The best things to do in Leeds this week | 25 April – 1 May 2022

The best things to do over May bank holiday.

The best things to do during the week and long weekend.

Yet again, it’s a busy week in Leeds, despite being a five day week (we could get used to these four day ones). Whether you’re celebrating pay day at the weekend or looking forward to some R&R as the kids return to school, we’ve rounded up all the best things going on in and around Leeds to get involved in.

Keep reading to find out what our top picks of things to do in Leeds are.

Sukhothai 2002 menu

Regent Street Chapel Allerton | Tuesday 26 April – Sunday 1 May 2022.

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It’s been 20 years since much-loved Thai restaurant Sukhothai opened its doors for the very first time. To celebrate their milestone anniversary, the restaurant is throwing it back to 2002 and bringing back their original menu to celebrate.

Dishes making a comeback include the Gae Kiew Wan Gata Lon, succulent lamb stir-fried with green curry paste, sweet basil, lime leaves, green beans and chilli, served on a sizzling hot plate. The Som Tum Supparod Pla Tod consists of crispy haddock served with a spicy Som Tum salad and fruity pineapple.

Tuesday 26 April – Sunday 15 May 2022. Find out more here.

90s Bottomless Brunch at Manahatta

Merrion Street, Leeds city centre | Friday 29 April 2022

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Introducing a one-off bottomless brunch to the menu, Manahatta is set to host a boozy experience that’ll bring the likes of the Spice Girls, Barbie and TLC back to the DJ deck. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged: think scrunchies, crimped hair and sporadic neon and acid wash designs are likely to make an appearance on Greek Street, Merrion Street and in Headingley during this bottomless 90s party- the only rule Manahatta impose is ‘No Scrubs’.

Manahatta Headingley, Merrion St in Leeds and York will all host the 90s bottomless on Friday 29 April 2022 at 19.30pm, whilst those visiting the nearby city of Harrogate will have to wait until Sunday 1 May at 16.30pm to pair their old crimpers and capri pants with cocktails and Coors. Tickets cost from £30.95, but are extremely limited, so booking is heavily advised.

Friday 29 April 2022. Find out more here.

Sausage and Cider Festival

Royal Armouries, Leeds Dock | Saturday 30 April 2022

people in crowd.
Image: Sausage and Cider Festival

There’s a multitude of flavours, spices, sizes and shapes on offer at the Sausage and Cider Festival and Leeds’ foodies are encouraged to take advantage of the vast options available. Hosted at Royal Armouries for a one-day-only festival, meet meat lovers and cider conesseuirs alike.

If that’s not enough, local musicians and some of the UK’s best tribute acts will be taking to the stage to keep visitors on their feet all afternoon and evening long. The final tickets are now on sale and with many slots now filled, you will be more limited if you’re booking last minute. From £15 each, find out which tickets are still available on the Sausage and Cider Festival website.

Saturday 30 April 2022. Find out more here.

Taco and Tequila Festival

Waterlane Boat House, | Saturday 30 April – Sunday 1 May 2022

Image: Sabroso Street

This three day event will have plenty to tuck into all bank holiday weekend. Each day food, live music and the all important tequila shots will be lined up from 12pm, with free entry all day long. Bringing the food to Waterlane Boat House on the Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May is Sabroso Street, a causal Mexican in Farsley that’s big on flavour.

Produced in the highlands of the Jalisco Mountains in Mexico, Cazcabel Tequila is a Blue Weber Agave crafted spirit that’ll provide the perfect shot for the occasion. This said, they’re pretty passionate about tall drinks and cocktails too, so we imagine the pop-up Cazabel bar will stock everything needed to make the perfect sunny afternoon tipple: whatever your preference.

Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May 2022. Find out more here.

SALT Leeds Bottomless Brunch

East Parade, Leeds City Centre | Sunday 1 May 2022

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Opting for a sophisticated selection of cheese and charcuterie, SALT has joined forces with The Cheesy Living Co., a local independent that strive to bring the tastiest, smelliest and most exciting cheeses from around the world to our city. Drinkswise, choose from classic sunshine-inspired drinks like Aperol Spritz and Blood Orange Margaritas alongside gin-infused Bramble cocktails and free-flowing Prosecco. Lager lovers will be delighted to see both Jute Session IPA and Yøn lager on the bottomless menu too.

Launching during the May bank holiday on Sunday 1 May with the added advantage of a Monday off-work the following day, the SALT Leeds City bottomless brunch is available at the set times of 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm, each lasting ninety minutes each with a cost of £34.95 per person.

Sunday 1 May. Find out more here.

Chow Down

Temple Arches, Leeds City Centre | Thursday 28 April – Sunday 1 May 2022.

beer garden terrace with pastel signs.
Image: The Hoot Leeds

After a full line-up over Easter weekend, the newly-renovated Chow Down will be hosting a range of incredible events until September, there’s going to be so much to enjoy for 2022 at Temple Arches.

Hosting a summer themed haven with a new food village, three-tier sun terrace, DJ huts and crazy golf: Chow Down is the giant beer garden with far more to offer than just drinks. A nine-hole alfresco crazy golf course is making an appearance for the very first time for those looking to make a tee whilst sipping on cocktails and pints in the sunshine.

Of course, Chow Down’s foodie line-up is equally as important to Leeds as its musical headliners, and this year, there’s plenty of new street food to tempt you over to Temple Arches too.

Thursday 14 April – Saturday 30 April 2022. Find out more here.

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