Sheffield School Holidays 2019: Things to do, activities and ideas
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
- Term Starts: 2nd September 2019
- Autumn Term: 2nd September - 20th December 2019
- October Half Term: 28th October - 1st November 2019
- Christmas Holidays: 23rd December - 3rd January 2020
- Spring Term: 6th January -27th March 2019
- February Half Term: 17th February - 21st February 2020
- Easter Holidays: 30th March - 13th April 2020
- Summer Term: 14th April - 21st July 2020
- May Half Term: 25th May - 29th May 2020
- Summer Holidays: 22nd July - 31st August 2020
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 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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