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Children's Day

Children’s Day is an annual family fun day that takes place at Headingley Stadium during the summer.

Children’s Day dates back to 1922 where it was first held at Roundhay Park, Leeds where it continued annually until 1963. Funded by Yorkshire Evening Post and organised by teachers, the event was a massive occasion in the Leeds calendar, attracting up to 100,000 people some years.

Children’s Day was resurrected by the Garry Chappelow Memorial Fund in 2008, but this time held at Headingley Stadium and organised by Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Leeds Rhinos Foundation who joined forces to bring this special event come back to life.

Each year, Yorkshire based organisations and businesses are invited to showcase their summer offering for free at Headingley Stadium by delivering a fun activity for children and families to take part in. The offering on the day varies but includes activities themed around sport, physical activity, education, crafts and many more. Yorkshire County Cricket Club players and Leeds Rhinos players may also be present on the day to sign autographs!

The event contributes to the Foundation’s theme, ‘Inclusion’, by offering residents of Leeds and Yorkshire a low cost, family fun day that can be enjoyed by all.

If you think your organisation would benefit from hosting an activity and you would like to get involved, or if you would like more information, please contact Beth on