Top 10 parks around Leeds to visit with family and friends

Here’s a selection of some of our favourite parks in Leeds, and how you can get there with First Bus!

Roundhay Park

Postcode: LS8 2HH

Best service to take: 2 and 12

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.

Kirkstall Abbey

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 great 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.

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.

Bramley Park

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. Enjoy the grounds, gardens, estate playground, café, the farm and historic house.

Armley Park

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!

Hyde Park

Postcode: LS6

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?

Middleton Park

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.