The Discovery Zone is a free-to-all, interactive, temporary event space situated in the centre of Leeds.

Discovery Zone

Skills for the Future – Ready or Not?

16th September

Engine Room

Join The Engine Room for a day of training and development. Showcasing their up and coming opportunities, The Engine Room will talk through ‘Restaurant Ready’ their hospitality recruitment initiative and their Christmas Jobs fair for Retail and Hospitality.

Engine Room @ LeedsBID will be there to support and respond to the changes and opportunities businesses will encounter along the way, whatever they may be. This central hub will lead consultation with and support collaboration between sectors and stakeholders across the city centre to develop and deliver business solutions which best meet the needs of employers.


Future Opportunities

Discovery Zone

It's Not Too Late

16th - 17th September

Leeds City College

Leeds City College and University Centre Leeds, part of the Luminate Education Group are specialists in training for businesses and employment, and bring you an interactive afternoon of taster sessions aimed at giving you the Skills for the Future!


Taster Sessions

Discovery Zone

Sustainable food Weekend

18th - 19th September

Meatless Farm / Mighty Pea

Join us at the Discovery Zone for a weekend of Sustainable Food! With showcases from some of the strongest sustainable food companies; Meatless Farm and The Mighty Pea, this weekend is sure to be full of exciting street activities and food experience.


Food Demonstrations

Discovery Zone

Championing Diversity with Baltic Apprenticeships

24th September


Baltic Apprenticeships’ James Dentith leads an exploration and Q&A around the importance of apprenticeships in Leeds’s post-Covid digital and technology sector. Apprenticeships are an underestimated tool to rectify inequality, create opportunity and champion diversity. Baltic Apprenticeships are a leading training provider, specialising in data, digital marketing, IT, and software roles.


Apprenticeship Workshop

Discovery Zone

You Can Be Who You Want To Be

25th - 26th September


There are over 7 billion people in the world and no one… not one person out there is exactly like you. How cool is that? Join Boomchikkaboom as we explore what makes us unique and how we can use those qualities as our superpowers to change the WORLD! With a strong focus on confidence boosting and a great introduction to privilege and how we can use it for the greater good. Perfect for 7yrs +

Did you know, studies show 95% of your life is programmed by the first 7 years of your life? At Boomchikkaboom we believe in sparking joy from as early as possible… and nothing sparks more joy in a baby or toddler than making MESS! Did someone say… MESSY PLAY? Join us as we explore various sensory stations that will assist you as a family create a mini masterpiece to take home. Suitable from sitting-3yrs.

Boomchikkaboom are into their 9th year of creating fresh and unique events for families in Leeds and beyond. From Family Raves to Messy Playa mayhem. Some people say your social life ends when you have children… Boomchikkaboom say it’s only just begun!


Family Rave


Workshop - You Were Born To Do Great Things


Family Rave


Workshop - You Can Change The World

1.30pm -2pm

Family Rave