Fun, Family Friendly Food Festivals in Leeds

Fun, Family Friendly Food Festivals in Leeds

With our love of food and experimentation with new flavours growing each year, there is a real foodie culture emerging in Leeds. This is great news for parents and families who want to do fun things with their kids that is maybe a little different or offers some new experiences for older children.

This condensed list of food festivals coming up throughout the summer in and around Leeds should leave you with lots of options for days out with the family whilst also being able to enjoy something for yourselves too:

Chow Down - Piece Hall, Halifax - 24th May to 26th August 2019

Tickets: Adults £3, Under 14’s FREE

Although not in Leeds, the Chow down in Halifax is worth a mention. Very clean and in a beautiful setting, it is worth the trip if you can get there. Smaller than a lot of the Leeds ones, Chow Down has the added benefit of all of the little quirky shops within the Piece Hall too that you can go and have a wander around. Although it is very flat and perfect for pushchairs in the main areas, it is difficult to look around the shops with a pushchair as they are up stairs and there is no alternative access with the building being so old. A very comfortable environment and not expensive this is a great place to go, especially if you have a large family.

Great British Food Festival - Harewood House - Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May 2019

Tickets: Adults £12.50, Children (4-17) £7.50, Family (2 adults, 2 Children) £35

The Great British Food Festival returns to Harewood House this year. Along with the food of course, Harewood house offers loads of great stuff for the kids, you can look at the birds and the penguins, wander around the beautiful grounds all included in your ticket price. You can also upgrade your ticket to gain access to parts of the House itself too. So good or bad weather, there is plenty to do here.

Pub in the Park - Roundhay Park - Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2019

Tickets: Afternoon Adult £30, Child (6-15) £20, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £80. Evening Adult £45, Child £3

Pub in the Park is a food festival with a twist, serving Michelin quality food and offering some real quality entertainment including Basement Jaxx, Soul ll Soul and more! Quite an expensive one in comparison but this food festival has it all and there are options to purchase family tickets with under 6’s being free. If you love your food and your music, then this is definitely the one to invest in!

North Leeds Food Festival - Roundhay Park - Saturday 22nd June to Sunday 23rd June 2019

Tickets: Adult £4.98, Child £1.50, Weekend Ticket Adult £7.98, Under 5’s FREE

A Great one, the North Leeds Food Festival has lots of stuff for the family. Some rides for the kids to enjoy, live music and the beer tent offers respite from the sun, especially useful if you have a brand new little one! There’s plenty of space to set up your picnic blanket and stay the whole day if you want! The Festival is bursting with different street food vendors and local producers selling all sorts of delicious goodies. There is something for everyone here. Plus once you have had your fill, you can move onto to the play areas outside of the festival or hop over to Tropical World to continue your family day of fun!

Horsforth Food and Drink Festival - Hall Park - Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July 2019

Tickets: No Info Just Yet

The food festival of food festivals in Leeds can be found at Horsforth. There are endless food trucks with so many different options and types of food to chose from, you will struggle to know where to start! With loads of space for your kids to run around and the festival kids activities to get involved in, you can really spend the entire day here. The ideal space to go with a huge group, all the food trucks are around the edge of the field leaving lots of room to set up camp for the day. If we are fortunate enough to have the sun, there are lots of trees that you can find shelter under and there is ample parking too!

There are so many other smaller food festivals around too but these are out top picks to help you on your way to a summer of fun. What a great way to get together with family and friends and just take time out to enjoy life!

TIP: Sometimes you can find online discount codes for these festivals, so it is always worth a little scout around the internet first before buying your tickets!

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