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2 Aberford Road, Oulton
LS26 8EJ
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Top things to do this Easter in Leeds

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Planning an Easter staycation? Look no further than Leeds. With everything from egg-citing Easter egg hunts and trials to food tours and medieval activities, there is something for the whole family. In this blog, our budget hotel in Leeds explores some of the top things to do this Easter in and around the city!


Easter Experience at Kirkstall Abbey

Take the little ones to visit Peter Rabbit & Friends, as they guide you through a magical Easter egg experience at Kirkstall Abbey. Follow the story through the Abbey ruins, with singing, dancing and fun games led by your favourite friends. You also get a FREE chocolate egg for every child!


Easter Experience at Kirkstall Abbey[photo credit: Leeds Inspired]


Easter Fayre & Dog Treasure Hunt

Join the RSPCA Leeds & Wakefield for a paw-some Easter Egg Hunt around the Animal Centre for the children, and a treasure hunt in the woods for the dogs! What’s more, all money raised will be donated to the centre and help to care for the animals. Head over to their website for further information.


Dogs[photo credit: RSPCA Leeds and Wakefield]


Leeds Food Tours: Good Friday Tour

Make the most of Good Friday with a delicious Easter-themed food tour. Following the same route as the Local Leeds food tour, you’ll visit 6 venues and sample food and drink at every stop! The tour will also include a chocolate egg hunt, as well as a special golden egg, in celebration of the Easter weekend. Book your tickets today!


Chocolate Easter Egg


Medieval Easter at Royal Armouries

Be transported back to Medieval England this Easter at the Royal Armouries Museum! Get hands with history and learn some new skills such as archery and sword fighting sessions. The museum’s very own men-at-arms will demonstrate armoured combat techniques, with live reenactments of famous battles. 4th April - 19th April 2020.


Medieval Kid

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Holiday Inn Express Leeds - East Reviews


Galway, Ireland

I stayed here for 2 nights in one of the disabled access rooms. I was staying alone as a wheelchair user, so a little worried about coping with things.

I had no problems whatsoever. The staff were extremely helpful and made my stay a pleasant and comfortable experience. I would certainly stay here again.



No kidding, but within 30 minutes of our arrival we had booked a further visit for later in the year. The surrounding area is very pleasant, the location appears quiet and is convenient for many local sites and attractions. The room, including bed was very comfortable, the staff most helpful.

Breakfast is included in your price here and much to choose from including bacon, sausage, egg, porridge, cereal, muesli, fruit, yogurt etc etc. I find this, for what we paid, hard to beat. We have family nearby so this is a good location and what we paid for what we received excellent value.



On arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady at reception who sorted everything out. Once we were checked in and got to our rooms, the room was all set out and was very clean. Beds very comfy and price was right, would definitely recommend.



I have had the pleasure of staying here three times now and it never fails to impress! The hotel itself is well kept, very clean and tidy. The staff are amazing and just can’t do enough to make you feel welcome.

Breakfast is always hot and fresh, be it yogurt and fruit or full English you will enjoy! Beds are really comfy and the room its-self is great with good blackout curtains.



I get to stay in a lot of different Holiday Inn's up and down the country, and this surely is one of the best. Great location, spotlessly clean and wonderful staff that couldn't do enough for you. Comfortable refurbished rooms and a great breakfast. What more could you ask for!


Melbourne, Australia

A friendly place to stay with nice rooms, good breakfast and most importantly great staff. Handy for Leeds and York with easy parking and a carvery nearby. What more could you want. Once again I want to stress the really good staff.



A varied group of 5 but the hotel met our requirements well. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, great having free WiFi, and breakfast included. The staff were very helpful and we found it an ideal location for touring around Yorkshire.



Recently stayed at the Holiday Inn East Leeds. Lovely friendly staff and a nice warm welcome. Beautiful clean and cosy rooms. Not one fault with this hotel, free breakfast and a Toby carvery joined on to the hotel, perfect. Paid £55 per night. Well worth it. Will definitely recommend and will stay again.



Nice and spacious rooms, bathroom very clean, everything in working order and free breakfast!

Location about 25 mins from Leeds city centre, however worked well for us as just off the motorway so able to get to other locations quickly. Staff very friendly, would definitely come again.



Spent a couple of nights here. We stayed in an accessible ground floor room which was great. Very spacious. The bed was very comfortable and we slept really well.

Continental breakfast is included in the price which was very reasonable. Staff were lovely - sorting out our key card when it stopped working and finding me a nail file when I asked for one.

We went for a meal in Leeds one night and to a reception at Oulton Hall on the other. Staff arranged taxis both times without fuss. A small but perfectly functioning bar was welcome too!

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