A holder of the Green Flag award for its high standards, it’s no surprise the Pudsey park is the second most visited park in Leeds, after the magnificent Roundhay Park.
Featuring a wildlife centre, bowling green, skatepark, play areas and a tropical greenhouse, there is something for everyone.
Bring a picnic, explore and enjoy a fantastic day out at Pudsey Park.
- Pudsey Park, Church Lane, Pudsey, UK Get Directions
- Avg Time Spent: 40 minutes
Things to Note
Pudsey Park has the following on-site or nearby:
- Accessible Toilets
- Disabled Access
- Nearby Food & Drink
- Nearby Parking
- Nearby Shops
- Nearby Toilets
- On-site Food and Drink
- On-site Toilets
- Rubbish Bins
- Wheelchair Access
The park is five miles West of the Leeds City Centre in the market town of Pudsey. The main entrance is at Church Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 7RR.
Pudsey Park is managed by Leeds City Council and attracts visitors from across the city. Make the most of your visit and hit the shops on Pudsey High Street
Things to Do
Well loved, Pudsey park has something for everyone. Enjoy a family day out, tuck into a picnic, immerse yourself in nature, have a kick about on the green, shelter from the rain in the tropical gardens and learn about the local wildlife of Leeds.
Explore the Park and Smell the Flowers
Pudsey Park is a beautiful place to take a leisurely stroll. Admire the delights of nature. Look up at the trees and hear the leaves move in the breeze and study the beautiful array of colours in the flower beds. Be sure to visit throughout the seasons to see emerging sticky buds and the striking autumnal colours.
Visiting on a gloomy, colder day? Be sure to visit the tropical greenhouse, where you find lots of exotic plants basking in the humidity under one big roof. Can you spot the banana trees?
Family Day Out
Pudsey Park is a great place for a family day out. There are play areas for the little and big kids to explore, featuring see saws, swings and slides. Grab a drink or an ice cream from the well loved refreshment kiosk. Visit in October and take part in the Halloween Trail. Can you find the 10 spooky characters lurking about the place?
Learn About the Local Wildlife
Want to find out about the local wildlife of West Leeds? Pop into the West Leeds Country Park Visitor Centre located at the park. This impressive little centre (think Tropical World but not quite as big) has an aquarium, with lots of local freshwater fish, small mammals and birds. You’ll be able to see frogs, rabbits, and brown rats. Look closely and you may spot a harvest mouse. Grab a colouring sheet or draw a picture of your visit in the education room.
There is lots to keep adults and children of all ages amused and it’s the perfect place to shelter from the wind and rain.
Curriculum linked guided tours and workshops are available for school and educational groups . To find out more call 0113 336 7553.
Fancy a game of football or rounders? Make use of the popular bowlers green. Head down to the skate park and learn some new tricks. Bring your bike or a scooter and go for a ride around the park. Watch out for other park users.
Pudsey park is a great place to take your pooch for a stroll with its meandering paths and lawns. Please keep your dog on a lead in the vicinity of the play area.
Make the most of your visit and explore the town of Pudsey, which has a wealth of shops, cafes and bars and a Farmers Market on the first Sunday of the month.
Pudsey park was opened at the end of the 19th Century and used to have a lake which was filled in around 1945. There was also a bandstand where thousands of people would gather throughout the seasons. The children’s playground was opened in 1937 to commemorate the coronation of George VI.
The park was home to the famous Pudsey roller, a large road roller vehicle, gifted to the park in 1959 and was a favourite with children who used to pretend to ride it. Sadly it was removed in 1990 due to fears of asbestos flaking of the vehicle. So popular was the roller that Friends of Pudsey Park Roller Group have put on several fundraising events at the park to raise money to restore the famous Pudsey Roller to its former glory.
Toilets, including an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities can be found at the visitor centre and are open everyday 10am to 3:30pm (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day).
There are lots of benches throughout the park, perfect for taking a rest, reading a book, having a coffee.
Food and Drink
Bring a picnic, pick a spot and soak up the atmosphere (and sun if you’re lucky).
Head to the cafe kiosk for refreshments and an ice cream. The kiosk is run privately so opening times vary.
Why not extend your visit to the park by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the nearby eateries located near to the centre of Pudsey.
7 Steps offers a great selection of local ales, fantastic cocktails and locally sourced food in a lovely rustic setting.
For a delicious Italian why not visit the family owned Gigi’s Restaurant, serving a great mix of classic and contemporary Italian dishes and pizzas to suit all tastes.
For fish and chip lovers The Bearded Sailor is the perfect place to grab a takeaway on your way home.
There are no parking facilities within the park, but roadside parking is available on streets near the park.
The grounds of the park are level in most places and accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs. An accessible toilet and baby changing facilities can be found at the visitor centre.
How to Get Here
By car from Leeds City Centre the park can be reached via the A647 or the Ring Road.Put LS28 7RR in your Satnav for directions.
Travelling by bus? Routes 4, 9 and X11 pass by the park. The nearest stop to the park is Church Lane Parkfield Terrace.