Trips With A Tot South Yorkshire For Kids Awards! – closed nominations



The trips with a tot South Yorkshire for kids awards are the only awards dedicated to giving recognition for the best things to do and days out in South Yorkshire. These awards show case the best of South Yorkshire for kids with 7 individual categories, 29 subcategories, and over 100 shortlisted nominees.

The categories include: Special mentions, days out, things to do, classes and activities, occasions, food and drink & misc.

The nominations have been decided by you over on Facebook, and now YOU will be able to vote for a winner from each category by clicking the voting HERE.

This list will stay here once the awards are over, so that we can always get inspiration and find some ideas for things to do and places to go!

Trips With A Tot South Yorkshire For Kids Awards!

Below you can find all the categories. It is currently a work in process and will continue to be updated until voting starts.

Want to nominate someone? Do you have a favourite place that isn’t included? Somewhere or someone that needs some recognition? Does something not listed deserve a place? Comment down below & it will be added into the awards!

Who’s excited?! I really am!!

Please note some of these are not South Yorkshire but I have kept the lists as compact as possible and if something is included which isn’t South Yorkshire this is because it’s close enough & accessible by public transport & I believe it deserves a place.



Here goes…

(Please do not copy or take this list anywhere. Thank you!)

Special mentions

Lindsay Snow from Understanding Kids

Rosie Knowles from Sheffield Sling Surgery

Fiona Hennessy from The Daisy Foundation

The Outdoor City

Forging families

LIGHT Sheffield

Little Sheffield

Days Out categories

Best Adventure Playground: National Coal Mining Museum for England, Chatsworth House, Clifton Park and Museum, Rother Valley Country Park, Cannon Hall Farm, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Highfield Adventure Playground

Best for farm animals: Graves Park, Heeley City Farm, Mayfield Alpacas Animal Park, Aston Springs Farm, Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, Wentworth Garden Centre, Boston Park Farm

Best for museums: Kelham Island Museum, Weston Park Museum, Experience Barnsley: Museum & Discovery Centre, Clifton Park and Museum, National Emergency Services Museum

Best local park: Norfolk Heritage park, Forge dam, Crookes Valley Park, Hillsborough Park, High hazels park, Graves park, Heeley peoples park, Millhouses Park, Endcliffe Park, Rivelin valley, Clifton Park, Chelsea Park, Elsecar Park

Best indoor play centre: Big Apple Play City, Playmania Ltd, Monkey Bizness Sheffield, megakidz, Runaround Play Centre Sheffield, Big Tops Play Centre, Hungry Llama at Cannon Hall Farm, Play Valley, Camelot Play Castle, Astrobound, Treasure Island, PlayWorld, Jelly Tots

Best attraction: Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Chatsworth House, Cannon Hall Farm, Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Best for a free day out: Longshaw Estate, National Trust & Padley Gorge, Weston Park Museum, Graves Park, Rivelin valley, Worsborough Mill And Country Park, Winter Gardens/Millennium Galleries

Best children’s library: Central children’s library, Park library, Woodseats library, Highfield library, Ecclesall library, Totley library, Broomhill library, Walkey library, Hillsborough library

Best for water play: Millhouses Park, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Peace Gardens, Tropical Butterfly house, wildlife and falconry centre, Clifton Park and Museum, Rivelin Valley Park, Langold Country Park

Things to do categories

Best for outdoor fun: Rivelin Valley Park, Longshaw Estate/Padley Gorge, Chatsworth House, Ecclesall Woods, Forge dam, Sheffield Manor Lodge, Clifton Park, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Elsecar Park, Millhouses Park

Best for a rainy day: Weston park museum, Sheffield Winter Garden, Kelham island museum, JUMP INC UK Trampoline Parks (Rotherham)/Sheffield, IKEA Sheffield, Big Apple Play City

Best for active kids: The Mini Climbing Works, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Jump Inc, IceSheffield

Best for swimming: Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Barnsley calypso cove, Hillsborough Leisure Sports Centre, Doncaster Dome, Barnsley Metrodome, Dronfield Leisure Centre, Hathersage outdoor pool

Best theatre: Doncaster Little Theatre, The Civic, Barnsley, Lyceum Theatre, Crucible Theatre, Montgomery Theatre Sheffield, The Academy at Birdwell, CAST Theatre

Best for history: Brodsworth Hall, Sheffield Manor Lodge, Bolsover Castle, Chatsworth House, National Trust Hardwick

Classes & activities

Best for baby/toddler swimming: PuddleDucks, Zest, Barnsley Metrodome, Swim babes, King Edwards, Waterbabies, Willowbabes

Best active class: Rock Tots, Sports stars at The Academy, Toddler Gymnastics at The Fitness Room, Tumble Tots, South Yorkshire Scouts

Best local playgroup:  Sheffield Woodland Kindergarten playgroup, The Grindleford Pavilion mud kitchen, St Thomas Crookes, Kings Kids at Nether Edge, Mayfield Alpacas Group, The Forge Family Foundation, Forest Friends Woodland Playgroup Doncaster, Foresteers at Glen Howe park, My Baby Can Dance

Best with music: Hummingbird Music Group, Fun Drum, Rocking Horse Music Group, Rhythm Time at Greenhill Methodist Church, Moo Music

Best for activities: Hobby time, Baby Sensory Yorkshire, Messy Fingers Messy Toes, Poppies Bakehouse cooking tots, Weston Park Museum Friday under 5s, Kelham Creators, Sing and Sign Sheffield, Sheffield Sling Surgery, Toddler Sense, Pyjama Drama Sheffield, Baby Bright Sparks, Baby Spanish, Noodle Ballet Tots


Best birthday party venue: Heeley City Farm, Aston springs farm, Cannon hall farm, Hullabaloobell Parties, Hartbeeps, Growing wild woodland birthday parties

Best for a Christmas experience: Sheffield Christmas Markets, Wentworth garden centre, Meadowhall reindeer parade, Cannon hall farm, Weston park museum grotto, Santa Underground at National Coal Mining Museum, Enchanted at Brodsworth Hall, Kirklee’s Light Railway, Sheffield Santa’s Post Office

Food & drink

Best family friendly cafe/restaurant: Couch, Zizzi, Graze Inn Restaurant & Cowshed Bar, Uncle sams, Proove Pizza, Bella Italia, Pizza Express, Bill’s, Wagamama, Gerry’s bakery in Walkley, The Cabin, Marstons Chain

Best cafes with toys or play areas: The Rhubarb Shed Cafe, Heeley City Farm cafe, The tack barn at Aston springs farm, Waterstones Orchard Square Sheffield cafe, Atkinsons restaurant, 851 PlayCafe Sheffield, Kiddy Winx Play Cafe, The School Rooms Deli, Marmalade Hut, The Old Glasshouse, Jungle Monkeys

Best family pub: Wetherspoon, The stags head, Rose and crown, Farmhouse Inns, The Plough, Winter Green Waverly, George & Dragon Wentworth, Three Merry Lads, Norfolk Arms Ringinglow

Best for ice cream: Our Cow Molly, Granelli’s Ice Cream, Hope Valley Ice Cream, Pastures Moo, Yummy Yorkshire, Gelato Passion

Best park cafe: Endcliffe Park Cafe – EPIC, Forge Dam cafe, Norfolk park centre in the park, Millhouses Park cafe, Rose Garden Cafe Graves Park, Rivelin Valley Park cafe


Best toy shop: Wilkinson’s, Toys R Us, The Entertainer, Argos, smyths, Trapeze Kids, B biscuit

Best event/festival/fayre: Whirlow Hall Farm Trust Christmas Fayre, Magna Christmas Fayre, Sheffield light switch on, Weston park summer fayre, Highland fling, Sheffield show at Norfolk park, Sheffield by the seaside, Sheffield out of this world, Tramlines, Illuminate The Gardens


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