Staff Festival 2019 attractions announced

Excitement is building for this year’s instalment of the hugely popular Staff Festival.

The dodgems will make a welcome return to this year’s Staff Festival!

The dodgems will make a welcome return to this year’s Staff Festival. May 2019

A packed programme is close to being finalised, featuring food and drink, fairground rides, stalls, workshops and live music for all ages.

All colleagues, family and friends are invited to join us on campus from 3-7pm on Friday 28 June 2019 for what promises to be a hugely entertaining afternoon of activities and attractions, full details of which will be announced nearer the date.

But a taster of what’s in store can now been revealed.

Following feedback from last year’s event, we’re pleased to announce the dodgems will be making a welcome return alongside the ever-popular Ferris wheel. And among the exciting new attractions for 2019 will be inflatable climbing, a surf simulator, Sumo suits, a gladiator game and a giant version of Hungry Hippos!

Children will be entertained by a miniature railway, ride-on cars, a bouncy castle, face painters and candyfloss, as well as arts and crafts from the Rocket Mobile Studio.

Workshops include cocktail making, DJ skills and flower buttonhole designs with Ready Planted.

Mouth-watering food and drink stalls will be selling a tempting range of tasty treats, including a hog roast, desserts, pancakes, pretzels, brownies, olives, fish and chips, curry, ice cream, cocktails, gin, beer and West African cuisine. Tasty vegetarian and vegan options will also be available.

Ann Meredith, Director of Professional and Organisational Development, is a member of the Staff Festival planning team. She said: “We’re keen to ensure this year’s Staff Festival is welcoming, inclusive, educational and, most of all, an enjoyable thank you for all the hard work our colleagues do to make Leeds the success it is. So, this year, we’re offering even more variety for colleagues and their families and are inviting all of you to make Staff Festival 2019 the best one yet.”

Live entertainment will also take place on the Festival stage, with the full line-up of acts to be confirmed nearer the date.

The Festival will take place in and around the Refectory, University Precinct and University Road. Disabled access will be available throughout the site.

See the Staff Festival webpage for future updates.