For the second year running, families in Leeds can get a taste of country life as the Upper Nidderdale celebration comes to town.
The event will be held at Kirkstall Abbey on Saturday, April 7 and will include a petting zoo with llamas and alpacas, willow weaving, tractors, climbing wall, wool felting, foraging walks – and even the chance to learn how to milk a cow!
FREE for all the family, the event will highlight everything that beautiful Upper Nidderdale has to offer families and aims to encourage families to visit the area itself for day trips and short breaks in the future.
Iain Mann, Scheme Manager at the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership, said: “Our Upper Nidderdale in the City event is all about showing people who live in Leeds the wide range of things that happen in a rural area like Nidderdale – it’s only 25 miles from Kirkstall Abbey to Pateley Bridge but they are very different places!”
“We hope that by bringing a bit of what is special about Upper Nidderdale to Leeds, people will get more of an understanding of the area and want to come and have a look for themselves.”
Last year the free event was attended by over 1800 people and this year it will be even bigger and better. Other activities at the family fun day include stone masonry demonstrations, beekeeping advice, brass band performances and birds of prey. Ice cream and refreshments will also be available, including award-winning Nidderdale pork pies!
The free event runs from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 7 in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey.
For more information about the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership, which is funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund, visit www.uppernidderdale.org.uk.