Hello everyone and happy October! Welcome to another month, and another weekly roundup. This weekend it’s all about FREE Fun Palaces with lots to do around the city for kids from crafts, to dance workshops, playgrounds, stories and more. We are spoilt for choice! If you’re looking for other things to do then they’ll be lots of ideas for days out, day trips, local things to do for free/cheap, museums, events and this weeks top 5 ideas. Let’s get started! 50+ FREE Fun Palaces | What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids October 6/7
This weekend it’s Fun Palaces and in Sheffield there’s over 50 free activities for families – wow!!!! We’ve dedicated a whole section just for Fun Palaces activities across the city which you can find below. Please check Fun Palaces website for even more across the UK. 50+ FREE Fun Palaces | What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids October 6/7 What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids October 6/7
50+ FREE Fun Palaces | What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids October 6/7
First up, let’s do a weather check! On Saturday it’s looking rainy & cold, about 8 degrees at the most. Sunday 12 degree highs, dry but feeling chilly. They’ll be ideas to suit the weather this weekend, first of, here’s the best picks for Fun Palaces.
FREE Fun Palaces in Sheffield for kids this weekend
Get crafty in Hillsborough Library on Saturday 10:15AM – 3:30PM with Book Buddy/Monster! (book end) or try your hand at paper craft in the adult library.
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground 12:30PM – 3:30PM. Share and learn new skills through art, Science and Play in a friendly welcoming environment.
Lots happening in Central Library & Graves Gallery in City Centre on Saturday. 10:30am-3pm. “Up in the gallery families will have the chance create their own story ideas using strange and wonderful objects as inspiration. You’ll also be able to design a book cover for your story and take part in storytelling sessions, where you’ll get to share what you’ve created. The whole building will be brought to life, with lots more activities taking place throughout the Library – you’ll even be able to complete your Discover Arts Award on the day too.” Activities in the Central Children Library include story making, poetry sharing, family board gaming, book illustration and still life drawing.
Groundwork at SY Market Place, 55 Norfolk St. Join us for an interactive and exciting market where you can learn how to prepare food from across the world, learn a language, or join in with a traditional dance from across the world! On Saturday, full schedule:
Saturday 6th October from 10am till 4pm at Highfield Library. Creative events for all ages, from music improvisation to colouring, nursery rhymes to crafts. Become a storyteller for the day, do the Library Treasure Hunt, learn sign language.
On Saturday at Stocksbridge Library 12:15am-3pm Visit the library for day of family friendly fun and creativity, Activities include crazy golf, make a Book Buddy (am), photography exhibition and top tips from Stocksbridge photographic Society, hook a book, and children’s fossil digging.
Full programme of free Fun Palaces at Theatre Deli all weekend include circus workshops, kerbs dance and more.
Shipshape Fun Palaces. 12-4pm at ShipShape Health and Wellbeing Centre, The Stables on Saturday is Arts Award for children with a prize raffle for completed log books, Treasure Hunt and Creation challenge with a prize raffle, Drumming, Singing, Breathing and Movement, Salsa and Belly Dancing Fitness – with jingling!, Crafts including card making, Henna, Creative apps to inspire you to create on your phone!, Knitting, embroidery and crochet and Refreshments will be available.
Sunday 7th October from 1pm till 3pm at Heeley City Farm. Self-guided activities for the whole weekend. Become a human power station! Take part in apple crushing and juicing, smoothie making and opportunities to feed animals. Self-guided trail available all weekend from the cafe.
On Sunday, Sheffield Theatres have over 50 workshops, activities and drop in classes. Some are fully booked but there’s loads still available on drop in for all ages throughout the day. Like Sound drop-in at The Crucible suitable for all ages, Arts and crafts inspired by the ancient Chinese myth of Chang’e., food crafts, dress up & strike a pose, make your own costume and much, much more. Seriously, check the programme out here!
Alfred Denny Museum in open for tours on Saturday. The Alfred Denny Museum is only open on the first Saturday of each month for guided tours at 10am, 11am and 12pm. I highly recommend a visit, it’s FREE but you must book on here. The museum is full of bones, skeletons, animals! We went last month; read about that here!
Sheffield Model Railway Exhibition, S9 4ER, Saturday 10am-4pm, Free car parking ~ Disabled access via lift ~ Refreshments, Bar & Lounge. Adults: £4 / 5-16: £2 / Under 5: Free
From The Crypt all weekend at Sheffield General Cemetery. Kids Halloween party on Saturday. Family themed Halloween disco and activities, including apple bobbing, zombie face painting (amongst the tombstones) and age appropriate ghost stories from Mr P Dreadful. Plus goodie bags for all children attending! Book here
Woodhouse Eaves Scarecrow Festival and Harvest Craft Fair on Sunday, 11-4pm.
Food, gifts, independent markets and more at Crookes Street Market on Sunday.
It’s pumpkin time! Farmer Copley’s officially opens this weekend and is the largest pumpkin festival in the UK.
Watch The Enormous Turnip at Montgomery Theatre: Saturday 11am or 2pm.
Meet and handle a range of animals at Mayfield Alpacas on Saturday. Oreo and friends animal encounters 10.30-3.30.
Watch The Incredibles on Sunday at St Timothy’s in Crookes. A family friendly community screening starting at 2pm, cafe, creche, colouring in, crafts. £2.
Get involved in an afternoon of family fun at Weston Park Museum on Sunday. Circus Sunday 12-4pm is free: Learn circus skills with Greentop and enjoy arts activities and walkabout entertainment. Come dressed as your favourite circus character.
Visit Light Night Leeds this weekend for a truly unique experience. Light Night is one of the UK’s largest annual arts and light festivals. On Light Night you will discover over 60 arts events across ten zones in the city centre in Leeds.
Top 5 ideas
Go for a lovely woodland walk at forge dam, endcliffe park, green woods or any of these 8 places here. Low Bradfield is also really nice for an outdoorsy day out that is easy and lovely for all ages, with the extra option for a walk around Damflask Reservoir.
If the weather is not so good and you’re looking for a fun museum, check out South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum for something a little different.
Hop on a train and have a day out! Try Leeds, Wakefield, Elsecar, York or Manchester for places within an hour or Sheffield and loads to do once there. Find 17 exciting day trip ideas here for more ideas.
Explore the childrens garden at Renishaw Hall.