Yeadon Tarn is just a 15 minute drive from us, so we set off nice and early to enjoy a walk around the tarn. The Tarn attracts lots of swans, ducks, geese and herons, but remember please don't feed them bread (it's bad for ducks!), why not take along chopped grapes, lettuce or seeds instead!
The park is free and is open to the public 365 days a year. It is extremely popular with people of all ages.
Younger visitors can enjoy the playground and BMX track whilst other visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the tarn or a relaxing game of bowls. We walked around the Tarn and sat at the picnic area to eat whilst watching the planes setting off as the park is also an excellent location to get great views of the planes taking off and landing at Leeds and Bradford Airport which the boys really enjoyed. Check out our video clip here.
As well as wildlife to spot there is also a Wildflower meadow with this handy spotter sign to find out more info!
For the more active visitor to the park the tarn, the main feature of the park, is used for various water sports activities and is the base for the Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre. For more information regarding the club and its activities, you can visit their web page here or contact them on telephone number 0113 250 3616. From April to July they offer Come & Try sailing sessions for £10 on Tuesday evenings, tickets are available on event brite here, but do check the Sailing club website first for age restrictions etc. Their FAQ page here is very useful.
If you would like to enjoy a day fishing in the tarn, you can get tickets from the Aireborough and District Angling Association, please contact them on telephone number 01532 784 445.
Most footpaths in the park are suitable for the majority of manual and electric wheelchair users and families with buggies in tow!