Hi everyone, how are you?! Are you looking for things to do this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids? What’s on this weekend in/near Sheffield for kids April 21-22
I’m so happy to be writing this weeks roundup from a very sunny day. I feel like every week I’ve been saying “good weather is coming!” and “this weekend looks ok!” but let’s get real, the weather has still been pretty pants. BUT! Today I was actually WARM in the sun… my jeans felt hot, I was even sweating at one point… anddd we managed to enjoy a picnic with a blanket laid out on the grass! Yay for warm weather! I hope this continues on to this weekend.
Let’s have a look at the forecast…
This weekend Saturday looks good, around highs of 19 degrees with some sun spells in the afternoon. Sunday could see some drizzle, in the morning, clear in the afternoon and sunny but then 60% of heavy rain in the late afternoon. Temperatures are around highs of 19 and lows of 8 all weekend.
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What’s on this weekend in/near Sheffield for kids April 21-22
On Saturday, get busy with spring crafts at Clifton Park & Museum, 10:30-1pm. Drop in, £2.50 per child. Don’t forget to explore the rest of the free museum, brilliant park and playgrounds too!
Watch Wizard of Oz at Cannon Hall Farm, a variety of slots available all weekend.
Interested in Star Wars? It’s the opening of “May The Toys Be With You” at Experience Barnsley & Discovery Centre on Saturday. Free admission suitable for families of all ages.
This FREE trail at Weston Park Museum has 10 things to see and do, suitable for all ages and lots of fun!
Get messy with Messy Play Crazy Soap Party in Walkley on Saturday afternoon, 1:30pm-2:30pm. Suitable for 6 months to 5 years.
3-5 year olds can enjoy a Outdoor Kids Woodcraft Folk group at Meersbrook Park on Sunday, 2pm-4pm.
Try the new Grenoside Woods Enchanted forest trail by Sheffield Wildlife Trust, always open and always free. The trail only opened last week and is really great outdoor fun; highly recommend.
Hunt for Bogarts at Longshaw Estate. A beautiful National Trust day out for free!
Farmers Market April in Bradfield from 9am has lots of stalls and delicious food & drinks, plus there’s loads to do in the area: try a family walk around Damflask Reservoir, a visit to the lovely village of Low Bradfield and family friendly places to eat like The Plough and The School Rooms.
If the sun is shining, go splash in the fountains at Peace gardens in Sheffield city centre. It’s so much fun and free! Lots to do in the area too, like a fantastic library, museums, galleries, places to eat and playgrounds. See our Sheffield City Centre guide for kids here.
What’s on this weekend in/near Sheffield for kids April 21-22
Visit Yorkshire Geology Day at National Coal Mining Museum For England on Saturday, 10:30am-5pm has so much going on for families! Free event with displays, activities, make your own fossil, surface walks, hand on demonstrations and lots more.
For something different, what about Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath? There’s so much more than just a cable car up there. We absolutely loved it, there was so much to do up there… cafe with fantastic views over Matlock, playgrounds, museums, caves and everything is included in the ticket price – which includes the cable car ride, too. I would definitely go back. Read our review here!
We never did get around to blogging in but last year we went to Web Adventure Park in York and really loved it. I thought it was very good value for money, fantastic indoor and outdoor play and suitable for a wide range of ages. Inside there is a big soft play with role play areas and lots to play with, cafe, and outside is a farm and water/sand play and adventure playgrounds. Really recommend!
This week we went back to Hepworth Wakefield which is a free art gallery, there’s a special exhibition at the moment with crazy lights and Eric really liked it. Afterwards we went to Wakefield Museum which I really recommend, it’s free and has loads of play areas and interactive sections for little ones. Dress up, animals, play kitchens, crafts, trains, toys. I was really impressed. Review coming soon!
I’m desperate to visit Cusworth Hall, Museum & Park; it’s free, near Doncaster and has lots of grounds, playground and a museum. It sounds great to me! Do let me know if you’ve been.
This weeks Top 5 Ideas
Our Top 5 change weekly and always rotate to give you new ideas. 🙂
One for… Animals
Aston Springs Farm near rotherham is lovely, you’ll find lots of things to do there. I think you’ll love the farm trail plus indoor play at The Tack Barn pizza restaurant… the pizza’s are sooo nice! It’s a cute little place with friendly animals and I really like how the trail includes multiple nature and wildlife areas, picnic areas, pond and bird hides. Read our review here.
One for… Random
You might not consider having a day out at a library but we really like Totley Library which has a really great children’s section (basically half of the library). There’s so many toys, books, trains, cars, teddy bears, high quality wooden puzzles, craft tables and friendly staff. We have spent many hours there before, and just behind the library you’ll find a small park with a decent childrens playground.
To eat in the area, Cricket Inn is a lovely family friendly pub restaurant.
One for… Inside
Choose one of these indoor play centres: this new post features 5 of my top favourites. Have you been to them all?
One for… High Energy
Jump INC now have toddler sessions on weekends at the Sheffield branch near Meadowhall. JUMP Toddler is on 9am-10am Saturday and Sunday’s. There is a cafe to eat in afterwards with toys and games. We like trampolining there and think it’s good value for money at only £3.50 if you book online. Read our review here!
One for… Recent visit
We’ve had to keep it local recently which I don’t mind; besides our trip to Wakefield which I mentioned above! In the last week I’ve been enjoying the warmer weather and really loved exploring the woods at Sheffield General Cemetery, a picnic at Botanical Gardens (even in the rain) and eating yummy food at Couch on campo lane in Sheffield City Centre just behind the cathedral.