Posted on April 20, 2020
#Leeds #Exciting Things  #Student Life  

Located in the northern English county of Yorkshire, the city of Leeds is filled up to the brim with exciting things to do for all ages. Right from adrenaline-filled escape rooms to live entertainment options, the city has plenty to offer.

So, whether fancy trying something a little bit different or you are looking for some exciting games or perhaps want to experience some of the lesser-known pieces of the city, then this list is definitely for you.

1.Ghost Hunting:

Bring out your inner Ghostbuster with a ghost hunting tour. The Simply Ghost Night in Leeds offers you a chilling and real overnight Ghost Hunting Experience a day at the city’s most haunted buildings including Armley Mills, Thackrey Medical Museum and Leeds City Museum. Starting at 9 pm, they go deep into the night. You can try your hands at the table tipping experiments, glass divination, Victorian séances and even the infamous Ouija boards.

Website: http://simplyghostnights.co.uk/events/

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm Saturday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

2.Try out windsurfing during the weekends

Leeds might not be a sea city, but it is still a great place to enjoy water sports. Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre operated by Leeds City Council, located at Tarnfield Park, in Yeadon offers Sailing, Kayaking, Open Canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Improvised Rafting, Windsurfing as well as rowing. So, jump on your board and master the waves across the lake. Also, you do not have to go alone; the well-qualified instructors will help you learn the basics.

Website: https://active.leeds.gov.uk/findacentre/leedssailingandactivitycentre

Address: Leeds Sailing & Activity Centre, Yeadon Tarn, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 7UR.

3.Explore the city while geocaching:

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Want to explore the city but in a fun way, then why not have a go at geocaching! An outdoor recreational activity which is similar to treasure hunting game, Geocaching participants, needs to solve a series of clues to find the boxes hidden around the city of Leeds. It is a fun and adventurous challenge that could lead you to all kinds of new discoveries that you might not have noticed before. Also, you are free to take whatever you find in the geocaching box, provided that you replace it with something of greater or equal value.

App: https://www.geocaching.com/play

4.Enjoy a mesmerizing hot air balloon ride:

Riding in a hot balloon has always been a fantasy adventure to many. Soaring above the sky, enjoying the city from high would surely be something fun and exciting to do, and the city of Leeds offers you to get through your dream of soaring up high on the ballon.

One can enjoy a hot balloon ride from Temple Newsam Country Park. Gliding over the 18th-century heritage, one can enjoy stunning views of the city skyline, countryside, parks and woodland.

Website: https://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/location/temple-newsam-country-park/

5.Feed the Penguins:

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Want to enjoy a day out with a difference? Then get yourself to the famous Harewood House located at Sandy Gate, Harewood in the city of Leeds. Open for the public every day between March and November; the house offers its visitors a chance to feed their flock of Humboldt penguins. One could also get close to the lovely little birds and feed them whitebait and sprats.

Price:

Midweek Adult £45 Child £38.70 Harewood Members £31.50

Weekends and Bank Holidays Adult £50 Child £43.70 Harewood Members £36.50

Timing: 11 am to 11.30 am every day

Website: https://harewood.org/explore/bird-garden/penguin-feeding-experience/

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