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!
The Winter Garden (< 1 mile)
The Winter Garden
A stunning green world in one of the UK's biggest glasshouses of the last century! More than 2,500 plants to see and sniff, and it's free to visit too!
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.
Milllenium Gallery Sheffield (< 1 mile)
Milllenium Gallery Sheffield
A world class Metalwork Collection backed up by special exhibitions and a handy set of activity boxes to help explain it to kids! Host to regularly changing exhibitions on the local area plus a permanent collection including natural history.
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.
Curious About Sheffield (< 1 mile)
Curious About Sheffield
is a novel way to discover Sheffield. Our two unique treasure hunt style walks will keep the whole family intrigued for hours. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this historic ‘steel’ city. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Quasar Sheffield (< 1 mile)
Come and have a crack at laser tag, the pain-less and bruise-less way to get the thrills of combat in a futuristic live action role play arena! Zap your opponents and their base with your infra red laser gun to win eternal glory!
Skate Central of Sheffield (< 1 mile)
Skate Central of Sheffield
Why not go and visit the rink that still maintains good old-fashioned family values? Varied sessions, extra sessions during school holidays.
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!
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!
Norfolk Heritage Park (< 1 mile)
Norfolk Heritage Park
30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, and the Centre in The Park with a Cafe.
Foundry Climbing (< 1 mile)
Regular clubs for children and adults offering instruction in indoor climbing. Also birthday parties, taster sessions and school/youth groups.
The Edge Climbing Centre (< 1 mile)
The Edge Climbing Centre
An ideal way to get children interested in an adventure sport and a great and exciting way to exercise with the family. It's all set in a friendly environment and there is something for everyone from 7 years and up.
Sheffield Manor Lodge (1 miles)
Sheffield Manor Lodge
Discover over 600 years of history by exploring the Tudor ruins located in the once Great Sheffield Deer Park, see the animals on our working farm and find out what life was like on the eve of the Sheffield Blitz.
Highfield Adventure Playground (1 miles)
Highfield Adventure Playground
is a staffed sandy playground with big play equipment, loose parts to create with and little stuff for the littlies. There are also indoor activities like arts and crafts, pool and table tennis.
The House Skatepark (1 miles)
The House Skatepark
A terrifically well equipped facility for skating with a range of modern build classic features to train on and its all wood floors, so no concrete scars! If you're under 12 you will need an adult to stay with you and bring your helmet!
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!
Parkwood Karting (1 miles)
Junior karting is ideal for children aged 8 years or older looking to get started in karting or progress their racing skills. They give tuition to new drivers to ensure they drive safely and correctly.
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre (2 miles)
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre
Why crawl when you can climb? Whether it's your first visit or you're at competition standard we'll have something for you. 14 years of climbing wall experience have gone into AWCC Sheffield. We hope you enjoy your visit and look forward to seeing you on a regular basis.
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.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens (2 miles)
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
19 acres of restored Victorian garden with a stunning glass pavilion, a number of themed gardens to explore and plenty of space to play. Free to visit and open all year.
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.
Ice Sheffield National Ice Centre (2 miles)
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.
Endcliffe Park (2 miles)
15 hectares of open space just 2 miles southwest of Sheffiled city centre, with woodland, ponds, a and river, plus a large play park to boot, making this a popular place for a family day out. Free to visit.
The Climbing Works (2 miles)
The Climbing Works
Europe's biggest and best dedicated bouldering centre with a dedicated kid's bouldering facility called The Mini Works. Climbing classes for children, beginners and improvers. Good idea if you're looking for fun family days out in S.Yorkshire.
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.
Hollywood Bowl Sheffield (2 miles)
Hollywood Bowl Sheffield
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Laser Quest Sheffield (2 miles)
Laser Quest Sheffield
Exhilirating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for brave over 7s. Stalk your siblings through an exciting labyrinth in this futuristic zero contact war game! Birthday party packages available.
Paradise Island Adventure Golf (2 miles)
Paradise Island Adventure Golf
offering 14,000 square feet of Adventure Golfing spread over 2 differing 18 holes courses spread over 2 fully separate levels, packed with tropical props and jungle creatures! Great fun for all ages and abilities.
Graves Park (2 miles)
Something for everyone here with ancient woodland, adventure playgrounds, numerous sports facilities, lakes and golf course. Plus a delightful Animal Farm with loads of regional breeds to come and visit. Loads!
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.
Wincobank Hill (3 miles)
Ancient woodland covering a hill, with an Iron Age hill fort and other archaeological features. Great place to go for a historic nature ramble with the kids. Free to visit.
MFA Bowl Sheffield (3 miles)
MFA Bowl Sheffield
With 24 lanes plus arcade area, pool tables and family diner, this is a great spot for a family tournament! Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards.
Budding Picassos Ceramic Cafe (3 miles)
Budding Picassos Ceramic Cafe
is a bright and airy paint your own pottery studio in Sheffield. We have lots of great gadgets and tools, and friendly, helpful staff to make creating your own ceramic masterpiece easy! We have also been told we serve the best hot chocolate ever!
Planet Pot (3 miles)
Pottery painting for both children and adults. Come and paint from our great selection from Cup Cakes to Plates, Egg Cups to cereal bowls. Clubs and workshops throughout the year, and we cater for parties too!
Ecclesall Woods (3 miles)
An oasis of woodland calm in the city with pelnty of paths and bridleways to explore. Local Nature Reserve that also contains historic monuments and other heritage features.
Tiger Play (3 miles)
Bribe the kids with some adventure play to keep them sweet about having to come shopping: with kooky indoor and outdoor play areas you'll find all the normal fun you'd expect plus things like the giant xylophone and plank walking feature!
Fastlane Bowl (3 miles)
Eleven lane bowling centre with a licensed bar and food served all day, but still very family friendly!
Fired Arts Craft Cafe (3 miles)
Fired Arts Craft Cafe
Paint a pot, make a mosaic or decorate using Decopatch ... if you fancy getting all creative and crafty, this could be for you.
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.
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.
Woolley Woods (3 miles)
Ancient bluebell wood with a number of footpaths and bridleways to explore and archaeological sites to investigate. Plenty of birds, bats and butterflies to spot, plus loads of different flowers and trees. Free to visit.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (4 miles)
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Families can get hands on with history in their new interactive galleries: All About Abbeydale and The Works! Plus a wide range of fun crafts and skills activities at events throughout the year.
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Chequers (5 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Chequers
offering their recognised standard of indoor play with main and infant frames, craft sessions and free wifi.
Wheata Woods (5 miles)
Ancient semi natural woodland with a variety of habitats and birds to spot along numerous paths and bridleways. Archaeological features to explore including bomb craters, Romano British earthworks and medieval quarry pits.
Superbowl 2000 Rotherham (5 miles)
Superbowl 2000 Rotherham
With classic tenpin bowling, arcade games and fruit machines for adults and kids, why not come and enjoy a thrilling family day out.
Thanks for all the great things to do in 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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