Tropical Butterfly House (10 miles)
Tropical Butterfly House
Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes, lizards, a tarantula and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (19 miles)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
From Wallaby Walkabout to Land of the Tigers, all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest features are a giraffe house and a viewing platform into largest leopard enclosure in the world, where visitors come face to face with them up 10m high climbing frames!
Aston Springs Farm (6 miles)
Aston Springs Farm
is a farm which includes a farm trail with animals such as pigs, goats, deer, alpacas and donkeys. A farm shop sells produce reared on the farm and a family restaurant serves it too.
Wigfield Farm (10 miles)
is a working farm with lots of animals to see and feed. There are meerkats, donkeys, goats, cows, owls, pigs, sheep, chickens, ponies, alpacas, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodent room and an aquatics room. We have an outside play area, a cafe and gift shop.
Cannon Hall Farm (14 miles)
Cannon Hall Farm
Family run farm attraction featuring hundreds of animals with lots of babies always on show. Spectacular new adventure playground opening Easter 2011. Farm Shop selling home produced beef, pork and lamb. Toy and gift shop. Don't miss our famous home made pies in the delicatessen and restaurant.
Shepherds Place Farm (26 miles)
Shepherds Place Farm
Fun, educational petting farm introducing you and your family to animals from home and overseas, including goats, pigs, llamas, rheas, tortoises, and more! Play area with sandpit, and supersized bouncy castle!
Graves Gallery (< 1 mile)
Visit the home of Sheffield’s visual art collection and enjoy the city’s art in a peaceful haven away from the noise of the city. 8 galleries to explore. Great programme of temporary exhibitions. Free to visit.
Millennium Gallery (< 1 mile)
See some of the unique heritage of Sheffield, including metalwork, plus a great variety of contemporary design and art exhibitions. Different events and temporary exhibits throughout the year. Free to visit.
Kelham Island Museum (< 1 mile)
Kelham Island Museum
Immerse yourselves in the sights and sounds of industrial Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution and follow the growth of the city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the City of today and the world!
Weston Park Museum (1 miles)
Weston Park Museum
Extensive collections of all kinds with nice touches to welcome the kids like Activity Cart with quiz sheets and toys; regular Creation Station sessions and 4 differently themed trails to follow outside. Loads to see, loads to do. Bring everyone!
Magna Science Adventure Centre (4 miles)
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Power your imagination at Magna; the UK's first Science Adventure Centre and explore the four elements of fire, air, earth and water. Home to 'Sci-Tek' the largest science and technology playground in Europe, and Aqua-Tek the UK's largest outdoor water play area.
Weston Park (4 miles)
A family friendly museum where kids are free to roam. Explore trail for under 4s plus Family Trails available. Special events and creative activities held each month. Free to visit.
Clifton Park Museum (6 miles)
Clifton Park Museum
One of the most modern and user-friendly Museums in the country, the twice nominated Museum of the year features famous exhibits such as Nelson the Lion and the breath-taking Rhinoceros Vase. Plus Lion's Den children's play area.
Experience Barnsley (12 miles)
Discover the history and heritage of Barnsley and its people at this great museum and Discovery Centre that is free to visit. Hands on and interactive exhibits to enjoy, plus a Visitor Centre and a café.
Cannon Hall Museum (14 miles)
Cannon Hall Museum
Country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland. Kids will love the childrens room with costumes, puzzles and hands-on learning plus the war zone with sights and sounds of war through the ages helping history come to life.
Cusworth Hall and Park (16 miles)
Cusworth Hall and Park
A grade I listed country house and grounds open to the public with gardens, adventure playground, lakeland and open spaces as well as a house restored to the period and museum. Free to visit.
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery (17 miles)
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Family friendly museum that tells the story of the Doncaster area from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day, fun and informative events throughout the year. Interactive exihibits, dressing up, and giant chess! Free to visit.
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (17 miles)
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
Air museum at Doncaster Lakeside, the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster, with historic buildings and aircraft hangers, military aircraft and helicopters. You can even put yourself in the pilot seat as selected cockpits are always open!
The Trolleybus Museum (27 miles)
The Trolleybus Museum
is the world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses, alongside other vehicles and artefacts from the same era. Rides and seasonal fun available too, if you can catch them open!
Ponds Forge (< 1 mile)
Come down and make a splash at Ponds Forge leisure pool! Whizz through the 2 flumes, float along the lazy river or jump through the big waves. There is also a smaller fun pool, for parent and toddler swimming!
Millhouses Park (3 miles)
13 hectares of Green Flag Award Winning parkland with Splash! Water Play, Skate Park, Boating Lake, plus large play park, riverside, woodland and plenty of space to run around. Open all year and free to visit.
Rotherham Leisure Complex (6 miles)
Rotherham Leisure Complex
Leisure pool with shallow entry and aqua flume water slide plus standard swimming pool and a smaller parent child pool.
Maltby Swimming Centre (11 miles)
Maltby Swimming Centre
Standard swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Metrodome Leisure Complex (12 miles)
Metrodome Leisure Complex
Offering waves in theCalypso Cove lagoon pool, 3 great white knuckle rides and more slides for the young 'uns, plus leisure waters, toddler pool, play ship and BIG diving boards.
Megakidz Indoor Play Centre (< 1 mile)
Megakidz Indoor Play Centre
are well known for our friendly atmosphere, relaxing environment and excellent facilities for both parents and their under 8s. It's a place where your cheeky monkeys can run wild!
Playtime (2 miles)
Cool play centre with a 3 tier play structure, slides, a spooky maze, ball pools and an indoor bouncy castle plus a cafe and exclusive parties are a speciality.
The Play Arena (2 miles)
The Play Arena
An exciting family entertainment centre with a wide range of activities which will appeal to the whole family, from babies to adults, whatever the weather. At 18,000 square feet the venue is the largest in Sheffield. There is both indoor and outdoor play equipment.
Tots to Tens Play Centre (2 miles)
Tots to Tens Play Centre
Welcoming play centre for families with children from birth to 10 year of age. Large play frame, and eparate play area for under 5s. Plenty of features, plus a sensory area, and a variety of toys.
Jungle Mania Play Centre (2 miles)
Jungle Mania Play Centre
Jungle themed shenanigans with all the usual gubbins: slides and balls, bridges and tunnels, baby zone and toddler construction site, plus parties.
Monkey Bizness (2 miles)
the premier family entertainment centre, where kids can be kidz. With separate play areas for 0 to 2, 2 to 5 and 5 to 12 year olds. The family entertainment centre has a huge triple pyramid design frame including our massive cannon arena featuring our new super canon.
Kidz Krazy House Limited (2 miles)
Kidz Krazy House Limited
8,000 square foot of play adventure with a 2 level play frame, lots of soft play blocks to build into dens and climb over, and a café with plenty of seating. Regular activity days, and a number of party packages.
Tiger Play (3 miles)
Play structures in Meadowhall Shopping Centre with three different sections - baby, toddler and multi-level junior play frame.
Castaways Cove (3 miles)
Large pirate themed play and party centre spread over 7,500 sq ft, with separate zones, and a multi level soft play climbing cage with designed to look like a sailing vessel complete with sails. A number of party packages available.
Hydra Kids (5 miles)
Excellent Soft Play and party venue, with 3 zones for differing age groups, each offering physical, mental, and imaginative challenges. A high standard of classic adventure soft play equipment with plenty of entertaining features.
Camelot Play Castle (5 miles)
Camelot Play Castle
Multi level castle themed adventure play structure with slides, ball pit, plus toddler zone party areas.
Kidz Kingdom Play and Party Centre (6 miles)
Kidz Kingdom Play and Party Centre
Offers indoor and outdoor play with multi level play structures, interactive play features and classic activities from climbing and sliding to tunnelling through the ball pit. Dedicated baby area.
Runaround Play Centre (6 miles)
Runaround Play Centre
A fantastic playcentre for kids complete with large play frame, 4 lane Astra Slide, Spiral Slide, Ball Cannons, Large Sports Arena, Traverse Climbing Wall and separate Toddlers Area with interactive touch screen TV and ball fountain.
Wacky Warehouse - Story Teller (6 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Story Teller
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor play area too.
Hullablloos (7 miles)
Indoor play centre based in Paces Campus, with 3 tier play frame, soft play, ball pools, slide, bridges and more! Toddler Groups held twice a week during term time. Great place for parties.
Wacky Warehouse - Marquis (8 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Marquis
Kids up to 4ft9 welcome to rampage through the multi level adventure play zone, with a smaller safe play zone for the smaller folk. Crafts sessions and parties too.
Playmania (8 miles)
is a multi level adventure play area with a huge selection of slides, plus tunnels, ball pits and other classic play features, plus 3 party rooms, including a disco room.
Jungle Monkeys (8 miles)
Soft indoor play area with plenty to keep the little ones amused including ball pool, dizzy disc and double slide. Good range of toys, plus a dressing up box. Separate area for under 1s.
Wacky Warehouse - Sir Jack (9 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Sir Jack
Multi level indoor adventure play zone with slides and balls, climbing and tunnels, dedicated tot zone and regular craft sessions. All attached to a family restaurant.
The Big Tops Indoor Playcentre (9 miles)
The Big Tops Indoor Playcentre
indoor family entertainment centre for the under 12s (+5s for laser tag) combining fantastic imaginative children's play facilities with an excellent, healthy eating cafe, Massive indoor soft play equipment with slides, Ball pool, Sports court, car track, toddlers' area, and Laser Tag Arena.
Treasure Island (9 miles)
Large play centre with dedicated area for babies and toddlers plus a three level play structure and sports court for older children. Great for breaking up a journey involving the M18!
Fun Factory - The Meadows Brewers Fayre (10 miles)
Fun Factory - The Meadows Brewers Fayre
This Fun Factory attached to The Meadows Brewers Fayre family friendly pub is a multi-level play space with adventure equipment, ball ponds and a toddler zone and can also be booked out for childrens parties.
Wacky Warehouse - Manor Farm (11 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Manor Farm
Loads of features for fun exercise laid out across several levels with a separate spot for the smalls. plus Tot Club and Arts and Crafts sessions.
Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre (11 miles)
Pirates Cove Indoor Play Centre
Bright and colourful multi level childrens adventure softplay centre with 2 Bouncy Castles, 7 Slides, 3 Ball Pools and lots more! Dedicated party room that has a secret passageway back to the adventure play area!
Ali Bongos (12 miles)
Three levels, featuring slides, swings and cargo nets, Playstations, refurbished toddler zone and an outdoor activity area, there is enough to keep your little adventurers entertained safely for a few hours, while you relax next door.
Jungle Jyms Play Centre (12 miles)
Jungle Jyms Play Centre
Play Centre with 2 level play structure, separate toddler and baby area and a pool table for older children too.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Sheffield with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in South Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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