5 things to do in Leeds for a birthday

Updated: Jan 29

Looking for something to do for a birthday in Leeds?

There are loads of things in Leeds to help you celebrate either your own or a friend’s birthday.

So, here are our top five things to do in Leeds for a birthday.

Bottomless brunch birthday in Leeds

Does it get any more basic bitch than bottomless brunch? Probably not … and we love it.

It’s at the top of most people’s list of things to do in Leeds for a birthday and you already know why. Say it with me now: you can’t go wrong with a boozy bottomless brunch.

Luckily, you’re spoilt for choice in Leeds with more than a hearty handful of places to dig into avocado and eggs washed down with Prosecco and cocktails. From Neighbourhood and Bar Soba on Greek Street to Manahatta on Merrion Street and Revolucion de Cuba on Call Lane.

Basically, you won’t struggle to get yourself booked in somewhere for a session with your besties.

Bring you’re A-game for mini golf and cocktails

If you’re wanting a more activity-based night out, look no further than mini-golf. Junkyard Golf in Leeds city centre is a fab spot for birthday celebrations.

Forget about that sad, rundown mini-golf course you and your family did on that summer holiday a few years back. Junkyard golf steps up the game with wacky themed courses you and your mates will love.

The best bit? Alcohol is involved. Yep, Junkyard golf is a minigolfer sanctuary helped along with several bars throughout the three different courses. So, you can get a top-up of beer, spirits and cocktails while you try to shoot your best shot. It’s time to put your money where your mouth is and find out whether or not a few drinks really do make your ‘skills’ better.

Get creative with pottery painting and a few tipples

Maybe you’re not feeling like a big night out. In which case, why not give pottery painting a go!

Jack Rabbits in Roundhay offers evening events for you and your friends to bring your own booze and try your hand at painting some pottery. There’s a choice of plates, mugs, teacups – well, there’s quite a lot of choice, to be honest.

You can even order pizza from the pizzeria next door. So, if you want a few glasses of something, pizza and a fun night with your mates, this should be right up your street.

Make your own chocolate with an exclusive workshop

If a boozy birthday isn’t of the cards for you, we’ve got the next best things – chocolate.

Yeah, we know, the chocolate cliché is a bit shit but honestly, who doesn’t love chocolate?

Chocolate Collective host their own chocolate workshops where you get to learn all about the history of chocolate before you learn how to mix, pipe, cut, shape, coat and create your own Belgian chocolate truffles.

Test your hand-eye coordination with axe throwing

Okay, for anyone looking for a bit of adrenaline on their birthday, look no further than axe throwing.

Just a stone’s throw away from Leeds city centre, TimberJacks offers sessions full of thrills where you get to yield an axe at a target. You can book different session length with the longer ones even including some apple smashing.

Plus, you can get revenge on whoever you like with the water bucket challenge. It’s simple, your mate sits in a booth under a bucket of water while you throw an axe at the neighbouring target. If you hit it, they the water bucket tips over their head. Sounds like a passive-aggressive dream to us!

As far as things to do in Leeds for a birthday, this is up there as one of the most fun.

So, has anything on this list given you some inspiration for things to do in Leeds? Let us know!