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52andblue Wed 28-Oct-20 17:24:08

What can I do in Leeds for the weekend with two teens please?

both v interested in military stuff so I'm assuming the Armoury is good?
(is it modern miliatary stuff or lots of medieval horse armour?)

anything else that might be exciting (desperate you see...)

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Ffsffsffsffsffs Wed 28-Oct-20 17:29:18

Armouries has a full range of stuff, though yes, lots of ancient bits in with the modern. I've been a few times with kids of all ages, never quite 'got' it tbh.

Bowling, skating (near Elland Road), couple of trampoline places. Lots of shops, good for window shopping! Get a water taxi from the centre to the Dock for the armouries.

52andblue Wed 28-Oct-20 17:36:07

Ah, the Armouries is a water taxi ride away from the station?
sounds fun!
they won't do bowling skating or window shopping (tech obsessed)
might pop into a CEX shop, I guess!

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Phoenixrising2020 Wed 28-Oct-20 17:39:54

If you go to the Armouries then you can see lots of things, on a Halloween footing, I saw a pair of gloves there that had been worn in battle in one of the exhibits. It was possible to try them on, it was a creepy experience. Leeds is a very old place, there is a lot of history there.

Phoenixrising2020 Wed 28-Oct-20 17:40:59

The Armouries is fantastic, there are loads of medieval exhibits.

Monkeytapper Wed 28-Oct-20 17:43:31

Looks like Leeds might be going into tier 3 soon

Ginfilledcats Wed 28-Oct-20 17:43:41

For somewhere to eat there's a pub in a canal boat in the middle of the street called dry dock. And a sci fi pub/cafe called FAB.

Walk up to the uni and have a wander to inspire them to go there? Lol

FunnyInjury Wed 28-Oct-20 17:45:31

monkey is that new news today?
It's been rumoured for weeks but nothing has actually changed yet smile

Monkeytapper Wed 28-Oct-20 17:56:45

@FunnyInjury...no it’s not confirmed but looks inevitable

52andblue Wed 28-Oct-20 18:27:59

Monkeytapper

Looks like Leeds might be going into tier 3 soon

ah, pants!

just need somewhere within 2/3 hours of Edinburgh ?

oof!

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Ffsffsffsffsffs Wed 28-Oct-20 18:36:09

just need somewhere within 2/3 hours of Edinburgh ?

Leeds is a good 4 hours from Edinburgh, 200+ miles.

Where are you travelling to/from op?

52andblue Wed 28-Oct-20 18:56:52

Yes, that was a typo, sorry it is indeed further than that.

I reckon a spooky day in Edinburgh might be the thing.

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ClementineWoolysocks Wed 28-Oct-20 19:27:39

Ginfilledcats

For somewhere to eat there's a pub in a canal boat in the middle of the street called dry dock. And a sci fi pub/cafe called FAB.

Walk up to the uni and have a wander to inspire them to go there? Lol

Is FAB cafe still there? I met my other half in there many moons ago but haven't lived in Leeds for years now.

RevolutionRadio Wed 28-Oct-20 19:34:57

@clementine Fab Cafe closed down, so did all my other old favourite hangouts.

Ginfilledcats Wed 28-Oct-20 21:56:17

@ClementineWoolysocks i actually don't know! It was there 10 years ago when I went to uni lol

ClementineWoolysocks Thu 29-Oct-20 12:56:34

RevolutionRadio

*@clementine* Fab Cafe closed down, so did all my other old favourite hangouts.

Ah, that's a shame. I was gutted when I found out the Cockpit had gone, I spent many a happy hour in a drunken haze in that place.

RevolutionRadio Thu 29-Oct-20 21:43:14

@clementine loved the cockpit 😒 Carpe Diem has gone too.

The nights that were in the cockpit are now in the Keys Club at the merrion centre. Haven't been in years though, probably too old now!

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