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Outdoor Activities/Events * Launch into Play! When: Monday 25th May. Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm. Cost: Free. Play project launch - woodcraft, ropes, climbing, treasure hunts - play of all kinds will happen in the woods! Meet at Rivelin Cafe. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Accessible toilets available. Rivelin Park Rivelin SHEFFIELD S6 0114 273 6199 Greenwood Craft and Woodland Play When: Saturdays 23rd & 30th May and Sundays 24th & 31st May. Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm. Cost: £5.00 per person. Age: 8 - 11 years and families. Woodland Adventure Club. Please book in advance and wear appropriate outdoor clothing.   Ecclesall Wood Saw Mill Abbey Lane SHEFFIELD S7 2QZ 07866 982 985

Events marked with a ‘*’ are designed for individuals and family groups, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to bring a group to an event you must contact the Ranger Team in advance, they reserve the right to charge groups for attendance at events. The Ranger Service provides an events service which can be tailored to the needs of specific groups; please contact the Rangers for further details


Miniature Railway When: Sunday 24th May & Monday 25th May. Time: 1.00pm 5.00pm. Cost: Free entry. Train rides behind steam, diesel and electric locomotives at 80p. Drinks, refreshments and ice creams will be on sale. Abbeydale Miniature Railway Abbeydale Road South SHEFFIELD S17 0114 236 9002 * See the Shire Brook When: Saturday 23rd May. Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm. Cost: Free. Join the Rangers and Shire Brook Valley Conservation Group to carry out some practical maintenance and habitat management on the reserve. Bring packed lunch, wear suitable footwear/clothing. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Shire Brook Valley Local Nature Reserve off Stone Lane Woodhouse SHEFFIELD S13 7BR 0114 275 1176

Events marked with a ‘*’ are designed for individuals and family groups, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to bring a group to an event you must contact the Ranger Team in advance, they reserve the right to charge groups for attendance at events. The Ranger Service provides an events service which can be tailored to the needs of specific groups; please contact the Rangers for further details


* Pond Dipping When: Sunday 24th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. See what hidden life we can find in the pond. Meet by the tennis courts. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Richmond Park Entrance off Hastilar Road South/Richmond Road Richmond SHEFFIELD S13 0114 275 1176 * Feathered Friends When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Join the Rangers and members of the Sheffield Local RSPB group to learn about birds and explore the reserve on a bird watching wander of approx. 2 miles. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Wear suitable footwear/clothing. Accessible toilets available. Shire Brook Local Nature Reserve off Stone Lane SHEFFIELD S13 7BR 0114 275 1176

Events marked with a ‘*’ are designed for individuals and family groups, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to bring a group to an event you must contact the Ranger Team in advance, they reserve the right to charge groups for attendance at events. The Ranger Service provides an events service which can be tailored to the needs of specific groups; please contact the Rangers for further details


Play Session When: Monday 25th - Saturday 30th May (not running on Wednesday 27th May) Time: 10.30am - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Ages: 8 - 14 years. Open access provision. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Highfield Adventure Playground Crowther Place Sharrow SHEFFIELD S7 1BJ 0114 203 7200 * Rivelin Valley Playscheme When: Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th May. Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Join them round the Fire Circle! Forest Playscheme. Morning and afternoon sessions. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Wear suitable footwear/clothing, bring own packed lunch, refreshments available. Accessible toilets. Booking esssential. Meet outside the Cafe in the park. Rivelin Valley Rivelin SHEFFIELD S6 0114 273 6199

Events marked with a ‘*’ are designed for individuals and family groups, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to bring a group to an event you must contact the Ranger Team in advance, they reserve the right to charge groups for attendance at events. The Ranger Service provides an events service which can be tailored to the needs of specific groups; please contact the Rangers for further details


* Earth, Wind and Fire When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 10.00am start. Cost: Free. Join the Rangers at Hollinsend Park Environment Day. The morning session will be cleaning the stream. The afternoon session will be kitemaking and flying session on the fields. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Wear suitable footwear/clothing, bring packed lunch. Hollinsend Park Intake SHEFFIELD S12 0114 283 9195 *Gleadless Valley Treasure Hunt When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm. Cost: Free. Explore the ancient Rollestone woodland to find the clues. Meet at Herdings Park bus terminus. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Wear suitable footwear/clothing. Booking essential. Gleadless Valley S14 0114 283 9195

Events marked with a ‘*’ are designed for individuals and family groups, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to bring a group to an event you must contact the Ranger Team in advance, they reserve the right to charge groups for attendance at events. The Ranger Service provides an events service which can be tailored to the needs of specific groups; please contact the Rangers for further details


* Minibeast Safari When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Join the Rangers on safari hunting for minibeasts in the woods. Meet at Clifton Lane off Handsworth Road. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Wear suitable footwear/clothing. Bowden Houstead Woods Clifton Lane off Handsworth Road Handsworth SHEFFIELD S9 0114 275 1176 * Reduce, Re-use, Recycle When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Join the Rangers for crafty recycling fun! Learn about reducing, reusing and recycling. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Phillimore Park Darnall SHEFFIELD S9 0114 261 1925

Events marked with a ‘*’ are designed for individuals and family groups, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to bring a group to an event you must contact the Ranger Team in advance, they reserve the right to charge groups for attendance at events. The Ranger Service provides an events service which can be tailored to the needs of specific groups; please contact the Rangers for further details


* Reduce, Re-use, Recycle When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Join the Ranger for crafty recycling fun! Learn about reducing, reusing and recycling. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Darnall Community Park Darnall SHEFFIELD S9 0114 261 1925 * Grass Sledging at Herdings When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Prepare for Olympic qualifying standard in the grass sledge event with the Rangers. Meet at Herdings bus terminus. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Wear suitable footwear/clothing. Herdings Park

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Events marked with a ‘*’ are designed for individuals and family groups, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to bring a group to an event you must contact the Ranger Team in advance, they reserve the right to charge groups for attendance at events. The Ranger Service provides an events service which can be tailored to the needs of specific groups; please contact the Rangers for further details


* Reduce, Reuse, Recycle When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Join the Ranger for crafty recycling fun! Learn about reducing, reusing and recycling. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. High Hazels Park Darnall SHEFFIELD S9 0114 261 1925 * Woody Words When: Friday 29th May. Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Experience the natural world and then write a poem about it! The poems written will be part of an exhibition at the Centre in the Park. Meet at the Centre in the Park. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments available. Wheelchair access. Accessible toilet available. Mobility scooters available to hire free of charge but must be pre-booked 2 weeks in advance. Norfolk Heritage Park

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Events marked with a ‘*’ are designed for individuals and family groups, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to bring a group to an event you must contact the Ranger Team in advance, they reserve the right to charge groups for attendance at events. The Ranger Service provides an events service which can be tailored to the needs of specific groups; please contact the Rangers for further details


* MTB Skills When: Saturday 30th May. Time: 11.00am - 4.30pm. Cost: Free. Bring your own bike or borrow one of ours and come and test your cycling skills in our activities and on the Mini North Shore. Chapeltown Park Chapeltown SHEFFIELD S35 0114 261 1925 * Ecclesall Woods Treasure Hunt When: Saturday 30th May. Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm. Cost: Free. Follow the clues to discover the secrets of Ecclesall Woods. Meet at Ecclesall Woods Saw Mill. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Wear suitable footwear/clothing. Accessible toilets available. Booking essential. Ecclesall Woods Ecclesall SHEFFIELD S11 0114 283 9195

Events marked with a ‘*’ are designed for individuals and family groups, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to bring a group to an event you must contact the Ranger Team in advance, they reserve the right to charge groups for attendance at events. The Ranger Service provides an events service which can be tailored to the needs of specific groups; please contact the Rangers for further details


* Walk from the Iron Age to the Steel Age When: Sunday 31st May. Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. As part of ‘Walk Sheffield’ festival, join Terry Howard from the Ramblers Association together with the Rangers as they take a walk through some of Sheffield’s industrial heritage. This is a linear walk of approx. 7 miles finishing at Doncaster Street. Participants will need to make their own way back. The walk includes some uneven ground and stiles. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Meadowhall Tram Stop waiting area. Bring a packed lunch and wear suitable footwear/clothing. Meadowhall area

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Events marked with a ‘*’ are designed for individuals and family groups, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to bring a group to an event you must contact the Ranger Team in advance, they reserve the right to charge groups for attendance at events. The Ranger Service provides an events service which can be tailored to the needs of specific groups; please contact the Rangers for further details


Baby Shower When: Sunday 31st May. Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm. Cost: Free. The Baby Shower down on the farm, is a must-attend event for Sheffield’s expectant and new parents. The Baby Shower is not only free to attend, but will also raise funds for a local Sheffield charity and Whirlow Hall Farm. The Baby Shower promises to be a fun day out for all the family, with free tractor rides for every child, guided tours of the farm and animals, face painting, goody bags, demonstrations and lots more. Hot and cold lunches, refreshments and bar will be available all day and plenty of space will also be available for families to enjoy their own picnics. Whirlow Hall Farm Whirlow Lane SHEFFIELD S11 9QF 0114 235 2678 http://www.whirlowhallfarm.co.uk


Weston Whit Fayre When: Sunday 31st May. Time: 11.00am - 5.00pm. Cost: Free. Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers are set to invade Weston Park as part the Weston Whit Fayre. The family event on Whit Sunday will play host to lots of fun and entertainment. Activities include: Theo the Bear’s picnic area with face painting, badge making and games, a carousel, a helter-skelter, children’s rides, an art marquee with Joe Scarborough and Pete Mckee, music from the bandstand including the Medic’s Choir and brass bands, a history and ecology marquee, a miniature steam train ride along the promenade and the Macbeth Outdoor Theatre.   Weston Park Western Bank SHEFFIELD S10 2TP 0114 273 6839 http://www.westonpark.org.uk Adventure Playground When: Tuesday 26th - Saturday 30th May. Time: 10.30am - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Ages: 8 - 13 years. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Melrose Road SHEFFIELD S3 9DN 0114 203 9394


Indoor Activities including Museums, Arts & Crafts DJ Skills Workshop When: Saturday 23rd May - Sunday 31st May. Time: Book to confirm. Cost: £15.00 per hour but concessions are available. Age: 9 years +. DJ skill workshops for beginners.   Sheffield College of Music 12 Sidney Street SHEFFIELD S1 4RH 0114 275 5933 Greentop Community Circus When: Saturday 23rd May - Sunday 31st May. Time: 5.30pm 6.45pm for 8 - 12 years & 7.15pm - 8.30pm for 8 - 16 years. Cost: £1.00 per person for 8 - 12 years & £2.00 per person for 8 - 16 years. Ages: 8 - 16 years. Acrobatics, spin-play, juggling etc. Come along for one session or for the full 12 weeks. A workshop about being friendly and inclusive and learning different social skills. Greentop Circus Centre, St. Thomas Building, 74 Holywell Road SHEFFIELD S4 8AS 0114 244 8828 http://www.greentop.org


Felt Making When: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May. Time: 10.30am 12.00pm & 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Cost: £3.50 per child, adult carers free. Age: 5 - 12 years. Follow in the footsteps of world famous designers Timorous Beasties and create your own piece of felt. Please book in advance.   The Millennium Galleries, 48 Arundel Gate SHEFFIELD S1 2PP 0114 278 2600 Nature Prints When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm & 2.00pm 3.30pm. Cost: £3.50 per child, adult carers free. Age: 5 - 12 years. Decorate your own lampshade inspired by designers like Timorous Beasties. Please book in advance. The Millennium Galleries, 48 Arundel Gate SHEFFIELD S1 2PP 0114 278 2600


Play on Play When: Tuesday 26th May - Thursday 28th May. Time: 10.00am 3.00pm. Cost: ÂŁ40.00. Ages: Please ring to confirm. 3 day workshop, rehearsing and performing a play at Ecclesall Parish Hall. Must book in advance. Ecclesall Parish Hall Ringinglow Road Ringinglow SHEFFIELD S11 7PQ 0114 266 7209 Fireman Sam Days When: Sunday closest to the 20th of every month or Sunday and Monday of a Bank Holiday. Time: 11.00am - 5.00pm, last admission 4.00pm. Cost: Please contact to confirm. Meet Fireman Sam and ride on a fire engine. Fire Police Museum, The Old Fire Station, 101-109 West Bar SHEFFIELD S3 8PT 0114 249 1999


Children’s Activities When: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May. Time: 10.30am 3.00pm. Cost: Free admission and no charge for activities. Spring & Summer related activities - crafts etc. For more details phone the contact number or view their website. Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Abbeydale Road South SHEFFIELD S7 2QW 0114 272 2106 http://www.simt.co.uk Craft Activities When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 10.00am - 11.00am. Cost: Free. Age: 0 - 5 years.     Valley Park Children’s Centre (Sure Start) SHEFFIELD S14 1SL 0114 241 6968 Craft, Art, Fun & Games When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 11.30am - 1.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 0 - 5 years.   Meeting Hall Gresley Road SHEFFIELD S8 0114 241 6869


Open Day When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm. Cost: All activities are free. There will be story telling from around the world, a teddy bears picnic and sports for all to join in. Lots of fun for everyone! The Family Development Project St Albans Church House Chapelwood Road SHEFFIELD S9 5AY 0114 244 8497 Female Only Playscheme - With ROSHNI When: Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th May. Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years, girls only. Performing Art Space Sharrow School South View Road Sharrow SHEFFIELD S7 1DB 0114 250 8898


Never Forget When: Tuesday 26th - Saturday 30th May. Times of Shows: 2.30pm - 27th & 30th; 5.00pm - 29th; 7.30pm - 26th, 27th, 28th & 30th; 8.30pm - 29th May. Tickets: £16.50 - £30.50. Direct from its acclaimed West End run, this spectacular musical is bursting with life, laughs and the great songs of Take That including the chart-topping smashes Relight My Fire, Pray, Back For Good, Babe and of course, Never Forget. Sheffield Theatres Trust, The Lyceum Theatre Tudor Square City Centre SHEFFIELD S1 2LA 0114 249 6000 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Baby Shower When: Sunday 31st May. Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm. Cost: Free. The Baby Shower down on the farm, is a must-attend event for Sheffield’s expectant and new parents. The Baby Shower is not only free to attend, but will also raise funds for a local Sheffield charity and Whirlow Hall Farm. The Baby Shower promises to be a fun day out for all the family, with free tractor rides for every child, guided tours of the farm and animals, face painting, goody bags, demonstrations and lots more. Hot and cold lunches, refreshments and bar will be available all day and plenty of space will also be available for families to enjoy their own picnics. Whirlow Hall Farm Whirlow Lane SHEFFIELD S11 9QF 0114 235 2678 http://www.whirlowhallfarm.co.uk


Sports Activities Archie Camp When: Thursday 28th & Friday 29th May. Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm or 8.00am - 6.00pm (After Hours Archie). Cost: 9.00am - 3.00pm: £12.50 a day or £20.00 2 days; 8.00am - 6.00pm: £25.00 per day or £40.00 2 days. Age: 5 - 11. Arch Campers have great fun doing a range of activities from dance and trampolining to the competition zone, football and cricket. Archer Campers will be grouped according to age and each group will be supervised by enthusiastic Arches Coaches and Activity Buddies. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing and bring packed lunch and plenty to drink. Wisewood Secondary School Laird Road Wisewood SHEFFIELD S6 4BH 0114 231 6934 http://www.thearches-ssp.co.uk Football Academy When: Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th May. Time: 11.00am - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Sheffield Wednesday Football Academy. Children must bring a packed lunch. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Firth Park School & Community College Fircroft Avenue SHEFFIELD S5 0SD 0114 273 5200


Football When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Fir Vale Secondary School Owler Lane SHEFFIELD S4 8GB 0114 273 5200 Sports Camp When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm. Cost: ÂŁ1.00. Age: 8 - 13 years. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Advance booking is essential by phoning the contact. Chaucer Business & Enterprise College Wordsworth Avenue SHEFFIELD S5 8NH 0114 273 6496


Sports Van When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Fir Vale Youth Project Fir Vale SHEFFIELD S4 0114 273 5200 Sports Camp When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: 30p. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Verdon Street Recreation Centre Verdon Street SHEFFIELD S3 9QS 0114 273 5200 Splash Session When: Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th May. Time: 1.45pm - 2.30pm & 2.30pm - 3.15pm. Cost: 1 session: adults £2.00, children £ 1.70, 2 sessions back-to-back: adults £ 3.20; children £2.60. Under 5’s free. Springs Leisure Centre East Bank Road SHEFFIELD S2 2AL 0114 239 0880


Mini Tennis When: Monday 25th - Friday 29th May. Cost: Please contact for details. Ages: 3 - 17 years. Graves Tennis & Leisure Centre hosts 6 indoor and 12 outdoor tennis courts and offers a range of programmes: Mini Tots Tennis 9.00am - 9.45am; Mini Tennis Red 9.00am - 10.00am; Mini Tennis Orange 10.00am - 11.00am; Mini Tennis Green 11.00am - 12.00pm. Please contact for more information. Graves Tennis & Leisure Centre Bochum Parkway Meadowhead SHEFFIELD S8 8JR 0114 283 9900 info@gravestennisleisure.co.uk http://www.gravestennisleisure.co.uk Football Coaching Sessions When: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May. Time: Please call contact person for more details. Ages: 4 - 11 boys & girls. Cost: ÂŁ12.00 for 1 day; ÂŁ20.00 2 days. Book in advance. Norton Free Primary School Matthews Lane Norton SHEFFIELD S8 8JS 07729 977337 startcoaching@yahoo.co.uk


Junior Club When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: 30p. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Verdon Street Recreation Centre

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0114 273 5200 Splash Sessions When: Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th May. Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free for 8 - 13 year olds, ÂŁ1.00 for everyone else. Family Swim Offer! Buy a Family Swim Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) and get the use of the badminton/squash courts for half price (daytime only). Stocksbridge Leisure Centre Moorland Drive Stocksbridge SHEFFIELD S36 1EG 0114 288 3972 enquiries@stocksbridgeleisurecentre.co.uk


Sports Van When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield.   Cookson Park Halliwell Crescent SHEFFIELD S5 0114 273 5200 Sports Van When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield.   Busk Meadows Park Shirecliffe SHEFFIELD S5 0114 273 5200 Sports Van When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 11.00pm - 12.30pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Fir Vale Secondary School Owler Lane SHEFFIELD S4 8GB 0114 273 5200


Sports Van When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm. Cost: ÂŁ1.00. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open Access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Chaucer Business & Enterprise College Wordsworth Avenue SHEFFIELD S5 8NH 0114 273 6496 Sports Camp When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: 30p. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Verdon Street Recreation Centre Verdon Street SHEFFIELD S3 9QS 0114 273 5200 Sports Van When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Parsons Cross Park Pavillion Buchanan Road SHEFFIELD S5 8AL 0114 273 5200


Sports Van When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield.   Longley Park SHEFFIELD S5 0114 273 5200 Football When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Fir Vale Secondary School Owler Lane SHEFFIELD S4 8GB 0114 273 5200 Sports & Play Camp When: Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th May. Time: 11.00am - 3.00pm. Costs: £3.00 per child per day. Ages: 8 - 13 years. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Tinsley Methodist Church Ingfield Avenue Bawtry Road Tinsley SHEFFIELD S9 1WA 07785 517 203


Multi Sports When: Friday 29th May. Time: 12.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free Ages: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Tinsley Green Centre, 34a Norborough Road Tinsley SHEFFIELD S9 1SG 07785 517 203 Multi Sports When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield.   Fir Vale Youth Project Burngreave SHEFFIELD S4 0114 273 5200 Football Camp When: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May. Time: 10.00am 3.00pm. Cost: £2.00. Ages: 8 - 13 years. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Davy Sports & Social Club, 630 Prince of Wales Road Darnall SHEFFIELD S9 4ER 0114 203 9173


Sports Van When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Firth Park Firth Park SHEFFIELD S5 0114 273 5200 Junior Club When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: 30p. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Verdon Recreation Centre Verdon Street SHEFFIELD S3 9QS 0114 273 5200 Sports Van When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Wolfe Road Project Wolfe Road SHEFFIELD S6 0114 273 5200


Sports Van When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Wolfe Road Project Wolfe Road SHEFFIELD S6 0114 273 5200 Sports Van When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open access. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield.   Longley Four Greens Southey Avenue SHEFFIELD S5 7NN 0114 273 5200 Leisure Time When: Friday 29th May. Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm. Cost: £2.60. Age: 8 - 13 years. Open Access (disability session). This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Sheffield International Venues, Hillsborough Leisure Beulah Road Hillsborough SHEFFIELD S6 2AN 0114 273 5200


Sports Camp When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm (please ring to confirm). Cost: Free. Ages: Please ring to confirm. Springs Leisure Centre East Bank Road SHEFFIELD S2 2AL 0114 203 9173 Football Tournament When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 12.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: Please ring to confirm. Minds Over Football Tournament. All Saints Sports Centre Norfolk Park Road SHEFFIELD S2 2RU 0114 203 9173 Multi Sports When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: Please ring to confirm.   Fretson Green Park Off Wulfric Road and Fretson Road SHEFFIELD S2 0114 203 9173


Multi Sports When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: Please ring to confirm. Seaton Crescent Fields SHEFFIELD S2 0114 203 9173 Multi Sports When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 16. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Philimore Park Darnall SHEFFIELD S9 0114 203 9173 Multi Sports When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 16. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Darnall Community Park Darnall SHEFFIELD S9 0114 203 9173


Cricket When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 10.30am - 11.30am. Cost: Free. Age: 8 - 16. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. No need to book just turn up on the morning. Please ensure you bring a packed lunch and drinks and suitable clothing for indoor or outdoor activities. In case of extreme weather please bring appropriate clothing and/or sun protection.   High Hazel Park Darnall SHEFFIELD S9 0114 203 9173 Football When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 years+. No need to book just turn up on the morning. Please ensure you bring a packed lunch and drinks and suitable clothing for indoor or outdoor activities. In case of extreme weather please bring appropriate clothing and/or sun protection. Woodburn Football Stadium SHEFFIELD S9 0114 203 9173


Multi Sports Camp When: Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th May. Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm. Cost: £1.00. Age: 8 years+. Please ensure you bring a packed lunch and drinks and suitable clothing for indoor or outdoor activities. In case of extreme weather please bring appropriate clothing and/or sun protection. King Ecgbert Secondary School Totley Brook Road SHEFFIELD S17 3QU 0114 273 4266 Splash - Water Play When: Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th May. Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 years +. Bring appropriate sports-wear, drinking water, lunch and admission fee.   Millhouses Park Abbeydale Road South Millhouses SHEFFIELD S7 2QQ 0114 273 4266


Sports Van When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 years +. Bring appropriate sports-wear, drinking water and snack. Endcliffe Park Off Rustlings Road SHEFFIELD S11 0114 273 4266 Sports Van When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 years +. Please bring appropriate sports-wear, drinking water and snack.   Green Oaks Park Totley SHEFFIELD S17 0114 273 4266 Sports Van When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 years +. Please bring appropriate sports-wear, drinking water and snack.   Millhouses Park Abbeydale Road South Millhouses SHEFFIELD S7 2QQ 0114 273 4266


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Sports Van When: Friday 29th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Age: 8 years +. Please bring appropriate sports-wear, drinking water and snack. Endcliffe Park Off Rustlings Road SHEFFIELD S11 0114 273 4266 Sports Camp When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm. Cost: ÂŁ3.00. Age: 8 years +. No need to book just turn up on the morning. Please ensure you bring a packed lunch and drinks and suitable clothing for indoor or outdoor activities. In case of extreme weather please bring appropriate clothing and/or sun protection. Birley Community Sports College Thornbridge Avenue Birley SHEFFIELD S12 3AB 0114 273 6601


Sports Camp When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm. Cost: ÂŁ3.00. Age: 8 years +. No need to book just turn up on the morning. Please ensure you bring a packed lunch and drinks and suitable clothing for indoor or outdoor activities. In case of extreme weather please bring appropriate clothing and/or sun protection. The City Secondary School Stradbroke Road SHEFFIELD S13 8SS 0114 273 6601 Sports Camp When: Friday 29th May. Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm. Cost: ÂŁ3.00. Age:8 years +. No need to book just turn up on the morning. Please ensure you bring a packed lunch and drinks and suitable clothing for indoor or outdoor activities. In case of extreme weather please bring appropriate clothing and/or sun protection. Beighton Sports & Leisure Club, 52a High Street Beighton SHEFFIELD S20 1ED 0114 273 6601


Get Active When: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May. Time: Sessions: 10.30am - 12.00pm & 12.30pm - 2.00pm or all day 10.20am 2.00pm. Cost: £3.00 per day or £5.00 for 2 days.. Ages: 8 - 16 years. Wear suitable sports clothing appropriate to the activity (no jeansplease). You must wear socks for trampolining. All sessions are indoor. No football boots are needed, shin pads are optional. Children will need a packed lunch if they are staying the full day. There are no facilities for providing food on the premises. Need to bring a registration form on the first day. Call for details. Handsworth Grange Community Sports College Handsworth Grange Road SHEFFIELD S13 9HJ 0114 288 9029 Swimming Session When: Friday 29th May. Time: 10.00am start. Cost: Charge for entry to pool. Age: Please ring to confirm. Swimming at Ponds forge. Meet in Foyer at 10.00am.   Ponds Forge International Sports Centre 0114 241 6968

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Kids Camp When: Monday 25th - Friday 29th May. Time: 8.30am - 5.00pm each day. Cost: Full Day: £20.00 ( £16.00 Fitness Unlimited members). Full week: £90.00 (£72.00 Fitness Unlimited members). Ages: 8 - 13 year olds. Structured coached activities including trampoline sessions, diving, team games, multi-skills, puzzle solving and swimming, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, whatever you are in to. A morning snack and a healthy lunch is included in the price of the activity camp.Please note - children must be able to swim 25m in deep water to attend the activity camps. Ponds Forge International Sports Centre Sheaf Street City Centre SHEFFIELD S1 2BP 0114 223 3400 info@ponds-forge.co.uk http://www.ponds-forge.co.uk


Kids Camp When: Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th May. Swimming, coached sports sessions to improve your skills, arts and crafts and fancy dress, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, whatever you are in to. Ages: Lil’ Pup Activity Camps - for 6 - 7 year olds. Mad Dog Activity Camps for 8 - 12 year-olds. Times and Cost: Lil’ Pup Activity Camps - Full Day: 9.00am - 4.30pm. £17.00 per day. £12.00 for FU members and slice card holders. Mad Dog Camps - Full Day: 8:30am - 5.00pm; £14.00 / £9.80 for FU members & Slice card holders. Short Day: 10.00am - 4.00pm; £12.00 / £8.30 for FU members & Slice card holders. Full week and full days; £60.00 / £43.50 for FU members & Slice card holders. Full week and short days; £52.00 / £36.50 for FU members & Slice card holders. Book in advance. Hillsborough Leisure Centre Beulah Road Hillsborough SHEFFIELD S6 2AN 0114 231 2233 info@hillsboroughlc.co.uk http://www.hillsboroughlc.co.uk Kids Camp When: Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th May. Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm. Cost: Call for details. Ages: 8 - 13 years old. We also have a one off camp for 5 - 7 year olds on Tuesday 26th. There are lots of exciting activities to take part in at Concord Sports Centre, including football on our outdoor pitches, basketball, leisure swimming in the Surf City pool, racket sports in the sports hall and more. Book in advance. Concord Sports Centre Shiregreen Lane Shiregreen SHEFFIELD S5 6AE 0114 257 0053 info@concordsportscentre.co.uk http://www.concordsportscentre.co.uk


Abbey Flyers Trampoline Club Holiday Program When: Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th May. Time: There are two time slots available - 10.00am - 11.00am and 11.00am - 12.00pm. Cost: £16.00 per person and must be paid in advance to secure a place. The club is holding a holiday trampolining camp, where children can experience top quality coaching and equipment. The camp is open to children aged 5 years and above. These sessions will be coordinated and run by qualified trampoline coaches, all of whom are CRB checked to ensure that they are suitable to work with children.   Goals Soccer Centre All Saints Sports Centre Norfolk Park Road Norfolk Park SHEFFIELD S2 2RU 07950 546682 Live Wires Sports Club When: Saturday 30th May. Time: 9.30am - 11.30am. Cost: Free. Ages: Over 8’s. Just turn up, no need to book. Woodthorpe Community Primary School Woodthorpe Development Trust Lewis Road Woodthorpe SHEFFIELD S13 8DA 0114 265 4165


Football Session When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm. Cost: Free. Age: Over 8’s. 5-a-side football. Woodthorpe Community Primary School Woodthorpe Development Trust Lewis Road Woodthorpe SHEFFIELD S13 8DA 0114 265 4165 Kids Camps When: Monday 25th - Friday 29th May. Time and Cost: Full week (extra time - 8.30am - 5.30pm), £65.00. Full week: 9.30am - 4.30pm, £60.00. 3 days (extra time - 8.30am - 5.30pm), £45.00. 3 days: 9.30am - 4.30pm, £42.00. Ages: 8 - 13 years. Ice skating is just one of the fun activities at iceSheffield’s Kids’ Camp for 8 -13 year olds with lots happening on and off the ice including rounders, athletics, rugby, dancing and more. (£5.00 discount on full week bookings for children attending previous camps). Packed lunches are £3.00 & includes a sandwich, a piece of fruit, a chocolate bar and packet of crisps. Drinks provided for all children. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Ice Sheffield Coleridge Road Darnall SHEFFIELD S9 5DA 0114 223 3900 info@icesheffield.com http://www.icesheffield.com


Swimming Fun Session When: Wednesday 27th & Friday 29th May. Time: 11.00am 12.00pm. Cost: Free of charge for 8 - 13 year olds. ÂŁ1 for everyone else. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Graves Tennis & Leisure Centre Bochum Parkway SHEFFIELD S8 8JR 0114 283 9500 Sports Van Session When: Tuesday 26th: 4.00pm - 6.00pm & Friday 29th May: 1.00pm 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Ages: 8 - 13 years. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Endcliffe Park Rustlings Road SHEFFIELD S11 0114 273 4266 Sports Van When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Ages: 8 - 13 years. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Graves Park Hemsworth Road SHEFFIELD S8 8LL 0114 273 4266


Sports Van When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Ages: 8 - 13 years. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Herdings Park

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0114 273 4266 Swimming Fun Sessions When: Tuesday 27th & Thursday 28th May . Time: 9.30am 10.30am. Cost: Free to children aged 8 - 13, £1.00 everyone else. Please note: Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Ratio: 4 7years 1 adult to 2 children; Under 4’s 1 adult to 1 child.   Heeley Swimming Pool Broadfield Road Heeley SHEFFIELD S8 0XQ 0114 250 0443 Sports Van When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Ages: 8 - 13 years. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Millhouses Park Abbeydale Road South Millhouses SHEFFIELD S7 2QQ 0114 273 4266


Fun Sessions When: Monday 25th - Friday 29th May (excluding Tuesday). Time: 2.15pm - 3.30pm. Cost: £3.50 per person, per session. Under 5’s free. Age: No age range but young children must be accompanied by an adult. King Edward Swimming Pool Clarkehouse Road SHEFFIELD S10 2LB 0114 267 1116 Splash Fun Session When: Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th May. Time: 9.30am 10.30am. Cost: Free of charge for 8 - 13 year olds. £1.00 for everyone else. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Ratio: 4 - 7year olds 1 adult to 2 children. Under 4’s 1 adult to 1 child. Heeley Swimming Pool Broadfield Road SHEFFIELD S8 0XQ 0114 250 0443


Sports Van Session When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Ages: 8 - 13 years. This activity run by Activity Sheffield. Green Oaks Park

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0114 273 4266 Sports Camp When: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May. Time: 10.30am 2.00pm. Cost: £3.00 a day or £5.00 for 2 days. Ages: 8 - 16 years. Just turn up on the day no need to book. If you are staying all day you will need to bring a drink and a packed lunch. Handsworth Grange Community Sports College Handsworth Grange Road Handsworth SHEFFIELD S13 9HJ 0114 288 9029


Kids Camp When: Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th May. Times and Cost: 8.30am 5.00pm £17.00 per day or £75.00 per week. 10.00am - 5.00pm £15.00 per day or £67.50 per week. All prices include catering and refreshments. Ages: 8 - 13 years. At EIS Sheffield, our school holiday club is for 8 - 13 year olds with plenty of games, coached sessions and the chance to have a go at lots of different sports. FUN-damentals, badminton, athletics, basketball, volleyball, netball, judo, boxing and fitness with Herol ‘Bomber’ Graham! Plus games and much more. Kids’ Camps are held at EIS Sheffield, iceSheffield, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Concord Sports Centre and Don Valley Stadium. For more information please phone the contact number or complete an online booking form. English Institute of Sport English Institute of Sport Coleridge Road SHEFFIELD S9 5DA 0114 223 5600 0114 223 5604 info@eis-sheffield.co.uk http://www.eis-sheffield.co.uk Football Coaching Session When: Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th May. Time: Please call contact person for more details. Ages: 4 - 11 boys & girls. Cost: £12.00 for 1 day; £22.00 2 days; £28.00 3 days. Book in advance. King Edward VII School Glossop Road SHEFFIELD S10 2PW 07729 977337 startcoaching@yahoo.co.uk


Graves Sports Camp When: Tuesday 26th - Friday 30th May. Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm. Cost: ÂŁ2.00 per day. Ages: 8 - 13 years. Bring lunch or cafe available for lunch. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Graves Tennis & Leisure Centre Bochum Parkway SHEFFIELD S8 8JR 0114 273 4266 One-to-one swimming lessons for people with disabilities When: Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th & Friday 29th May. Time: Please call contact person for more details. Cost: ÂŁ6.00 per lesson (30 minutes). To book a place please call contact person. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Zest, 18 Upperthorpe SHEFFIELD S6 3NA 0114 272 8578 Rachel.jones@sheffield.gov.uk


Splash Fun Sessions When: Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th May. Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free of charge for 8 - 13 year olds. £1.00 for everyone else. This activity is run through Activity Sheffield. Stocksbridge Leisure Centre Moorland Drive Stocksbridge SHEFFIELD S36 1EG 0114 288 3792 Children Only Badminton and Squash Offer!! When: All week, Stocksbridge Leisure Centre badminton and squash courts are available for £2.00 per court. Also Football court hire bookings are only £10.00 during day time for use during the half term break. Under 8’s admission rules apply. Please phone to book. This information was given by Activity Sheffield.   Stocksbridge Leisure Centre Moorland Drive Stocksbridge SHEFFIELD S36 1EG 0114 288 3792


Sport Van Session When: Friday 29th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Ages 8 - 13 years This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Endcliffe Park

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0114 273 4266 Sports Van Session When: Friday 29th May. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free. Ages 8 - 13 years. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Heeley Millennium Park Heeley SHEFFIELD S2 0114 273 4266 Sports Van Session When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Cost: Free. Ages 8 - 13 years. This activity is run by Activity Sheffield. Meersbrook Park 0114 273 4266

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Activities specifically for Young People aged 11+ React Youth Holiday Scheme When: Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th May. Time: Please contact to confirm. Cost: Please contact to confirm. Age: 13 - 19 years. React Youth. Young prople with learning difficulties. React Youth Burton Street SHEFFIELD S6 2HH 0114 233 2908 Junior Fit Club When: Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th May. Time:1.30pm - 2.30pm. Cost: £.3.00 per person. Age: 11 - 15 years. Book in advance. Also reduced cost to attend the 2.30pm splash session - £1.20.   Springs Leisure Centre East Bank Road SHEFFIELD S2 2AL 0114 239 0880


Female only Swimming Session - with ROSHNI When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: 10.45am - 11.45am. Cost: Free. Ages: 13 - 21 years. Female only. Heeley Swimming Pool Broadfield Road Heeley SHEFFIELD S8 0XQ 0114 250 8898 Clowning For ages 11 - 13 years: When: Thursday 28th May. Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm. Cost: £30.00 per person. For ages 14 - 18 years: When: Friday 29th May. Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm Cost: £30.00 per person. For ages 18+: When: Saturday 30th May. Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm Cost: £30.00 per person. Professional clowning practitioners will deliver courses, with each day being specifically geared to the age, level and experience of participants. Please call contact to book a place. Sheffield Theatre Trust, The Lyceum Theatre Tudor Square SHEFFIELD S1 2LA 0114 249 5999 http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk


Activities/Events Outside Sheffield

Victorian Classroom When: Tuesday 26th May. Time: Sessions at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Cost: Adults £1.50, children and concessions £1.00. Pre-booking advised. Go back in time and experience what it would have been like to be taught in the Victorian era, with fun, interactive sessions for all ages.   Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ 01226 740203 http://www.elsecar-heritage-centre.co.uk Junior Rangers When: Wednesday 27th & Friday 29th May. Time: Sessions run from 9.30am - 12.30pm. Cost: Please call venue for costs. Junior Rangers is a club for 9 - 12 year olds who are interested in nature and the outdoors. Activities include: moth trapping, wildlife surveys, river studies, digital photography and much more. Rother Valley Country Park Mansfield Road Wales Bar SHEFFIELD S26 5PQ 0114 247 1452 ext. 2 rangers.rvcp@rotherham.co.uk http://www.rothervalley.f9.co.uk


Tudor Festival in the Garden When: Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th May. Time: Gardens open 11.00am - 6.00pm (last admission 5.00pm). Cost: Garden admission: Adult £7.50; Senior citizen/student £6.00; Child £4.50; Family ticket (two adults & up to 3 children) £21.00. Experience life in the 16th century as Chatsworth hosts a Tudor Festival. The festival will be packed with musical entertainment, historical re-enactors and Tudor demonstrations all within the stunning setting of Chatsworth’s garden. The Tudor Group, a small group of historical re-enactors, will portray what life would have been like for peasants, travelling folk, craftsmen, vagrants and wanderers during a period of continual change.   Chatsworth House Chatsworth Bakewell DE45 1PP 01246 565330 http://www.chatsworth.org


Steam Gala When: Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th May. Time: Please call or view website for timetable information. LMS 8f 8624 plus other locomotives will be in operation. The normal timetable will be in operation but special fares will apply. Directions: MATLOCK - From M1 junctions 28, 29, 30 signposted Matlock. For Matlock station use the riverside walk from Matlock Town Centre, starting from the BR station entrance, at the end of the Crown Roundabout River bridge. Alternatively, use public car park near BR station/ Bus Station. Walk along the footpath at the side of the new road past the junction across the railway bridge to Sainsbury’s store, down to the river bridge, where a ramp should give access to Riverside Station. Peak Rail Plc Matlock Station Matlock DE4 3NA 01629 580381 http://www.peakrail.co.uk Noddy and Friends When: Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May. Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm. Cost: Adults £2.50/Children £1.50. Noddy and his friends Tessie Bear and Bumpy Dog will be visiting the Elsecar Heritage Centre. Along with the chance to meet Noddy, the event will also feature a variety of children’s entertainers, rides, go-karts, inflatables, stalls, miniature railway rides, Noddy colouring competition, and much, much more.   Elsecar Herritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ 01226 740 203 http://www.elsecar-heritage-centre.co.uk


Enchanted Forest & Magical Fairy Garden When: Saturday 23rd - Sunday 31st May. Time: 10.00am - 5.30pm. Cost: Adult £6.99; child £5.99 (Under 3’s admitted free); Family ticket £25.99 (2 adults and up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children); Student / OAP £6.25. The Enchanted Forest and Magical Fairy Garden will delight visitors young and old. Experience a magical fantasy world as you discover tiny pixie dwellings and fairy hideaways. Access: Most of the centre is accessible to wheelchairs and push-chairs. Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are also available. Tropical Butterfly House, Hunger Hill Farm Woodsetts Road North Anston SHEFFIELD S25 4EQ 01909 569 416 info@butterflyhouse.co.uk http://www.butterflyhouse.co.uk May Half Term Fun When: Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May. Time: Please see below. Cost: £1.00 per visitor for each workshop. Access: Disabled access. Places for the workshops can be booked on arrival to Magna. Magna are hosting a variety of family fun workshops for everyone to get involved with. The activities and workshops will run every week day afternoon, and will include Hot Air Balloon Workshops (11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm daily) and Kitchen Sink Shows (2.00pm daily). Magna Centre Sheffield Road Rotherham S60 1DX 01709 720 002


Underwater Safari When: Sunday 31st May. Time: Starts at 10.00am. Cost: Free. Join them in the courtyard at Rother Valley Country Park to explore the underwater world of the pond. See what lurks in the watery depths. Nets and containers provided. Book in advance. Access: Disabled access. Rother Valley Country Park Mansfield Road Wales Bar SHEFFIELD S26 5PQ 0114 247 1452 rangers.rvcp@rotherham.co.uk http://www.rothervalley.f9.co.uk Mini Beast Hunting When: Wednesday 27th May. Time: Sessions 11.00am & 2.00pm (each session will last for 2 hours). Cost: ÂŁ1.50 per session. Search and identify minibeasts. Outdoor clothing essential. Pre-booking is essential. Access: Wheelchair access and accessible toilets. Cannon Hall Museum Park & Gardens Bark House Lane Cawthorne Barnsley S75 4AT 01226 790 270


Family Trail When: Every day during half term except Thursday & Friday. Time: All day during opening hours - 11.00am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.30pm). Cost: Free. Look for Funky Fairies, Grotty Goblins, Mythological Monsters on the trail. Access: wheelchair access and accessible toilets. Cannon Hall Museum Park & Gardens Bark House Lane Cawthorne Barnsley S75 4AT 01226 790 270 Children’s Treasure Hunt When: Saturday 23rd - Sunday 31st May. Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm. Cost: Normal garden admission applies: Adults: (16 years and over) £4.50; Seniors: (aged 60+) £3.50; Children: over 5 years £2.50; Children: under 5 years free. Family tickets available. Come dressed as a buccaneer or a sea princess and sail forth into the gardens to solve the treasure trail, and then return for your free bag of golden chocolate coins! Wentworth Castle is situated in the village of Stainborough near Barnsley, about 2 miles from Junction 37 of the M1.   Wentworth Castle Lowe Lane Stainborough Barnsley S75 3ET 01226 776 040 http://www.wentworthcastle.org


Oggly Boogly When: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May. Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm. Cost: £3.00 per child. Booking required, please call 01226 787 771. Interactive sessions with up to eight toddlers of 12 - 18 months, which takes place in a soft inflatable tent on the south lawn. Wentworth Castle is situated in the village of Stainborough near Barnsley, about 2 miles from Junction 37 of the M1. Wentworth Castle Lowe Lane Stainborough Barnsley S75 3ET 01226 776 040 http://www.wentworthcastle.org

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NEW! Factsheets for parents The SIL team has been hard at work over the last few months updating our range of factsheets, as well as adding some brand new ones. This is part of our commitment to providing the most up-to-date information possible, on the topics parents tell us they need to know about. We have a new range of factsheets covering behavioural and emotional issues, as well as fully updated information on topics as diverse as maternity rights and benefits, bullying, childcare options and more! SIL can provide you with expert, up-to-date information about… • Childcare • Managing Your Child’s Anger • Toddler Groups • Childcare and Play Provision in the School Holidays • Nursery Classes and Nursery Schools

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Employer Supported Childcare Starting School Disabilities and Special Needs Safeguarding Your Child

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• A Parent’s Guide to Self-Harm in Teenagers • Information for Dads • Bullying • Flexible Working • Bereavement • Depression • Eating Disorders • Early Years Free Entitlement (free early learning for 3 and 4 year olds)

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New! Library resources To support our extended range of information and factsheets, we have also got some great new resources in our library. The SIL library is a unique resource in Sheffield, being aimed exclusively at parents, carers and the professionals who work with children and young people. New resources cover topics such as eating disorders, puberty, fathers’ information, bullying, baby care and special needs including dyspraxia, epilepsy and autistic spectrum disorders. The library is FREE to join and borrow from – just call in to the shop with proof of your identity and address, and a contact telephone number, and then you’re free to borrow!


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