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Sheffield School Holidays: Dates, things to do, activities and ideas

Posted 26 April 2022
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2019 is well and truly underway with the Sheffield school holidays approaching soon, so time to start planning! Here’s a list of this year’s Sheffield school holiday dates, plus a selection of our favourite 5 attractions in Sheffield. If you haven’t visited them yet, it’s probably time to put them down in your planner.

Sheffield School Holiday Dates 2020/21

  • Term Starts: 1st September 2020
  • Autumn Term: 1st September - 18th December 2020
  • October Half Term: 26th October - 30th October 2020
  • Christmas Holidays: 21st December - 3rd January 2021
  • Spring Term: 4th January - 1st April 2021
  • February Half Term: 15th February - 19th February 2021
  • Easter Holidays: 2nd April - 16th April 2021
  • Summer Term: 19th April - 21st July 2021
  • May Half Term: 31st May - 4th June 2021
  • Summer Holidays: 22nd July - 31st August 2021 

Sheffield School Holiday Dates 2021/22

  • Term Starts: 1st September 2021
  • Autumn Term: 1st September - 17th December 2021
  • October Half Term: 25th October - 29th October 2021
  • Christmas Holidays: 20th December - 3rd January 2022
  • Spring Term: 4th January - 1st April 2022
  • February Half Term: 14th February - 18th February 2022
  • Easter Holidays: 4th April - 18th April 2022
  • Summer Term: 19th April - 22nd July 2022
  • May Half Term: 30th May - 3rd June 2022
  • Summer Holidays: 25th July - 31st August 2022

Top Things to do in the Sheffield School Holidays

The Sheffield school holidays offer you plenty of opportunities to gather the whole family and enjoy a day out with the kids away from school. We’ve scouted 5 of the best attractions in Sheffield, so have a look below and see if anything catches your fancy.

Ponds Forge

Ponds Forge Leisure Centre has a pool but it’s not any ordinary swimming pool; it’s got 2 covered flumes which will have you swooshing down right from the top of the building! Also, once the wave machine comes on, the main pool will immediately become much more exciting.

Want to just chill out (it’s the Sheffield school holidays season after all..)? Float and glide around the main pool along the lazy river. And if you’ve got tiny kiddies or babies there is also a special mini pool for you, featuring mini fountains and a fun dolphin.

Tropical Butterfly House

Sheffield sounds as far from a tropical destination as it gets and yet the Tropical Butterfly House will make you feel like you’ve flown to an exotic island far, far away. Surrounded by hundreds of beautiful butterflies, walking through the meerkats’ enclosure, spotting crocodiles and snakes...You’ll quickly forget how close to home you actually are!

If it seems like your little ones just want to make friends with any living creature on the planet, then the animal encounters at the Tropical Butterfly House are also a must. From feeding the goats to meeting the ponies - it doesn’t get much up-close and personal than this.

Aston Springs Farm

Aston Springs Farm has all the farm animals you can think of: pigs, chickens, sheep, goats, alpacas, donkeys, ponies and more. Love the animals so much that you want to take one home? Well, if you’re ready to welcome a bunny or a guinea pig in your family, you can arrange to adopt one.

At Aston Springs Farm you can experience the sheer tranquillity of the countryside - just follow the farm trail, enjoy the woodland surroundings and find yourself a pretty picnic stop along the way. Also, if your family is into crafts, there’s a Paint a Pot Studio where you can make a little something to take home.

Highfield Adventure Playground

We know that entry prices can get quite overwhelming when you’ve got more than one child in the family. It doesn’t mean that fun during the Sheffield school holidays has to cost you an arm and a leg. We’ve added a free suggestion to our list - Highfield Adventure Playground.

With an outdoor and indoor play areas at your disposal, Highfield Adventure Playground is the perfect solution for your family day out, no matter the weather. When the sun’s out your little adventurers will be swinging across the place on a zip wire, swooshing down the tunnel slide and getting all wet on the water pumps. On a rainy day you can play pool and table tennis, while the younger ones get busy with various arts and crafts.

Sheffield Cable Waterski and Aqua Park

If you really want to celebrate the wonderful summer weather without having to spend on a trip far from Sheffield, your must-visit attraction is Sheffield Cable Waterski & Aqua Park. There you’ll find giant floats sitting in the middle of Rother Valley Lake, just daring you to dive into the fun. With slippery slides and tricky challenges to have a go at, you’ll be going wet and wild all day long! Just don’t forget kids must be aged 8+, in order to play.

Plus, if you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, you’ll be all over the Sheffield Cable Waterski - it’s the largest cable park in the North!

Don’t forget that whenever you feel like you need more inspiration for things to do during the Sheffield school holidays, you can always visit our homepage, enter your postcode and discover dozens of awesome family-friendly attractions.


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