Free family fun at The Tetley this summer

Free family fun at The Tetley this summer

Journal 14 Jul 2023

Looking for free, creative things to do with your kids in Leeds this summer? Plan a trip to The Tetley!

Free exhibitions

Throughout the summer, visit us with your family to see our new exhibition by artist Afra Eisma: splashdown tender. Entry is completely free!

In the Atrium, take off your shoes, venture onto the tapestry and cuddle the aliens. Then, make your way through Galleries 1–8, to see slowly twirling dresses, beautiful watercolours and playful installations.

Two children peer at artwork in The Tetley contemporary art gallery
Be wowed by artist Afra Eisma's bright, colourful exhibition. Photo: Jules Lister

Soft play with a twist

Got kids under 5? Head upstairs to play in Tiny Tetley Studio, designed by Stephanie Jefferies, with a slide, den and tactile activities inside.

A young child playing and having fun in Tiny Tetley Studio, a free artist designed play space with art deco patterns
Our artist-designed play space is free to visit and open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am–5pm. Photo: Jo Ritchie

Family food offers

You might be peckish after all the excitement – so book a table in our Bar & Kitchen. If you’ve signed up for a free Family Pass and completed your registration, you can claim a free kids’ meal when you order any main dish. Plus, our baby-friendly dhal is free – all the time, no special offer required.

We also have a small Feeding Room next to Tiny Tetley Studio, where you’re welcome to feed your children if you prefer a private, quiet space.

A child looks at a piece of fruit from her kids' Bento Box from The Tetley Bar & Kitchen menu
We have a small kids' menu with tasty options. Photo: Jo Ritchie

Leeds Bear Hunt

Finally, whilst you’re here why not join in the lovely Leeds Bear Hunt and find the bear (and bear cubs) we’ve got at The Tetley.

There’s so much to do and see – and all for FREE.

We can’t wait to welcome you this summer!

Plan your visit
A dad and his daughter sign in at Reception at The Tetley with their free Family Pass
Just signed up for a Family Pass? Collect your card at Reception when you arrive! Photo: Jo Ritchie