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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


Where’s Santa? Santa’s Lakeside Grotto When: Saturdays and Sundays between 8th November and 20th December, extra days on 21st and 22nd December. Time: 11.00am - 4.30pm, arrive early to avoid disappointment. Cost: £5.00 for children, including a gift from Santa, £2.00 for every accompanying adult. We invite you to be delighted by the wonder of Christmas with your little ones by hopping aboard our magic sleigh. Each child will meet Father Christmas and receive a gift suitable for their age. Nottinghamshire County Council Rufford Abbey Rufford Newark NG22 9DF 01623 821338 Father Christmas at the Market When: Friday 20th November - 12th December, Friday and Saturdays only. Then every day from Monday 14th - Wednesday 23rd December. Cost: £3.00 per child with a gift. Santa can be found on the lower ground floor of Castle Market. Castle Market Exchange Street Castlegate S1 2AH

Santa Claus When: 21st November - 24th December. Time: Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm, Tuesday - Friday 11.00am - 4.00pm. Closed Monday. Cost: £4.00 per child with a gift. Come and meet Santa Claus in his Grotto. TJ Hughes 50 High Street SHEFFIELD S1 1QH 0114 272 8121 St Nicholas’ Yuletide Grotto When: Saturday 28th November - Sunday 20th December, only open at the weekends. Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm, last admission 3.45pm. Cost: £5.00 per child. The traditional bearer of Yuletide gifts, St Nicholas will be in his medieval style grotto every weekend until Sunday 20th December ready to welcome visitors. Sherwood Forest Country Park Edwinstowe Mansfield NG21 9HN 01623 823202 enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk

0114 273 5281

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Santa’s Wonderland and 3D Show

Visit Santa

When: Every day from Friday 6th November - Thursday 24th December. Time: Shows are every 45 minutes: Monday - Saturday 10.00am 7.15pm; Sundays 10.45am - 5.15pm. Cost: Tickets are £3.00 per person or £10.00 for a group of 4. Please be aware there is an advanced booking fee of £1.50 per ticket or £3.00 for a group ticket. Visit Santa’s Wonderland and experience the magic of Christmas in 3D. Book to secure your place or simply turn up on the day.  After the 3D experience (lasts about 15 minutes). Your journey continues through the enchanting forest where you will find Santa in his special grotto waiting to meet you and give all the good girls and boys a special gift.

When: Sunday 22nd November - Thursday 24th December. Time: Santa Claus’ Grotto will be open in line with the normal store opening hours.  Cost: £3.00 per child (£1.00 will go to NSPCC). 

Meadowhall Centre SHEFFIELD S9 1EP 0114 256 8800 http://www.meadowhall.co..uk Visit Santa in his Grotto When: From Thursday 12th November - Thursday 24th December. Time: Monday - Wednesday 11.30am - 5.30pm, Thursday & Friday 11.30am - 7.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm, Sunday 10.00am 4.00pm (please note Santa’s Grotto closes at 3.00pm on Christmas Eve).  Cost: £4.00 per child including a gift, optional photo taken with Santa an extra £5.00.  Places can be booked in advance via the website. Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre Crystal Peaks SHEFFIELD S20 7PJ 0114 251 0457

Visit Santa in the childrenswear department and receive a gift. Debenhams The Moor SHEFFIELD S1 3LR 0114 289 5352 Santa Special Train Rides When: Saturday 5th - Sunday 20th December.  (Elsecar’s Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th December - for more details see ‘Outside Sheffield’ section) Time: Trains depart at 11.00am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm, 4.00pm tbc Cost: Tickets: Adults £7.50/Children £7.50 tbc. Enjoy all the festive fun as the Elsecar Heritage Railway welcomes a special VIP guest, Father Christmas, who will be travelling aboard the Santa Steam Express meeting and greeting children and parents throughout the trip.  Refreshements and presents for everyone.  Please contact for further information and booking details. Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ 01226 746 746 http://www.elsecar-heritage-centre.co.uk

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Santa Cruises

Christmas at Clumber

When: Saturdays 5th, 12th, 19th, Sundays 6th, 13th, 20th December. Time: 2.30pm & 4.00pm.  Additional cruise at 1.00pm on 13th, 19th, 20th December.  Cost: £9.95 for children & adults include 1 hour cruise, present for children suitable for age.  Mince pie and a glass of warm mulled wine or tea/coffee for adults, squash and biscuit for children. 

A & G Passenger Boats Ltd Arch 16, Victoria Quay Wharf Street SHEFFIELD S2 5SY

When: Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th and Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th December. Time: 11.00am - 5.00pm, See Father Christmas arrive on his ‘sleigh’ at 1.00pm. Cost: Normal admission charges apply but there is no extra cost for activities. Something for all the family with local handcrafted Christmas gifts, sweets, festive treats and much, much, more. Children’s activities throughout the day and seasonal music performed by local brass bands. Visit Father Christmas in his grotto (1.00pm - 4.00pm). Follow the lantern-lit trail around the Pleasure Ground (4.30pm).

0114 278 6314

Clumber Park Worksop S80 3AZ

Cruise and meet Father Christmas. Booking essential. 

http://www.sheffieldboats.co.uk Father Christmas at Cannon Hall When: Saturday 5th & Sundays 6th, 13th, 20th December. Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm.  Cost: £4.00 per child. Meet Father Cristmas in the traditional grotto at Cannon Hall Museum and receive a lovely gift. Cannon Hall Museum Park & Gardens Bark House Lane Cawthorne Barnsley S75 4AT 01226 790 270 cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk http://www.barnsleylive.co.uk

01909 544917 Visit to Santa When: Every Saturday & Sunday from 28th November - 13th December. Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm. Also Wednesday 2nd December 5.00pm - 7.30pm.  Cost: Free. Meet Father Christmas.  He will be on the 1st Floor where he will help children of all ages write their wish list.  Children can use the special post box in the toy department to send their wish list and receive a personal reply from the big man. John Lewis Barkers Pool City Centre SHEFFIELD S1 0114 276 8511

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Santa and Steam Specials

Where’s Santa

When: Trains will be operating on Saturdays 5th, 12th & 19th, Sundays 6th, 13th & 20th, Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th December. Time: Depart from Rowsley South Station only at 11.00am, 12.35am, 2.05pm & 3.40pm.  Cost: Adults aged (16 & over) £9.75, Senior Citizens: £8.75, Children 0 - 15 months £5.00 (no seat), Children 16 months - 15 years £8.50. 

When: Sunday 6th & 13th December. Time: 11.00am - 3.30pm. Cost: Admission fee is £7.00 for all ages.

Santa assisted by his many helpers saunters through the train whilst you travel, bearing gifts for every child. Wine and freshly baked mince pies will be served to adults.  Booking is advisable. 

This includes train rides, seasonal refreshments, visit to Santa in his grotto & children’s quality gift. Miniature Railway Sheffield & District Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Abbeydale Road South, SHEFFIELD S17 0114 236 9002

Peak Rail Plc Matlock Station Matlock DE4 3NA 01629 580 381 peakrail@peakrail.co.uk http://www.peakrail.co.uk Christmas at the Castle When: Saturdays 5th, 12th, 19th & Sundays 6th, 13th, 20th & Monday 21st - Thursday 24th December.  Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm. Cost: £5.50 per person.  Come and meet Santa in his grotto and undertake the children’s reindeer trail through the Gardens. Includes mulled wine and mince pie for all adult visitors and a quality gift for children visiting Santa. Booking required for visiting Santa.  Wentworth Castle Gardens 2, Menagerie House Low Lane Stainborough Barnsley S75 3EN 01226 776 040 http://www.wentworthcastle.org 7

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Events/Activities in Sheffield City Centre Christmas in the City Centre When: Christmas events in the City Centre begin on Thursday 19th November. Time: Start times vary, confirmation can be found at sheffield.gov.uk Cost: Costs vary dependent on activities. Activities included a German themed Christmas market, Sheffield Wheel, Christmas Craft Fair, break dancing Santas, carol singing and music.  Also Snow Queen’s Ice Chariot with acrobatic elves.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs When: Friday 11th December - Sunday 10th January 2010.  Time: Various times on different dates.  Please view the website or call for details.  Cost: Tickets £12.00 - £20.00. Access: Wheelchair seating/access is available. An infa-red hearing enhancement system operates in the Lyceum auditorium.  The Lyceum Theatre 55 Norfolk Street SHEFFIELD S1 1DA

Town Hall Pinstone Street SHEFFIELD S1 2HH

0114 249 6000 info@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk My Dad’s a Birdman

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/christmas Hunt the Egyptian

When: Saturday 12th December. Time: 11.00am & 2.30pm.  Cost: Tickets £8.00 - £10.00.  Ages: Suitable for ages 4 - 7 years.  Access: Wheelchair seating/access is available. An infa-red hearing enhancement system operates in the Crucible auditorium    

When: Wednesday 2nd December. Time: 5.00pm - 8.00pm.  Cost: Free.

Crucible Theatre Norfolk Street SHEFFIELD S1 1DA

Find the Egyptian competition.

0114 249 6000 info@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

John Lewis Barkers Pool City Centre SHEFFIELD S1 0114 276 8511

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Manor Operatic presents Cinderella When: Sunday 27th December - Sunday 3rd January ‘10. Time: 2.00pm, 6.00pm (also 7.15pm on 31st December). Cost: Tickets adults from £4.50, children and concessions from £3.50.  Tickets available by calling 01709 365108 or by visiting www.manoroperatic.com Sheffield City Hall Barkers Pool SHEFFIELD S1 2JA 0114 278 9789

Events/Activities in the Central Community Assembly (Hillsborough, Walkley, Broomhill) Victorian Christmas Market When: Saturday 5th 10.00am - 7.00pm & Sunday 6th December 10.00am - 5.00pm. Cost: Adults £4.00, Concessions £3.00, accompanied children free. Market stalls, traditional fairground and festive family entertainment. Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust Ltd Kelham Island Museum Alma Street SHEFFIELD S3 8RY 0114 272 2106 * Festive Fun When: Sunday 6th December.  Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm.  Cost: Free.  Access: Accessible toilets. Activities to celebrate National Tree Week and Christmas which will be run jointly by the 2nd Nature and the Ranger Team.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Refreshments available.  Other contact:  2nd Nature Team on 0114 273 6199 Rivelin Valley Park

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0114 283 9195

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Burton Street Carol Service

Archie Camp

When: Wednesday 9th December. Time: 7.00pm. Cost: £2.00 entry includes mince pies and mulled wine. Burton Street Foundation and The Salvation Army band carol service. All proceeds go towards supporting the Foundation and The Salvation Army.

When: Monday 21st - Tuesday 22nd December. Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm or 8.00am - 6.00pm. Cost: 9.00am - 3.00pm: £12.50 a day, 2 days £20.00; 8.00am 6.00pm: £25.00 per day, 2 days £40.00. Age: 5 - 11 years.

57 Burton Street SHEFFIELD S6 2HH

A range of activities from dance and trampolining to the competition zone, football, judo 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.

http://www.burtonstreet.co.uk/ Sheffield University Performing Arts Society presents Footloose When: Sunday 13th December. Time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Cost: Tickets £8.00, Students £5.00. Access: Disabled access University Drama Studio Shearwood Road SHEFFIELD S10 2TD

Wisewood Secondary School Laird Road Wisewood SHEFFIELD S6 4BH 0114 231 6934 http://www.thearches-ssp.co.uk

0114 222 0200 dramastudio@sheffield.ac.uk http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/drama

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Events/Activities in the East Community Assembly (Darnall, Tinsley, Manor, Richmond, Arbourthorne) Outdoor Winter Play When: Thursday 3rd , Saturday 5th, Thursday 10th, Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Thursday 17th December. Time: Morning and afternoon session are provided, times vary depending on the session. Cost: Sessions are free of charge and all resources and equipment will be provided. Age: Ages vary depending on the session. Winter Play is all about engaging children in open access play activities on local parks and green spaces   It emphasises the fact that you can play outdoors at any time of the year. Taking place at Coronation Park, Foxhill Recreation Ground and Wolfe Road Park. 37 Victoria Hall Stafford Road SHEFFIELD S2 2SF 0114 263 4335

A Journey Through Sheffield When: Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th December. Time: 1.30pm & 7.30pm.  Cost: Adults £7.50, Child £4.00. Enjoy the dazzling skaters, dancers and vocals from the spectacular cast of over 100 iceSheffield Coleridge Road SHEFFIELD S9 5DA 0114 223 3900 info@icesheffield.com http://www.icesheffield.com Festive Family Fun on Ice When: Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th and Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th December. Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm. Cost: Adult £5.50,  Junior £5.00, Under 4’s - £1.00, Family tickets -  Can be purchased for £20.00 including skate hire - 1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children. Access: Disabled access. During the morning session the mascot of iceSheffield will be on the ice dressed as Santa and will be distributing age appropriate presents for all children under 10 years. iceSheffield Coleridge Road SHEFFIELD S9 5DA 0114 223 3900 http://www.icesheffield.com

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Valley Park, Bankwood and Chancet Wood Children’s Centres’ Christmas Party When: Thursday 10th December. Time: 11.45am - 1.45pm. Cost: Free.  Will also be celebrating Eid, Hanuka and Diwali.  For parents with children under 5 years old.  Tenants Hall, Newfield Green

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0114 241 6968

* Welcome Christmas When: Sunday 20th December. Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm.  Cost: Free. Try out your craft skills by making a Christmas wreath to hang on your door.  Materials will be provided.  Meet at Richmond Park Bowling Pavilion.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Refreshments available.  Richmond Park off Hastilar Road South SHEFFIELD S13

* A Christmas Welcome

0114 275 1176

When: Sunday 13th December. Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm.  Cost: Free.  Access: Accessible toilets. 

Alvin & The Chipmunks LIVE!

Have a go at creating a festive decoration for your door. All materials will be provided.  Meet at Centre in the Park.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Norfolk Heritage Park Norfolk Park SHEFFIELD S2 0114 275 1176

When: Monday 21st December. Time: 10.00am - 6.00pm Cost: Free.  To celebrate the return of the hottest trio on screen this December, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, Twentieth Century Fox is bringing the ultimate entertainment day to you at Meadowhall! Will be giving away exclusive goodies and you will get the opportunity to meet Alvin, Simon and Theodore...so don’t forget to bring your cameras. The Chipmunks will be teaching you the crazy dance; and can also get up on stage and show us some of your moves The Oasis Food Hall Meadowhall Centre SHEFFIELD S9 1EP 0114 256 8800

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Events/Activities in the North East Community Assembly (Shiregreen, Southey, Firth Park, Burngreave)

Events/Activities in the Northern Community Assembly (Ecclesfield, Stocksbridge, Stannington) * Wheata Woodland Work

Academies Club

When: Sunday 6th December. Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm. Cost: Free. 

When: Monday 21st - Wednesday 23rd & Monday 28th - 30th Wednesday December. Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Cost: £21.00 per child. Ages: 5 - 15 years. Please contact for full information.  

Join the Rangers and members of Grenoside Conservation Society for a morning of tree felling, bracken removal and bramble cutting in this ancient woodland. All tools and training will be provided.  Wear suitable footwear/clothing.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Bower Lane entrance.

Sheffield Ski Village Vale Road Parkwood Springs SHEFFIELD S3 9SJ

Wheata Wood Bower Lane Grenoside SHEFFIELD S35

0114 276 0044

0114 240 3578 * Foxfield Festive Fun When: Sunday 13th December. Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free.  Join the Rangers and the ‘Friends of Foxfield Spring Wood’ to make yule wreaths from natural materials.  Meet at the entrance off Mackenzie Crescent.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Wear suitable footwear/clothing.  Foxfield Spring Wood off Mackenzie Crescent Burncross SHEFFIELD S36 0114 240 3578

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When: Monday 21st December. Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm.  Cost: Free.  Access: Accessible toilets. Join the Ranger to make a winter wall decoration for the festive period using natural materials.  Meet at the Pavilion.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. Parson Cross Park 0114 246 4989

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Events/Activities in the South Community Assemby (Beauchief, Greenhill, Graves Park, Gleadless Valley, Nether Edge) * Greenwatch Volunteer Day

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When: Saturday 5th December. Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm.  Cost: Free.  An opportunity to help the Rangers improve the green spaces of Gleadless Valley with a morning of practical tasks, stream clearance, cutting back and habitat management.  All tools and training will be provided.  Meeting place to be confirmed.  Please call contact person.  Wear suitable footwear/clothing.  Gleadless Valley

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0114 283 9195 Christmas Fair When: Saturday 12th December. Time: 11.00am - 3.00pm. Cost: Entry is free. Activities will include family fuel busters in the Energy House,  Santa’s Grotto, Christmas trees will be for sale along with crafts and festive food stalls.  Heeley City Farm Richards Road SHEFFIELD S2 3DT 0114 258 0382

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* Young at Heart: Christmas Wreath Making When: Wednesday 16th December. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm.  Cost: Free.  Access: Accessible toilets.  Join the Rangers making festive Christmas wreaths from traditional materials.  Booking essential.  Meet at Rose Garden Cafe.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Wear suitable footwear/clothing.  Refreshments available.  Graves Park

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0114 283 9195 * Make a Christmas Wreath When: Sunday 20th December. Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm.  Cost: Free.  Access: Accessible toilets.  Mobility scooters available.  Must be booked 2 weeks in advance.  Please call contact to book.  Join the Rangers for an afternoon of Christmas related activities.  Booking essential.  Meet at Shepherds Wheel.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Bingham Park 0114 268 6196

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Events/Activities in the South East Community Assembly (Woodhouse, Beighton, Mosborough, Birley) * Wildlife Wanders When: Tuesday 1st December. Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm. Cost: Free.  Access: Accessible toilets.  Take a slow stroll, learn about the plants and animals we see through the seasons and finish with a hot drink.  Meet at the Alan Bailey Visitor Centre.  Wear suitable footwear/clothing.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.    Shire Brook Valley Local Nature Reserve Stone Lane SHEFFIELD S13 7BR 0114 275 1176 * Parks ‘n Play When: Sunday 6th December.  Time: 11.00am - 3.00pm.  Cost: Free.  Festive fun.  Look for the Ranger Van in the park.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Springwell Park Estate Beighton SHEFFIELD S20 0114 261 1925

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* Red Nosed Rudolf When: Saturday 12th December. Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm.  Cost: Free.  Access:  Accessible toilets. Cut some timber and transform it into your own red nosed Rudolf!  Meet at Alan Bailey Visitor Centre.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Wear suitable footwear/clothing.  Shire Brook Valley Local Nature Reserve Stone Lane Woodhouse SHEFFIELD S13 7BR 0114 275 1176

Events/Activities in the South West Community Assembly (Crookes, Ecclesall, Dore, Totley, Fulwood) * Crafty Christmas When: Sunday 6th December. Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm.  Cost: Free.  Access: Accessible toilets. Join the Rangers to make Christmas decorations and traditional gifts from natural material.  Booking essential.  Wear suitable footwear/ clothing.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Refreshments available.  Millhouses Park

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A Magical Christmas in the Gardens

* ZooTime: Bah Humbug!

When: Friday 11th - Sunday 13th December. Time: 4.30pm - 8.30pm Cost: £5.00 entry, accompanied children under 16 free. Tickets on the gate at Thompson Road, Clarkehouse Road and Botanical Road/ Clarkehouse Road for wheel chair and buggy friendly access.

When: Sunday 20th December. Time: 12.00pm - 3.00pm.  Cost: Free.  Access: Accessible toilets. 

Enjoy a truly magical evening and be entertained by illuminations, carol singing, free traditional children’s rides, a miniature steam train ride and enchanted fairies in the Glass Pavilions. Give Santa a wave as he is busy in his workshop, he is working hard to get presents ready for Christmas, so can’t stop to chat, but his helpers will be happy to say hello and pass on letters to Santa. Sheffield Botanical Gardens Clarkehouse Road SHEFFIELD S10 2LN 0114 268 6001 0114 250 0500 http://www.eventsheffield.co.uk/event/6089/a-real-magical-christmas Live Nativity Play on a real farm with the animals and see Father Christmas When: Saturday 12th - Thursday 24th December. Time: 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.20pm, 6.30pm (please view website or contact for full details). Cost: Tickets £9.80, under 2’s £4.80.  Totley Hall Farm Totley Hall Lane Totley SHEFFIELD S17 4AA 0114 236 4761

Join the Rangers to make festive critters from traditional materials to hang on your Christmas tree. Booking essential.  Meet at the Saw Mill in the woods.  Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Wear suitable footwear/clothing. Ecclesall Woods

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0114 283 9195 Christmas Craft Club When: Monday 21st December - Wednesday 23rd December and Tuesday 29th - Wednesday 30th December. Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm. Age: 7 - 12 years. Activities will include making collages, canvas painting and pottery painting. 102 Hangingwater Road Nethergreen SHEFFIELD S11 7ER 0114 230 6479 http://www.planetpot.co.uk

http://www.totleychristmasfestivals.co.uk

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Events/Activities Outside Sheffield Yuletide Treasure Trail When: Between 28th Novemeber - 3rd January, only on Saturdays and Sundays. Time: 11.00am - 3.00pm. Cost: £1.00 per leaflet Enjoy some of the Forest’s winter magic on a self guided trail with a ‘sweet’ reward for those who complete all the clues. Sherwood Forest Country Park Edwinstowe Mansfield NG21 9HN 01623 823202 Cinderella When: Tuesday 1st December - Sunday 10th January ‘10. Time: Various times.  Please call box office for more details.  Cost: Tickets Adults £10.00 - £11.00, Children £9.50 - £10.50, Family Tickets £38.00 - £42.00.  Rotherham Civic Theatre Catherine Street Rotherham S65 1EB 01709 823 621

Winter Wonderland When: Saturdays 5th, 12th, 19th & Sundays 6th, 13th, 20th December Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm.  Cost: Adult £7.50, Child £6.50 (under 3’s admitted free), Family ticket £30.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children), Student / OAP £7.00 Visit the Enchanting Grotto, meet Santa’s little helpers and take part in lots of free festive activities throughout the centre. Can you help Santa find his missing helpers? Seek out hidden elves and fairies to claim your reward. End your visit by making a special Christmas wish. Tie your very own Secret Scroll to our Christmas Wishing Tree with help from one of our enchanting elves. 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 An Evening of storytelling and merriment When: Friday 4th - Saturday 5th, Friday 11th - Saturday 12th and Friday 18th - Saturday 19th December. Time: Arrive at 7.00pm for a start at 7.30pm. Cost: £27.00 for adults, £13.50 for children. An evening of Robin Hood tales, music, feasting and merriment.  Sherwood Forest Country Park Edwinstowe Mansfield NG21 9HN 01623 823202 http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/countryparkschristmas.pdf

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Christmas Fair

Junior Rangers

When: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December. Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm.  Cost: Free admission (Charge for Father Christmas - £4.00 per child). 

When: Saturdays 5th & 19th December.  Time: Sessions run from 9.30am - 12.30pm. Cost: Please call venue for costs.

Seasonal crafts and entertainment in the beautifully decorated rooms at Cannon Hall and meet Father Christmas in the traditional grotto.                                                 

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.

Cannon Hall Museum Park & Gardens Bark House Lane Cawthorne Barnsley S75 4AT

Rother Valley Country Park Mansfield Road Wales Bar SHEFFIELD S26 5PQ

01226 790 270 cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk http://www.barnsleylive.co.uk Christmas at Hardwick

0114 247 1452 rangers.rvcp@rotherham.co.uk http://www.rothervalley.f9.co.uk Winter Festival

When: Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th, Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th and Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th December. Time: 11.00am - 3.00pm. Cost: Adult £4.00, Children £2.00

When: Saturday 5th December. Time: 3.00pm - 6.00pm. Cost: Free event but new reserve entry applies. Adult £3.00, Child £1.50, Members free. 

See the magnificant Elizabethan Entrance Hall and a series of rooms on the first floor festively decorated for Christmas.

Tree Dressing of the Old Oaks, candle-lit procession around Old Moor, with Father Christmas.

National Trust Hardwick Hall Doe Lea Chesterfield S44 5QJ

RSPB Old Moor Lane Wombwell Barnsley S73 0YF

01246 858400 hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

01226 273 837

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Aurora 2009

Winter Celebration - a torch procession

When: Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th and Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th December. Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm. Cost: Adults £2.00, Children £1.00.

When: Saturday 12th December. Time: 2.00pm Craft Session, 3.30pm Torch Procession Cost: £2.00 craft session. Prebooking and prepayment is essential for the craft session as places are strictly limited. Get crafty with a ranger using recycled and natural materials to create beautiful tree dressings with which to adorn the woodland in a celebration of all things wintry. After the craft session the torch procession will head into the darkening woods as we welcome in the winter festival season. Please bring a torch.

Don’t miss the magic of Aurora this Christmas as layers of coloured light transform the gardens to create an enchanting wonderland, enhanced by an evocative and haunting soundtrack. Hidden features are revealed and large trees become spectacular living sculptures. Wander the trails through the winter garden and experience hidden surprises and vivid colours at every turn. Rufford Abbey Country Park Ollerton Newark NG22 9DF 01623 822944 http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/countryparkschristmas.pdf Cinderella at the Pomegranate Theatre When: Wednesday 9th December - Sunday 3rd January 2010 Time: There are morning, matinee and evening performances. Cost: Adult tickets - £7.00 - £13.50, Child tickets £7.00 - £11.00, Side Circle seats £5.50 - £8.00. Access: Disabled access and toilets. Celebrating 60 years of civic theatre in Chesterfield this year so it seems fitting that we should present Cinderella, which was the first pantomime to be put on here after the rep started in 1949. Pomegranate Theatre Corporation Street Chesterfield S41 7TX 01246 345222 http://www.pomegranatetheatre.co.uk 37

Alexandra Lodge, Northern Drive Park Road Bestwood Village Nottingham NG6 8UH 0115 927 3674 Special early evening family nativity performances When: Saturdays 12th & 19th December. Time: Admission from 4.30pm, for farmyard, Christmas craft tent and playground (weather permitting). Nativity performance at 6.00pm, evening ends approx 7.00pm. Cost: £10.00 per person (children under 2 free, sitting on parent’s lap for the performance). The Nativity story told with real animals from the farmyard, and the chance for some of the children to dress up and be part of this timeless seasonal story. Tickets include a free food box and drink for each paying child, and a complimentary hot drink and pasty for every adult. Chatsworth House Chatsworth Bakewell DE45 1PP 01246 565 300 http://www.chatsworth.org 38


Elsecar’s Christmas Craft Fayre

Real Reindeer Event

When: Saturday 12th  - Sunday 13th December.  Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm.  Cost: Adults £1.00, Children 50p. 

When: Saturday 12th December. Time: 12.45pm - 1.00pm (parade), 1.00pm - 3.00pm (viewing area). Cost:  Free.  

The event features over forty unique exhibitors with a wide selection of craft and gift items, hand-made decorations, jewellery, cards, fabrics, confectionary, paintings, glassware, books, childrens’ toys, clothing, etc. Then why not sit back and enjoy a full programme of live festive music.

The Reindeer will be parading through Rotherham town centre by Santa at 12.45pm for approximately 15 minutes before entering a viewing area behind the Big Screen where they will be until 3.00pm to meet all the children (and grown-ups) who they will be delivering presents to in December. 

Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ

Rotherham Town Centre

01226 740 203

01709 835 904

Aladdin

A Children’s Christmas Dream

When: Saturday 12th - Wednesday 30th December. Time: Dates and times vary. Please call box office for more details.  Cost: Tickets £12.00, concessions available. 

When: Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th December. Time: 5.00 - 7.00pm. Cost: This is taking place as part of the Aurora lights spectacular and admission charges apply. Adults £2.00, Children £1.00.

Lamp Room Theatre Westgate Barnsley S70 2DX

Beyond the gardens of Rufford there is a secret land of Christmas dreams. Hidden away for the rest of the year, a secret doorway opens to reveal a host of magical characters, hard at work to make every child’s Christmas wish come true. Come along and see if you can find Santa’s friends and watch them while they toil. This special children’s event is ideal for all the family.

01226 200 075 http://www.barnsleylamproom.com

Rufford Abbey Country Park Rufford Newark NG22 9DF 01623 822944 http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/countryparkschristmas.pdf

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Outdoor Ice Skating

Christmas Craft Activities

When: Saturday 19th December - Sunday 3rd January 2010. Time: 11.00am - 7.00pm. Cost: Adult £4.00, Child £3.00, 30 minute session includes skate hire. Booking advisable.

When: Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th December. Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm Cost: £1.00 per person. 

Why not try out something completely different when our first ever open-air synthetic “ice” rink is installed in the Turning Yard. Skate in the footsteps of Dukes!   Clumber Park Worksop S80 3AZ 01909 544917 Christmas Craft Workshops When: Saturday 19th December - Sunday 20th December. Time: Drop in throughout the day. Cost: £1.00 per person wishing to take part. Booking: Book on arrival to Magna at the ticketing tills. Come along and take part in our Christmas craft activities, these will take place throughout the day and will have a real festive feel.   Magna Science Adventure Centre Sheffield Road Rotherham S60 1DX

Christmas craft activities. Magna Science Adventure Centre Sheffield Road Rotherham S60 1DX 01709 720 002 info@magnatrust.co.uk http://www.visitmagna.co.uk Tap Dancing Turkeys When: Sunday 20th December.    Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm.  Cost: Free.    Christmas wouldn’t be the same without some turkey – and our two turkeys in the town centre are sure to fill you with festive cheer! The charismatic birds have fluffed up their feathers to present a fresh and hilarious brood of off-the-wall routines with a unique combination of tap dance, turkey talk and shopping tips!!  Rotherham Town Centre

Rotherham

01709 835 904

info@magnatrust.co.uk http://www.visitmagna.co.uk

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Tales for Christmas

Tinsel Trek at Clumber Park

When: Sunday 20th December. Time: from 2.00pm onwards

When: Tuesday 29th December. Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm. Cost: Normal entry fees apply.

Join our exceptional storyteller as he narrates tales for the festive season.

Join Senior Warden, Roy Turner, for a walk (approx 2 hrs) around the Park.

Sherwood Forest Country Park Edwinstowe Mansfield NG21 9HN

Clumber Park Worksop S80 3AZ

01623 823202

01909 544917

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/countryparkschristmas.pdf Yuletide Lantern Walk When: Sunday 20th December. Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm. Cost: £3.50 per person. Wrap up warm and bring a lantern or torch to light your way on this midwinter walk through the ancient oaks. As the sun sinks, who knows who you might meet along the way or what you might find under the ‘Tree Dressing’ oak. Sherwood Forest Country Park Edwinstowe Mansfield NG21 9HN 01623 823202 http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/countryparkschristmas.pdf

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SIL would like to wish everyone a happy holiday and a peaceful New Year

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Updated! Leisure information for Children and Young People

SIL holds extensive information on leisure activities available for children and young people all over Sheffield. Whether you have an activity in mind which your children would like to try, or you’re seeking new ideas, SIL can send you information about where to find: • Art & Creativity • Drama • Baby Rooms • Dance • Children’s Entertainers • Football • Gym Classes • Language Clubs & Groups • Music • Play Centres • Toy Libraries • Baby Massage • Baby Signing • Baby Yoga • Racquet Sports • Swimming • Boxing • Something Different (Pre-School) – includes baking, ice-skating etc • Something Different (Age 5+) - includes circus skills, roller skating • Venues and Resources – Party Venues • Equipment for Children & Babies

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! 45

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Does your child have: • Significant health needs • Special educational needs, or • A disability?

Then SIGN can help! What do you think about our new look What’s on? We have had requests by parents to have our ‘What’s on’ guide to be even more user friendly and to be organised by areas in Sheffield Because Sheffield City Council have split the areas in Sheffield by Community Assemblies we have decided to arrange our ‘What’s on’ guide this way (please see map on left) We’d love to hear what you think about our ‘What’s on’ guide whatever your comments ................... Email: info@sheffinfolink.org.uk For more details regarding Community Assemblies please visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/in-your-area/community-assemblies 47

SIGN is a free information service for children and young people with any health need or disability and the parents, carers and professionals who support them.

To find out how SIGN can help you

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A guide to activities taking place for children and young people in Sheffield over the school holidays in December 2009.

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