Robert Blackburn aircraft model explained

Hanging from the roof of the Tropical World cafe is a model of an early Blackburn aircraft built in the Blackburn Aircraft factory on Roundhay Road where the Tesco store is now, and which was test flown from Soldiers Field.  Information about Blackburn Aircraft and Robert Blackburn is included in a new information board fixed…

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Friends Garden wing Yorkshire in Bloom Award

This is the highest award in the category (C6  Parks, Gardens, Cemeteries & Public Building). Judges comments… The conversion from the original derelict site to the Friends’ Garden we saw is an outstanding achievement. The plant selection is excellent as proved by the lack of distress in a difficult year. The natural methods of pest…

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Park and Tripical World praised in Rough Guide to Accessible Britain

  ROUNDHAY PARK and Tropical World are included in a new guide which aims to enable people to enjoy the best of Britain’s attractions whatever their disability,  The revamped Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, how in its 10th year, has for the first time extended its reviews to include information for visitors with more hidden…

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When Pop came to Roundhay Park

Dr Peter Mills of Leeds Becket University Centre for Culture and the Arts, is giving a lecture on 4th April about the many UK and international artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen who have featured in concerts in Roundhay Park. The talk takes place in the Sullivan Room, Leeds Town Hall from…

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Roundhay Art Exhibition

The English Art Company are taking over the conservatory adjacent to the Mansion for an exhibition of paintings, photographs, and other crafts from the 24th March until June.  The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 4pm.  Admission free.

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FoRP wins the Snaith Award

THE SNAITH AWARD FOR AFFILIATED SOCIETIES The Snaith Award is an annual award for projects completed by a Leeds Civic Trust Affiliated Society. In this inaugural year of the award, FoRP submitted our recently published “History Trail” and we are delighted to announce that we have won an Award amounting to £500.00. During our December…

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Roundhay Park voted the fourth best spot in the UK for a picnic

  In a survey commissioned by digital entertainment service DisneyLife Roundhay Park came fourth, just ahead of Kyoto Gardens in London’s Holland Park, the only two parks to feature.  A panel of parenting and travel experts prepared a short list of 20 picnic locations across the country, taking account of views and surroundings, accessability, facilities…

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Roundhay Park awarded Green Flag

Roundhay Park is one of seven Leeds Parks awarded Green Flag status by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.  The award is given to sites that are “well managed, clean and safe”. Commenting on the award Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and sustainability said “We are extremely proud of our city’s parks…

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Highly Successful Triathlon

Of course the Brownlee brothers yet again winning the Elite Mens race on Sunday was the high spot of the weekend, of equal importance were the thousands of athletes and their families who enjoyed our wonderful park, with the Go Tri and junior events on Saturday and the full triathlon on Sunday morning. The fact…

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FoRP funds lights in trees

In the last few days strings of lights have appeared in the trees along Princes Avenue between the Roundhay Fox and the car park.  These have been funded by FoRP to improve lighting in the area and to enhance the appearance of the main entrance to the Park.

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