Here we take a look at 10 top things to do in Sheffield and the region from today, Saturday, January 25, 2014.
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, today, Sat, Jan 25.
Last day of this critically-acclaimed production!
Packed full of joyful songs including Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two, Oom-pah-pah! and the exuberant Food Glorious Food. Tickets start from £17. Tel: 0114 2496000
2. The Wicked Witches of OZ
Shiregreen Community Centre, Sheffield, today, 7.15pm
An all-new show with the thrills and spills of a traditional panto. Boo the baddies and cheer the goodies in this must for all the family. Adult tickets £4.50 and children £3.50. Doors from 6.30pm. Tel: 0114 2438248
3. Animal Encounters
Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield, daily, 11am-4.30pm
Meet meerkats, owls, snakes and other amazing animals. Adult admission £8.95, child £7.95 and under threes free. Tel: 01909 569 416
4. Colour Coded Exhibition
Weston Park Museum, until tomorrow, 10am-5pm
Catch the last weekend of the Colour Coded Exhibition at Weston Park. This exhibition is completely free. Tel: 0114 2782600
5. Padley Gorge
Padley Gorge, Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire, open daily
Situated in the scenic Longshaw Estate, Padley Gorge is a stunning little valley of ancient woods and tumbling streams. Either start from Grindleford Station and work your way up or park at Fox House to meander you way down. Free public access all day, but please check sunset times to make sure you’re not rambling in the dark. Tel: 01433 637904
6. Cannon Hall Farm
10.30am-4.00pm (last admission)
The climbing forest, innovative new tube maze and pyramid towers add another dimension to the already impressive playground.
Admission £3.95 each, for both adults and children aged three and over. Senior Citizens are £3.50. Tel: 01226 790427
7. Rother Valley Country Park
Rother Valley, Mansfield Way, Sheffield, Open daily 8.30am-5pm
Try your hand a range of both wet and dry outdoor pursuits, from canoeing, water skiing and wakeboarding to archery, cycling and golf. Or you could just go for a nice walk round the scenic lakes. Refreshments and toilet facilities are available from the Visitor Centre. Admission is £3.50 per vehicle to park. Book activities in advance to avoid disappointment. Tel: 0114 2471452
8. Inside the Circle of Fire
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, daily, running until February 23 2014
An immersive ‘sound map’ of Sheffield, charting its boundaries on the edge of the Peak and travelling its waterways to the bustling heart of the city. Recorded over the past 18 months at locations in and around the city. Free entry. Monday-Saturday 10am–5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. Tel: 0114 2782600
9. Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Branton, Doncaster, Daily, 10.30am -4pm
Situated just outside Doncaster, the park occupies 70 acres of a 260-acre site, offering a unique view into the world of animals with walkthrough areas. Admissions fees: adults £10.50, children (aged 3-15 ) £8.50, children (under 3) go free. Tel: 01302 535057
10. Peter Pan(tomime)
Library Theatre, Sheffield, Friday January 31 and Saturday February 2
Easy Street Theatre Company brings another exclusively written, new pantomime to life on the Library Theatre stage. Peter Pan(tomime) is the classic Peter Pan tale you know and love. Adults tickets £8 and concessions £6. Showing 7pm on Friday and 2.30pm and 7.15pm on Saturday.