Known as 'Yorkshire's Unofficial Capital', Leeds is a city filled with arts, entertainment, shopping and history.
Easy to explore, Leeds is the perfect trip for anyone looking for a taste of British life that mixes the old with the new.
Kids of all ages can take a journey back in time at the Ilkley Toy Museum, featuring iconic toys dating back from 350BC to the 21st century.
If you have time, pay a visit to Tropical World. Packed with exotic creatures – from meerkats and crocs to bats and snakes – you can experience a little slice of rainforest in the UK!
Travel a short journey outside the city centre and you'll find the Harewood House and Gardens. Set in Yorkshire's rolling countryside with rare birds and over 100 acres of gardens; the house is also home to some of the finest art collections in the UK.
Roundhay Park, one of the biggest city parks in Europe, boasts over 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens, while the nearby Breary Marsh is a pretty local nature reserve and a wildlife haven.
A trip to a 14-acre working farm just outside of the city centre is well worth a visit, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is a great family day out (£1 for adults, 50p for children). Kids can see the farm animals while adults can scour the organic market garden selling local produce.
If you have an hour to spare and are looking for something a little different, take to the Leeds Owl Trail, which marks out unique owls at more than 25 different locations around the city centre.
On a shoestring: Betty’s. All right, so this isn’t exactly in Leeds centre. But it’s an iconic British tearoom and it’s nearby. Stop off for tea in a proper china cup and a big slab of Betty’s cake.
Middle of the road: Whitelock’s Ale House. The oldest pub in Leeds, dating back to 1715. Charming, characterful and a great place to stop for some real, hearty pub grub.
Bigger budgets: Kendell’s. A hopelessly romantic, quaint little bistro serving delicious French food.