Break the Fall

By September 30, 2015Features-Leeds

Keep the kids smiling this half term and embrace all things autumnal with JLife’s selection of fun-filled activities.


Halloween Horror

Take a break from trick or treating this Halloween and instead go along to Stockeld Park where numerous Halloween-inspired schemes are being hosted, including fright nights, witch trails, and a firework spectacle. The activities will no doubt create an eerie, mysterious and scary atmosphere for all the family to enjoy.


Strut your stuff at their Halloween catwalk, taking place at 3pm every day from 24thOctober through to 30th October, where your whole family will be given the opportunity to dress up in their scariest outfit and parade around the park to try and win the best-dressed prize.


For little ones seeking something tamer, on 24th and 25th October, Stockeld Park is also providing the opportunity to watch an expert pumpkin carver slice some original designs into their pumpkins which were grown in-house. They’ll be ready for you to pick yourself, and you’ll also receive a free carving sheet from their pumpkin patch.




Bubble, Bubble

Be amazed like never before as the Amazing Bubble Man, Louis Pearl, tours the UK and performs his unique show at the City Varieties.


For 30 years, Louis has delighted audiences of all ages around the world. Having sold out at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival eight years running, the opportunity really is one that you and your family can’t miss out on. Kids will love watching a leading bubbleologist perform art, magic, science, and fun right in front of their eyes.


On 25th October at 1.30pm and 3.30pm, Louis will combine comedy with artistry and ensure members of the audience, like you and your kids, are encouraged to participate in his mesmerising, spellbinding bubble magic!




As White as Snow

What better way to mark the seasonal shift than by being transported to a wintry world in Carriageworks Theatre’s production of The Snow Child?


Enthralling audience members on 30th October, and adapted from the best-selling book of the same name, the tale focuses on the heartache of a lonely couple yearning for a child of their own. On one particularly cold, white winter’s day, they decide to sculpt a daughter out of snow – before unexpectedly bringing her to life! Magic and mayhem soon ensue as they attempt to navigate through the life-altering event and learn to love her as their own.


Taking the reins of The Snow Child are the Tutti Frutti theatre development team, while Emma Reeves – whose TV triumphs include Tracy Beaker and the Dumping Ground – penned the play.




A New Leaf

Fans of the outdoors will be in their element – and reluctant adventurers will be converted – during half term week at Harewood House.


Celebrate autumn in all its glory by embarking on a whole host of activities at the premises – test your knowledge with the wildlife trails, watch the birds being fed, journey on the castle walk or deer park safari, and amp up your creative skills with a spot of badge making. There are also unique opportunities for anyone with a hankering for delicious dining, such as the seasonal food display, and biscuit decorating in the Pastry Room. And rest assured; the bookroom is perfectly equipped for any exhausted parents eager for a cup of tea and reprieve from all the fun.


The range of events will run at Harewood House from 24th October until 1st November.