The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 3 – 9 April 2023

Bank Holiday celebrations are on the horizon.

Goodbye March and hello April.

Schools are out for the holidays and we’ve got an extended bank holiday weekend to look forward to this week now Easter is here.

So it’s no surprise that Leeds is jam packed with exciting things to get up to, from Easter egg hunts to fashion shows- there’s an event for everyone to enjoy this first week of April.

We’ve cherry-picked a few of the best bits happening across the city and beyond so get your diary out and keep reading.

Burrowing Bunnies Easter Trail

Monday 3 – Sunday 9 April 2023 | White Rose Shopping Centre

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There’s nothing like a bunny trail to get you in the Easter spirit. White Rose Shopping Centre will be hosting a fantastically free Burrowing Bunnies Easter Trail where families are invited to find eight mischievous bunnies hiding around the centre.

And the best part is, after you’ve completed the trail and located each mischievous bunny then you can trade in your map at the end for a delicious Easter treat and a pair of adorable rabbit ears.

Find out more here.


Tuesday 4 April 2023 | Trinity Shopping Centre

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RUN is an exciting programme of events overseen by internationally acclaimed Yorkshire designer, and Leeds Beckett University Professor, Matty Bovan. Leeds Beckett University are inviting fashion and art enthusiasts to get involved with RUN – am unmissable live photoshoot takeover at Trinity Leeds on Tuesday 4 April 2023.

This exciting one-day-only showcase is a fashion first for the city and will debut the graduate collections of Leeds Beckett University’s Fashion Class of 2023.

Read more: RUN – the live fashion photoshoot hosted by Leeds Beckett University

Beers and Burgers at The Brunswick

Wednesday 5 April 2023 | North Street, Leeds City Centre

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Support your local beer gaff with a pint in one hand and a burger in the other – it sounds like the hump day cure dreams are made of if you ask us. The independent bar has been serving since 2015 and has punters returning for its laid back ambience and events aplenty.

Grab yourself a beer and a burger for £10 every Wednesday as part of the ongoing foodie offers at The Brunswick.

Find out more here.

James Haskell

Thursday 6 April 2023 | City Varieties, Leeds

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The rugby star turned podcaster and author of Sunday Times Bestselling book ‘What A Flanker‘, James Haskell will be telling all at City Varieties this month. The show will see Haskell talk about everything from his ‘mischievous’ school days to playing around the world as a professional rugby player, including at Wasps, Northampton, Stade Francais, The Ricoh Black Rams, and The Highlanders.

Tickets cost £29.50 and are available from the Leeds Grand Theatre website here.

Britpop Night at The Beck and Call

Thursday 6 April 2023 | Stainbeck Road, Meanwood

In honour of Easter bank holiday weekend, Beck and Call will be hosting a night dedicated to Britpop where local DJ’s will be playing all of the Oasis, Blur and Pulp you could imagine.

Entry is completely free and the event kicks off at 7pm until late.

Chow Down Opening

From Thursday 6 April 2023 | Temple Arches, Leeds city centre

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The Temple Arches venue is set to host a brand-new Urban Garden space, perfect for soaking up the summer sun. The new addition will make Chow Down ‘the largest garden in the city centre’, with the jam-packed events calendar lasting all summer long.

Sell-out successes like Bingo Lingo, Camp Presents Drag Brunch and DJ nights will return for the 2023 season, and there’s been a huge injection in new food festivals and days and nights out in the city centre that’ll have people across Leeds and beyond heading down to the arches.

Find out more here.

Bank Holiday at Belgrave

Friday 7 – Sunday 9 April | Belgrave Music Hall

Looking to let your hair down this Easter Bank Holiday weekend? Then Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen is the place to be.

Over the course of the weekend they’ll be hosting some brilliant DJ’s and music acts which you can enjoy in one of Leeds’ best music venues. Grab some pizza from Dough Boys whilst you’re there and get your foot-tapping and head bobbing.

For a full list of Belgrave’s events, take a look here.

Kids eat free offers

Throughout the Easter holidays | Various locations

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Easter half-term is on the horizon and if you’re looking to take your kids out for a day of fun, here is a list of places where they can eat for free to help you save a few pennies.

Whether you’re on the move and need a quick meal deal or fancy a mid-week meal out with all the family, or you simply just want them to eat something other than chocolate eggs – there’s an offer here which will definitely suit you.

Find out more here.

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