The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 12 – 18 February 2024

This might just be the busiest week of 2024 so far.

This week we’ve got both Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day to celebrate, and it’s even half term for some schools across Leeds so of course there’s lots to get up to in the city centre and beyond.

So If you’re feeling spoilt for choice, have a read of our handy guide where we’ve cherry picked the best of what to get up to this week.

Pancake Day

Tuesday 13 February 2024 | Across the city

Image: The Hoot Leeds

One of the best days in the foodie calendar is here this week and it’s time to decide where you’re going for the ultimate stack. 

From thin crepes with lemon and sugar to pillowy, thick buttermilk stacks which are showered with a whole host of delicious toppings – there’s a pancake dish for everyone to devour this Shrove Tuesday in and around Leeds. Have a look at our Pancake Day Guide here.

Valentine’s Day

Wednesday 14 February 2024 | Across the city

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – so we’ve pulled together a list of 10 of the best restaurant deals around the city so you and your loved one can enjoy a meal out for less.

Whether you’re celebrating the big day with your significant other, heading out on the town with your pals or just looking to give yourself some well-deserved self love – there’s nothing better then enjoying a lovely meal out. Find out more here.

Half term at Thackray Museum of Medicine

Monday 12 – Sunday 18 February 2024 | Beckett Street, Leeds

Ever wanted to see what it’s really like to perform open heart surgery first-hand? Or how about learning about the ins and outs of germs and how they affect our day to day lives?

Located just a short trip out of the city centre in Harehills, The Thackray Museum is an award-winning haven of learning, jam-packed with an ever-changing collection of immersive galleries, mind-blowing exhibitions and so much more. There’s so much to get up to this February, all of which is created to inspire and entertain our next generation of big thinkers. 

Read more: Everything you can see, do and learn at Thackray Museum of Medicine this February 2024

Knife Angel

From Thursday 1 February 2024 | Royal Armouries, Leeds City Centre

Image: Leeds City Council

The touring Knife Angel sculpture is coming to Leeds this February, to send a powerful message and spark conversations about knife crime in the city. 

The Knife Angel, standing tall at 27ft and made from over 100,000 seized blades, was created by the British Ironwork Centre to highlight the negative effects of violent behaviour and the need for change.

The poignant sculpture will be placed outside the Royal Armouries Museum as part of an intensification month on knife crime which launches on Thursday 1 February 2024. 

Six Nations 2024

Monday 12 February onwards | Across Leeds

Image: The Box Bar UK

The Six Nations returns for 2024, and we’ve found all the best places to watch the game in the company of like-minded fans. 

Whether you’re secretly rooting for Ireland to keep hold of the title or ready to cheer on England this year, we’ve found all the best places to go and pull up a seat in Leeds.

Read more: All the best bars in Leeds to watch the Six Nations matches

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