City Spotlight: Leeds

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City Spotlight: Leeds

Will you be spending Disabled Access Day in Leeds? Thanks to Leeds City Council you will be spoilt for choice as there are lots of great events going on across the city and a little further afield. Whether you a culture lover, a theatre fan or an animal fanatic there will be something going on in Leeds that will interest you!

Take a look at this suggested itinerary below, but this isn’t all that’s on! Use our event search to take a look at all the activities in Leeds and further afield, no matter what you get up to on 12th March be sure to let us know!


Photograph of the front of Leeds City Museum

10am – 11:30am – Explore the Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum is a hub for all sorts of activities on 12th March, with four floors of exciting exhibitions to explore plus over ten different activities put on especially for Disabled Access Day you’ll have an action packed morning!

The museum will be opening at 10am when a ‘Mellow Museum’ session will start, allowing families to explore the Faces of Leeds exhibition before it’s open to the general public (booking essential).

At 11am head over to the Thorseby Room (lower ground level) and meet the friendly disability sports team where you can have a go at boccia, tennis and goalball. Sport not your thing? How about popping up to the Story Gallery (Floor 2) where you can handle a whole range of museum artefacts including an ancient Egyptian flint knife and a Bronze Age axed hammer head.

At 11.30am head to Broderick Hall where you can hear from a range of speakers including Paul Ralph, Founder of Disabled Access Day. You can also browse stands from local organisations enabling you to find out more about what they offer.

Find out more about all the activities going on at Leeds City Museum on their Euan’s Guide profile.

 Photograph of a cup of coffee at Caffè Nero with a 'Disabled Access Day' arrow

11:45am – Take a break at Caffè Nero

Take a break from and head to the local Caffè Nero just a few minutes from the museum and grab yourself your complementary handcrafted coffee (make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter and you take your voucher code with you!).

 Photograph of the front of Leeds Grand Theatre

12:00pm – Join a touch tour at Leeds Grand Theatre ahead of Swan Lake

Leeds Grand Theatre will be doing a touch tour before an audio described performance of Northern Ballet’s Swan Lake which is free when purchasing a ticket to the performance. A great opportunity to explore the set and costumes of this world renowned ballet.

Promotional photograph for Swan Lake of two ballet dancers

2.30pm – Watch the stunning Swan Lake at Leeds Grand Theatre

After the touch tour, take some time to have a drink and grab some snacks before what is deemed the ‘most famous ballet in the world’ at 2.30. The legendary ballet is in town for one week only, so be sure to catch this audio described performance!

You can book tickets on the Leeds Grand Theatre website (running time 2 hours 40 minutes).


After an action packed day, we reckon it’s time to head somewhere locally for a bite to eat. Use Euan’s Guide to find local accessible eateries and remember to add your review too!

There are lots more exciting events going on in Leeds, find out what else is on using our event search