May 12/13 Sheffield For Kids: Out & About Weekend Roundup

Hello, hello! Welcome to another weekend roundup. I’m feeling sunburnt following this bank holidays heat wave, anyone else?! Such a shock to the system as we’ve not really had much good weather so far this year. It’ll be feeling much cooler this weekend… and I’m actually glad about that! Are you looking for things to do, ideas to keep the family occupied and day out inspiration for this weekend in Sheffield? This weekend roundup will give you plenty of options! May 12/13 Sheffield For Kids: Out & About Weekend Roundup

Weather forecast is a little bit wet this weekend so check out our fantastic & fun indoors days out list, interactive museums for toddlers, and favourite indoor soft plays!

Please note, this is the last *normal* weekend roundup: believe it or not we are coming up to yet another half-term, meaning the weekend roundup will be extended as a bonus edition to cover the whole week and more. We are going away on Sunday for a big little trip to Leicester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Blackpool & Leeds so I’ll be posting next weeks bonus roundup even earlier on Tuesday 15th. Please make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it!

May 12/13 Sheffield For Kids: Out & About Weekend Roundup

Browse for lovely gifts at the Craft Market At Millennium Galleries on Saturday 10-4pm. Keep little ones entertained by spending time in the wonderful winter gardens, Sheffield central children’s library and peace gardens, all within walking distance of the market.

Get your bargains at the NCT Nearly New Sale on Saturday at SWTC Hillsborough, 11:15am-1pm.

Enjoy music under the tree at Endcliffe Park on Saturday with a BBQ, music and more 2-8pm.

May 12/13 Sheffield For Kids: Out & About Weekend Roundup

May 12/13 Sheffield For Kids: Out & About Weekend Roundup

Amazing Abbeydale at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, on all weekend, normal admission applies… “A lovely day out with family activities including living history, storytelling, activities and trails and youngsters can have a go at heritage crafts.”


See Chase & Marshall from Paw Patrol at Cannon Hall Farm all weekend. “The heroic pups will be making personal appearances at intervals on May 12 and 13 – no job is too big, no pup is too small for this weekend of adventure.” Included in admission.

It’s farmers market on Sunday at Wentworth at the top of Wentworth Garden Centre, 9am-1pm. Whilst this might not be so interesting for kids, it’s just another excuse to have a day out this weekend at Wentworth Garden Centre. 😉

Try Orienteering at Millhouses Park with South Yorkshire Orienteers on Saturday, 12:30-3pm with The Outdoor City. Suitable for all ages, just turn up on the day.  Various prices depending on age.

May 12/13 Sheffield For Kids: Out & About Weekend Roundup

Go on a guided tour of the fairy forest at Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre with Enchanted Fairy Forest all weekend. Fairy crafts, face painting, free tractor rides and “Go on a fairy guided tour of the forest… experience a magical fantasy world as you discover tiny pixie dwellings, dragons, and fairy hideaways.”

Celebrate National Children’s Day at Eureka! on Sunday, with extra special activities taking place across the day all included in admission.

Open up – Artist Studios Open Day all weekend at Sheffield Manor Lodge. .. “Find out about the techniques and tools of traditional hand processes with demonstrations and through conversation with the artists. See pieces being made. Buy something beautiful, unique and hand-crafted.”

South Yorkshire transport museum

Love vintage transport? There’s an open day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum this Sunday, 10:30-4pm with free rides to coinsborough castle.

Try a free trial of Rugbytots on Sunday, various time available for all ages!

Sunday Handling Session with Animal Ark Traveling Zoo in Maltby on Sunday, £5 per person.

Go sailing for free at Rotherham Sailing Club open day!  May 12/13 Sheffield For Kids: Out & About Weekend Roundup

Spring Garden & Craft fare at Wortley Hall, free entry 11am-4pm, suitable for all ages.

Got a car fanatic? It’s Supercar Experience at Meadowhall on Saturday, 10am-3pm, lots of sports cars on show. £2 donation.

Day Out With Thomas this weekend at Kirklee’s Light Railway, Saturday & Sunday. Thomas & character train rides, donkey rides, meet the fat controller, games, activities and more. We did Day Out With Thomas in Cleethorpes for Eric’s birthday & it was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend.

There’s a NEW playground at Whirlow Hall Farm, free entry! See photos of it here.

May 12/13 Sheffield For Kids: Out & About Weekend Roundup

This weeks top 5 ideas

One for… fun museum

We recently just found Wakefield Museum and it’s so, so fun! It’s completely free too and in the same building is a library and cafe. Eric was entertained for ages and had so much fun. Read this review here & see our photos!!

One for… free day out

If you can travel, there are so many museums in Hull, all free! (plus The Deep which is enough indoor options for an entire weekend). We really loved the Streetlife Museum. For more free options closer to home, try Bolehill Playground in Crookes ( a new favourite ) followed by charity shop shopping! And don’t forget the wonderful Botanical Gardens and Hillsborough Park nearby. Indoors, don’t forget about the free trail for Weston Park Museum.

One for… something you might not have already done

I think Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath is a total treat day out and hidden gem. There is so much to do there and it’s not talked about enough; it’s really good! But it’s far and a little expensive, so another option closer to home would be Pot House Hamlet in Silkstone Common (read this review from our community group). We just went today and Eric really loved Crafty Kids with a fun outdoor area (£5) and seeing the friendly animals in the petting farm (free).

One for… eating out

Did you know the Showroom cinema cafe bar have a new kids menu? I’ve always thought the cafe/bar is really relaxed and child friendly, good spot for an alcoholic drink in the city centre if you have little ones in tow.

For more child friendly places to eat see this guide with 22+ options!

One for… all the family

I’ve recently been recommended to go to Renishaw Hall & Gardens which is on my bucket list especially in this season as it’s bursting with bluebells. It looks absolutely wonderful with lots of magical little areas for children to explore in.

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