What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

Welcome to weekend round-up for November 17th & 18th and WOW don’t we have loads going on this weekend! I feel like Christmas is definitely kicking off this weekend. The Sheffield Christmas Markets are already open from this Thursday but it’s the light switch-on this weekend and Santa’s post office officially opens. Very exciting times and lots more going on this weekend so keep reading! What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

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What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

Events

What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

Visit Santa’s Post Office at Barkers Pool in sheffield for a free, festive experience. Open at 15 Barkers Pool, 10am-4pm. Children and their families will find beautifully decorated Christmas trees surrounded by presents, cosy looking fireplaces, sleighs and even a pair of reindeer.

What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

The very popular Chatsworth Christmas Markets will be on this weekend. The house is also open with the Christmas theme “Once Upon a Time…”. Admission for markets is free but parking charges of £20 on weekends apply. House, garden and playground/farmyard tickets £25 adult and £15 children.

Bouncing fun at Concord Leisure Centre at Inflatable Planet all weekend.

What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

Enjoy a lovely walk and free day out at Rufford Abbey this weekend. The Christmas weekend is on Saturday and Sunday, only car parking charges apply at £3.50. Santa’s grotto, stalls, entertainment and lights.

See real reindeer and choose a real Christmas tree at Sheffield Christmas Tree Company from Saturday 17th November. A children’s treasure hunt, Christmas bouncy castle and Christmas Shetland ponies are there for the kids! Plus a log cabin cafe and Christmas goodies gift shop.

What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

Leeds German Markets are on in Millennium square. 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls decorated with festive greenery and twinkling colourful lights, themed indoor venues and the traditional Christmas carousel ride. FREE family entertainment every Sunday 11am-1pm; face painting, balloon modelling, interactive games and sing-alongs with appearances from our Winter Wonderland Princesses and other characters!

Santa will be arriving on a horse drawn carriage at Wentworth Garden Centre on Saturday, 17th November at 10:45am. Father Christmas is priced at £10.95 per child and includes a present and entry into the Family Farm for up to 2 adults and a child.

Walkley Ebenezer Christmas Gift and Craft Fayre on Saturday, 10am-2pm. Steam & model railway displays, childrens activities and stalls.

What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

Come face to face with your ancestors at Being Human: The Origins of the Artificial Ape at Weston Park Museum. Saturday 11am-2pm, free. Fun and interactive sessions will bring you face-to-face with your ancestors, considering what they looked like and exploring how they moved.

Fox Valley light switch on is on Friday with lots of entertainment. Festive themed market, stalls and light switch-on at 5:30pm.

Visit Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre this weekend. Santa, Elves & Sleigh Bells event begins this weekend. Meet Santa in his Grotto, Take a Tractor Sleigh Ride, Visit the Elf Craft Room and take part in our animal encounters. Enter the Christmas Jumper Competition or visit Rexy the T-rex. Plus outdoor play, tropical house and more.

A small and very festive light switch on in Castleton is on Saturday. Santa will be joining in the festivities and High Peak Radio will switch on the lights at 4:30pm.

What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

Sundown Adventureland reopens for Christmas! From 17th November the festivities begin. Sundown Adventureland is a unique theme park just for under 5’s. There is so much to do there, it’s a pretty fantastic place! And Christmas at Sundown Adventureland is one of the best Christmas days out for toddlers in the area. Think Christmas rides, Santa’s grotto, festive disco, decorations and more.

Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure. After dark, park is lit up and becomes a magical Christmas wonderland. A Christmas Day out at Stockeld Park is one that is very raved about and popular with families of all ages. Open 10.30am-8.30pm there is a covered real ice rink, woodland cafe, Nordik ski trail, illuminated enchanted forest and maze, santas grotto and much more. All activities cost £16 per person, or can be booked individually.  Check dates as some days in November are not open*.

Sheffield Christmas Light Switch On, Sunday 2pm-6:30pm. Switch on lights from 5:30pm. Evoke nostalgic memories of childhood with choirs, Santa’s grotto, carolling, panto, street entertainment, Christmas markets, children’s tv and film characters, Christmas craft activities and fairground rides.

Leopold Square is being transformed into Winter Wonderland on Sunday. 12-5pm with snow machine, real reindeer, choirs and more.

Coca-Cola truck will be at Fox Valley on Sunday from 10am.

Entry is just £1 adults and £3 toddlers at Boston Park Farm charity Christmas fayre on Sunday. Lots of stalls, cake stalls and tombola, raising money for charity. Entry includes all day entry to the farm and play areas with £1 from each persons entry going to #ploughforlife.

Chesterfield Light Switch On is on Sunday. Stalls, fairground rides, paddington bear and Santa’s grotto! The switch on is at 4:45pm.

Watch Santa needs a wee at Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield on Sunday. Two showings: 11am and 2pm.


What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

Top 5 ideas for this weekend

What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18
Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Treat day out at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We had a really nice time here on Monday. Eric loved the playgrounds.

Looking for a pushchair friendly walk? Try Damflask Reservoir, Forge Dam to Endcliffe Park through the woods, or Longshaw Estate for our favourite top 3.

If you can travel a little bit, I recommend a day out at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds! Kirkstall Abbey is a fantastic place to explore, climb and scramble around the ruins for free; then across the road is a great museum for toddlers: Abbey House Museum.

You might not have explored behind the train station in Sheffield but did you know there’s a park? South Street Park is great for train spotting, you can go up to Cholera Monument; an historical green space for kicking a ball and enjoying the views, plus a walk through the woods. This is part of Norfolk Heritage Trail.

What’s on this weekend in and around Sheffield for kids November 17/18

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