Get involved in the biggest ever art and design competition in Leeds!


​​Young people in Leeds are being given the opportunity to have their say about what they think would make Leeds city centre more child and family friendly, with the launch of an exciting new competition

​​This July, Child friendly Leeds will celebrate its fifth birthday! As part of the celebrations, we are launching a competition for children and young people aged 4-18 years (25 with additional needs) asking them to tell us their low cost/free ideas for making the city centre more welcoming for children and young people.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to our Child friendly Leeds ambassador event on 3 July at the Queen’s Hotel to share their ideas with businesses and organisations from across Leeds. Feedback from this event will then be used as the basis to develop high impact projects for the city centre. Whilst there is currently an impressive offer for adults, we want to improve and make the city centre more inclusive for children, young people and families. The competition asks entrants to categorise their ideas into one or more of the following five areas: Safety, Transport, People, Activities/Events and Physical Environment.

Entering this competition presents children and young people with the ideal opportunity to reflect on what they want from the city centre and have their say. The competition could be completed as part of a classroom activity and could also be emailed to parents so that it can be completed at home over the Easter holidays.

The closing date for entries is Friday 26th May. If you would like printed copies of the competition information flyer please contact Alternatively you can download the competition information flyer by clicking on the button below.

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​​Leeds City Centre: Parent and Carer Ideas and Feedback

​​Leeds wants to be the best city for children and young people to grow up in and we want to know what YOU would like to see in the city centre to help make this a reality!

We would like to give parents and carers of children in Leeds, the opportunity to tell us what you and your children like about the city centre and what you think would make it a better place for children and families to enjoy. We are going to share your feedback and ideas with our child friendly Leeds ambassadors and key partners in the city centre at an event in July. Your ideas and suggestions will be presented and discussed alongside those from children and young people and we look forward to sharing with you on the child friendly Leeds website the actions that are agreed.

This questionnaire is open to all parents and carers of children under 18 (under 25 with additional needs). You can print out the questionnaire and post it to: PO Box 837, Child friendly Leeds, Children and Families, Leeds, LS1 9PZ or send via email to by Friday 9th June 2017.

To say thanks to you for sharing your feedback, we will be entering participants into a prize draw where you’ll have the chance to win 2 tickets to Tropical World and a £25 voucher to spend at Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre.