Leeds Waterfront Festival 2022 – Autism & Neurodiverse friendly event


Fri Jul 29 2022 at 11:00 am to 04:00 pm


Leeds Dock | Leeds, EN

Leeds Autism Services has teamed up with Canal and River Trust to host this year's accessible version of the Leeds Waterfront Festival. The event is specially designed to be autism, neurodiverse and learning disability friendly.
The Leeds Waterfront Festival brings the waterways alive each year by hosting a fantastic mix of activities, performance, workshops, arts and fun for all ages.
This year’s main festival launches 26th & 27th June, with our autism friendly event taking place at Leeds Dock on Friday, 29th July 2022 (11am - 4pm)
It's free entry and everybody is welcome!
What's On:
All the events and activities are designed to be accessible and aim to showcase the best of the city’s waterfront area around Leeds Dock and Royal Armouries.
Free Accessible Activities:
- Canoeing
- Time Travelling drama walk with Rusticus
- Waterway Scavenger Hunt
- Arts & Craft activities
- Social Meet Up at the Canary
- Photography competition
- Community litter pick & recycle
- Royal Armouries live historical re-enactments
- Water Taxi

There will also be a collection of stalls representing local organisation's who provide support for people with autism, learning disabilities and neurodivergent people and promote inclusion.
Book Canoeing Sessions:
The event is free to attend, however if you would like to try our Canoeing Taster sessions you will need to reserve a time slot on Eventbrite.
The accessible sessions are available throughout the day - each 30 minutes long. All the equipment is provided, so all you need to do is select your preferred time slot on the Eventbrite booking page to reserve your place.
There will also be limited availability to book a canoeing session on the day by visiting the Canal & River Trust stand. This will be issued on a first come first served basis.
Book canoe sessions here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autism-friendly-canoe-taster-sessions-waterfront-festival-leeds-dock-tickets-341724666677?utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing&utm-campaign=social%2Cemail&utm-medium=discovery&utm-content=attendeeshare
Book Time Travelling drama walk with Rusticus here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autism-friendly-time-travelling-drama-walks-waterfront-festival-leeds-dock-tickets-379008954987
Visit our website to find out more - https://www.leedsautism.org.uk/Event/leeds-waterfront-festival-2022-autism-neurodiverse-friendly-event

Where is it happening?

Leeds Dock, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock,Leeds, United Kingdom, Leeds, United Kingdom

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

Leeds Autism Services

Host or Publisher Leeds Autism Services

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