As a location, Far Headingley has the benefit of all the Headingley amenities but is somewhat quieter than areas closer to the city centre. However, there is still plenty of choice when it comes to leisure and community activities.

We aimed to create a very special community at Spinning Acres and have included some healthy ‘extras’ to make living here even more enjoyable.

Those who live here can quickly become passionate about preserving the charm of this urban village. A group of local people founded the Far Headingley Village Society (FHVS) in 1971 which is dedicated to ‘the conservation and improvement of the area for the benefit of the inhabitants and all who make use of its amenities’. The FHVS was largely instrumental in obtaining conservation status for Far Headingley in 1972 and with the continued efforts of society members to promote and protect the area, there’s a real community spirit here.    

At Spinning Acres our village green has been designed to be the hub of the development, and we are encouraging residents to get involved in a wide range of activities on the green – organising yoga, keep fit or tai chi classes in the summer, for example. What better way to foster a sense of community? Gardening, wine tasting events, and children’s activities such as treasure hunts – they’re all on the Spinning Acres agenda too!

If you fancy getting out into the wider community, there’s a huge choice of gyms, classes, parks and community activities to choose from. If you want to get involved, below are some good ideas to get you started.


We Are Wellness, 2 North Hill Rd, Headingley, LS6 2EN

Headingley Pilates, 1 Shire Oak St, Headingley, LS6 2DP

The Yoga Space, 378 Meanwood Rd, LS7 2JF

a woman doing yoga at home


David Lloyd, Tongue Ln, Moortown, LS6 4QW

Bannatyne, Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Rd, Burley, LS4 2DG

Village Gym, 186 Otley Rd, Weetwood, LS16 5PR

The Gym Group, Arndale House, Otley Rd, LS6 2UJ

someone social distancing and prepping shoes for running

Sports & Clubs:

Headingley AFC, (Football), Ring Rd Weetwood, Weetwood, LS16 5AU

St Chad’s Tennis Club, St Chad’s Parish Church, Otley Rd, Headingley, LS16 5JT

Headingley Golf Club, Back Church Ln, Adel, LS16 8DW

Leeds and Bradford Triathlon Club, Leeds Beckett University, LS1 3HE

New Headingley Club, (snooker, pool, darts), 56 St Michael’s Rd, Headingley, LS6 3BG

St Chad’s Broomfield Cricket Club, The Club House, Otley Rd, Headingley, LS16 5JT


If you are looking for local classes, take a look at the following websites for inspiration:

Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre

This centre holds a variety of classes and events — from language classes to music lessons, meditation, art and more.

Bowery Visual Arts Centre

The Bowery hosts evening and daytime classes and workshops in art and crafts, plus exhibitions and an on-site coffee shop.

Other organisations you may want to get involved with can be found here:

The Far Headingley Village Society (FHVS)

The FHVS has been dedicated to conserving and improving upon the local area for residents and visitors since 1971.

Café Scientifique

If you love all things science, these popular events feature fascinating speakers on scientific topics. Events are held at The New Headingley Club on St. Michael’s Road and everyone is welcome.

Films at HEART

If you’re a film lover, head on over to the monthly film screening by HEART, which are shown on the second Wednesday of each month, with additional screening and special events throughout the year — films vary from English language to subtitled, documentary to fiction, so there’s something for everyone.


Local parks for you to explore at your leisure:

Beckett Park, 12 Batcliffe Dr, LS6 3QB

The Hollies, Bardon Grange Lodge, Weetwood Ln, Weetwood, LS16 5PA

West Park Fields, West Park Gr, LS16 5FA

Meanwood Park, Green Road, Meanwood, LS6 4LE

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Kirkstall Abbey

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