A trip to Leeds is worth it, no matter the weather. There are plenty of things to do in Leeds on a rainy day, with lots of indoor activities for all the family.
Sit back and relax
Fancy a cosy day catching up on all the latest blockbusters? Get yourself to the top floor of Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre and experience a cinematic delight at Everyman Leeds. The plushest cinema in the city, you can order from an array of refreshments and food and have it delivered directly to your seat. Even better, the seats are comfy couches, meaning you can sit back, relax and forget about the rain outside for a few hours.
For the culture vultures
If you’re more of a culture vulture, look no further than Leeds Art Gallery and Leeds City Museum to satiate your appetite. Leeds Art Gallery can be found right in the heart of the city on Victoria Square and is home to a wide range of wonderful, permanent exhibits and regularly changing art exhibitions that are guaranteed to wow. Following a refurbishment, visitors can now see the stunning glass ceiling which has been transformed into a new gallery. Find works from Francis Bacon and Edward Armitage, before taking in one of the exciting visiting collections on display.
Five minutes’ walk from the Gallery you’ll find Leeds City Museum, the perfect place to spend a rainy day out with the family. Check out their collection of ‘Dead Things’, which the museum has been collecting since 1821. Leeds City Museum regularly hosts family friendly events, so keep an eye on their ever-changing calendar here. For another exciting museum experience in Leeds, be sure to visit the Royal Armouries. Just a short water taxi ride from Leeds Station, the Royal Armouries is the most popular tourist destination in Leeds and houses an impressive array of weapons, armour and other artefacts from Ancient times right up to the present day. Stop for a drink at Leeds’ cult coffee joint North Star Coffee Roasters and inhale the scent of freshly roasted beans while enjoying a spectacular brew.
While you’re in Leeds, take a trip to the Thackray Medical Museum. Located in one of the city’s most impressive Victorian buildings, here you can explore the history of medicine through a number of innovative exhibitions and interactive galleries, showcasing how scientific breakthroughs have changed our lives. You will even be transported back to the sights, smells and sounds of streets of Leeds in 1842 and discover what life was like.
For adrenaline junkies
For the adrenaline junkies amongst us, Leeds is the perfect place to chase a thrill. TeamSport brings you the best go karting Leeds has to offer, boasting a 580m track that has tunnels, twists, turns and even a fly-over! Check out its website for events, discounts and bookings.
Chase new heights at a Leeds climbing wall, such as City Bloc, located just a 20 minute walk from Leeds station. City Bloc offers an exciting climbing experience for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced climbers. Founded by four members of the Great British bouldering team, City Bloc is the perfect place to test your nerve and work up a sweat on a rainy day.