Sheffield & Tinsley Canal’s Big Birthday Bash this Friday at Victoria Quays

Sheffield & Tinsley Canal’s Big Birthday Bash

Sheffield & Tinsley Canal's Big Birthday Bash
Sheffield & Tinsley Canal’s Big Birthday Bash

Did you know Sheffield Canal & River trust are having a special birthday party at Victoria Quays? And did you know there’s going to be an inflatable igloo and giant story book shows for families?!

And if you book through me you can get discounted tickets, £3.50 instead of £6 – kids free – and includes an adult drink! – but be quick once they’re gone they’re gone!

Sheffield & Tinsley Canal’s Big Birthday Bash

60,000 people turned up to watch the very first boats arriving into the heart of the city on this brand new canal back in 1819. To celebrate the bicentenary of the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal are having a day-long party.

Sheffield & Tinsley Canal's Big Birthday Bash
What’s happening for families at Sheffield Canal’s Big Birthday Bash

When?

22 February 2019 at Victoria Quays, 11:00am – 11:30pm.

Where? How do I get there?

It’s just a short walk from Sheffield City Centre. I would recommend walking over the tram bridge at Ponds Forge and down to the underpass at Sheffield Parkway. To find it go over the tram bridge, head across, down the ramp/stairs to the other side of the road, where Granelli’s sweet shop is. Cross at the lights, there is a newsagents. Go down that little side street to the underpass. You’ll come up and out at Victoria Quays, Sheffield Canal Basin.

You can also get onto the bridge from Castle Market side of town, or easily cross the road at Exchange Road – the crossings where the hotels are.

There is a car park (see here)

What’s happening?

All activities will be free between 11am – 3pm.

What's happening for families at Sheffield Canal's Big Birthday Bash Sheffield & Tinsley Canal's Big Birthday Bash
What’s happening for families at Sheffield Canal’s Big Birthday Bash

11am – 3pm 

Enjoy family friendly activities including time travelling tours with actors bringing the canal’s past to life, craft activities and more.

At 1:30pm our flotilla of boats will arrive at Victoria Quays and we hope everyone will create some noise to welcome them into the quays.

Giant Story Book Show at Sheffield Canal's Big Birthday Bash this Friday Sheffield & Tinsley Canal's Big Birthday Bash

Join the Rusticus Time Travelling Adventure at 11.15, 12.15 or 14.15!

Meet the Professor, a time-travelling adventurer and a host of other characters as you travel around the Quays and through time! No tickets required just turn up!

Giant Story Book Show at Sheffield Canal's Big Birthday Bash this Friday Sheffield & Tinsley Canal's Big Birthday Bash
Giant Story Book Show at Sheffield Canal’s Big Birthday Bash this Friday

Bare Project – The Story Swap Café (200th Birthday Edition)

Join us for an interactive installation which focusses on the next 200 years of the canal as well as the memories and oral history of the canal today. There will be two recording booths to record your ideas and stories about what the canal could be like, or archive your personal memories of the canal!

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Giant Story Book

Ever been to a canal’s ‘This is your life’? well now you can. Get cosy in our inflatable igloo stage and watch as a giant storybook shows the canal’s past whilst an actor brings it to life. Four performances, buy your tickets now HEREhttps://giantstorybook200.eventbrite.co.uk

7:39pm – 9pm

Enjoy a drink in the Dorothy Pax bar marvel at the fire dancers on the quayside.

9pm

Dance the night away at our silent disco as our top DJ keeps the music going.  to round off our birthday bash. Buy your tickets now: https://silentdisco200.eventbrite.co.uk/

No admission fee – turn up and enjoy. Book your tickets here for a Giant Story Book show!

Giant Story Book Show at Sheffield Canal's Big Birthday Bash this Friday Sheffield & Tinsley Canal's Big Birthday Bash

Giant Story Book Show at Sheffield Canal’s Big Birthday Bash this Friday

Things to do in the area:

  • Sheffield Canal Basin is right next door to all the fantastic things to do in Sheffield City Centre. Why not explore millennium galleries and the new cafe, plus a FREE Leonardo Di Vinci exhibition? The winter gardens are lovely and there’s plenty of places to eat around. Find out more things to do in city centre here.
Sheffield & Tinsley Canal's Big Birthday Bash
  • Emmaus charity superstore will be open on Friday and it’s a real Aladdin’s cave just a stones throw from the canal. Plus there’s some (real) animals!
  • You could take a walk along the canal right up to Centertainment or Meadowhall. There’s IKEA, Monkey Bizness, cinema and much more.
  • From Sheffield Canal Basin you could walk up to park hill and do part of the Norfolk Heritage Trail. Head up into Clay Wood and Cholera monument, up and through the woods, where you’ll join the main road again (Granville Road); cross over for Norfolk Heritage Park.

Are you going on Friday?!

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