EASTER EVENTS: Ten top things to do in and around Sheffield

Lambing: A baby boom at Whirlow Hall Farm.
Lambing: A baby boom at Whirlow Hall Farm.

GET out and about this Easter - here’s our guide to 10 top things to do in Sheffield and the region.

ONE: EasterExtravaganza Egg Trail, Renishaw Hall, Sheffield, Sunday and Monday, April 8-9, 10.30am – 4.30pm A weekend of entertaining Easter activities will include an Easter Egg Trail, free face painting, a Punch and Judy show, as well as other family entertainment. Entry is £3 per person, all ages. Easter Egg Trail £1 per child. Tel: 01246 432 310.

TWO: Easter Egg Hunt, Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Easter Sunday and Monday, April 8 – 9. Join the trail for a chocolate reward. Take part in a free Easter Egg Hunt to win a chocolate treat. Spectacular free-flying bird of prey and parrot shows will also be taking place, along with animal encounters. Tel: 01909 569 416.

THREE: Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Easter Opening, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, tomorrow, Sunday, April 8, 11am – 4pm. Spring arrives at the Hamlet with barrels of family fun! Learn about the trade of copper and make a miniature barrel and take a living history tour. Entry to the hamlet is free. Tours are free for children and a small charge applies to adults. Tel: 0114 272 2106.

FOUR: Steel City Ghost Tour, Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, Monday, April 9, 7.30pm. Have you ever wondered what secrets the city of Sheffield holds? Take a turn around the city at night with Mr P Dreadful, orator and storyteller, ringmaster of this Ghost Walk.

You’ll be amazed at the secrets the industrial city of Sheffield holds in its back streets and alleyways.The tales on this tour are classic ghost stories, the ones that never seem to get old, that always have a good reception no matter what the age of the audience. The tour starts from the steps of Sheffield Town Hall on Pinstone Street. Price is £5 for adults, £4 students & OAPs and £2.50 under-13s.

FIVE:Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Reserve entrance at Sedum House, Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster, Tuesday, April 10, 10.30am – noon, Take your favourite teddy bear to Potteric Carr Nature Reserve and enjoy a fun-filled morning of crafts, games and outdoor activities at the teddy bears’ picnic. Don’t forget to bring your picnic too! Tel: 01904 659570.

SIX: Wildlife Wander, Shire Brook Valley, Stonelane, Woodhouse, Tuesday, April 10, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Do you enjoy walking? Have you ever wanted to learn more about local nature? Join a slow stroll around Shire Brook Valley to learn about the plants and animals. Finish with a hot drink. Meet at the Alan Bailey Visitor Centre. Tel : 0114 275 1176.

SEVEN: Nature Detectives, Endcliffe Park, Tuesday, April 10, 1pm – 3pm. Head to Endcliffe Park to find out about animal tracks and signs and make a mammal tracking tunnel to take home. Meet at the Ranger base near the Hunters Bar roundabout. Tel: 0114 268 6196

EIGHT: Great Tree Day, Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Wednesday, April 11, 11am – 4pm. Join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the National Trust for a family event to celebrate everything about trees. There will be activists, crafts and walks to inspire even the youngest visitors. Normal admission charges. Tel: 01246 851787.

NINE: Walk & Dine with Wortley Hall, Wortley Hall, Thursday, April 12, 5.45pm. Enjoy a summer evening guided walk around Wortley Hall’s grade II listed Italianate gardens. Then retire to the Courtyard restaurant for a three-course dinner. Tickets £21.50 (non-refundable deposit of £10pp required at time of booking). Provide Wortley Hall with your meal choice and note sturdy footwear is recommended as some areas are not paved. Tel: 0114 288 2100.

TEN: Mary’s Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market, St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, next Saturday, April 14, 10am – 5pm

dozens of traders specialising in design and talented local artists. Stalls will feature furniture, clothing, prints, accessories, jewellery, art, ceramics, textiles, homeware and more. Home-made food available all day and a retro soundtrack will play throughout. Entry £1 for adults and free for under-16s. Tel: 07729 833081.

PLUS: DON’T MISS THIS BONUS ATTRACTION

* Lambing at Whirlow Hall Farm, Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, Whirlow Lane, Sheffield, Tuesday, April 10, 11am – 3pm

SKIP along to Whirlow Hall Farm this Easter for the farm’s second Lambing Open Day. Staff will introduce you to their new-born lambs this Tuesday, April 10.

A wonderful experience for children to see the magic of new mothers with their babies.

The experienced farm team will be giving talks throughout the day and will happily answer questions.

Take a stroll around the farm and meet all the other animals including Beef Shorthorn Cross calves, pigs and piglets – and if you are lucky you might even see a lamb being born!

Free activities for children on the day: face painting, pony rides, Easter egg hunts and more!

The Whirlow BBQ offers a tasty lunch, or cosy up in the café with a hot drink before buying some of the farm’s high welfare meats and local produce from the shop.

A great family day out. Entry is £2.50 adults, £3 children and £10 for a family ticket. Tel: 0114 235 2678.