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13 Jul

Children's Day activities finalised!

With just over two weeks to go to this year’s Children’s Day the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Leeds Rhinos Foundation are pleased to be able to announce some of the fantastic activities available to the public for Leeds’ biggest free event on Sunday 19th July.

Children’s Day 2015 promises to be another exciting day for both children and parents, with an expected crowd of over 6,000 people heading to Headingley Carnegie Stadium to enjoy more than 30 activities from organisations across Yorkshire.

The stadium will be in full use on the 19th July with a great selection of sports represented at different areas around the ground, utilising both the rugby and cricket pitches with some of Yorkshire’s biggest organisations around the ground including museum exhibits from Thackray Medical, The Royal Armouries, Eureka!, Manic Science and Lightwater Valley.

Children can get a taste of a range of sports on offer on the day, with a hockey station from Leeds Hockey Club, Rowing provided by the Yorkshire Rows, a Leeds Force Basketball station, an Archery area run by JP Archery, a skateboarding station with The Works Skatepark and a Snozone Winter sports area.

Wheelchair sports will also be represented on the day provided by Spider Y, along with a Gymnastics area ran by Gym Magic, a climbing activity from The Leeds Wall Climbing Centre, Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Cricket Skills Zones, Mini Squash and Mini Tennis from Carnegie Rackets, Baseball from Harrogate Tigers and a Handball activity courtesy of Leeds Hornets, all available to try out on the day.

For animal lovers, the TryZone Education centre will be hosting a pet’s corner with an array animals to interact with, alongside a horses’ station provided by the Equine Pathways Charity, all located at the corner of the North Stand and Western Terrace.

Food and refreshments will be available from our regular stadium vendors on the day, along with new offerings this year from restaurants Wok & Go and Red’s True BBQ.

Also providing stations on the day will be Yorkshire Cancer Research, ASDA, West Yorkshire Police, Pure Gym, British Gas and Asda with face painting, a kids’ bouncy castle and many more activities for small children available.

Entertainment at Children’s Day has been organised by Child Friendly Leeds who have lined up some local music acts for the main stage hosted on the day by Rugby AM, who are also supporting the event.

The stage located outside Headingley Lodge, aside from a variety of music acts performing will host the Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s very own Rhinestones Dance Academy.

As with every year, Children’s Day receives the support of the Leeds Rhinos first team squad who will be available during the day to sign autographs, take photos and present trophies to the winners of the Rugby and Football tournaments taking place on the pitch from 10:30am.

The Stadium gates will be open from 10am and the event closes at 4:30pm and is completely free, so don’t miss out on a great day out for the kids and support the work of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

This year’s Children’s Day is promising to be one of the biggest in recent years, with some fantastic activities on offer for the public to get involved with. With free entry and free activities, this is definitely an event not to be missed! Great fun for the whole family to get involved with.

Sam O’Donnell – Yorkshire Cricket Foundation

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