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From Fantastical Wonderlands to Drag Brunches – 5 Unmissable Experiences in Leeds

· Darcie Hewitt-Dudding · Food and Drink

You won’t want to miss these Leeds experiences!

Yard and Coop Drag Brunch

Whether you want a mad tea party or an all-night neon-filled rave, these experiences will be unforgettable.

Hankering after a new experience? Something that will make memories like no other? Have we got a selection for you! Solve a murder mystery at a haunted pub, play a game of bingo with drag queens or you can even sit down to tea with the Mad Hatter. But don’t take too long deciding which one to plump for, or all the tickets will be gone!

Coop Drag Brunch

Yard and Coop Drag Brunch

A Halloween edition of Yard and Coop’s chart-topping drag brunch (yes, there is actually a chart), you can look forward to scrumptious food, villainous fun and hauntingly good games. Enjoy the stunning moves and cutting quips of resident queens Gucci and Uma, as well as a spooky game of bingo and, of course, bottomless drinks. Give the queens a run for their money with (optional, but very much encouraged) freaky fancy dress.

Coop Drag Brunch takes place at Yard & Coop on Saturday 30th October 2021. Book now.

Alice in Wonderland Bar

The Alice cocktail experience

Lewis Carroll’s fantastical story comes to life at The Alice cocktail experience – and you’re invited to the tea party. The Mad Hatter will be your host as you answer curious riddles, paint the roses red and spot the Cheshire Cat’s grin through the greenery. Drink up your bespoke cocktails, devour a very special “Eat Me” cake and take in mini performances in the fancifully detailed Wonderland setting.

The Alice will be at a secret Leeds location from Saturday 16th October 2021 to Sunday 7th November 2021. Book now.

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Mustard Pot

Murder mystery night

A glamorous film premiere and a mysterious murder, all in the same night? The game is afoot and your help is needed to deduce who the assailant might be. Rod Ducer’s latest picture ‘Little House of Horrors’ is a roaring success, so you’re invited to the celebration at one of Leeds’ famously haunted pubs. Enjoy a delicious three course meal in your finest get up while the murder and investigation play out in front of you. Chilling!

The Mustard Pot Murder Mystery Dinner takes place at The Mustard Pot on Friday 29th October 2021. Book now.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Credit: Justin Gardner

Oktoberfest is back! In the same location as last year, Holbeck’s Globe Waterside will see a big top tent filled with the sounds and smells of the world’s favourite German festival. Take a swig of your stein, overflowing with traditional Bavarian beer, a bite of your bratwurst (or any of the other delights available) and stomp your feet to the brass tones of a raucous oompah band. Tickets are going fast, so don’t miss out.

Oktoberfest comes to Globe Waterside from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th October 2021. Book now.

Foreverland

Foreverland

For one night only, Foreverland comes to Leeds. This isn’t just a rave, it’s a revelation. After 18 months without a neon glow-stick in sight, they’re pulling out all the stops. Not only are they bringing insane house and dance beats from the likes of James Hype, Secondcity and more, but the trippy garden themed decor is set to blow your mind too. Think fluorescent vines, confetti canons, walkabout characters and different scents for each room.

Foreverland comes to the O2 Academy on Friday 15th October 2021. Book now.