24 ideas of things to do this weekend for South Yorkshire families | 10-12th March

Here’s the weekend top picks for 10th, 11th and 12th March for families in and around South Yorkshire! 


Friday Under 5’s at Weston Park Museum. Free, drop in activities from 10-12. Little Sheffield’s Marble Run is also taking place, free activity 10-12 at the museum.

Friday Under 5’s storytime at Weston Park Museum. 1-2pm, free.

Woodland Toddler Group at Ecclesall Woods Discovery centre from 9:45am, £2.

Discovery Night for 5+, 4-8pm. Drop in anytime for hands on science activities for families at the University of Sheffield.

Love comics? See the Comics Unmasked exhibition at Abbey House Museum, Leeds.

Pre-school activities with Rythme & Rhyme at Runaround, Sheffield from 11am.

Mud Kitchen Group in Grindleford from 10am, Light Sheffield support group S9 from 10:30, Babytime at Sheffield Central Childrens Library from 11am.

Go and see, feed the animals and explore at the farms Graves Park and Heeley City Farm, Sheffield. Both free.


Find 18 hidden pieces of art and sculpture around Sheffield on this free trail. Any day, free!

Where on earth did that come from? Suitable for ages 11+, a tour led by the Geology Trust in Sheffield City Centre.

Explore Science and Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, interactive event 12-4pm for all ages.

Discovery make and do and kids activity book launch, 12-4pm, family fun packed day exploring science, engineering, making and technology in Sheffield.

Take a trip to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, a free day out fascinating for all ages. For kids, try blanket bags or discovery packs.

Family sculpture day: Squiggle workshop at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Booking only for the class, £6. Park free.

Art Pods, art sessions for kids at The Hepworth Wakefield. 11am-4, free.

Try three current exhibitions at The National Coal Mining Museum: Heroes & Heroines, After The Coal, By the people for the people. Free entry.

£1 Family Swim at Springs Leisure Centre, Sheffield, 12:15-1pm.

POW! Superhero party at Cannon Hall Farm, Saturday and Sunday. Must be pre-booked!

Enjoy a free family day out at Leeds City Museum. Suitable for any day but with special Rorys Club on Saturdays, taking place 11am-12:15, drop in activities and free. Enjoy the new, colourful interactive gallery “For All Seasons” and see animals inthe Life on Earth gallery.

Join in with the free pirate parade in Bradford!


Help out with tree planting at Longshaw Estate’s Muck in day. 10-12:30, free, all ages welcome.

Antique’s fair at Elsecar Heritage Centre. The largest of its kind in Yorkshire. There is lots to do at the heritage centre for children including soft play,toy shops and museum.

Dem Bones Gonna Walk Around. Demonstration of the skeleton system for all ages at Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering, 3-4pm.

Get hands-on at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and explore the interactive galleries to learn all about the history of Sheffield’s steelworks. Adult £4, children free.

Winter Warmer Steam Engine service at Elsecar Railway, three services at 12, 1 and 2pm.

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Have a great weekend.

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