Leeds is a vibrant city in West Yorkshire with plenty to see and do, making it the ideal place to celebrate your girlfriend’s birthday.

If you’re stuck for ideas or feeling overwhelmed by all the options, don’t worry! In this guide, we’ll take a look at some of the many things you can do to celebrate your girlfriend’s birthday in Leeds, including our top places to visit and sights to see.

Relax and unwind

Treat your girlfriend to a bit of well-deserved pampering by booking in at the Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa.  Make the most of your spa day with optional extras like a manicure, pedicure, massage or facial. You can also use the pool, book in for an afternoon tea or you can simply sit back and relax in the jacuzzi!


Before you check in, be sure to pick out the perfect present and check out birthday cards for girlfriend so you can add a few extra surprises to the trip.

Take a romantic stroll

Harewood House has over 100 acres of beautiful gardens, perfect for walking hand-in-hand and taking a romantic stroll with your girlfriend. There are fountains and flowers to admire and there’s even a bird garden with over 40 different species of bird to spot!


The house itself is also steeped in history, having been built between 1759 and 1771 for the first Baron Harewood and as part of your visit, you can explore the majestic stately rooms along with those below stairs.

Get competitive

Junkyard Golf is a fun alternative to traditional birthday celebrations. It’s also a great way to get competitive with your girlfriend and have a laugh at the same time.


With three wacky courses to choose from, including a toxic jungle, a creepy carnival and a disco scrapyard, you’re guaranteed to not get bored! You can even enjoy a themed cocktail as you attempt a hole in one!

See a show

Leeds is well known for its lively theatre scene, so if your girlfriend is a theatre fan, don’t miss the opportunity to go see one of the many West End shows playing.


The Leeds Grand Theatre first opened in 1878 and is a Grade II listed building where you can see West End musicals, along with plays, opera, ballet and stand-up comedy. drama and opera, as well as Northern Ballet productions and stand-up comedy. So no matter what your girlfriend’s taste in shows, there’s bound to be something to suit that will make it a birthday to remember.