Meet you at the Mansion?

Meet you at the Mansion?

‘Meet you at the Mansion?’ is a familiar phrase to many people who know and love Roundhay Park in Leeds. You might also have arranged to meet at Barran’s Fountain, Hill 60, or maybe Waterloo Lake? This September, we invite you to meet us at the mansion for a performance walk exploring the past, present and future of the park.

Together we will wander through the woods, gather in green spaces and explore memories of the park. You might spot ghostly figures who seem to come from times past and share a picnic with a musician. There’s a chance to view a specially designed 3D map of the park, and to meet our resident ‘archaeologist’ who will uncover some of the hidden history of Roundhay Park.

Meet you at the Mansion? is part of the celebrations of the 150 years the park has been open to the public. A Quiet Word has been contemplating John Barran’s vision of the park as a place of rest and play. Over the summer, we have been collecting memories and current thoughts about the park from local people through writing, film, radio and memories.

There will be an audio walk available on our website and sent out to attendees via email near the end of September 2022.


The performance is free to attend, but we ask you to book by deposit of £5 through Eventbrite, who add 80p for processing.

Performances run from 13 – 18 September 2022, inclusive.

Please click here to book your ticket.

At the end of the performance, your ticket deposit will be returned to you in cash. Places on each walk are limited, so we ask for a deposit to ensure that we have enough places for people wanting to attend.

Meet you at the Mansion? is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Arts@Leeds


The performance lasts approximately one hour and a half and you will be on foot for most of the time. Some of the ground is uneven and may be muddy according to the weather.

There will be an adapted accessible performance on Saturday 17 September at 10.30am which is suitable for people who use wheeled chairs. This will start at the Lakeside Café. Please email aquietwordcomms[at] for further details of how to book.

There are two performances interpreted in BSL: Thursday 15 September at 6pm and Sunday 18 September at 3pm.


Where is the event? The performance takes place in Roundhay Park, beginning at the Mansion on Mansion Lane. The route is not circular. The performance will end at the lower end of Waterloo Lake ( not far from the Wetherby Road entrance).

Are there minimum age requirements to attend the event? There is no age-restriction on this performance although there is some uneven ground within the route which might be difficult to navigate with prams and buggies.

Is it dog friendly? Roundhay Park is a dog friendly park. You are welcome to bring your dog as long as the dog is happy around people. We ask that you keep control of your dog and use a lead, and respect other audience members who may not feel secure around dogs.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free parking is available in and around Roundhay Park. More information here about where you can park and other transport options.

Will there be toilets? Yes – there are toilets at the start of the route (inside the Mansion), and then at the Lakeside Café not far from the end of the route.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Please email: aquietwordcomms[at] with any questions regarding this event.

Can I get a refund? Yes as long as we have time to re-sell your ticket – so in a good advance of the day of the event. Offered on a case by case basis. Eventbrite fee is non refundable.

How do I book? Please book through Eventbrite:

Click here to download a flyer for the event (.pdf)

With thanks to our funders:

Meet you at the Mansion? is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and Arts@Leeds.