The park is currently open but the abbey ruins, visitor centre and toilets are closed.
Kirkstall Abbey is a fabulous example of Medieval Cistercian abbey ruins set on the banks of the River Aire in Leeds. There is free parking at Abbey House Museum and free entry to the Abbey Visitor Centre with cafe, toilets and baby change facilities!
Kirkstall Abbey Markets run one weekend per month between March and November from 12pm-3pm.
REGULAR EVENTS: Muddy Monkeys Messy Play – every Tuesday (term time) (10am to 11am) Join us at Kirkstall Abbey for messy creative fun with natural and art materials. Please wear suitable messing clothing as sometimes we paint, sometimes we get muddy and if the weather is nice we go outside in the ruins!
Knights, Dragons and Princesses Activities – second Thursday of the month (10am to 11am) Is your under 5 a budding knight, lovely princess or little dragon? Then come along and join us for fun at the abbey. Come dressed up but remember we may get messy!
Fairy Fun Activities – third Thursday of the month (10am to 11am) For all under 5s, fairies and their carers! Join us for creative fairy fun. There are things to make, dressing up and things to play with. Feel free to come in your fairy outfits, but please be aware that sometimes we use paint and glue.
Multi monkeys stay and play – last Wednesday of the month (10am to 11am) A monthly stay and play session for parents and preschool multiple births children. Please wear suitable messy clothing as sometimes we paint and sometimes we get muddy and if the weather is nice, we go outside in the ruins!
Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds , LS5 3EH. 0113 3784079. For information on events, phone 0113 230 5492.