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Muddy Monkeys Messy Play

Small child at Muddy Monkeys at Kirkstall Abbey

10:00am - 11:00am every Tuesday between 3 July 2012 and 26 March 2013.

Messy creative fun!


Join us at Kirkstall Abbey for messy creative fun with natural and art materials.  Please wear suitable messy clothing as sometimes we paint, sometimes we get muddy and if the weather is nice, we go outside in the ruins!

Every Tuesday during term time.​

Price:   Free

Contact details:   Please contact the Museum directly if you have any queries.

Additional information:  


Kirkstall Abbey 


t.   0113 230 5492


Visit one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country and step back in time to see how the monks lived. Refreshments are available from the Gatehouse café across the road at Abbey House Museum.


Baby change
Visitor centre
Picnic area
Education facilities
Play area


Follow the link on the right for more information about access at Kirkstall Abbey.

Public transport  

Finding your way to Kirkstall Abbey. By bus: Bus numbers 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road. By train: The nearest train station is Headingley and is a 1 mile walk from the Abbey. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676. By car: If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS5 3EH.


A large free car park is situated opposite Kirkstall Abbey, on Abbey Walk. This includes disabled access parking.

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