The best things to do in and around Leeds this week | 8 – 14 April 2024

Who’s ready for another glorious week of April?

Oh Leeds, spring really does suit you.

We’re loving the longer evenings, the sunnier skies and all the exciting events that we’ve been getting up to this month.

And this week is no exception, have a read of the handful of events we’ve cherry picked for you to get up to this weekend in and around the city.

Burrowing Bunnies Trail

Monday 8 – Sunday 14 April 2024 | White Rose Shopping Centre

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From 31st March to 16th April, families are invited to find eight mischievous bunnies hiding around the shopping centre. Free trail maps are available to collect from the Customer Service Centre, on the Ground Floor near New Look, and can be returned and traded in for an Easter treat and a pair of adorable ears after each bunny has been located and ticked off the map. 

Leodis Space Agency

Monday 1 April – Monday 14 April 2024 | Around Leeds

The Leodis Space Agency has launched in Leeds – and there’s loads of activities for the little ones to get involved in throughout the Easter holidays. There’s family-friendly craft sessions hosted daily from 10am to 3pm at Trinity Leeds; a community Rocket Build with The PlayTent until 5 April and the Merrion Centre is hosting its very own alien zoo as part of an interactive mixed reality exibit.

Find out more here.

Leigh Francis: My First Time

Saturday 6 April 2024 | Grand Theatre, Leeds

Leigh Francis: My First Time is coming to stages across the UK and as the name suggests, it actually marks the Leeds comedian’s first time on the road for a live tour.

The 18 date tour will see plenty of familiar characters brought to life from over the years including Keith Lemon, Bear and Avid Merrion to ‘David Dickinson‘, ‘Ant and Dec‘ and Myrtle.

Find out more here.

Indo-Chinese Specials at Bundobust

Monday 6 – Sunday 14 April 2024 | Mill Hill

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Salt and Pepper Okra Fries, ‘Prawn’ Gobi Toast and Gobi Manchurian are all back by popular demand on the Bundobust menu this spring.

Ever since we got our chops round their ‘Prawn’ Gobi Toast in 2022, we’ve been dreaming about it ever since. It’s the final week to enjoy these amazing specials, so get there quick as they’re the best of the best.

Read more: Indo-Chinese specials are back with a bang at Bundobust for a limited time only

There’s A Monster In Your Show

Tuesday 9 April – Friday 12 April 2024 | Leeds Playhouse

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The Brit Award winning musician Tom Fletcher’s interactive adventures for big imaginations will be leaping from page to screen and we cannot wait. The high-energy 50-minute production features lively original music, and is the perfect introduction to live theatre for youngsters.

Find out more here.

Boojum Opening

Wednesday 10 April 2024 | Merrion Centre

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Boojum is opening in Leeds on Wednesday 10 April and the first 300 customers will get a free burrito from 12pm.

We flew all the way to Dublin this month to check out the top-rated Mexican eatery ahead of its opening – and if you watch you’ll see why.

LS6 Junk Yard Sale

Sunday 14 April 2024 | Left Bank Leeds

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In the heart of LS6 you’ll be able to attend a garage sale with a difference in April. The monthly Junk Yard Sale is set up inside the Left Bank with rows-upon-rows of traders and you can bet that there will be plenty of bits and bobs to take home with you.

Find out more here.

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