Summer Sessions at Wellington Place

This summer head to Wellington Place to enjoy a range of events from our Wimbledon Weekender to our Fayre in the Square, embrace your creative side with our Poetry Workshops or step back in time with our history walks.  We have something for everyone!

Wimbledon Weekender 

The summer of sport comes to Wellington Place! Tower Square will be transformed into Leeds’s answer to Murray Mount for the closing weekend of this year’s Wimbledon tournament. Enjoy the nail-biting drama of the world famous tournament’s finals weekend on the big screen, with plenty of deck chairs to sit back and enjoy and to make it extra sweet, we’ll be giving away 100 Northern Bloc strawberry & cream ice creams to mark the occasion, because is it really Wimbledon without it?!

Dates: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July

Time: 1 – 9.30pm

FREE event, no booking required.


Stretch in the Square 

A mindful morning of yoga with Yoga Hero. Our expert instructors will guide you through a gentle, 1-hour long flow to kickstart the weekend in the beautiful landscaped setting of Tower Square. This session is suitable for all abilities, though unfortunately is not suitable for pre and post natal people. If you have any questions regarding accessibility of the class please get in touch with us on events@wellingtonplace.co.uk.

Dates: Saturday 20 July, Saturday 10 August, Saturday 7 September

Time: 10 – 11am

This is a ticketed event with free tickets available via Eventbrite, click here to book.

Fayre in the Square 

A fresh, new take on the traditional farmer’s market, Fayre in the Square combines food traders, live music, local art market traders and family-friendly fun for a truly unique summer experience. Whether you’re heading down after work on a Friday evening, or bringing the whole family down on a Saturday afternoon, these open-to-all sessions are the perfect spot to meet up with friends for an afternoon of food, drinks and shopping.

The line-up includes:

  • Live music, featuring a fantastic line-up of local artists and DJs with acoustic singer songwriter sets on Friday evenings, and smooth jazz and soul on Saturday afternoons
  • Street food traders, from Indian street food to juicy Wagyu steaks, loaded fries and vegan vendors, a rotating lineup of food traders will be on site for each event (see individual events for details)
  • The Play Tent brings its open-ended play provisions to Wellington Place for our Saturday sessions, free to attend on a drop-in basis
  • Makers market, shop a curated selection of independent makers and artists every weekend

Dates: Friday 2, 16, 30 & Saturday 3, 17, 31 August

Time: 3 – 8pm Fridays, 12 – 6pm Saturdays

FREE event, no booking required.


Poetry Workshops

We’ll be hosting a children’s workshop from 10–11.30am, where little ones will learn how to think creatively and engage their imagination to create beautiful short poems. Finishing with an inspiring and entertaining reading by the host.

From 12.30pm, we’ll be hosting a session for adults. In this hour-long creative workshop you’ll work with our experienced host to practice new techniques as well as developing existing skills sets. Both sessions free to attend.

Date: 9 August

Times: Children 10 – 11.30am, Adults 12.30 – 13.30pm

This is a ticketed event with free tickets available via Eventbrite, click here to book.


Railway History Walks

To coincide with Monopoly Leeds Takeover, Wellington Place will be home to a train deed card.  To celebrate this, we’ve teamed up with local historian and long-time WP collaborator, Clifford Stead, to bring a guided railway history walking tour to Wellington Place.

Tour our local area, taking in the rich heritage links and railway history, before heading back to Tower Square for a tour of the new mini museum.

Dates: Every other Sunday from 28 July – 1st September

Time: 11 – 12pm

This is a ticketed event with free tickets available via Eventbrite, click here to book.