Hi, hello, hi everyone! Welcome back to another weekend meet up. We’re sooo close to halloween now and there’s so many halloween fun days out this weekend. But don’t worry if you’re not a fan of halloween, this roundup has lots of “normal” ideas for things to do in Sheffield, too. 🙂 What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids October 20/21
For me, this weekend is going to be a lot different from last weekend I know for sure! Last weekend we were just preparing for our fun trip to London and Nottingham. It was soooo fun and I absolutely loved it. You can read about all we got up to here.
Forecast doesn’t look too bad this weekend, some sun and not that cold. There’s definitely an autumn chill in the air, though. Maybe a nice weekend for an autumnal woodland walk?
If you already have plans this weekend, but you’re here to have a browse anyway, then welcome! The ideas at the bottom of this post are good for any weekend and you can find links to reviews or handy lists down below. Check out my most recent reviews here.
Are you ready for halloween?!!? I am.. and not! We really need to get some pumpkins going this week and I need to think of a costume to either make or buy. Argh! This week I’ve actually been looking at DIY costumes. Here’s a few posts I’ve been reading to share with you: Simple DIY Halloween Costumes, Quick & Easy last minute halloween costumes (made from bin bags), and I really like these book themed costumes for under £10 here. Scroll down for more ideas for things to do this weekend that are DIY/at home halloween activities.
What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids October 20/21
Spookday at Sheffield Manor Lodge, S2 1UJ, Sunday 21st October. Head to Sheffield Manor Lodge 11-4pm on Sunday 21st for Spookday. Story telling in the Turret House throughout the day, grizzly history tour, pumpkin trail, frightful photo booth, and more. £5 Children and adults free. Fancy dress encouraged.
Halloween Spooktacular at Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, S25 4EQ. Weekends in November daily from 27th October. Tropical Butterfly House is one of my favourites at halloween, there is so much to do all included in standard admission price. There’s a spooky decorated Witch’s Cottage and the Haunted House which is very realistic! Brave the ghoulish tractor trailer ride, watch amazing bird & animal displays, hosted by witches!, do spooky crafts, face painting and pumpkin carving. Handle creepy-crawlies, snakes, lizards & plus daily children’s fancy dress competition.
Head to Matlock Bath Illuminations on Sunday for Superhero night after dark.
12 stations of inflatable fun at Concord Leisure Centre all weekend… “Come & Play at Inflatable Planet Sheffield – A set of inflatable games and challenges for affordable family fun. Suitable for children of all ages (and grown-up kids too!)”
Try Circus Minis for 3-6 years olds with Greentop Circus. Sunday from 10:45am; fun filled early years circus for 3-6year olds.
South Yorkshire’s largest baby and child event on Sunday; Local Baby and Child Event at Ponds Forge from 10am. I’ll be there taking some photos, so do say hi if you’re going! Book online & use the code ‘Trips’ for 20% off a 2 person ticket.
Enrol in Ghoul School at Eureka! this Halloween. Free with an annual pass, all activities included in standard entry. All weekend!
If you fancy eating out in Sheffield this weekend, DineSheffield are offering £5, £10 or £15 offers. Loads of family friendly restaurant and cafes such as Birdhouse, Craft and Dough, Cafe Rouge, Pieminister, Strada and many more; check here.
Go for a family skate at IceSheffield on Sunday, and between 1:30pm-3:30pm kids can paint on the ice for free! Plus bouncy castle, face painting and cafe.
Have a lovely family stroll and do the Halloween Monster Hunt at Rufford Abbey. Only £2 per monster map.
Sunday from 2pm is a “Woodcraft Folk taster session for 2-6 year olds” at St Timothy’s in Crookes.
Have loads of fun at the popular Pumpkin Festival at Piglets Adventure Farm. Free pumpkin for every child, mad hatter pumpkin patch, disco and much more. Book advance online for best prices.
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery is a fab FREE day out and on Sunday “sculpt and play” is a free family workshop 11am-4m. We’ve done a few of the workshops and they’re really lovely. The cafe is fantastic, and there’s a good playground outside. Find more things to do in Wakefield for free here.
FREE family event: Feast in the Forest at Sunday, 10am-4pm at Ecclesall Woods. Childrens activities, walks, music, trails and much more. Woodland Coffee Stop will be open with yummy cakes and hot drinks.
Top 5 things to do this weekend
Visit a National Trust near Sheffield for a fun, family day out. Try Nostell Priory, Longshaw Estate for a free family trail, Hardwick Hall for lovely gardens, or Belton House which is popular for it’s fantastic playgrounds.
Pick a pumpkin and get carving! Pumpkins are everywhere at the moment; events, pumpkin patches, festivals or just your local supermarket!
Feeling festive? Wentworth Garden Centre have a very impressive Christmas Story display and shop. It’s been complete, and magical, since September this year. Beautiful displays with 6 themes and things to do look at; magical for all ages. and I highly recommend you go and see it! Plus it’s a nice day out there, with the family farm, cafe, fish, walled garden. Don’t miss the historic walled garden, you can easily be in there an hour; a lovely place.
Halloween activity ideas
I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts this week about halloween! It’s Eric’s birthday soon and he’s mad about halloween so I’m wanting to do some crafts, baking, etc, with him. Here some blog posts I’ve been reading this week that I really recommend, with particular activity ideas I’ve saved to do later. Hope you like them, too!
Pumpkin Car Tunnel (definitely doing this one!)
For something easy and fun, browse this list of playgrounds in Sheffield. Choose one you haven’t been to at all, or not been to recently for a new adventure.
A few indoor ideas: trampolining, cinema (Saturday morning kiddy showings at CineWorld are cheaper), bowling, soft play (big list of them here) or pub lunch with an outside beer garden for a play after.
We loved the little land train at Rother Valley Country Park. There’s also a little train at Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, which is a fantastic park. There’s lots to do in Buxton, actually.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Please let me know what you get up to on the community group!
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