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Places to Visit in and around Sheffield for Children, Young People and Families

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Welcome to your Places to Visit guide, from Sheffield Information Link - Sheffield’s Family Information Service.

In this guide you will find masses of ideas for local days out which are fun for all the family. Whatever your family is interested in - animals, sport, museums, outdoor activities and much more - there’s something for everyone! Within each section, you’ll find that information is arranged by area, with activities based in Sheffield coming first, followed by those in South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and then further afield.

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Contents

Animals

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Caves

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Countryside and Country Parks

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Parks, Woodlands and Playgrounds

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Outdoor Experiences

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Theme Parks

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Sports and Active Pursuits

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Spectator Sports

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Swimming in Sheffield

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Arts and Crafts

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Indoor Experiences

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Museums and Galleries

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Historic Buildings and Sites

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Soft Play Centres

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Cinemas

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Libraries

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We endeavour to ensure the information is up to date at the time of publication (March 2012) but this cannot be guaranteed and may be subject to change by the venues. Please check with venue before travelling.


Animals Mayfield Alpacas Fulwood Lane, Ringinglow, Sheffield, S10 4LH 0114 263 0033 info@mayfieldalpacas.com www.mayfieldalpacas.apwb.com Open: Wednesday – Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm. Closed Monday (except Bank Holidays) and Tuesday. Open 7 days a week during school holidays Prices: Free A working farm set within the beautiful Mayfield Valley, with educational facilities, llama trekking and a visitor centre selling tea, coffee, soft drinks, light snacks and cakes. A selection of gifts available.

Our Cow Molly Hill Top Road, Dungworth, Sheffield, S6 6GW 0114 233 2683 www.ourcowmolly.co.uk Open: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday  11.00am - 6.00pm Prices: Free A working dairy farm, home to the award winning Our Cow Molly ice cream. See where it is made and meet the cows that make it. The ice cream is available to buy from the farm and  new flavours  are always being made, which are sold at the farm first. You can also see our calves, lambs and hens.

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Whirlow Hall Farm Whirlow Lane, Whirlow, Sheffield, S11 9QF 0114 235 2678 admin@whirlowfarm.org www.whirlowhallfarm.org Open: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00am – 2.00pm. Any group can organise a day visit by contacting the farm. Farm shop open Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm Prices: The farm is a charity and costs are subsidised, please ring the trust for more details. Donations welcome. Access: Good access including wheelchair accessible trails around the fields Offer day and residential visits for groups of children from schools and other groups.  Facilities include an education centre, animal handling unit, two residential centres, fruit picking, farm shop and farm trails.

Cannon Hall Open Farm Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT 01226 790 427 cannonhallfarm@btconnect.com www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk Open: Daily 10.30am – 4.30pm (5.00pm Sundays and Bank Holidays) April - September Daily 10.30am - 4.00pm October - March. Closed Christmas day. Prices: Adult £4.95; Child £4.95; Under 3’s free; Senior Citizen £3.95; Family £15.00 (2 adults and 2 children). Parking available for a small fee Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilets An award winning working farm with alpacas, llamas, wallabies, cattle, donkeys, Shetland ponies, pygmy goats, piglets and rabbits. Baby animals born every week. Adventure playground, tearoom, farm shop, deli, toy and gift shop. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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RSPB Old Moor Old Moor Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 0YF 01226 751 593 old.moor@rspb.org.uk www.rspb.org.uk Open: Daily 9.30am – 5.00pm February - October Daily 9.30am - 4.00pm November - January Closed Christmas and Boxing Day Prices: Adult £4.00; Child £2.00; Concessions £2.50; Family £8.00 (any number of children); RSPB members free Access: Wheelchair access but there is one small, steep slope to negotiate and accessible toilets  A nature reserve and visitors centre  where you can watch a wide range of bird species through accessible hides. ‘Kids Go Wild’ adventure playground, free Wildlife Explorer backpack, nature trails, tearoom, gift shop, free parking, picnic area, guided walks and bird feeding garden. The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Brockholes Lane, Branton, Doncaster, DN3 3NH 01302 535 057 info@yorkshirewildlifepark.com www.yorkshirewildlifepark.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm (6.00pm during summer holidays) 11 March - 4 November. Daily 11.00am - 3.30pm January - March.    Prices: March - November: Adult £12.99; Child (aged 3–15) £9.99; Under 3’s free; Senior Citizen £10.99. Disabled Adult/Senior £7.00, Disabled Child £5.00, Official Carer £2.00, Childminder with NCMA card £8.50, Child with minder £7.50 Group rates available January - March: Adult £8.80; Child (3-15) £7.00; Senior Citizen £7.50. Disabled adult £6.00; disabled child £4.00; Group rates available. Access: Wheelchair access with ramps wherever necessary, accessible toilets.   Wildlife park where you can walk through natural habitats and meet animals  including wallabies, ostrich, antelope, zebra, lemur and  meerkats.  Program of talks and feeding demonstrations. Tiger Barrel train ride, outdoor playground, Jungle Barn indoor play area with separate area for toddlers and café.      4


Wentworth Garden Centre Family Farm and Adventure Playground Hague Lane, Wentworth, Rotherham, S62 7TF 01226 744 842 info@wentworthgardencentre.co.uk www.wentworthgardencentre.co.uk Open: Daily 9.30am – 5.00pm (4.00pm in winter) Prices: Free entry to adventure playground. Small charge for entry to the farm. Access: Wheelchair accessible An ever changing complex of rare and unusual breeds of domestic animals. Baby animals are always in evidence. Traditional timber play facility based around swings, slides, climbing frames all in a safe, natural environment. Free parking, baby changing facilities, a shop and café on site.

Wetlands Animal Park Sutton Cum Lound, Nr Retford, DN22 8SB 01777 818 099 info@wetlandsanimalpark.co.uk www.wetlandswildlife.co.uk Open: Daily 10.30am – 5.00pm . Closed for Christmas Prices: Adult £6.50; Child £5.50; Under 2’s free; Senior Citizen £5.50; Family £20.00 (2 adults and 2 children) Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet 32 acre parkland housing animals from around the world. 2 large lakes with fishing, picnic area, exotic bird sanctuary, duck feeding, children’s play area, woodland walk, café and gift shop.

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Wigfield Farm Haverlands Lane, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 5NQ 01226 733 702 info@barnsley.ac.uk Open: Daily 10.00am – 4.00pm. Closed for Christmas.  Prices: Adult £3.00; Child £1.50; Under 3’s free; Family £7.00 (2 adults and 3 children) Access: Wheelchair access Open farm and visitor centre with animals including mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, chipmunks, chinchillas, degus, jirds, donkeys, ponies, goats and cattle. New aquatics room. Reptile and exotic collection, craft stalls, 2 children’s play areas with rides, café, farm shop and free parking.

Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground Chatsworth, Bakewell, DE45 1PP 01246 565 300 www.chatsworth.org Open: Daily 11.00am – 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm). Contact for Christmas closing. Prices: Adult £5.00; Child (aged 4 - 16) £5.00; Senior Citizen £4.50; Family £18.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children). Car park £3.00. Gift aid prices and online discount tickets available. Access: Wheelchair access Farmyard  with  a wide variety of animals with  milking demonstrations and  daily animal handling sessions.  Woodland adventure playground with  water play, rope walks, commando wire and spiral slides. Cafe, shop, party hut for private hire and special events held throughout the year.

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Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 0QR 01298 814 099 enquiries@ottersandowls.co.uk www.chestnutcentre.co.uk Open: January weekends only 10.30am - dusk. Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm (last admission 4.00pm) Spring/Summer Daily 10.30am - dusk (last admission 3.00pm) Autumn/Winter Prices: Adult £7.50; Child (aged 3+) £5.25; Seniors £6.50; Family £22.75 (2 adults and 2 children) Access: Limited wheelchair access in some areas Conservation and wildlife park with otters, deer, owls, foxes and Scottish wild cats.  Nature trail,  woodland restaurant, picnic area,  gift shop and free parking.

Freshfields Donkey Village Freshfields Farm, Peak Forest, Buxton, SK17 8EE 01298 797 75 www.donkey-village.org.uk Open: Daily 12.00pm - 4.30pm 21st March - 24th December  Prices: Donation of £5.00 per 4 people Access: Wheelchair access A unique charity and centre that rescues and cares for donkeys which have been abandoned, mistreated or neglected. With over 40 donkeys that members of the public can adopt and pet.

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Matlock Farm Park Jaggers Lane, Near Two Dales, Matlock, DE4 5LH 01246 590 200 www.matlockfarmpark.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 4.30pm February - mid December. Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm mid - end of December. Prices: Adult £6.00; Child (aged 3-14) £5.00; Under 3’s free; Senior Citizen £5.00; Family £19.00 (2 adults and 2 children)  Access: Wheelchair access, accessible toilet and disabled parking 600 acre working farm with llamas, goats, peacocks, red deer and rabbits. Animal petting,  go-kart track, animal feeding, guided tours, adventure playground, horse and pony riding (booking essential), picnic area, tea room, car and coach parking.

Hardy’s Animal Farm Anchor Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, PE25 1LZ 01754 872 267 hardysfarm@yahoo.com www.hardysanimalfarm.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm Easter - October Prices: Adult £6.25; Child £6.25; Under 2’s free; Senior Citizen £5.25; Family £24.00 (2 adults and 2 children) Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet Working farm with  cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, horses, chickens and llamas. Adventure playground, toddlers play area, horse and cart rides, tea rooms, gift shop and free parking.    

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Scarborough Sea Life Centre Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough, YO12 6RP 0871 423 2110 slcscarborough@merlinentertainments.biz www.sealife.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed Christmas day. Prices: Adult £15.00; Child aged (3-14) £11.40; Family £46.80 (2 adults and 2 children). Annual passes available. Discounts available online. Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet   Sealife and marine sanctuary with  strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep including starfish, sea turtles and sharks as well as otters, seals and penguins. Learn about the creatures and watch feeding demonstrations. Soft play area, gift shop and cafe.

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre Woodsetts Road, North Anston, S25 4EQ 01909 569 416 info@butterflyhouse.co.uk www.butterflyhouse.co.uk Open: Monday - Friday 10.00am - 4.30pm (5.30pm Saturday, Sunday & school holidays) Easter - September Daily 11.00am - dusk (5.00pm during school holidays) October - Easter Closed for Christmas. Prices: Adult £7.80; Child £6.80; Under 3’s free; Concessions £7.20; Family £28.00 (2 adults and 2 children), £32.00 (2 adults and 3 children) Access: Mostly accessible by wheelchair and accessible toilet Discover a wild family day out, catch a glimpse into a far-away world and make friends with creatures great and small. Home to animals from South America, Australia, Africa, the Philippines and South Yorkshire. Come and see the residents at Meerkat Mansion. Cafe and gift shop.

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The Deep Kingston upon Hull, HU1 4DP 01482 381 000 info@thedeep.co.uk www.thedeep.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am – 6.00pm (last admission 5.00pm). Closed for Christmas Prices: Adult £10.50; Child £8.50 (aged 3-15); Under 3’s free; Concessions £9.50; Family £34.00 (2 adults and 2 children) £41.00 (2 adults and 3 children). Tickets are then valid for 12 months. Parking £3.00 Access: Wheelchair access, accessible toilets and essential carers admitted free of charge Award winning aquarium home to 40 sharks and over 3,500 fish. With Europe’s deepest underwater viewing tunnel, the world’s only underwater lift, 3D movie shows, daily dive shows, animal feeding, soft play area, two cafés, outdoor picnic area and gift shop.

The Falconry Centre Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, YO7 4EU 01845 587 522 info@falconrycentre.co.uk www.falconrycentre.co.uk Open: Daily 10.30am - 5.00pm March - October. Displays 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm Prices: Adult £6.50; Child £4.50; Under 3’s free; Senior Citizen £5.50; Family £19.00 (2 adults and 2 children) Access: Wheelchair access and accessible parking Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry with over 70 birds and 30 species including eagles, falcons, hawks, kites, vultures and owls. Skilled handlers will explain why the birds hunt and fly as they do, where they come from in the wild and how they are trained. Following each display you too may hold the birds of prey for the ultimate hands on experience.

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Tropical World Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 1DF 0113 214 5715 www.roundhaypark.org.uk Open: Daily 10.00am – 6.00pm (last admission 5.30pm) in summer Daily 10.00am – 4.00pm (last admission 3.30pm) in winter  Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Prices: Adult £3.30; Child (aged 5–15) £2.20; Under 5’s free Access: Wheelchair access  Collection of tropical plants and animals with a swamp, rainforest and  waterfalls. Butterfly house with 40 varieties of butterflies, Amazon tank with catfish, pacus, which are related to piranha and giraffe fish. Also lizards, mice, snakes, tortoises, water dragons, degus and meerkats. Gift shop and Explorers café. 

White Post Farm Mansfield Road, Farnsfield, Newark, NG22 8HL 01623 882 977 hello@whitepostfarm.co.uk www.whitepostfarmcentre.co.uk Open: Daily from 10.00am  Prices: February - October: Adult £9.50; Child £8.75; Under 2’s free; Concessions £8.75; Family £35.00 (2 adults and 2 children); Adult/ child with special needs £8.55/£7.87, one carer free with each guest. Reduced prices November - January. Other discounts available, please contact for details.  Access: Wheelchair access (with the exception of the field walk) and accessible toilet Working  farm with  thousands of friendly animals including wallabies, llamas, ponies, cows and sheep. Walk-in aviary, indoor and outdoor play areas, reptile and creepy crawly house, beach barn, rodent room, picnic area, gift shop, tea room and gardens. 11


Caves Blue John Cavern Cross Street, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WH 01433 620 638 www.bluejohn-cavern.co.uk Open: Daily 9.30am - 5.30pm (until dusk in winter). Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day Prices: Adult £9.00; students and seniors £7.00; family (2 adults, 2 children) £25.00; child £4.50 Access: Limited access A series of caverns considered to be the finest range in Great Britain. The tour describes how the caverns were  formed out  of limestone strata and the origins of Blue John, Britain’s rarest mineral. Free car parking and craft shop.

Creswell Crags Crags Road, Creswell, Worksop, S80 4AG 01909 720 378 info@creswell-crags.org.uk www.creswell-crags.org.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.30pm March - September Daily 10.00am - 4.30pm October and February Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm November - January  Prices: Adult £3.00 - £13.00; Child £1.50 - £8.00; Concessions £2.00 - £11.00. Prices vary depending on tour. Highest price includes access to Exhibition, Ice Age Cave tour and Rock Art Cave tour. Parking £2.00. Discounts available. Access: Wheelchair access to the museum. Caves unsuitable for wheelchairs. Gorge is fully accessible with well-surfaced paths. A limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a  story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago.  With a museum, visitor centre, country park and wildlife reserve. 12


Peak Cavern Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WS 01433 620 285 info@peakcavern.co.uk www.peakcavern.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm. Tours every hour, last tour 4.00pm. Fewer tours per day during term time November - March, please contact for details. Closed Christmas Day. Prices: Adult £8.75; Child (aged 5-15) £6.75; Additional child £6.00; Under 5’s free; Concessions £7.75; Family £27.50 (2 adults and 2 children). Joint tickets with Speedwell Cavern are available Access: Owing to the nature of the cavern access is limited, please contact for details. Unravel the mysteries of the Devil’s Arse and step into the unique world of Peak Cavern. Unusual rock formations, the eerie sound of running water and echoes of a bygone age await you. Set in the middle of the picturesque Peak District, deep into the cliff is the Cavern’s imposing entrance chamber - the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles.

Poole’s Cavern Green Lane, Buxton, SK17 9DH 01298 26978 info@poolescavern.co.uk www.poolescavern.co.uk Open: Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm (last admission 4.45pm). Guided tours every 20 minutes.   Prices: Adult £8.50; Child (aged 5 - 16) £5.00; Concessions £7.50; Family £24.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children) Access: Limited wheelchair access please contact for details   A 2 million year old, natural limestone cave once used by cave dwelling ancestors for shelter.  Expert guides will lead you  on a one hour journey  deep into the Peak District’s hidden landscape.  With a  visitor centre, cavern cafe, exhibition and Rock shop.

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Speedwell Cavern Winnats Pass, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WA 01433 620 512 info@speedwellcavern.co.uk www.speedwellcavern.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm, later at peak times, tours at regular intervals, last tour 4.00pm Prices: Adult £9.25; Child (aged 5-15) £7.25; extra child £7.00; Under 5’s free; Concessions £8.25; Family £31.00 (2 adults and 2 children). Joint tickets with Peak Cavern available Access: Owing to the nature of the cavern it may not be suitable for all disabled visitors. Please call or email for information. Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Peak District National Park and absorb the atmosphere as a watery silence echoes all around you. Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, high above the village of Castleton, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.

Treak Cliff Cavern Cross Street, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WH 01433 620 571 treakcliff@bluejohnstone.com www.bluejohnstone.com Open: Daily from 10.00am. Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day Prices: Adult £8.75; Child £4.75; Concessions £6.95; Family £25.00 (2 adults and 2 children); Access: Please contact for details Come and enter an ancient underground wonderland and learn where Blue John Stone came from, how rushing water made the caverns, and how stalactites are formed. Admittance to Treak Cliff Cavern is by Guided Tour only.

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Countryside and Country Parks Longshaw Estate Hathersage Road, Ringinglow, Sheffield, S11 7TZ 01433 637 904 longshaw@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk Open: Visitor centre and shop open: January - mid February weekends only 10.30am - 4.00pm. Mid February - October daily 10.30am 5.00pm. November - mid December weekends only 10.30am - 4.00pm. Christmas week Tuesday - Saturday 10.30am - 4.00pm. Prices: Free Access: Grounds are partly accessible, accessible toilet. Map of accessible route available. Moorland and woodland estate with spectacular views, ancient woods and tumbling streams. Industrial sites including  millstone quarries and  packhorse routes.  Visitor centre  with  wildlife-themed events and webcams. Walking guides, family trail, cafe and shop.  Rother Valley Country Park Mansfield Road, Wales, S26 5PQ 0114 247 1452 www.rothervalleycountrypark.co.uk Open: Daily 8.30am - 8.00pm April - September Daily 8.30am - 5.00pm October - March Prices: Free. Playdale adventure playground £2.50.  Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet 750 acres of countryside with footpaths, bridleways, cycle routes and cycle hire, orienteering, birdwatching, fishing, sailing, cable water-skiing, jet ski, zorbing, windsurfing, model boat sailing, Playdale adventure playground, football and volleyball pitches, a golf course and driving range, visitor centre, café, craft centre, restaurant and shop, picnic and barbecue area.

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Thrybergh Country Park Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, S65 4NU 01709 850 353 thrybergh.countrypark@rotherham.gov.uk www.rotherham.gov.uk Open: Daily 9.00am - 8.00pm; Visitor Centre 9.30am - 6.00pm  Prices: Free. Parking £1.00  Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet  Beautiful country park with a reservoir, home to 170 species of wildflower and plants, 200 species of birds and 20 species of mammals, it is a nature lover’s paradise. With a café and modern visitors centre.

Ulley Country Park Pleasely Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, S31 0YL 01709 365 332 ulley.countrypark@rotherham.gov.uk www.rotherham.gov.uk Open: Daily 8.30am - 7.30pm. Prices: Free Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet  47 acre country park with beautiful views, walks, woodland and a lake. Ulley is host to a massive variety of plants and animals thanks to the diverse habitats of open water, woodland, grassland, arable land and gorse scrub.

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Worsbrough Mill Museum & Country Park Park Road, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 5LJ 01226 774 527 worsbroughmill@barnsley.gov.uk www.barnsley.gov.uk Open: Daily with restricted access after 4.00pm. Mill Museum open Saturday - Wednesday 11.00am - 4.00pm April October; Sundays 11.00am - 4.00pm, November, December and March Prices: Free. Donation box is located within the Mill Shop. Charges apply for events and guided tours. Parking pay and display. Access: Partial wheelchair access to the museum and accessible toilet. Country Park mostly accessible to wheelchair uses, please contact for details 240 acre park that  holds local nature reserve status ideal for  fishing, walking and cycling.  It  incorporates a 17th century working water powered corn mill and a 40 acre reservoir which is open to anglers and birdwatchers. Events, workshops and activities are held throughout the year.

Clumber Park Clumber Park, Worksop, S80 3AZ 01909 544 917 clumberpark@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm April - October Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm October - March.  Prices: Free. Walled kitchen garden - Adult £3.00; Child free (these prices include a Gift Aid donation, standard prices available). Cycle hire £6.30 per two hours, £12.60 per day. Parking £5.50 per vehicle. Access: Paths around main visitor facilities wheelchair accessible, 3 trails recommended for wheelchair and powered mobility vehicle users, accessible toilet 3,800 acres of green open space with walks, scenery and wildlife. Family Tracker Packs free to hire, conservation centre with hands-on activities displays,  cycling, lake, restaurant,  walled kitchen garden, BBQ site, visitor centre and National Trust shop.   17


Conkers Rawdon Road, Swadlincote, DE12 6GA 01283 216 633 info@visitconkers.com www.visitconkers.com Open: Easter - October half-term: Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm. October Easter: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day. Prices: Adult £8.95; Child £6.95 (aged 3-15); Under 3’s free; Concessions £6.95; Family £27.95 (2 adults and 2 children). Prices include a Gift Aid donation, standard charges available.   Access: Wheelchair access indoors, accessible toilets, parking and mobility buggies with a driver available to hire (must be prebooked). Outdoors the train and some trails are wheelchair friendly. Indoors there is an Enchanted Forest adventure play area, a simulated tree top walk, interactive exhibits, restaurant, gift shop and art gallery. Outdoors there are 120 acres of woodland, lakes and gardens, an assault course (aged13+),  a viewing tower,  a  Conkerchoo train and  Playdale adventure play park.

Bestwood Country Park Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottingham, NG6 8UF 0844 980 8080 enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm (4.30pm November - February) Prices: Free Access: A number of paths are accessible to wheelchairs and advice on the most suitable route is available from the Rangers, based at Alexandra Lodge. Accessible toilet. A 650 acre park with an incredible variety of different wildlife habitats. Mill lakes, teeming with water birds, meadows full of wildflowers, ancient oak woodland and a reclaimed pit tip. Free parking and picnic area. 

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Rufford Abbey Country Park Newark, NG22 9DF 01623 821 338 or 08449 808 080 info.rufford@nottscc.gov.uk www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm (10.30am - 4.30pm or dusk if earlier October - February) Prices: Free. Parking £3.00 at peak times, please contact for details Access: Wheelchair access to visitor facilities and most of the park. Accessible toilet. Access guide and route map available. Extensive country park with woodland, lakes,12th century ruins, children’s play village and garden (for children aged 3 - 8), vaulted undercroft, formal gardens, restaurant, cafe, craft centre gallery and gift shop. Sherwood Forest Country Park Edwinstowe, Mansfield, NG21 9HN 08449 808 080 or 01623 823 202 enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm (10:30am - 4.30pm October - February) Prices: Free. Parking £3.00 at peak times, please contact for details Access: Wheelchair access to visitor facilities and accessible toilet. A number of paths are accessible to wheelchairs. 450 acres of ancient woodland.  Once a royal hunting forest, this is the legendary home of the outlaw Robin Hood.  With a Robin Hood  exhibition,  restaurant, information office (seasonal), waymarked trails,  two shops and woodland grazing project with Hebridean sheep and English Longhorn cattle. Peak District National Park 01629 816 558 customer.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk www.peakdistrict.org Britain’s first national park, the Peak District has some of England’s finest climbing, caving, walking and cycling and the park is easily accessible from Sheffield.  Find out more on the website or at one of the Visitor Centres located in Bakewell, Castleton, The Moorland Centre and Upper Derwent. 19


Parks, Woodlands and Playgrounds City Parks 0114 250 0500 parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield.gov.uk The 13 city parks, woodlands & gardens are established visitor destinations in their own right, have a citywide catchment area, and good transport links. Each site has its own individual characteristics and features. Facilities include cafes,  bowling greens, five-a-side football, floodlit training areas, grass pitches, pitch and putt and tennis courts. The sites include: Concord Park (S5/S35) Cholera Monument Grounds (S2) Endcliffe Park/Porter Valley Parks (S11) Firth Park (S5)  Graves Park & Animal Farm (S8)  Hillsborough Park & Walled Garden (S6) Millhouses Park (S7) Norfolk Heritage Park (S2) Rivelin Valley Park (S6) Weston Park (S10) 

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District Parks 0114 250 0500 parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield.gov.uk The 20 District Parks generally have catchments of around 1.2 - 2.0km and contain a mixture of landscape features and facilities.  The sites are: Bingham Park/Porter Valley Parks (S11) Bolehill Recreation Ground (S6/S10) Chapeltown Park (S35) Crookes Valley Park (S10) Devonshire Green (S3) Ecclesfield Park (S35) Greenhill Park (S8) Grenoside Recreation Ground (S35) Herdings Park (S14) High Hazels Park (S9) Manor Fields Park (S2) Meersbrook Park (S8) Mount Pleasant Park (S7) Oxley Park (S36) Parkwood Springs (S3/S5) Parson Cross Park (S5) Richmond Park (S13) Stannington Park (S6) Tinsley Green Recreation Ground (S9) Whirlow Brook Park (S11) 

Playgrounds 0114 250 0500 parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk There are over 130 children’s playgrounds in Sheffield’s parks and open spaces. You can find a full list of these playgrounds at www.sheffield.gov.uk. 

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Highfields Adventure Playground Mount Pleasant Park, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1 0114 203 7200 activity.sheffield@sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield.gov.uk Open: Daily 11.00am - 6.00pm (closed Wednesday and Sunday) during school holidays Weekdays 3.00pm - 8.00pm (Tuesday to Friday) and Saturday 12.00pm - 6.00pm during term time Prices: Most activities are free The Playground offers opportunities to play outside in an adventure area on swings, slides, zip wire etc. Indoor areas provide opportunities for arts  and crafts, board games, table tennis and pool.  The playground is open access giving children the freedom to come and go as they please. Experienced staff are on hand to assist the children if needed. Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Melrose Road, Pitsmoor, Sheffield, S3 9DN 0114 203 9394 activity.sheffield@sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield.gov.uk Open: Tuesday - Saturday 12.00pm - 6.00pm during school holidays Tuesday - Friday 3.00pm - 8.00pm and Saturday 12.00pm - 6.00pm term time Prices: Most activities are free The facility provides play, craft and sports activities. Outdoor  play equipment includes  swings, roundabout, climbing frame, sand pit and kick pitch. Under 5’s area with dolls house, toy cars, tents and wooden train set. Indoor activities include  pool, table tennis, Playstation, card games, chalk board and pool. Elsecar Park Armroyd Lane, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8ES 01226 774353 www.barnsley.gov.uk/elsecar-park Open: Daily from dawn to dusk Access: Toilets with baby changing area and disabled facilities Children’s play area, cafe, crazy golf, pitch and put course, reservoir and bird hide, sand pit, picnic area and story telling circle. 22


Woodlands 0114 273 4138 parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield.gov.uk Sheffield is probably the most wooded city in Britain and boasts in excess of 175 woods, and over 2 million trees, including those in parks, gardens and adjacent the highways. The largest of these Woodlands are: • Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane S11 9 • Wheata Woods situated, Woodhead Road S35 8 • Woolley Woods - Ancient Bluebell Wood, Woolley Wood Road S5 0 Entry to these woodlands is free and maps and visitor guides are available to download from the website. 

Hillsborough Walled Garden Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 4HD 0114 250 0500 parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield.gov.uk Open: Daily 9.00am - 4.00pm (April – September) Daily 9.00am - 3.00pm Monday - Friday (October – March) Prices: Free The garden provides a green oasis in an urban environment, containing borders in a range of styles, a greenhouse, a wildlife area, 2 ponds, a willow play den, an example of an 18th century heated wall and the ‘Stable Block’.   Peace Gardens Pinstone Street, City Centre, Sheffield, S1 01114 250 0500 parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield.gov.uk Open: Daily Prices: Free Access: Wheelchair access  An award winning public space with a magnificent central fountain with 89 individual jets, large water features, grass areas and plenty of seating. 23


Sheffield Botanical Gardens Clarkehouse Road, Hunters Bar, Sheffield, S10 2LN 0114 268 6001 parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk www.sbg.org.uk Open: Daily Prices: Free Access: Wheelchair access  19 acre site that is a green haven within the city. Originally laid out in 1836, the Gardens are listed by English Heritage as a Grade II site and contain a number of listed buildings, including the glass pavilions. With an information point, shop, restaurant and tea rooms.

Winter Garden Surrey Street, City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2LH 0114 250 0500 parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield.gov.uk Open: Daily 8.00am - 11.00pm. Sunday 8.00am - 8.00pm Prices: Free Access: Wheelchair access  One of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years creating a stunning green world in the heart of the city. With more than 2,500 plants from around the world creating a superb display. Wortley Hall Gardens Wortley Village, Wortley, Sheffield, S35 7DB 0114 288 2100 info@wortleyhall.com www.wortleyhall.com Open: Daily 9.30am - 4.00pm April - October Prices: Free 26 acres of Gardens, which are laid out in the Italianate style on an eastward facing slope enjoying magnificent views through the vale of Worsborough and beyond. Organised walks and plant fairs held throughout the year.    24


Wentworth Castle Gardens Lowe Lane, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3ET 01226 776 040 heritagetrust@wentworthcastle.org www.wentworthcastle.org Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm (last admission 3.45pm) April – September Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm (last admission 2.45pm) October – March) Prices: Adult £4.95; Child (aged 5-16) £2.95; Under 5’s free; Concessions £3.95; Family £12.00 (2 adults and 1 child), £15.00 (2 adults and 2 children), £16.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children) Access: The gardens are on fairly uneven ground and can, therefore, be difficult to get around. The site is also naturally steep. Accessible toilet and disabled parking. Wentworth Castle is a Grade I Listed mansion set in over 500 acres of historic parkland and gardens. The gardens feature a remarkable collection of 26 monuments and follies. Facilities include a visitors centre, adventure playground, shop and café.

Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld Hoyle Mill Road, Kinsley, Pontefract, WF9 5JB 01977 617 617 www.hemsworthtowncouncil.co.uk Open: Daily all year. Playworld 10.00am - 4.00pm during school holidays and most weekends from Easter to September (subject to weather).  Prices: Playworld Adult free; Child £2.50; Under 2’s free. Ride on minature railway train £1.00; Pedalo & Katakanu Hire £1.50;  Fishing Adult £4.50; Child £2.50; Car park £2.00 Hemsworth Water Park has two lakes, with pedalo rides, sandy beaches and fishing. There are plenty of grassed areas for picnics and games. Playworld is an outdoor adventure playground within the park  with a tower slide, climbing frames, toddler’s sandpit area and a  miniature railway. 25


Outdoor Experiences P & G Passenger Boats Arch 16, Wharf Street, Sheffield, S2 5SY 0114 278 6314 www.sheffieldboats.co.uk Open: Cruises operate throughout the year, advance booking is required Prices: Vary depending on cruise option, please contact or visit the website for details Access: Wheelchair access Offering a wide range of cruises on Sheffield canals. Options include a full boat charter, festive cruises, heritage cruises and santa cruises.

Maize Maze Jowett House Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, S75 4AS 01226 791 855 info@maizemaze.co.uk www.maizemaze.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm July – start of September Weekends only 12.00pm - 6.00pm during September Torchlight nights Saturday’s in September 7.00pm – 10.30pm (subject to weather) Prices: Adult £5.50; Child (aged 3 -15) £4.50; Under 3s free; Senior Citizen £4.50; Family £19.00 (2 adults and 2 children) Cash only - no cards accepted A maze made from maize! Set on a family run dairy farm within beautiful countryside. There are  140 dairy cows whose  milk  is used to make Maizie Moo Real Dairy Ice-Cream. Also available are tractor and trailer rides,  traditional themed games and puzzles,  pedal go-karts, hoppers and bales of hay to play on. A BBQ serves homemade burgers. 

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Go Ape Pooles Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton, SK17 9DH 0845 643 9215 www.goape.co.uk Open: Daily 27th March - 31st October (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term time); Weekends in November Prices: Gorillas (aged 18+) from £30.00; Baboons (aged 10-17) from £20.00 High wire forest adventure. A giant obstacle course up in the trees with ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and zip lines. Minimum age 10, minimum height 1.4m (4ft7”). Under 18’s must be supervised by a participating adult.  There is another course at Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Nottinghamshire, please visit the website for details. 

Aerial Extreme iceSheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA 0845 652 1736 info@aerialextreme.co.uk www.aerialextreme.co.uk Open: Weekends and school holidays December - February (daily in half term). Thursdays - Sundays in March, October and November. Daily April - end September, 10.30am - 4.00pm. Prices: Adult (over 16) £20.00; Child £15.00; Family Ticket 10% off.  This city based course is located at the iceSheffield arena. It is an urban high ropes adventrue course with 30 obstacles, speedy drops, midari jumps, suspended gravity defying climbing walls and much more. No experience or skill require, just a sense of adventure. Join us for a unique and fun packed experience on our High Ropes Adventure Courses. Amaze yourself as you take each of the challenges head on.

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Diggerland Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, WF10 5NW 0871 227 7007 mail@diggerland.com www.diggerland.com Open: 10.00am - 5.00pm (4.00pm in winter) February - October. Days vary, please call or visit the website for full details Prices: Above 90cm £17.00; Under 90cm free; Senior Citizen £8.50;  Disabled visitors pay the normal entry price, but may bring in a helper/ carer free of charge. Family packages available. Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet   Children (and adults) have the opportunity to ride in and drive, different types of construction machinery including Dumper Trucks, Mini Diggers and Giant Diggers (all under strict supervision). There are great opportunities to take photos, or learn about the workings of the machines from the fully trained instructors constantly on hand. Snack wagon on site.

Mother Shipton’s Cave Prophecy House, Harrogate Road, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD, 01423 864 600 info@mothershipton.co.uk www.mothershiptonscave.com Open: Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm February. Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 5.30pm March. Daily 10.00 - 5.30pm April - end October. Closed November - Jan. Prices: Adult £6.00; Child £4.00; Under 4’s free; Senior Citizen £5.00; Family £18.00 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children); Parking £2.00   Mother Shipton is England’s most famous Prophetess. She lived some 500 years ago and the Cave, her legendary birthplace is near to the famous, unique, geological phenomenon, the Petrifying Well. See its magical cascading waters turn items into stone. The Petrifying Well is England’s Oldest Visitor Attraction, first opening its gates in 1630.  

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG 01924 832 631 info@ysp.co.uk www.ysp.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm. Prices: Free. Car parking fees apply.  Access: Wheelchair access in the galleries and to most of the park, please see website for full details. Accessible toilet. Contemporary sculptures and modern art set in 500 acres of open air parkland. Four indoor galleries. Changing programme of international exhibitions. Free, guided heritage tours at weekends, visitor centre, gift shop and licenced restaurant. 

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Theme Parks Gulliver’s Kingdom Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, Matlock, DE4 3PG 01952 444 888 www.gulliversfun.co.uk Open: Please contact in advance to confirm opening days and special events, as these vary greatly throughout the season. Prices: All rides and attractions; Adults £13.95, Child (over 90cm) £13.95), Child (under 90cm) free, Senior Citizen £12.95, Family of 4 £55.00. Access: On a hilly site, please contact prior to visiting. Accessible toilet. Family theme park designed for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement. Themed areas each containing rides, attractions, shows, restaurants and shops.

Alton Towers Alton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 4DB 08712 223 330 www.altontowers.com Open: Daily from 10.00am March - October. Closing time varies depending on time of year. Prices: Adult £42.00; Child (aged 4 - 11) £33.60; Under 4’s free; Disabled visitors plus carer £42.00; Family (per person) £33.60. Book online for discounts. Two-day tickets available. Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet. Theme park with rides and attractions aimed at every member of the family. Set in 500 acres of Staffordshire countryside with live shows, restaurants and gardens.

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Drayton Manor Theme Park near Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW 0844 472 1960 www.draytonmanor.co.uk Open: 17th March 2012 - 2nd November 2012. Occasional opening for special events from November to March, please contact for more information. Prices: Under 2 free; adult (12 and over) £32.00; 4-11 years £25.00; 65 and over £19.50; disabled visitors and helpers (each) £22.00; 2-3 years £2.50. Online discounts available. Access: Wheelchairs, electric scooters and children’s buggies are available to hire. For those who require further assistance, please contact in advance. Family theme park with rides and attractions for all. Includes Thomas Land theme park, a zoo and a camping area plus several eateries.

Fantasy Island Sea Lane, Ingoldmells, Skegness, PE25 1RH 01754 615 860 info@fantasyisland.co.uk www.fantasyisland.co.uk Open: Daily from 11.00am March - October. Closing time depends on the season. Prices: Free entry and wristband system for rides. Price of wristband depends on the season: Single Day High Season, under 3’s free, 3 - 9’s £10, 10+ £20 Mid Season, under 3’s free, 3-9’s £7.50, 10+ £15 Low Season, under 3’s free, 3-9’s £5.00, 10+ £10 7 day wristband, under 3’s free, 3 - 9’s £35, 10+ £70 Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet. Large fun fair indoors and outdoors. Features the Millennium Rollercoaster - the longest looping ride in Europe - and a large market.

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Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo Flamingo Park, Kirby Misperton, Malton, YO17 6UX 08719 118 000 www.flamingoland.co.uk Open: Daily from 10.00am 24th March - October. Closing time varies depending on time of year. Prices: Adult £28.50; Child (aged 4+) £28.50; Under 3’s free; Senior Citizens, wheelchair users and carers £19.00; Family £95.00 (up to 4 people); Group admissions available. Access: Fully accessible 375 acres of parkland with hundreds of attractions for all ages including rides, international shows and zoo.

Lightwater Valley Lightwater Farm, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT 0871 720 0011 leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk www.lightwatervalley.co.uk Open: Daily from 10.00am. Closing times vary depending on season, please contact for details. Closed during winter (reopens April). Prices: Over 1.3 metres tall £21.45; Under 1.3 metres tall £18.95; Under 1 metre tall free; Senior citizens, disabled visitors and carers £10.95; Family tickets available, please contact for details Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet Jam packed with over 40 thrilling rides and attractions for all the family. With The Ultimate, the longest rollercoaster in Europe and the Falls of Terror, an exciting water ride. Range of restaurants and shops.

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Pleasure Island Family Theme Park Kings Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 0PL 01472 211 511 reception@pleasure-island.co.uk www.pleasure-island.co.uk Open: Daily from 10.30am April - November (weekends September and October) and October half term. Closing times vary depending on season. Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am in September and October Prices: Adult £18.50; Child (5+) £18.50; Under 4’s free; Concessions £11.50; Family £68.00 (any 4 people) Access: Accessible toilet Outdoor family theme park with a variety of rides for all ages. Family shows, outdoor ice skating rink, magic show, picnic area, gift shop and restaurants.

Sundown Adventure Land Treswell Road, Rampton, Retford, DN22 0HX 01777 248 274 info@sundownadventureland.co.uk www.sundownadventureland.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm/6.00pm mid February - December Prices: Adult £11.00; Child (3+) £11.00; Disabled/carers £8.50; Concessions £8.50: Under 2’s free. Group bookings available. Access: Fully accessible Children’s theme park designed especially for under 10’s (not suitable for teenagers). Train, boat and sleigh rides, animated nursery rhymes, indoor adventure jungle, storybook village etc. Cafes and shops.

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Twin Lakes Leisure Park Tumbledown Farm, Melton Spinney Road, Thorpe Arnold, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4SB 01664 567 777 fun@twinlakespark.co.uk www.twinlakespark.co.uk Open: Daily from 10.00am. Closing time varies depending on the season. Closed December 24th - 27th. Prices: Adult £15.49; Child (108cm+) £15.49; Toddler (95-108cm) £7.99; Under 95cm free; Senior Citizen £8.99; Special needs 12.99 (1 carer free); Wheelchair user £9.99 (1 carer free); Family (4+ adult/child) £14.49. Season tickets and group discounts available. Reduced prices over winter (November - March), please visit the website or contact for details Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilets. An all weather family theme park with 70 acres of attractions, 125 square feet of indoor adventures including an ice skating rink and an animal farm with over 300 animals, birds and reptiles. Free car and coach park. Cafeterias and picnic areas.

Wheelgate Adventure Park White Post, Farnsfield, Newark, NG22 8HX 01623 882 773 info@wheelgatepark.com www.wheelgatepark.com Open: Daily from 10.00am. Closing times vary according to season. Closed December 24th - 27th. Prices: Adult £11.99; Child (108cm+) £11.99; Toddler (95-108cm) £6.99; Under 95cm free; Senior Citizen £7.50; Special Needs £9.99 (1 carer free); Wheelchair user £7.50 (1 carer free); Discounts for groups of 20 or more. Reduced prices over winter (November March). Please visit the website or contact for details Access: Fully accessible Family theme park set in 30 acres of parkland with runaway mine coaster, slides, extreme commando course, trampolines, bouncy castles, soft play, great green maze, bumper boats, a tropical house, toddler play village and much more. 34


Sports and Active Pursuits Adventures Are Us Ltd Sheffield and the Peak District 07939 743 263 info@adventuresareus.com www.adventuresareus.com Prices: Vary depending on activity. Please contact for details. A wide range of tailor-made indoor activity and outdoor pursuit programmes at a variety of different locations in Sheffield and the Peak District. Activities include weaselling, orienteering, nature mini beasts trail and stream scrambling. Fastlane Bowl 1 Richmond Road, Sheffield, S13 8TB 0114 269 9622 www.rileys.co.uk Open: Monday - Thursday 12.00pm - 11.00pm; Friday 12.00pm midnight; Saturday 10.00am - midnight; Sunday 10.00am - 11.00pm Prices: Prices vary, please contact for details 11 lane bowling centre, bar and diner.

First Bowl Sicey Avenue, Sheffield, S5 6NF 08448 244 0894 www.1stbowl.com/Sheffield Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - midnight; Sunday 11.00am - late Prices: Vary depending on age and number of games - please contact for details. Various offers available. Access: Fully accessible 24 lane bowling centre, bar, diner and amusements.  35


Go Ballistic Near The Strines, Bradfield, Sheffield, S6 6JE 0844 745 5000 www.goballistic.co.uk Open: Daily, must be booked in advance Prices: From £7.50 Paintballing with friendly well trained marshals and varied game zones. Free gas refills, goggle hire, grenades, gun hire, overalls, parking, smoke bombs and hopper hire. Participants must be aged 12+. Hollywood Bowl Valley Centertainment, Broughton Lane, Sheffield, S9 2EP 0114 244 4333 www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - midnight Prices: Adult £5.50 per person per game, extra game. Monday 10.00am to Friday 6.00pm £2.50; Child (aged under 16) £4.25, extra games £2.50; Family 1 game £17.75 (2 adults + 2 children), extra games £8.00. Access: Fully accessible 26 lane bowling centre, fully computerised with automated bumpers. Other facilities include cafe, a games area and a bar.

Ice Sheffield Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA 0114 223 3900 info@icesheffield.com www.icesheffield.com Open: Please contact for details of the various sessions, lessons and events Prices: Depends on the session. Adult £3.00 - £.7.15; Child £3.00 - £6.30; Under 4’s £1.00; Family £20.50 (1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children); Skate hire £1.70-£2.15 per person Access: Wheelchair accessible, ramp used to access skating rink Recreational skating, learn to skate lessons, children’s birthday parties and ice night disco sessions run hand in hand with the elite performances and ice sports development. 36


Parkwood Karting Parkwood Road, Sheffield, S3 8AH 0114 279 9666 www.parkwoodkarting.com Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 9.30pm; Sunday 11.00am 9.30pm. Book in advance. Prices: From £20.00 per driver for practice laps (drivers must be age 16+); Junior Karting £25.00 per driver (ages 8+). 470 metre outdoor circuit. Some races require a minimum number of drivers, please contact for details. The Climbing Works Unit B, Centenary Works, Little London Road, Sheffield, S8 0UJ 0114 250 9990 info@climbingworks.com www.climbingworks.com Open: Monday - Friday 12.00pm - 10.00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 8.00pm. Peak times 4.00pm - 10.00pm Monday - Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Parent and Child session Thursday 12.00pm - 2.00pm Prices: Vary, please contact or visit the website for details Access: Limited access, please contact for details. Very large bouldering centre with over 1000 square metres of climbing surface. Dedicated kid’s bouldering area and children’s climbing classes.  The Edge Climbing Centre John Street, Sheffield, S2 4QU 0114 275 8899 www.sheffieldclimbing.com Open: Monday - Friday 10.00am - 10.30pm; Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00am - 8.00pm. Prices: Vary, please contact or visit the website for details Access: Fully accessible Indoor rock climbing gym and bouldering room for experienced climbers and beginners. Qualified instruction. Regular courses after school, at weekends and during holidays. Cafe and shop selling climbing equipment. 37


The Foundry Unit 2, 45, Mowbray Street, Sheffield, S3 8EN 0114 279 6331 foundry@cragxclimbing.com www.foundryclimbing.com Open: Daily 10.00am - 10.00pm (8.00pm Saturday and Sunday) October - March Daily 10.00am - 10.00pm (6.00pm Saturday and Sunday) April September Please check for weekend closing during the summer Prices: Adult £5.00; Child (under 16’s) £4.00; Senior Citizen and Job Seeker’s Allowance £5.00; Student (full time only) £4.50; Registration at first visit £2.00. Membership available. Equipment hire available.  Access: Limited access Climbing centre with 23 top-rope lines bouldering and lead walls available. 

The House Skateboarding Park Unit D, Bardwell Road, Sheffield, S3 8AS 0114 249 0055 info@thehouseskatepark.co.uk www.thehouseskatepark.co.uk Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12.00pm - 9.00pm; Tuesday 5.00pm - 9.00pm; Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 9.00pm. Open longer hours during school holidays, please contact for details. Prices: 1 hour £2.60; 2 hours £4.10; 3 hours £5.20; 4 hours £6.20; 5 hours £7.30; All day £8.30. £1.00 membership fee. Must take your own skateboard or rollerblades. Free loan of a helmet. Rollerbladers over 16 years and skateboarders over 14 years are not required to wear a helmet. Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Sheffield Ski Village Vale Road, Sheffield, S3 9SJ 0114 276 0044 marketing@sheffieldskivillage.co.uk www.sheffieldskivillage.co.uk Open: Daily, please contact for times of various sessions. Prices: Charges vary, please contact for more details. Access: Fully accessible Skiing, toboggan run, snowboarding, adventure play area, cafe, bar and restaurant.

Sheffield Ski Village Bowling Vale Road, Sheffield, S3 9SJ 0114 276 0044 bowling@sheffieldskivillage.co.uk www.sheffieldbowling.co.uk Open: Daily 9.00am - 10.00pm (off peak is before 6.00pm excluding school holidays). Booking recommended. Prices: Peak per game: Adult £4.25; Child £3.00; Concessions £3.00; Family 1 game £13.00, 2 games £20.00 (4 people minimum of 2 under 16’s) Off peak per game: Adult £2.60; Child £1.80; Concessions £1.80; Family 1 game £8.00, 2 games £12.00 (4 people minimum of 2 under 16’s) State of the art ten pin bowling alley. 8 lanes, diner and bar area. Part of the Ski Village. 

Walks 0114 273 4138 parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk www.sheffield.gov.uk There are many walks around Sheffield and surrounding countryside that you can do at your leisure including the Sheffield Round Walk and Rivelin Valley Trail. 39


Avago Karting Unit A, Swinton Bridge Industrial Estate, White Lee Road, Swinton, Mexborough, S64 8BH. Also in Chesterfield and Rotherham. 01709 578 707 info@avagokarting.co.uk www.avagokarting.co.uk Open: Daily from 1.00pm (from 10.00am Saturday) - 10.00pm Prices: Adult from £15.00 for 25 laps; Junior £15.00 on weekdays, £20.00 at weekends for 25 laps. Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet Test your driving skills and experience the thrills of carting speeding around the circuit. Some of the races require a minimum number of drivers, please contact for details. Minimum height 4’3”, minimum age 8 years.

Bawtry Paintball Fields Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN10 6NF 08081 443 777 info@bawtrypaintballfields.co.uk www.bawtrypaintballfields.co.uk Open: Please contact for details Prices: Paintballing packages start from  £20.00 per person; Laser combat prices start from £12.50 per person   Europe’s largest paintball and outdoor laser venue. Players are equipped with easy to use paintball markers, different games are played throughout the day each with its own scenario. Laser combat uses the latest technology to fire infra-red beams, so it has all of the fun of paintball without the bruises. Players must be at least 12 years for paintball and 8 years for laser combat.

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The Dome Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, DN4 7PD 01302 370 777 www.the-dome.co.uk Open: Daily. Times vary depending on activity and session  Prices: Vary depending on activity, please contact for details Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet  Swim in the multi-pool water wonderland, set against a jungle background with an array of water slides, fountains, jets, airbeds and outdoor wild water rapids. Ice skate at the UK’s first split level rink with Disco Nights, Happy Hour, Family Discos and more. Climb at The Ridge indoor climbing wall with fun sessions for kids available during the holidays.

Hathersage Open Air Swimming Pool Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley, S32 1BU 01433 650 843 www.highpeak.gov.uk/culture/hathersage Open: Daily April – September, times vary depending on sessions  Prices: Adult: £5.50; Child (aged 4 - 16) £3.00; Senior Citizen £4.00; Family £15.00 (2 adults and 2 children). Prices include spectators. Unique outdoor heated pool set in a lawned enclosure, with a covered veranda to one side, and gives users an opportunity to swim in the open air, in warm water, amidst the glorious Peak District scenery. There are admission guidelines, please contact for details. Café on site. Private parties and swimming lessons available.

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Xscape Colorado Way, Castleford, WF10 4TA 0871 222 5671 enquiriescastleford@xscape.co.uk www.xscape.co.uk/snow/castleford/ Open: Daily, times vary depending on activity please contact or visit website for more details. Closed Christmas Day.  Prices: Free entry, you pay for the activities you want to do i.e. ski, bowl etc. For full details of prices, please contact or visit the website. A unique entertainment destination with the country’s biggest real snow slope, 2 rock climbing walls, an aerial assault course, indoor skateboard park, Laserzone, bowling, multiplex cinema, bars, restaurants and retail outlets all under one roof.

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Spectator Sports Sheffield United Football Club

Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU 0871 995 1889 www.sufc.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and dedicated wheelchair spaces for home fans

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 1SW   0871 900 1867 www.swfc.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and dedicated wheelchair spaces for home fans 

Sheffield Football Club

Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 2GD 01246 292 622 www.sheffieldfc.com

Chesterfield Football Club

B2Net Stadium, 1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 8NZ 01246 209 765 www.chesterfield-fc.co.uk

Sheffield Eagles RLFC

Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, S9 3TL 0114 261 0326 www.sheffieldeahgles.com Access: Wheelchair access and two designated areas available for spectators in wheelchairs

Sheffield RUFC

Abbeydale Park, Sheffield, S17 3LJ www.sheffieldrufc.co.uk

Sheffield Tigers RUFC

Dore Moor, Sheffield, S17 3AB 0114 236 0075 www.sheffieldtigers.co.uk

The Sheffield Sharks Basketball

English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, S9 5DA 0114 257 1994 www.sharks-bbraun.com

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Sheffield Hillsborough Hawks ARLFC

Hillsborough Arena Sports Association, Middlewood Road, Sheffield S6 4HA 0114 233 5310 Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilets

Sheffield Scimitars Ice Hockey

Ice Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA 0114 223 3900 www.sheffieldscimitars.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access

Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey

Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, S9 2DF 0114 242 3535 www.sheffieldsteelers.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilets

Sheffield Tigers Speedway

Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield, S6 2DE 09068 664 670 www.sheffieldspeedway.com Access: Wheelchair access

Various athletic and sports events take place at the following venues: English Institute of Sport Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA  0114 223 5600 www.eis-sheffield.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

Don Valley Stadium

Worksop Road, Sheffield, S9 3TL 0114 223 3600 www.donvalleystadium.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

Ponds Forge

Sheffield, S1 2PB 0114 223 3400 www.ponds-forge.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

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Swimming in Sheffield Chapeltown Swimming Pool Burncross Road, S35 1RX 0114 257 0354 www.chapeltownleisure.org.uk/ Access: Limited access

Concord Sports Centre

Shiregreen Lane, S5 6AE 0114 213 5253 www.concordsportscentre.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet

Goodwin Sports Centre (University of Sheffield) Northumberland Road, S10 2TY 0114 222 6999 www.sport-sheffield.com/facilities/goodwin-sports-centre Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet

Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre

Bochum Parkway, S8 8JR 0114 283 9900 0114 283 9500 www.gravestennisleisure.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet

Heeley Swimming Pool

Broadfield Road, S8 0XQ 0114 250 0443 www.sivltd.com/venues/Heeley_Pool Access: Limited access

Hillsborough Leisure Centre Beulah Road, S6 2AN 0114 231 2233 www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk Access: Fully accessible

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King Edward’s Swimming Pool

Clarkehouse Road, S10 2LB 0114 267 1116 www.kesp.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet

Ponds Forge

Sheaf Street, S1 2BP 0114 223 3400 www.ponds-forge.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access, accessible toilet, accessible changing, hoist.

Springs Leisure Centre

East Bank Road, S2 2AL 0114 239 0880 www.springsleisurecentre.co.uk

Stocksbridge Leisure Centre

Moorland Drive, S36 1EG 0114 288 3792 Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet

Westfield Sports Centre

Eckington Road, Mosborough, S20 1HQ 0114 251 3962 www.westfieldsportscentre.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access, accessible toilet and access to pool

Zest

Daniel Hill, S6 3NA 0114 270 2040 www.zestcommunity.co.uk/health-fitness/swimming Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet

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Arts and Crafts Fired Arts Café 957 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8TN 0114 267 0797 info@firedarts.co.uk www.firedarts.co.uk Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am - 5.30pm; Thursday 10.00am - 10.00pm; Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm; Sunday 11.00am 4.00pm; Closed Monday except in school holidays Prices: £3.00 per painter for paints, glazing and firing plus the cost of the items you wish to paint, these range from £2.50 - £35.00 Café where you can enjoy refreshments whilst creating a work of art. First you choose a pot, these include mugs, plates, photo frames and money banks. Then get creative with a little help from the paint, brushes, stamps, tools, stencils and friendly advice. Once completed, the item is glazed and fired ready for collection in approximately one week.

Planet Pot 102 Hangingwater Road, Nether Green, Sheffield, S11 7ER 0114 230 6479 jon@planetpot.co.uk; kate@planetpot.co.uk www.planetpot.co.uk Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm; Sunday 11.00am 4.00pm.  Daily during school holidays. Closed bank holidays   Prices: From £3.00 per pot We are a fun place for kids and adults to come and paint one of our wide selection of pots with help, if you need it, from our staff. When you’ve painted your pot we glaze and fire it in our site kiln ready for you to collect tissue wrapped a week later. Snacks and drinks available.

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Denby Visitor Centre Denby, Ripley, DE5 8NX 01773 740 799 tours.reception@denby.co.uk www.denby.co.uk Open: Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm (10.00am on Sunday) Prices: Factory tours adults £6.95; Children £5.25; Senior Citizen £5.25. No children under 6. Other tours available, see website for details Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet on the craftroom tour. Find out about how Denby is made, make a clay frog to take home and have fun painting a plate. Going Potty Ceramic Cafe 56B North Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock, DE4 3NS 01629 581 816 www.goingpotty-uk.com Open: Wednesday - Sunday all year; Monday - Sunday during school holidays, times vary according to the season, please contact for details Prices: Start from £3.00 A ceramic studio where customers can choose from over 130 different blank items to paint ranging from tableware to piggy banks. There is no need to book, no studio fee and the charge for chosen item includes glazing and firing. Suitable for all ages. The Painted Plate Eyam Hall Craft Centre, Main Road, Eyam, S32 5QW 01433 639 200 info@thepaintedplate.co.uk www.thepaintedplate.co.uk Open: Daily 11.00am - 4.00pm, times may vary depending on season, please contact for details. Prices: Adult £4.50; Child £3.00 for up to 2 hours, includes paints, glazing and firing. All day £7.50. Items to paint start from £1.00. Access: Wheelchair access  Suitable for all ages and abilities, just pick a pot and paint it. Pots range from dragons to butterflies, tableware to keepsakes. Staff on hand to demonstrate decorative techniques.   48


T Potts Ceramic Cafe 205 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, S32 5QW 01246 221 644 www.tpotts.co.uk Open: Thursday/Friday 12.00pm - 6.00pm: Saturday 10.30am 4.30pm. School holidays Tuesday/Wednesday 10.30am - 4.30pm  Prices: Please contact for details Choose a pot to paint, be it functional or fun and relax with a drink while you create a masterpiece. We will provide all the inspiration and guidance you need.

HotchPotch Unit 19 Springfield Mills, Norman Road, Denby Dale, Huddersfield, HD8 8TH 07745 814 618 dexter@hotchpotch-online.com www.hotchpotch-online.com Open: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 11.00am - 5.00pm during term time only, Tuesday - Friday 11.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday 12.00pm 3.00pm during school holidays Prices: From £5.00 per pot (inclusive of pottery, paints, glazing and firing) Access: Wheelchair access A paint-a-pot shop where anyone can drop in and enjoy a unique craft experience. You paint a piece of pottery, leave it to be glazed and fired and collect it a few days later (finished items can be posted if necessary). Kids’ craft club during the school holidays.

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Indoor Experiences Sheffield Theatres: The Crucible, Lyceum & The Studio 55 Norfolk Street, City Centre, Sheffield, S1 1DA 0114 249 5999 info@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Open: Performances take place throughout the year Prices: Vary Access: Please check the website for full details or contact the venue. Musicals, drama performances, dance, the World Snooker Championships and much more. Regular backstage tours led by an experienced member of staff incorporating the public and backstage areas of all three auditoria.

Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road, Elsecar,Barnsley, S74 8HJ 01226 740 203 elsecarheritagecentre@barnsley.gov.uk www.barnsley.gov.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Prices: Admission to site is free but charges may apply for some events. Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet Science, history and craft centre situated within the site of the industrial workshops which were originally owned by the local Earl Fitzwilliam. Victorian classroom open weekends and school holidays for visitors. Indoor children’s play centre. 50


Magna Science and Adventure Centre Sheffield Road, Rotherham, S60 1DX 01709 720 002 info@magnatrust.co.uk www.visitmagna.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed on certain days, please contact for details. Prices: Full Day Pass: Adult £10.95; Child (aged 4-16) £8.95; Under 4’s free; Concessions £9.95; Family of 3 £27.95; Family of 4 £36.45; Family of 5 £44.95. Tickets valid for 12 months. Access: Wheelchair access Magna is an exciting exploration of earth, air, fire and water - a chance for visitors to create their own adventure through hands on interactive challenges. Sci-tek - the largest hi-tek playground in Europe. Also home to Aqua-Tek - an outdoor water centre taking you through what happens when you throw water away. It is open Easter - October half term. Adults are free, children £6.50.

Cadbury World Linden Road, Birmingham, B30 1JR 0845 450 3599 cadburyworldweb@csplc.com www.cadburyworld.co.uk Open: All year round, days and times vary, full details available on website  Prices: Adult £14.75; Child £10.75 (aged 4-15); Under 4’s free; Concessions £11.10; Family £45.00 (2 adults and 2 children) or £53.00 (2 adults and 3 children). Booking strongly recommended. Access: Wheelchair access, accessible toilets, extensive parking facilities, lifts and ramps Discover where chocolate comes to life. 14 zones where you can see how chocolate is made and learn about the history of Cadbury from discovering the cocoa bean to advertising and packaging. With free parking, free chocolate samples, restaurant, outdoor play area and the world’s biggest Cadbury shop.

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Eureka! Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE 01422 330 069 info@eureka.org.uk www.eureka.org.uk Open: Daily in school holidays 10.00am - 5.00pm, last admission 4.00pm. Weekends 10.00am - 5.00pm. Tuesday - Friday 10.00am 4.00pm. Closed 24th - 26th December. Prices: Adult £9.95; Child £9.95 (aged 3+); Child £3.45 (aged 1-2); Under 1’s free. Tickets can be converted to an annual pass for no extra cost. Parking charges apply. Access: Fully accessible, a limited number of wheelchairs available to loan. The national children’s museum, designed especially for children aged 0-12 years. Hands on exploration, 400+ must touch exhibits, activities to let you use your senses and imagination. Cafe.

Jorvik Viking Centre Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT 01904 543 400 jorvik@yorkat.co.uk www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm (4.00pm 31st October - Easter). Closed 24th - 26th and 31st December and 1st January. Prices: Prices vary depending on which attractions you see. Tickets are valid for 12 months. Access: Please contact for details Discover what life was really like over 1000 years ago. Meet the Viking residents and journey through a reconstruction of actual Viking Age streets. Modern gallery, gift shop and cafe. Underground tour by car.

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Leeds Royal Armouries Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT 0113 220 1999 enquiries@armouries.org.uk www.armouries.org.uk/leeds Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm, closed 24th - 26th December. Prices: Free admission but some events may be chargeable. Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet. A limited number of wheelchairs are available to borrow. National collection of arms and armour, spectacular displays, dramatic interpretations, live action events, interactive technology and thrilling exhibitions.

National Space Centre Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS 0845 605 2001 www.spacecentre.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm during school holidays Tuesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm (5.00pm Saturday and Sunday) during term time. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day Prices: Adult £13.00; Child (aged 5-16) £11.00; Under 5’s free; Concessions £11.00; Tickets are valid for 12 months. Car parking £2.00 Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet Take a journey through the six hands-on galleries, stopping at over 150 interactive experiences, then travel in the glass lifts through three floors in the 42m high rocket tower. Home to the UK’s largest planetarium. Baby changing facilities, gift shop, picnic area and restaurant.  

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The York Dungeon 12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD 01904 632 599 www.thedungeons.com Open: Daily 10.30am - 4.30pm February - March and September. Daily 10.30am - 5.00pm April - July Daily 11.00am - 4.00pm November - January School holidays: daily 10.00am - 5.30pm Closed Christmas Day Prices: Adult £15.60; Child(4 - 15) £11.40; Concessions £14.40; Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £49.00. Pre-booked tickets also available, please see website for details. Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet Recreated in dreadful detail with exhibits that have a nasty habit of coming back to life! Not recommended for very young children.

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Museums and Galleries Graves Art Gallery Surrey Street, City Centre, Sheffield, S1 1XZ 0114 278 2600 www.museums-sheffield.org.uk Open: Wednesday – Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm. Saturday 11.00am 3.00pm. Closed 25th, 26th December, 1st January and Bank Holidays Prices: Free Access: Wheelchair access is currently being improved, please phone for details  Home of Sheffield’s visual art collection and a British and European art collection spanning the 16th to the 21st century and including works by famous names such as Edward Coley Burne-Jones and Bridget Riley. Temporary exhibitions, shop and café.

Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island, Sheffield, S3 8RY 0114 272 2106 postmaster@simt.co.uk www.simt.co.uk Open: Monday - Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm; Sunday 11.00am - 4.45pm. Last admission 1 hour before closing.                                                                                  Prices: Adult £4.50; Child (under 16) accompanied by an adult free; Concessions £3.50; Groups of people with special needs free; Free admission during Sheffield school holidays.     Access: Some wheelchair access                                                                                    Witness the sights and sounds of industrial Sheffield through exhibitions, working machinery and activity areas.

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Millennium Galleries Arundel Gate, City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2PP 0114 278 2600 www.museums-sheffield.org.uk Open: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm (exhibitions from 10.00am); Sunday and Bank Holidays 11.00am – 4.00pm. Closed 25th, 26th December and 1st January. Prices: Free. Admission charge to some special exhibitions.  Access: Wheelchair access  Four individual galleries under one roof housing a vibrant collection of visual arts, craft and design works. Special Exhibition Gallery, Craft and Design Gallery, Metalwork Gallery and Ruskin Gallery. Learning Centre that hosts talks and practical workshops. Café and gift shop.

Site Gallery 1 Brown Street, City Centre, Sheffield, S1 2BS 0114 281 2077 info@sitegallery.org www.sitegallery.org Open: Tuesday - Saturday 11.00am – 5.30pm during exhibitions Prices: Free Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet. Braille, large print and portable magnifiers available, hearing & guide dogs welcome. Contemporary art centre that offers a changing exhibitions programme with regular publications and a comprehensive calendar of conferences, artists talks and events. The gallery has a cafe and art bookshop.

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Sheffield Fire and Police Museum 101-109, West Bar, Sheffield, S3 8PT 0114 278 2600 info@firepolicemuseum.org.uk www.firepolicemuseum.org.uk Open: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11.00am - 5.00pm, last admission 4.00pm. Wednesday to Friday(term time) 10.00am - 4.00pm. Monday to Friday(School Holidays) 10.00am - 4.00pm Pre-booked group visits available in the evenings.  Prices: Adult £4.00; Child £3.00 (age 3-16); Under 3’s free; Family £11.00 (2 adults and 2 children). Prices may change for special events                                                                                      Access: Wheelchair access                                                                                            Three floors of exhibits, model railway, play area and cafe. Also has special events such as Fireman Sam and fire engine ride days.

Weston Park Museum Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP 0114 278 2600 www.museums-sheffield.org.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm; 11.00am - 4.00pm Sunday and Bank Holidays Prices: Free Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet Explore the world and its past from millions or years ago to the present day. Fascinating histories, incredible facts and hands-on interactives. Fun-filled creative activities available for families and school groups.

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Aeroventure Dakota Way, Airborne Road, Doncaster Leisure Park, Doncaster, DN4 7FB (Do not use postcode for GPS) 01302 761 616 webmaster@aeroventure.org.uk www.aeroventure.org.uk Open: Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10.00am - 5.00pm April - October Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm November - March Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm in school summer holidays. Prices: Adult £5.00; Child £2.00; Senior Citizen £4.00; Family £11.00 (2 adults and 2 children) Access: Wheelchair access Military aircraft collection, helicopter collection and commercial light air collection. Local Airfields, selected cockpits always open, flight simulators and much more. Museum shop. 

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT 01226 790 270 cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk www.barnsley.gov.uk Open: Museum Saturday - Wednesday 11.00am - 5.00pm April October Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm November, December and March The gardens and park are open all year round.  Prices: Free. Car park £3.00 per day  Access: Wheelchair access to ground floor A country house museum set within 70 acres of historic parkland. The museum houses a collection of art including ceramics, glass, furniture and Old Master paintings, displayed in the Hall’s Georgian and Victorian rooms. Programme of events run throughout the year. Shop and tea room.

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Clifton Park Museum Clifton Lane, Rotherham, S65 2AA 01709 336 682 cliftonparkmuseum@rotherham.gov.uk www.rotherham.gov.uk Open: Monday - Thursday and Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm; Sunday 1.30pm - 4.30pm Prices: Free, although there are charges for the carpark and some events. Access: Wheelchair access Explore the history of Rotherham borough and the story of the house. Lion’s den, children’s play area and exhibitions. Cafe and gift shop. Baby changing facilities.

South Yorkshire Transport Museum Waddington Way, Off Aldwarke Lane, Rotherham, S65 3SH 07950 327 237 info@sytm.co.uk www.sytm.co.uk Open: Saturdays March - December. Prices: Free on Saturdays although a donation is appreciated. Charges for event days: Adults £3.50; Child £2.00; Concessions £2.00; Family £8.00 (2 adults and 3 children) Access: Partly accessible, please contact for details A collection of 30 vehicles including buses, a tram, a train and a tractor. Bus hire also available for special occasions, please contact for details.

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National Tramway Museum Crich, Matlock, DE4 5DP 01773 854 321 enquiries@tramway.co.uk www.tramway.co.uk Open: Saturday and Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm March Daily 10.00am - 5.30pm April - October Prices: Adult £12.00; Child (aged 4-15) £7.00; Concessions £9.50; Family £35.00 (2 adults and 3 children). Tickets are valid for 12 months. Different prices for premier event days, please contact for details. Access: Wheelchair access and a ‘wheel way’. Some facilities by arrangement. Braille guide books. Restored vintage trams from around the world, rides and indoor attractions. Admission includes parking, exhibition hall, all museum facilities, all tram depots and exhibitions, indoor and outdoor playground, unlimited vintage tram rides, use of picnic areas and woodland walk.

Peak Rail Off Harrsion Way, Rowsley, Matlock, DE4 2EQ 01629 580 381 peakrail@peakrail.co.uk www.peakrail.co.uk Open: Various opening times and special events throughout the year, please contact for details Prices: Adult £7.50; Child (aged 3-5) £2.00; Child (aged 6-15) £4.00; Under 3’s free; Senior Citizen £6.00; Family £23.00 (2 adults and 3 children) Access: Limited access, please contact for details Engines, carriages, wagons and signal box. Regular Steam and Diesel hauled heritage passenger trains between Matlock Riverside and Rowsley.

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Red House Carriage Museum Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, DE4 2ER 01629 733 583 www.workingcarriages.com Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm (Sunday 3.00pm) April - October 10.00am - 3.00pm (Sunday 1.00pm) November - March Prices: Adult £5.00; Child £2.00; Senior Citizen £3.50; Family £10.00 (2 adults and 2 children) Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet A working museum where horses can be seen at work. A collection of original horse drawn vehicles and carriage rides. Ring for more details. Bradford Industrial and Horses at Work Museum Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford, BD2 3HP 01274 435 900 industrial.museum@bradford.gov.uk www.bradfordmuseums.org Open: Tuesday - Friday and Bank Holidays 10.00am - 4.00pm; Saturday and Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm Prices: Free Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet Original Victorian mill and mill owner’s house, workers cottages and mill stables complete with shire horses. Horse, tram and wagon rides - demonstrations subject to availability. Steam day every Wednesday. Shop and cafe.  Bronte Parsonage Museum Church Street, Haworth, Keighley, BD22 8DR, 01535 642 323 bronte@bronte.org.uk www.bronte.info Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.30pm April - September 11.00am - 5.00pm , October - March. Closed 24th - 27th December and 2nd - 31st January. Prices: Adult £7.00;Child (aged 5 - 16) £3.60; Child (under 5) free; Concessions £6.00; Family ticket £16.00 (2 adults and 3 children) Access: Limited access, please phone for advice in advance. Home of the Bronte family. The museum also runs talks and activities. 61


Eden Camp Edenhouse Road, Malton, YO17 6RT 01653 697 777 admin@edencamp.co.uk www.edencamp.co.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed over Christmas Prices: Adult £6.00; Child (aged 5 - 16) £5.00; Under 5’s free; Concessions £5.00 Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet. Wheelchairs available for loan free of charge. A visit to this unique museum will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. You will experience the sights, sounds and even the smells of those dangerous years.  Museum of Lincolnshire Life Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LY 01522 528 448 lincolnshirelife_museum@lincolnshire.gov.uk www.lincolnshire.gov.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm (Closed on Sundays October - March). Closed over Christmas Prices: Free Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet Social, agricultural and engineering museum displaying social history collections. Large regimental museum now open. Tea room and shop. National Coal Mining Museum Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton,Wakefield, WF4 4RH 01924 848 806 info@ncm.org.uk www.ncm.org.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm. Last entry 3.15pm Prices: Free Access: Full access guide available, accessible toilets. Go underground, meet retired pit ponies, ride a train and explore the adventure playground. Children under 5 are not allowed underground. Free on-site parking. Cafe. Warm clothes and flat shoes are recommended. 62


National Fishing Heritage Centre Alexandra Dock, Grimsby, DN31 1UZ 01472 323 345 www.nelincs.gov.uk Open: Winter 1st November - 31st March, Tuesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm; Summer 1st April - 31st October, Tuesday - Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays, 10.00am - 5.00pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Prices: Adult £6.00; Child £2.00; Concessions £4.00; Family £12.00 (2 adults and up to 5 children). Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet The centre tells the story of the fishing industry in the 1950s. See the Ross Tiger Trawler berthed outside the centre. The museum holds a collection of historic vessels in the adjacent dock.

National Media Museum Pictureville, Bradford, BD1 1NQ 0870 701 0200 talk@nationalmediamuseum.co.uk www.nmpft.org.uk Open: Tuesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays 10.00am - 6.00pm. Open every day during the school holidays. Prices: Admission to the museum is free. Charges for some special exhibitions. Charges apply for the IMAX, Pictureville and Cubby Broccoli cinemas and the simulator ride. Please contact for details. Access: Fully accessible. Wheelchairs are available for hire. Braille signage and hearing systems. Six floors of spectacular galleries. Includes advertising, animation, digital imaging and the magic behind every image - light itself. Cafe.

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National Railway Museum Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ 08448 153 139 nrm@nrm.org.uk www.nrm.org.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm. Closed December 24th - 26th. Prices: Free with some exceptions for some events Access: Wheelchair access to most of the museum and accessible toilet. Wheelchairs available free of charge, please contact for more details. Fun-packed family day out. Experience the incredible story of the train as you’ve never seen or heard it before. Daily demonstrations, miniature train rides, reference library, exhibitions, gift shop and restaurant.

Thackray Medical Museum 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN 0113 244 4343 info@thackraymuseum.org www.thackraymuseum.org Open: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm, last admissions 3.00pm. Closed 24th 26th December and 31st December - 1st January. Prices: Adult £7.00; Child (aged 5-16) £5.00; Concessions £6.00; Family £22.00 (2 adults and 3 children) Access: Wheelchair access, an accessible toilet and induction loops. Experience the drama of life and medicine through the ages with interactive galleries and exhibitions that will have you in stitches.

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The Galleries of Justice High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN 0115 952 0555 info@galleries.org.uk www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk Open: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm, weekends, school and bank holidays 11.00am - 4.30pm. Closed over Christmas Prices: Vary, please visit the website or contact for details Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet Discover what it was really like to be a criminal through a period of over 250 years of crime and punishment. The Galleries of Justice will show you everything you could wish to know about justice in England through the ages.

York Castle Museum The Castle, York, YO1 9RY 01904 687 687 www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk Open: Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day Prices: Adult £8.00; Child free with a paying adult; Concessions £7.50. Tickets valid for 12 months. Wheelchair users plus one carer free Access: Wheelchair access on the ground floor and an accessible toilet. One of Britain’s leading museums of everyday life, it shows how people used to live by displaying thousands of household objects and by recreating rooms, shops, streets - and even prison cells. Baby changing facilities, shop and cafe.

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Historic Buildings and Sites Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S7 2QW 0114 236 7731 postmaster@simt.co.uk www.simt.co.uk Open: Monday - Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm; Sunday 11.00am 4.45pm April - October. Pre booked school and group visits available all year round.                                             Prices: Free                                                                                                                     Access: Partial access                                                                                                                                     Restored water powered scythe works. Occasional events and special days. Part of Sheffield Museums Trust. Cafe and gift shop.

Beauchief Abbey Beauchief Abbey Lane, Beauchief, Sheffield, S8 7BD 01773 590622 (key holder) www.sheffield.gov.uk Open: Times vary Prices: Free Access: Partially wheelchair accessible Remains of a beautiful 12th century praemonstratensian Abbey set in charming, secluded surroundings. Built into the tower is a lovely 17th century chapel.

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Bishops House Museum Norton Lees Lane, Sheffield, S8 9BE 0114 278 2600 www.museums-sheffield.org.uk Open: Saturday and Sunday,10.00am - 4.00pm, occasional evening events.                                           Prices: Free                                                                                                                   Access: No first floor access for visitors using wheelchairs                                                16th century timber framed house with furnished rooms and displays. Sheffield Manor Lodge Discovery Centre 197 Manor Lane, Sheffield, S2 1UJ 0114 276 2828 www.manorlodge.org.uk Open: Fridays 10.00am - 4.00pm, Saturdays 7th April - 8th September                                                  Prices: Free. Guided Tours, Adults £1.50, child 50p                                                                                                                   The site of a hunting lodge built in the late 15th and mid 16th centuries the remains include parts of the kitchens, long gallery and the Grade II listed Turret House. The education and visitor centre include exhibits, a cafe, children’s activities and discovery back packs to hire.

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens Brodsworth, Doncaster, DN5 7XJ 01302 722 598 www.english-heritage.org.uk Open: Tuesday - Sunday & Bank Holidays 1.00pm - 5.00pm April September Saturday and Sunday 10.00pm - 4.00pm October Gardens, tearoom and shop open all year, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm Prices: Adult £9.30; Child £5.60; Concessions £8.40. Garden’s only Adult £5.70; Child £3.40; Concessions £5.10 Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet This once opulent Victorian Hall offers an insight into the changing fortunes of a previously wealthy Victorian family, with many of the original fixtures and fittings still in place. Guided tours available. 67


Conisbrough Castle Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, DN12 3BU 01709 863 329 conisbrough.castle@english-heritage.org.uk www.conisbroughcastle.org.uk Open: April - June: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays 10.00am - 5.00pm. July - end September: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm. October - March: Saturday and Sunday10.00am - 4.00pm. Prices: Adult £4.50; Child (aged 6 - 16) £2.70; Under 5’s free; Concessions £4.10; Family £10.50 (2 adults and 2 or 3 children); English Heritage members free Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet Conisbrough Castle is a late 12th early 13th century castle ruin. It was built during the Norman period and is protected as a Grade 1 listed building. It boasts the finest Circular Norman Keep Tower in the UK and is one of the finest buildings of Medieval England. With a visitor centre and shop.

Cusworth Hall and Park Cusworth, Doncaster, DN5 7TU 01302 782 342 museum@doncaster.gov.uk www.doncaster.gov.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 4.30pm (4.15pm Saturday and Sunday). Tea Rooms open daily 10.00am - 4.00pm, Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day Prices: Free Museum entry Adult, £2.00, Over 60’s £1.00, Child (aged 5 - 15) £1.00, under 5’s free. Car parking charges apply. Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet  Cusworth Hall has been described as the jewel in Doncaster’s crown. The grade 1 listed building is set in acres of historic parkland with lakes, plantations and pleasure ground with dramatic views across the town. Events and activities run throughout the year. Tea room and shop.  68


Renishaw Hall and Gardens Renishaw, S21 3WB 01246 432 310 info2@renishaw-hall.co.uk www.sitwell.co.uk Open: Hall, Gardens, Galleries, Museum and Cafe, open 30th March - 30th September, Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10.30am - 4.30pm. Open in December for Christmas. Public tours of the Hall available on Fridays and Sundays in August at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Prices: Adult £6.00; Child (aged 5 - 16) £3.00, Under 5’s free; Concessions £5.00; Parking £1.00 Access: Partial access Museum and art gallery in Georgian stables, Italian gardens and park with nature trail, hall (tours by arrangement only), cafe, craft workshops and other attractions. Performing arts, TV and film gallery.

Bolsover Castle Bolsover, Chesterfield, S44 6PR 01246 856 456 www.english-heritage.org.uk Open: Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm April - 4th November; 10.00am 4.00pm November - March Closed 24th - 26th, 31st December and 1st January   Prices: Adult £8.00; Child £4.80; Concessions £7.20; Family £20.80 Access: Wheelchair access to most of the castle and grounds, accessible toilet Overlooks the Vale of Scarsdale with panoramic views over the Derbyshire countryside. Has a fairytale Little Castle, designed as a fantasy entertainment house with magnificent wall paintings. Indoor Riding House, Venus Garden, with its secluded love seats, 23 statues and fountain.

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Belvoir Castle Belvoir, Grantham, NG32 1PE 01476 871 002 info@belvoircastle.com www.belvoircastle.com Open: Some Sundays and Mondays in May - August 11.00am 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm). Times and dates vary and may alter if there are weddings within the castle, please contact prior to visiting.  Prices: Castle and Garden tickets Adult £15.00; Child (aged 5-16) £8.00; Concessions £12.00; Family £40.00 (2 adults and 3 children) Garden only (on Mondays): Adult £8.00; Child (aged 5-16) £5.00; Concessions £7.00;  Family £25.00 (2 adults and 3 children) Car parking £2.00 Access: Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor of the castle and parts of the gardens. There is no charge for wheelchair users  Hilltop castle housing military treasures, period art, tapestries, furniture and sculpture. Visit the Old Kitchen and Bakery or the School Room and Nursery which are well equipped for children to experience lessons and play in Regency times. Costumed guides and free tours available. Chatsworth House Chatsworth, Bakewell, DE45 1PP 01246 565 300 www.chatsworth.org Open: House and Garden open 11th March Daily 11.00am - 6.00pm (last admission 5.00pm)  Prices: House and Garden, Adult £20.00, Child £13.00, Concessions £17.00, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £60. Other pricing combinations apply. Discounts available online. See website for more information. Parking £3.00  Access: Wheelchair access to the house is usually available by prior arrangement. A map showing accessible routes in the garden is available to download on the website The ‘Palace of the Peak’ with spectacular art and treasures, representing 4000 years of European culture and craftsmanship, from ancient Greece to modern work by British artists, there are daily talks and tours, guidebooks and an audio guide. Explore the garden with its waterworks, maze and sculptures. Shops, restaurants and cafes on site.  70


Eyam Hall Eyam, Hope Valley, S32 5QW, 01433 631 976 info@eyamhall.co.uk www.eyamhall.co.uk Open: House and gardens: Easter Sunday - Monday 7th May,July August Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12.00pm - 4.00pm. Craft Centre: All year Tuesday - Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm. House: December Sunday 12.00pm - 6pm. Prices: Adult £7.55; Child £4.00; Concessions £6.55; Family £20.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children), Free parking Under the watchful gaze of the Wright ancestors’ portraits, visit the stone flagged hall, a unique tapestry room, the bedroom with the magnificent tester bed and the nursery with toys from the 1860s to the present day. Other rooms reveal costumes belonging to family members, precious artefacts and fascinating family mementos. Craft centre with shop and licenced restaurant.

Haddon Hall Bakewell, DE45 1LA 01629 812 855 info@haddonhall.co.uk www.haddonhall.co.uk Open: 12.00pm - 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm) April - October, days vary depending on season, please visit the website or contact for details   Prices: Adult £9.50; Child £5.50; Concessions £8.50; Family £27.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children). Parking £1.50 Access: Wheelchair access is very restricted. Please telephone in advance for further information. A fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century surrounded by terraced Elizabethan gardens and set amongst the rolling countryside of the Peak District. A number of special events are staged throughout the season.

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Hardwick Hall Doe Lea, Chesterfield, S44 5QJ 01246 850 430 hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk Open: Wednesday - Sunday 12.00pm - 4.30pm April - 16th November; Saturday and Sunday 11.00am - 3.00pm December Parkland open daily 9.00am - 6.00pm all year  Prices: Adult £11.50; Child £5.80; Family £28.80. These prices include gift aid. Access: Wheelchair access to the ground floor of the hall, in the shop and restaurant and accessible toilet. One of Britain’s greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses with with Tudor treasures, 16th and 17th century tapestries and embroideries. Set in historic parklands with an orchard and herb garden to explore. Rare breeds of cattle and sheep. Shop, restaurant and picnic area.

Kedleston Hall Quarndon, Derby, DE22 5JH 01332 842 191 kedlestonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall/ Open: Saturday - Wednesday 12.00pm - 5.00pm March - October Gardens daily 10.00am - 6.00pm March - October Park all year 10.00am - 6.00pm (4.00pm November - January) Prices: Hall Park and Gardens, Adult £9.90; Child £4.90; Family £24.80. Park and garden only: Adult £4.40; Child £2.20; Family £11.10 Access: Wheelchair access to ground floor and accessible toilet. Access to state floor only by 22 stairs. 18th century mansion set in 820 acres of open parkland, with cascades, lakes, four marked walks and pleasure ground. State rooms retaining their original collections of paintings, sculpture and furniture, 18th century costumed housekeeper and costumes used in The Duchess starring Keira Knightley.

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Melbourne Hall Church Square, Melbourne, Derby, DE73 8EN 01332 862502 www.melbournehall.com Open: Hall and Gardens, every afternoon during August (except first 3 Mondays), Gardens 1.30pm - 5.30pm April - September (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, Hall 2.00pm - last entry 4.15pm Prices: Gardens, Adults £4.50, Concessions £3.50, Child (aged 5 - 15) £3.50, Wheelchair and helper £4.50. Hall (August only) Adults £4.00, Concessions £3.50, Child (aged 5 - 15) £3.00, Wheelchair and helper £4.00 Hall and Gardens Adults £6.50, Concessions £5.50, Child (aged 5 - 15) £4.50, Wheelchair and helper, £6.50 Access: Wheelchair access in the garden, please contact for details of access in the hall.  Originally a rectory for the Norman Parish Church, it became the home of Sir John Coke in 1628 and as it stands today it shows what Sir John’s descendants have made of it. Tearooms, gift shop and visitors centre with ‘Up the Garden Path’ photographic display. Shibden Hall Lister’s Road, Shibden, Halifax, HX3 6XG 01422 352246 or 01422 321455 shibden.hall@calderdale.gov.uk www.calderdale.gov.uk Open: March - November, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm; Wednesday 10.00am - 3.00pm, Sunday 12.00pm - 3.00pm (last admission 45 mins before closing) December - February, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm; Wednesday 10.00am - 3.00pm; Sunday 12.00pm 4.00pm. Prices: Adult £3.50; Child (age 5-16) £2.50; Senior Citizen £2.50; Family £10.00 (2 adults and 2 children) Access: Restricted wheelchair access, accessible toilet and audio guide for visually impaired visitors. Historic house set in 90 acres of landscaped park with woodland, walks, an orienteering course, children’s rides, miniature railway, pitch ‘n’ putt and a boating lake. 73


Soft Play Centres Hullaballoos

Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HY 0114 284 8921 www.hullaballoos.org.uk

Hydra Kids

Hydra Business Park, Nether Lane, Ecclesfield, Sheffield, S35 9ZX 0114 245 9285 www.hydrakids.co.uk

Jolly Tots Soft Play Centre

Lancaster House, 12-14 Mortimer Heights, Cubley, S36 9UY 01226 764 344 www.jollytotssoftplay.com Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet  

Jungle Mania Play Centre

Unit 6, Coleford Road Business Centre, Sheffield, S9 5NF 0114 242 2221 www.junglemaniaplaycentres.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

Kidz Kingdom Play & Party Centre

Unit 3, Carley Drive, Westfield, Sheffield, S20 8NQ 0114 247 5989 www.kidzkingdomplay.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

Megakidz

The Mega Centre, Bernard Rd, Sheffield, S2 5BQ 0114 272 5077 www.themegacentre.com Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

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Monkey Bizness

Valley Centertainment, Broughton Lane, Sheffield, S9 2EP 08458 739 645 www.monkey-bizness.co.uk

Playspace

Ranmoor Road, Sheffield, S10 0114 230 9102 www.playspaceuk.com Access: Limited wheelchair and an accessible toilets.

Playtime

11 Nicholson Rd, Sheffield, S8 9SU 0114 249 3947 www.playtimesheffield.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet  

Run Around Play & Party Centre

Unit 1 Holbrook Rise, Halfway, Sheffield S20 3FG 0114 247 6180 www.runaroundplaycentresheffield.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

Space Fun Zone

60/70 Middlewood Rd, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 4HA 0114 232 4679 www.spacefunzone.com Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet  

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Castaways Cove

Unit 4, Baxter Rd, Sheffield, S6 1JF 0114 234 8844 www.castawayscove.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

Tiger Play

Meadowhall, Sheffield, S9 1EP 0114 256 8800 www.meadowhall.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilets 

Tots to Tens Adventure Play Experience

Unit 1, Peacock Estate, Livesey Street, Sheffield, S6 2BL 0114 285 2221 Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

The Jungle

Adventure House, Dunston Trading Estate, Foxwood Road, Chesterfield, S41 9RF 01246 260 011 www.thejunglechesterfield.com Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

Camelot Play Castle

The Old Church, Tenter Street, Rotherham, S60 1LB 01709 559 333 www.camelotplaycastle.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilets

Chucklebutties Play and Party Centre

Riverside Suite, Belper Mills, Bridgefoot, Belper, DE56 1YD 01773 880 123 www.chucklebutties.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet  

Forward For Kids

Unit 51a Orgreave Drive, Handsworth, Sheffield, S13 9NR 0114 269 2054 www.forwardforkids.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet  

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The following pubs also have soft play facilities:

Brewer’s Fayre Lock Keeper

Tapton Lock Hill, off Rotherway, Chesterfield, S41 7NJ 08701 977 060 www.brewersfayre.co.uk

Hobby Horse

Alma Leisure Park, Derby Road, Chesterfield, S40 2EZ 01246 540 518 Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet  

Wacky Warehouse Chequers Inn

17 Eckington Rd, Coal Aston, nr Dronfield, S18 3AT 01246 412 342 www.wackywarehouse.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

Wacky Warehouse The Storyteller

Retail World,  Stadium  Way, Parkgate, Rotherham S60 1TG 01709 529 383 www.wackywarehouse.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

Wacky Warehouse Sir Jack

Bawtry Road, Bramley, Rotherham, S66 1YY 01709 530 306 www.wackywarehouse.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet

Wacky Warehouse Marquis

Stubbin Road, Rotherham, S62 7RX 01709 527 771 www.wackywarehouse.co.uk Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilet


Cinemas Cineworld Sheffield Broughton Lane, Sheffield, S9 2EP 0871 200 2000 www.cineworld.co.uk Open: Daily, please call or visit the website for film showing times Prices: Adult £7.90; Child (aged under 14) £5.70; Concessions £5.70; Family £22.80; Movies for Juniors £1.00 (Saturday am); Early Bird (before 1.00pm) £5.30 Access: Wheelchair access  

Odeon Sheffield Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 1DL 0871 224 4007 www.odeon.co.uk Open: Daily, please call or visit the website for film showing times Prices: Vary depending on age, day of week and whether the showing is pre/post 5.00pm. Please see website/call for details. Access: Wheelchair access  

Showroom Cinema Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX 0114 275 7727 info@showroom.org.uk www.showroom.org.uk Open: Daily, please call or visit the website for film showing times Prices: Adult £7.70; Concessions £5.50; Family £16.00 (maximum of 2 adults). Special rates are available, see website for details Access: Wheelchair access 78


VUE Sheffield Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield, S9 1EP 0871 224 0240 www.myvue.com Open: Daily, please call or visit the website for film showing times Prices: Adult £5.30 - £7.50; Child (aged under 12) £4.00 - £5.55; Teen (aged 13-18) £4.25 - £5.95; Student £4.55 - £6.35; Senior Citizen £4.00 - £5.55; Family £16.00 - £22.20 (minimum of 2 children). Prices vary depending on film screening, three ticket types available Super Saver, Saver and Peak Access: Wheelchair access  

Cineworld Chesterfield Alma Leisure Park, Derby Road, Chesterfield, S40 2ED 0871 200 2000 www.cineworld.co.uk Open: Daily, please call or visit the website for film showing times Prices: Adult £6.40 - £7.50; Child (aged under 14) £5.50; Concessions £5.50; Family £22.40; Bargain Tuesday £5.10; Movies for Juniors (selected Saturday am films) £1.00 Access: Wheelchair access

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Central Library

Libraries

Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ 0114 273 4727 Access: Wheelchair access via Arundel gate entrance

Children & Young People’s Library

Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ 0114 273 4734 Access: Wheelchair access via Arundel gate entrance

Broomhill Library

Taptonville Road, Sheffield, S10 5BR 0114 273 4276 Access: No wheelchair access

Burngreave Library

179 Spital Hill, Sheffield, S4 7LF 0114 203 9002 Access: Limited wheelchair access

Chapeltown Library and Children’s Centre Nether Ley Avenue, Sheffield, S35 1AE 0114 203 7000/1 Access: Wheelchair access to the building

Crystal Peaks Library

1 – 3 Peak Square, Crystal Peaks, Waterthorpe, Sheffield, S20 7PH 0114 293 0612/3 Access: Wheelchair access 

Darnall Library

Britannia Road, Sheffield, S9 5JG 0114 203 7429 Access: Wheelchair access

Ecclesall Library

Weetwood Gdns, Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield, S11 9PL 0114 203 7222 Access: Fully accessible

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Ecclesfield Library

High Street, Sheffield, S35 9UA 0114 257 6663 Access: Wheelchair access 

Firth Park Library

443 Firth Park Road, Sheffield, S5 6QQ 0114 203 7433/4 Access: Wheelchair access 

Frecheville Library

Smalldale Rd, Sheffield, S12 4YD 0114 203 7817 Access: Limited wheelchair access 

Gleadless Library

White Lane, Sheffield, S12 3GH 0114 239 4630 Access: Wheelchair access to the building

Greenhill Library

Hemper Lane, Sheffield, S8 7FE 0114 203 7700 Access: Wheelchair access to building

Highfield Library

London Rd, Sheffield, S2 4NF 0114 203 7204 Access: Limited wheelchair access

Hillsborough Library

Middlewood Rd, Sheffield, S6 4HD 0114 203 9529/30 Access: Limited wheelchair access

Jordanthorpe Library

15 Jordanthorpe Centre, Sheffield, S8 8DX 0114 203 7701 Access: Wheelchair access 

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Limpsfield Library

Limpsfield Middle School, Jenkin Avenue, Sheffield, S9 1AN 0114 261 0595 Access: Wheelchair access 

Manor Library

Ridgeway Rd, Sheffield, S12 2SS 0114 203 7805 Access: Wheelchair access

Newfield Green Library

Gleadless Rd, Sheffield, S2 2BT 0114 239 7468 Access: Wheelchair access 

Park Library

Duke Street, Sheffield, S2 5QP 0114 275 7497 Access: Wheelchair access

Parson Cross Library

The Learning Zone, 320 Wordsworth Avenue, Sheffield, S5 8NL 0114 203 9533 Access: Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet

Southey Library

Moonshine Lane, Sheffield, S5 8RB 0114 203 9531 Access: Wheelchair access to building

Stannington Library

Uppergate Road, Sheffield, S6 6BX 0114 293 0489 Access: Wheelchair access and disabled toilet

Stocksbridge Library

Manchester Road, Sheffield, S36 1DH 0114 273 4205 Access: Wheelchair access to building

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Tinsley Library

Tinsley Shopping Centre, Bawtry Road, Sheffield, S9 1UY 0114 203 7432 Access: Wheelchair access to building

Totley Library

205 Baslow Road, Sheffield, S17 4DT 0114 293 0406 Access: Wheelchair access to building

Upperthorpe Library

ZEST, Upperthorpe, Sheffield, S6 3NA 0114 270 2048 Access: Wheelchair access 

Walkley Library

South Road, Sheffield, S6 3TD 0114 231 2947 Access: Limited access 

Woodhouse Library

Tannery Street, Sheffield, S13 7JU 0114 269 2607 Access: Wheelchair access

Woodseats Library

Chesterfield Road, Sheffield, S8 0SH 0114 293 0411

Mobile Library Service

Based at Staniforth Road Depot, Staniforth Road, Sheffield S9 3GZ 0114 273 4277 please ring for information about library stops.

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