Leisure & Recreation
As a location, Far Headingley has the benefit of all the Headingley amenities but is somewhat quieter than areas closer to the city centre. However, there is still plenty of choice when it comes to leisure and community activities.
We aimed to create a very special community at Spinning Acres and have included some healthy ‘extras’ to make living here even more enjoyable.
Those who live here can quickly become passionate about preserving the charm of this urban village. A group of local people founded the Far Headingley Village Society (FHVS) in 1971 which is dedicated to ‘the conservation and improvement of the area for the benefit of the inhabitants and all who make use of its amenities’. The FHVS was largely instrumental in obtaining conservation status for Far Headingley in 1972 and with the continued efforts of society members to promote and protect the area, there’s a real community spirit here.
At Spinning Acres our village green has been designed to be the hub of the development, and we are encouraging residents to get involved in a wide range of activities on the green – organising yoga, keep fit or tai chi classes in the summer, for example. What better way to foster a sense of community? Gardening, wine tasting events, and children’s activities such as treasure hunts – they’re all on the Spinning Acres agenda too!
If you fancy getting out into the wider community, there’s a huge choice of gyms, classes, parks and community activities to choose from. If you want to get involved, below are some good ideas to get you started.
Sports & Clubs:
Headingley Association Football Club, Weetwood Playing Fields
Club Spark (Tennis), Weetwood Lane and Beckett Park
Headingley Golf Club, Back Church Lane, Adel
Headingley Cricket Club, Glen Road
Leeds and Bradford Triathlon Club, Leeds Beckett, Headingley
New Headingley Club (snooker, pool, darts). 56 St Michael’s Road
St Chad’s Broomfield Cricked Club, Otley Road
St Chad’s Tennis Club, Otley Road
If you are looking for local classes, take a look at the following websites for inspiration:
This centre holds a variety of classes and events — from language classes to music lessons, meditation, art and more.
The Bowery hosts evening and daytime classes and workshops in art and crafts, plus exhibitions and an on-site coffee shop.
Other organisations you may want to get involved with can be found here:
The FHVS has been dedicated to conserving and improving upon the local area for residents and visitors since 1971.
If you love all things science, these popular events feature fascinating speakers on scientific topics. Events are held at The New Headingley Club on St. Michael’s Road and everyone is welcome.
The second Saturday of every month hosts Headingley’s Farmers Market which showcases all manner of local produce across more than 20 stalls.
If you’re a film lover, head on over to the monthly film screening by HEART, which are shown on the second Tuesday of each month — films vary from English language to subtitled, documentary to fiction, so there’s something for everyone.
Local parks for you to explore at your leisure:
Beckett Park, Batcliffe Drive/St. Chad’s Drive
The Hollies, Weetwood Lane
West Park Fields, Northolme Avenue & Crescent
Meanwood Valley Nature Reserve