The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 16 – 22 October 2023

What a week.

From pumpkin picking and family walks to wine tasting and exciting gigs, there’s lots to get up to this week.

We’re into the second half of October now (yep, how scary) and Autumn is well and truly in full effect.

Halloween is just around the corner so before it’s too late, why not head to Horsforth and pick your own pumpkin so you can carve it to perfection and plonk it on your doorstep.

Or why not treat yourself to a special set menu at one of Leeds’ best restaurants, or get your dancing shoes on and be there for S Club’s reunion tour at the First Direct Arena.

Whatever you fancy, there’s an event for everyone almost every day of the week. Go on, have a read…you know you want to.

Horsforth Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Monday 16 – Sunday 22 October 2023

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There’s far more than just grabbing your pumpkin for spooky season here. There’s 18 different varieties to choose from so grab your favourite white, blue, orange, green, warty big or small one and take a tractor ride through the picking fields. If that’s not enough, there’s plenty of photo ops here, an onsite cafe and even facepainters to bring your spookiest ideas to life

Find out more here.

Free National Trust Pass

Monday 16 – Friday 20 October 2023 | Various locations

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The National Trust is giving families the chance to visit its dozens of sites across England for free of charge this autumn.

When booking, you’ll need to select the free member’s ticket option and use the code ESCAPEINTOAUTUMN2023 when asked for your membership number, but it’s worth nothing that some National Trust places are exempt from this offer, so it’s advised that you check before planning your visit.

Find out more here.

An Evening with Cloudy Bay

Tuesday 17 October 2023 | Restaurant Bar and Grill

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 ‘An Evening with Cloudy Bay’ comes to Restaurant Bar & Grill Leeds to offers guests the chance to experience a tasting menu paired with wine tastings hosted by the professional sommeliers at Cloudy Bay. Release your inner wine enthusiast, unlock all your senses and indulge yourself in this memorable wine tasting experience.  

Find out more and book your table here.

S Club

Friday 20 October 2023 | First Direct Arena

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Pop icons S Club will kick be bringing their 25th anniversary reunion tour to Leeds this week. S Club are best-known for chart-topping pop songs like Reach, Bring It All Back, Never Had a Dream Come True, Don’t Stop Movin’ and Have You Ever.

Grab your tickets here.

Last chance to visit The Tetley

Sunday 22 October 2023 | The Tetley, Hunslet Road

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Earlier this week, The Tetley announced that its current lease has come to an end, and as a result will be closing its doors later this month. The exhibition space, Tiny Tetley play area and T Bar and Cafe will both close from Sunday 22 October, so make sure to get in beforehand for one last visit.

Find out more here.

Ivy Asia ‘Sake Sensations’

Monday 16 October – Sunday 22 October 2023 | The Ivy Asia, Vicar Lane

‘Sake Sensations’ is a brand new, unique collaborative menu between Akashi-Tai and The Ivy Asia.If you’re a fan of the Japanese rice wine Sake, then this elegant and refined pairing menu is the one for you.

An exciting new collaboration between The Ivy Asia and Akashi Tai, the UK’s leading sake brand, the menu will showcase the best flavours from the continent paired perfectly with a range of sakes.

This menu is available until Sunday 5 November 2023. The experience costs £85 per persona and you can book your table here.

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