A child attaches bright tape to a brightly coloured structure in the park
Emily Binks, detail of Home is! project, 2022. Photo: Jules Lister

Art Play Food

  • Mondays–Thursdays, 5–29 August
  • 11am–4pm
  • Cross Flatts Park
  • Free, drop-in
  • Meet near the Sports Courts, Cross Flatts Park, Beeston, LS11 7BQ

Join Yorkshire Contemporary for a summer of art, play and food in Cross Flatts Park.

Perfect for children aged 5–11, this free programme invites you to make, build and eat together outdoors as part of a series of artist designed activities.

Practical information

  • Art & craft activities are free and drop-in. No booking required.
  • Sessions are open access. This means children can come and go as they please.
  • Art, Play, Food is staffed but parents remain responsible for their children at all times. Please note, we are not a childcare service.
  • Children may use tools under supervision and engage with paint or other messy materials. Please do not wear best clothes. 
  • All activities take place outside, so please ensure your child is prepared for the weather. We cannot provide or apply suncream, hats, or other weather-related items.
  • If your child has any access requirements or specific needs, please contact us in advance. We will do our best to accommodate and ensure they are included in the sessions.


  • Lunch will be served between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM and costs £5 per child.
  • Free ‘Healthy Holidays’ meals must be booked in advance via the Healthy Holidays web portal.
  • Look for Art, Play, Food and other great projects for children eligible for income-related Free School Meals in Leeds once you have registered your child.