CBBC heads North for CBBC Live in Leeds

CBBCLiveinLeedsChildren’s TV channel, CBBC is to host a weekend-long programme of live events in Leeds City Centre – CBBC Live in Leeds. Millennium Square will host Blue Peter, Newsround and other CBBC programmes from July 25-27.

CBBC Live in Leeds is a collaboration between BBC North and Leeds City Council – the channel will be broadcasting live over the three days. And, as well as watching their favourite shows live, kids will have the chance to meet stars of children’s television and take part in “hands on” activities in a variety of interactive zones.

Activities will include preview screenings; science workshops and the opportunity to have a go at presenting and try new digital content. And, for younger family members, there will be a CBeebies zone to keep very small children entertained.

CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor says: “We’re so excited to be taking the channel on holiday to Leeds this summer. We’re hoping to put on an amazing weekend of events for children that will inspire kids in the city and throughout the country to make the most of the summer holidays.

“As a Yorkshire girl myself, I’m also delighted to be able to showcase this fantastic city to the rest of the UK.”