Top 10 parks around Leeds
Top 10 parks around Leeds to visit with family and friends
We’re not back to normal just yet, but from 29th March (when most schools break up for Easter) up to 6 people or 2 households will be able to meet in outdoor spaces like parks and private gardens.
Here’s a selection of some of our favourite parks in Leeds, and how you can get there with First Bus!
Postcode: LS8 2HH
Best service to take: 2, 12 and X98/X99
Roundhay Park is one of the biggest city parks in Europe, covering more than 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens. Facilities include tennis courts, a children’s play area, sports pitches, bowling greens, a golf course and cafes - currently open for takeaways.
Postcode: LS5 3EH
Best service to take: 33, 34 and 50/50A
Kirkstall Abbey is an ancient Cistercian monastery North-West of Leeds city centre. It’s set in parkland along the North bank of the River Aire. The Kirkstall Abbey ruins and visitor centre are currently closed, but the park is open for exercise – a haven of wildlife and greenery.
Golden Acre Park
Postcode: LS16 8BQ
Best service to take: 85 and X84
Golden Acre Park is a public park in Bramhope, set in 179 acres of mature woodland and gardens, surrounding an attractive lake with popular tea rooms (currently closed).
Yeadon Tarnfield Park
Postcode: LS19 7UR
Best service to take: 27 and 34
Yeadon Tarnfield Park is 9 miles North-West of Leeds city centre and is approximately 17 hectares in size. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the tarn and much more, including BMX tracks and playgrounds.
Postcode: LS13 3PG
Best service to take: 49 and 72
Bramley park grounds are open to the public 365 days a year and facilities include open grass areas for walks, sports pitches, tennis courts, a children’s play area, a bowling green and a beautiful rose garden to visit.
Temple Newsam House and Farm
Postcode: LS15 0AE
Best service to take: 19
A visit to the estate is an enjoyable day out for all the family, with the grounds and gardens open, along with the estate playground and café (on a takeaway basis). The farm and historic house are opening soon.
Postcode: LS12 3LW
Best service to take: 14 and 72
Armley park is sometimes referred to as Gott’s park after the industrialist Benjamin Gott. It has several grade II listed features including The War Memorial, The Fountain and associated plaques, and the gate piers at the entrance on Stanningley Road.
Chevin Forest Park
Postcode: LS21 3JL
Best service to take: 33, 34 and X84
The Chevin is a big place with a good network of paths to create your own circular walk, but if you want to follow a themed trail, then check out the Geology Trail, Heritage Time Trail and a route for Tree Spotters. Surprise View - if you don’t want to walk very far, this is possibly the best panoramic view in Yorkshire!
Best service to take: 1, 6, 8, 19/19A, 27, 28 and 56
Woodhouse Moor is an open space one mile from Leeds city centre - often referred to as Hyde Park, it is set in 26 hectares and has two other open areas towards the East. Why not explore the Meanwood Valley trail, starting from Woodhouse Moor, through the Meanwood Valley and on to Breary Marsh at Golden Acre?
Postcode: LS10 3SH
Best service to take: 9A, 12, 13A and 75
Middleton Park is situated 4 miles from Leeds city centre, in urban South Leeds. It covers an area of 630 acres of which 200 are ancient woodland and a designated nature reserve. The park also has grasslands, a former golf course, a small fishing lake and recreational areas to enjoy with family and friends.