Yeadon Tarn
Yeadon Tarn
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tracy s
Bradford, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
How typical of the ignorant parents of today who seem to think it is fine to let their kids do as they like. The 'no cycling' signs at the tarn apply to everyone and do not exclude your children. I am not an OAP but use the tarn on a daily basis and regularly see children with no regard for anyone speeding round on scooters and going in to the back of people. The tarn is a beauty spot to be enjoyed by all and it is a shame you cannot encourage your kids to enjoy it on foot as a family so they are not a nuisance to the rest of the users there. This is not the place for scooters and bikes but i am sure there are suitable places if you bother to look for them.
As for the Tarn it is a lovely, happy place and highly respected by most users. Excellent for the kids to feed the ducks and swans etc and a chance for parents to teach them to respect nature.
Written January 5, 2014
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Rebecca C
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013
Went here as a big family group and our children took their scooters and my 8 year old daughter took her bike so we could go round the Tarn (adults were on foot). Some old man with his wife sat on a bench tells my daughter sge isnt allowed to cycle and she immediatlet burst into tears which ruined the afternoon. What a fool. Cycling is different to a young child following her parents slowly on a bike. I wish it said no old people and we could enjoy the place better.
Written August 27, 2013
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snortington-f
Leeds, UK16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
right next to Leeds Bradford airport runway so great fun watching planes takeoff and land. Lovely flat walk round tarn. Excellent fenced play park. And there's usually and ice cream van!
Written October 8, 2017
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HollyTony
Leeds, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is brilliant because I can roller skate along the flat bits. But I cannot go up the hilly bits but it is still great for the people with bikes, scooters and other wheeled vehicles like roller skates. I <3 Yeadon Tarn!!!!!
Written March 6, 2013
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Whiterose87
Wakefield, UK491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Came here today with my husband and step son and I have to say it really is one of the best free attractions I have been to.

To start off... parking is free and plentiful and there are different entrances in to the park.The play area is very modern, trendy and does not have the usual graffiti all over it like you tend to find in other parks. The area does not have loads of equipment but it’s well spaced so children have room to move.
The toilets are right next to the play area and were open when we went. Just make sure you are carrying some tissues with you as there was no toilet roll.

The lake itself is beautiful, you can see people fishing, you can see ducks and can also feed them. To walk around the lake it’s about 3/4 mile and there are plenty of benches to stop at on the way if you have mobility issues or just generally want to sit down and capture the breathtaking views.
There is also a large picnic area.

You can do some plane spotting around the lake however I would recommend leaving the park on cemetery road and turning right as you can stand at the top of a hill and see the full runway.

This place really is a hidden gem and I would recommend it to any age!!
Written August 4, 2018
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KaynChris
Leeds, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
A lovely place for a leisurely stroll.
Also Ideal for wheelchairs or prams as its nice and flat.
Plenty of benches if you just want to sit awhile.
There is a boating club, so you often see members sailing their little boats.
You can feed the ducks, enjoy an ice-cream and even watch the planes flying in & out of the nearby Leeds & Bradford airport.
Parking is FREE.....
There is a childrens play area.
Also toilets near by the Bandstand....
Written June 15, 2016
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Paul from Ilkley
Leeds, UK161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
If you like your walks flat then the Tarn is perfect. There's not a hill to be seen. The Tarn is a large manmade lake that is used by the local boating club. It makes a thoroughly enjoyable walk any time of year and the fact that it is right next to the flight path makes it even better still as you can watch the planes coming in to land. I had to deduct a point because of the rather dog unfriendly notices around the walk. If you don't like dogs you'll be fine, but if you are a dog lover, and you think dogs should have a chance to be free (i.e. not on a lead all the way) then these notices are a bit of a downer as they tell you how much you'll be fined if you let your dog off the lead. Hopefully, they'll change this back to how it used to be so that dog owners and their dogs can enjoy the tarn in the same way as they have done for years. So, to sum up, the Tarn makes for a terrific walk on an even flat surface that is perfect for pushing prams round or wheel chairs, and the only downside is that if you have a dog you will need to keep it on a lead at all times.
Written August 14, 2015
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dnowland_12
Leeds, UK4,284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
On a nice sunny day, whatever the season, a visit to Yeadon Tarn is well worth the effort.
You may see Yachts on the water, or model boats, catch a glimpse of airplanes taking off or landing on the runway at the end of the tarn, treat yourself to an ice cream, or if you have young children, let them play in the playground or on the BMX track, and dog owners enjoy the 1 Km walk around the Tarn. On a nice day it's a good day out without costing a fortune. Well worth a visit.
Written April 25, 2015
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freddiedoncaster
Stockton-on-Tees, UK2,589 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It’s a lovely peaceful park, except when a planes coming into land!
Please don’t let that put you off, as it’s exciting to watch!
The dogs just love it here, the freedom and space, come to think of it we do to!
Written October 8, 2019
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Jan A
Leeds, UK206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
For all my fellow neighbours of Rawdon and Yeadon I urge you to congratulate the yacht and boat club and local authorities for maintaining this fabulous stretch of water , the wildlife and the pathways which we all enjoy. This is a free and healthy venue which we all can enjoy with ample , free parking, a children’s playground and often ice cream vans. There are ample cafes and shops in nearby Yeadon Town Street snd we should all support them
Written September 25, 2019
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