Headingley Carnegie Stadium and Leeds Rhino’s to host Leeds biggest free family festival this July
Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation are combining for their annual children’s day which is going to take place on 16th July at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
The daylong event which has been held annually since 2008, is set to attract thousands of families from across the region.
The event which will feature a host of child friendly organisations who will be providing activities in what is set to be a fun filled family day out. An event which will feature many guest appearances throughout the day from Leeds Rhinos players.
The child friendly organisations involved in providing activities on the day include Eureka, The Rainbow Factory and The Works Skatepark, with Yorkshire Cricket and Leeds Rhinos offering children the chance to practice their skills with coaching and skills zones.
The event has many partners with the Garry Chappelow Memorial fund a long-term partner. This year sees the emergence of Nandos as a new associate partner. They are joined by local organisations, Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police.
This year’s event will also see the return of the popular junior sports tournaments for community teams from the city, these will give the children involved the chance to play on the World famous Headingley Carnegie Cricket ground and rugby pitch.
Leeds Rhinos Foundation will also be showcasing the impact of their Rugby League Development Plan and Sky Try delivery with an under 7’s tournament including a number of newly formed teams in the club ambassador scheme playing matches on the pitch.
The Children’s day event takes which takes place on Sunday 16th July, is free to the public but families attending the event can make a suggested donation of £3 per adult and £1 per child attending on entry, all proceeds will support the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. Gates open at 10.30 am.
Yorkshire Cricket Foundation project officer Nick Robinson commented on the prospect of the event: “Children’s Day is a fantastic opportunity for families to enjoy a day out at the world famous Headingley Carnegie Stadium.”
“There’s activities to suit all interests and ages and with this year’s talent show, there is no shortage of entertainment.”