Things to do on New Years Eve & New Years Day with kids in Sheffield
Need something to do on New Years Eve & New Years Day with your family in and around Sheffield? Here’s some fantastic day out ideas, free things to do, lovely walks and great playgrounds. A few special New Years eve family-friendly events are included here in the list below, if you know of one but it is not featured this is because tickets have sold out.
Have a fantastic new year and stay safe. Thank you for all your support over the course of 2018!
We love trips and know that you do too, and that’s why below there’s ideas for Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond. 🙂 If you don’t drive please be aware of public transport restrictions over the New Years period.
All opening times for the things mentioned below are OPEN as of writing but as always please double check before you go as I would hate for you to be disappointed!
Go swimming outdoors?! New Year’s Eve heated swim at Hathersage Outdoor Pool has been extended until 3pm.
Blow the cob webs away at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Open every day apart from Christmas Day and it’s fantastic. A lovely outdoors day out with amazing playgrounds, great gardens, Betty’s Tea Room, sculptures and lots more.
Mince Pie Specials on at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway!
Some tickets still available for NYE family raves with Boomchikkiboom in Leeds and Halifax here.
Have a FREE day out at Roundhay Park in Leeds. One of the biggest parks in Europe, no entry fee! There’s 2 playgrounds, old castle ruins to play in, woodlands, lots of different types of gardens, lake, paths and Lakeside Cafe (open on NYE/NYD). We really like it and Tropical World is worth a visit (open New Years eve, closed New Years day) £6.20 adults, free for under 5’s.
Do you live close to S6 in Sheffield and want to try something different? Have you explored Beeley Woods?
The Boggart trail at Longshaw Estate is lots of fun and free! Explore the woods, play in the Boggart homes and get muddy.
New Years Eve disco at Big Tops Indoor Play Centre in Dinnington. 2pm – 4pm £6 per child (admits 2 adults free). “get your ticket now to guarantee entry to book just ring 01909 560110”.
Walk along the Monsal Trail to Bakewell and call into Hassop Station Cafe. A traffic-free route of 8.5 miles of walking, from Blackwell Mill to Bakewell. An easy walk to take on this trail is from Hassop station cafe, which has an outdoor playground and toys for children to play with.
Hardwick Hall is open NYE and NYD; the gardens, shop and cafe. House is closed. Can you find the fairy tree houses?
Closer to home, a fantastic pram friendly walk on flat path is Damflask Reservoir in Low Bradfield. Small village playground next to the car park at “The Sands”, too.
Try the sound trail at Beningbrough Hall in York (National Trust). All gardens, restaurant and shop are open NYE and NYD until 3:30pm.
Blow away the cob webs at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Free entry (car parking charges apply).
Garden & park open at Nostell Priory. There’s some great woodlands walks and a good nature playground.
Cannon Hall Farm open as usual! 🙂
A porter valley walk connects you from Forge Dam Park where there is a good playground and cafe, up to Ringinglow where Mayfield Alpaca Farm is. This is roughly 3 miles, but an easy way to enjoy this walk would be to see where you end up! A map that shows this trail is here. You could go as far or as little as you like before turning back to Forge Dam. Another walk is Forge Dam to Endcliffe Park, approximately 2 miles, with cafes and playgrounds at each side; read the blog about that walk here.
Mayfield Alpacas open 10-2 NYE and 10-4 New Years day.
They’ll be a bonfire at The Riverside pub in Kelham Island, from 6pm. It’s free entry with children welcome.
Get outdoors at Bolton Abbey. Open 9am – 4pm. Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire is a great option for an outdoors day out with the family. The welly walk is a popular one for those with kids. There’s so many more options for walks with over 30,000 acres of space including trails in the woods or a riverside stroll. Options for playgrounds in the area are aplenty, such as Hesketh farm park or Billy Bob’s Parlour and play barn.
Do the room on the broom trail at Anglers Country Park in Wakefield. The visitors centre is open daily apart from bank holidays, and the cafe is closed for renovation so take your own food. The trail is free, a circular loop around a lake and there is a playground.
Climb the rocks at Mother Cap. Fantastic for getting outdoors. You can park or get the bus to Surprise View… fantastic day out and really burns off energy.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is open as usual, has some really fantastic play areas and is a great day out for all ages.
Rufford Abbey is FREE to visit, open daily and has a Christmas trail on for a bit more fun.
Norfolk Heritage park in Sheffield has fantastic playgrounds for kids, and a little road for scooters. There’s ancient woodlands for a stroll and lots of greenery for ball games.