The Happy Abbey

February 25th, 2014 | Posted by Simon Dawson in Events | Kirkstall Abbey | Our Community | Schools/Kids

happyabbeyKirkstall Abbey has some money from the Happy Museum Project to look at ways of making people feel happy. One of these ways is trying something new and learning new skills.

All Happy Museum sessions are free but we do ask that you help us to evaluate them; this might be by filling in a survey or if you are under 5 by singing as loud as you can!


Active Story Time every Tuesday in March 11-11.45 am.

Fun stories with lots of movement and a healthy snack inspired by the story. This session is designed for children 2+ but younger siblings are welcome too.

Free.  No booking required.  Just come along.


Multi-sensory Singing for Under 5’s every Wed in March & Wed 2 April 10.45-11.30am. Fun  and interactive singing session for parents and children under 5.

Free.  No booking required.  Just come along.


Yoga taster session for adults Tues 22 & 29 April 2.45-3.45pm

A yoga taster in our Col North Room, just for adults.

Free.  No booking required.  Just come along.


Sculptural Art Sessions for adults with learning difficulties with Pyramid of Arts.

We will be working with an artist to explore ways of feeling happy through sculptural art techniques inspired by the abbey. Places are limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. The project will take place in the afternoons from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on Wednesday 12th, Friday 14th, Wednesday 19th, Friday 21st and Wednesday 26th March 2014.

If you are interested or would like to find out more about the project please contact Sukhvinder K Sond (Project Coordinator) on the details below:

Telephone: 0113 234 60 40

Email: /

plantersAs part of the Happy Museum programme here at Kirkstall we are working in partnership with Hollybush TCV to install large raised beds to plant food. If you are interested in maintaining a bed or becoming a member of our new volunteer gardening team please look out for our advert coming soon at or contact Sarah Allen at for more information


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