area for children under the age of five.

The event is split into six different zones, art, challenge, info, sport, performance and play. Children can try their hands at building dens, getting creative with crafts and challenging friends at everything from rock climbing to pillow wars. There’s also a variety of sporting activities to try and a performance zone staging heats of Breeze has Talent.

Councillor Lisa Mulherin, executive member responsible for children and families, said:

“Breeze on Tour is a very successful and popular event and I am delighted to see it returning to parks across Leeds this summer. They are a fantastic opportunity for young people to have fun, try new things, get out with their friends and family and discover new interests, passions and talents for the future.

“Breeze is always busy and I know queues can be frustrating, so one way to cut your waiting time is to remember to bring your Breezecard for fast-track entry to the events. If you don’t have a Breezecard you can get one for free online.”

Full details on all the Breeze events can be found online including details on height restrictions and accessibility. http://www.breezeleeds.org/AboutBreeze/Pages/Breeze-on-Tour.aspx