Children's Day 16th July 2017
Children’s Day, which has been held annually at Headingley Carnegie Stadium since 2008, will see thousands of families across the region attend the day-long event, which brings together a host of organisations from Yorkshire every year to provide a memorable day of activities for children.
Another big draw for fans of both sporting organisations will be appearances from the Leeds Rhinos squad throughout the day and Rhinos stars Ashton Golding and Jimmy Keinhorst joined pupils from Christchurch Primary School at Headingley Carnegie for the launch of this year’s Children’s Day.
“It’s great to be able to help launch Children’s Day which is always one of the highlights of the year for the players,” said Golding.
“I’ve done a few Children’s Day events now and every year it seems to get bigger with so many different activities going on around the stadium. It’s a great chance for us as players to get to meet the fans and spend some time with them, so I’m looking forward to it and hopefully it will be another good turnout at the stadium in July.”
The event is supported each year by a number of partners including long term partner the Garry Chappelow Memorial fund along with local organisations such as Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police and will also be supported by new associate partner Nando’s restaurant in 2017.
The event also brings together a host of child friendly organisations providing activities on the day including Eureka, The Rainbow Factory and The Works Skatepark with Yorkshire Cricket and Leeds Rhinos giving children the chance to practice their skills with coaching and skills zones.
“Children’s Day is a fantastic opportunity for families to enjoy a day out at the world famous Headingley Carnegie Stadium. There’s activities to suit all interests and ages and with this year’s talent show, no shortage of entertainment!”
-Nick Robinson, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
Returning this year for the event will also be the popular junior sports tournaments for community teams from the city, which will take place on the famous Headingley Carnegie Stadium cricket and rugby pitches.
With a strong emphasis on women and girl’s cricket this summer, teams playing in the cricket tournament will be made up from local Brownie and Girl Guide groups.
Children’s Day 2017 takes place on Sunday 16th July. The gates for the event will open at 10am and close at 4pm; admission is completely free for everyone, as are the activities when inside the ground.
Families attending the event can make a suggested donation of £3 per adult and £1 per child attending on entry, all proceeds will support the work of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Leeds Rhinos Foundation.