August 17 - August 24 2017
Discovery Day - Tiny Things for Tiny Homes: Thu 17 Aug, 1-4pm. Weston Park Museum. £1 suggested donation, just turn up. Join us at Weston Park and get creative over the summer holidays in our regular family activity sessions inspired by your favourite museum exhibits. A paperclip as a sculpture, a paper cup as a bath, or a stamp as a painting? Inspired by the Small Stories exhibition, we will be creating miniature furniture and furnishings. Please note - all children must be accompanied by an adult.
NEW: Summer School - Small Stories: Tue 22 – Thu 24 Aug, 10.30am-3.30pm. Weston Park Museum. £45 for 3 days, please book in advance. Explore our Small Stories exhibition and then create your own miniature marvel in our three day summer school for kids. Leave the grown-ups at home and join us to make your own room for a mini-mansion and qualify for an Arts Award too! This event will run over three consecutive days, Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 August, 10.30pm–3.30pm. Suitable for 8-12 years. Please note - all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Discovery Day - Handmade Dolls and Superheroes: Tue 29, Wed 30, Thu 31 Aug, 1-4pm. Weston Park Museum. £1 suggested donation, just turn up. Join us at Weston Park and get creative over the summer holidays in our regular family activity sessions inspired by your favourite museum exhibits. Princesses, superheroes, villains, pets – this is your chance to make the people (or animals) who will live in your mini house! Please note - all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Children’s Activities: on Wednesday Afternoons in the Botanical Gardens. STORYTELLING for younger children – 1.00-1.20pm on 23rd August by the tree at the top of the Thompson Road drive. Using printmaking techniques make tree bunting and give a tree a hug. Do a bark rubbing. Go round the Gardens on an I-Spy trail. Suitable for ages 4-8. Minibeast Hunt on Wednesday 23rd August 1.00-3.30. Find and collect minibeasts and with help identify and draw them. Useful to take photos. Suitable for ages 4-11. Printmaking can be messy. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and waterproof shoes. Children must be supervised by a parent or carer at all times. Children’s University credits can be collected.
Themed Drama Holiday Club: Every Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer. These run from 9am-3pm and your child spends the whole day with us at our Burton St Base (57 Burton St) Using Play, Drama, Singing, Movement, Dance and Art to express ourselves, create performances and have fun! These days are run by DBS checked tutors and cost £24 for the whole day. You can book online here www.amindapart.org.uk/holiday-club/ or call us on 01142321172.
One off version of the Holiday Club: in Eckington Messy Church Hall on Thursday August the 17th! The fun will run from 9am-3pm where we will use Drama and Performing Arts to create performances and express ourselves! You can book onto that club here too.. www.amindapart.org.uk/holiday-club/ or call us on 01142321172.
Explore The Stories In The Woods - fun, creative, outdoor activities for families. For kids who are creative, adventurous and enjoy exploring outdoors. Growtheatre is running it’s fun-packed, creative outdoor family sessions in Ecclesall Woods again - every Thursday in August. Hosted by a range of extraordinary and enchanting characters, you will be invited to join him or her on a journey or quest and help them out! These family sessions promise to be full of entertainment, adventure, theatre, making and building, games and Forest School skills. They also encourage the adults to have fun with their children at their own pace! Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield S7 2QZ. Suitable for families with children of all ages, £5.00 per child (under 2s are free with a sibling). Booking Essential, to book please fill in a booking form at http://www.growtheatre.org.uk For more details, please contact Rachel Newman 07745 465 391 or email@example.com Can We Build It? Yes We Can! Thursday 17 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30. Roll up, roll up! Join us for the wonderful woodland STICK OLYMPICS… is there anything we can’t do with a stick?! Making music, building structures, whittling, creating team games and making awesome things! Pirates! Thursday 24 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30. Seeking fearless, treasure-hungry, pirates to join the crew of the Black Doubloon. Join Captain Gallus. Mag on her quest to rule the Seven Seas and find the lost treasure of Rowan. Dress as a pirate – if you wish! Secret Of The Stones Thursday 31 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30. Could you survive the stone age? step back in time and find out! Bow and arrows, woolly mammoth target practice, stone age art and uncovering the secret of the stones!
DIDDI DANCE: Funky pre-school classes for girls and boys. Using action songs, dancing games, fun exercises, hoops and dance ribbons to our own funky pop songs, your little one not only improves their rhythm and co-ordination but also social and gross motor skills. Classes held across South Sheffield and Dronfield. To book your FREE TRIAL, contact Amanda on 07778 894860 or log on to our website www.diddidance.com and let the fun begin!
Children’s Summer sewing and crafting workshops: at Annies A Home for Busy Bees, 554 Abbeydale Road | Sheffield | S7 1TD. To book a place Tel: 0114 255 9514 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org £15 includes materials and friendly, experienced qualified teacher. Adults welcome too at the workshops listed for 11 + year olds! More details www.facebook.com/AnniesAbbeydale. Tuesday 15th August. Personalised Luggage Label 10am – 12noon for 8+ year olds. Fashion Designer/Stitched Dancers 1 – 3pm for 11+ year olds. Thursday 17th August. Summer meadow – faux chenille slashing technique 1 – 3pm for 8+ year olds. Sunday 20th August. Head Band Designer 10am – 12noon for 8+ year olds. Take One T-shirt – re-design and embellish 1 – 3pm for 11+ year olds. Tuesday 22nd August. Sequined Fish 10am – 12noon for 8+ year olds. Stitched Fabric Mosaics 1 – 3pm for 11+ year olds. Thursday 24th August. Stitched Fabric Mosaic 10am – 12noon for 8+ year olds. Stitched Postcard 1 – 3pm for 11+ year olds. Tuesday 29th August. Cloth dolls 10am – 12noon for 8+ year olds. Bedazzling Bowls 1 – 3pm for 11+ year olds. Thursday 31st August. Treasure Box 10am – 12noon for 8+ year olds. Gong Round – Log Cabin Patchwork 1 – 3pm for 11+ year olds.
Aqua-Tek outdoor play area: Children of all ages can create a splash with the range of water-based activities Aqua-Tek offers, including hidden spray, mist and jets of water. Aqua-Tek is one of the UK’s largest outdoor water play areas. In addition, visitors will be able to explore the Sci-Tek adventure play area, which features trampoline nets, spinning bowls, tilted roundabouts, twisted slides as well as rockets and castles. For more information, please visit www.visitmagna.co.uk
Opportunity to learn and develop cycling skills: in a safe, inclusive environment with British Cycling trained coaches for ages 5+. Bikes, helmets and gloves provided, see our Facebook page, Sheffield Cycle Speedway, for details or call the Secretary, Emily, on 07910 395403.
Looking for a new challenge: like to develop your cycling skills in an exciting, competitive cycle sport, want to participate in competitive cycling at a local and regional level? Come and try cycle speedway with Sheffield Cycle Speedway club. Cycle speedway bikes provided, racing for ages 5+ to 70+. See our Facebook page for details or call the Secretary, Emily, 07910 395403.
LITTLE BOOKWORMS: Come and join us every Friday for Little Bookworms, a fun and interactive reading group for parents, carers and pre-school aged children, both boys and girls aged 2.5yrs and over. Run by Early Years specialists, each week we will explore a new story through music, singing and craft activities. Little Bookworms is on Fridays 10:00 – 11:15am and is based at Ashdell, in the Reception Classroom, Aurora House, 266 Fulwood Road Sheffield S10 3BL. Cost £4 per child including refreshments. For more information and to book, please visit www.sheffieldhighschool.org.uk/littlebookworms or call 0114 266 3835. Little Bookworms will ignite imaginations and develop a love of storytelling!
Fridays under 5s: Weston Park Museum. Every Friday during term time. Suggested donation £1, no need to book. Fridays under 5s – Get stuck in! 10am–12 noon. Mud pies, finger painting, making up animal stories, gloop? Which will it be when you join us for hands-on creative fun. Our youngest visitors will have the chance to explore their senses, and maybe get a little bit messy!
Fridays under 5s – Story time: 1–2pm. Get comfortable in our gallery spaces with your little ones and enjoy an afternoon tale in our storytelling sessions. museums-sheffield.org.uk
Greystones Childminders Group: meets on Tuesday during term time from 10.00-11.30 at St Gabriel’s Church, Dobbin Hill, S11. All childminders welcome.
Greystones Playmates: a group for parents, carers and pre-school children on Fridays during term time from 9.45-11.15 at St Gabriel’s Church, Dobbin Hill, S11. For more information email email@example.com.
Explore The Stories In The Woods: The Magical Woods and Superheroes! Fun, creative, outdoor activities for families. Do your kids love being creative and exploring outdoors? These sessions promise to be lots of fun and give your kids a chance to let their imaginations run wild in the woods! The Magical Woods – Making spells, potions, goblin homes and wands create your own enchanted stories in the ancient woods! Thursday evenings. Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield. For more details, please contact www.growtheatre.org.uk
Pre-school children: Every Wednesday Amanda from Rhythm & rhyme hosts Music & song 9.30am. Come along and join in the fun, Music and Song is a lovely way to introduce your child to music, sound and musical instruments. For one hour we have a Sing-a-long to interactive songs, play games, socialise and enjoy the music with your preschool child - First session is FREE normally £3.50 per child. Followed by The Venue “teenies” film club at 10.45am – the film club allows pre–school children to experience all the fun of the cinema in a child friendly setting including bean bags and big screen picture & sound. Cost is only £1 per child – small fee for adult refreshments (tea & coffee) No need for tickets just come along and bring your popcorn! The Venue, Stocksbridge. For more information call us on 0114 2838692 or email Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s and Young Person’s High Quality Visual Art sessions: in fun and friendly small class situation. Children have a chance to learn new skills and develop their creativity using a wide variety of materials and techniques with fully qualified artist-educator Ellie Somerset - with over 12 years of art teaching experience. We use all sorts of drawing materials, painting, printmaking, clay, modroc, wire and felt making amongst others. The Little Art Studio in Walkley runs the following sessions: Two NEW Tuesdays classes: (7 -12’s) 4pm - 5.20pm AND (14 - 19’s) 5.30pm - 7.45pm. Also still running: Wednesdays (7 - 12’s) 4pm - 5.20pm AND (10 - 15’s) 6.15pm - 7.30pm. All £9 session fully inclusive. Further information website www.thelittleartstudio.co.uk or email: email@example.com or text only 07941699950. Bookable. Holiday clubs also available, check website for information.
Pyjama Drama: Sing, dance, pretend, play where will our imagination take us today? A unique programme of classes and parties from six months to seven years, age differentiated classes which support each developmental stage, encouraging, confidence, co-operation, concentration and creativity. Every week is a new imaginary adventure! Our current Sheffield classes are for toddlers and preschool and are held in Meersbrook church, Chesterfield Road on Tuesdays mornings. Come along for a 3 week trial and see how Pyjama Drama can boost your child’s development. We visit Schools and Nurseries and run parties too! Contact Gemma 01142995227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, please visit www.pyjamadrama.com www.facebook.com/pyjamadramasheffield Tweet @pyjamadramasheff
CONCORD ALLSTARS FREE MUSIC LESSONS: Sheffield’s National Champion junior marching band offers lessons in brass, percussion and dance and the opportunity to perform as a musical ensemble. New members always welcome - no experience required - all equipment provided f.o.c. Saturdays 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at Croft House Centre, Garden Street S1 4BJ. Tel : 2491460 or email : email@example.com
Mini Merlins Parent & Baby/Toddler Group: Mylnhurst School Ecclesall. Meets every Tuesday in term times 9.15-10.30am. Meet for play, chat and a cuppa! With singing session included. £2 per child/ £1 siblings. For more info call Sophie on 07870 829601.
Want to learn a new skill in the holidays?: A new set of courses designed especially for kids 12+ at JG Graves Discovery Centre, Ecclesall woods. Learn green woodwork and safe hand tool work and make a flowerpot man for the garden, learn the art of writing with fire or how to survive in the woods, willow basket weaving, lantern making and more. More information and contact details for the tutor on www.greenfoxcrafts.co.uk To Book - www.ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk or ring 0114 2356348. Ecclesall woods craft courses on facebook. greenfoxwildcrafts on facebook
Funky Monkeys: The sessions offer a fun & lively mix of physical activities/sports skills, fun games including parachute play, dancing & action songs. The sessions will also teach through play essential skills like agility, balance & co-ordination. Thursday mornings, Meersbrook Park URC Church opposite Pets at Home. Friday mornings Dore & Totley URC church, Totley Brook Rd, off Abbeydale Rd Sth. Contact Sarah 0114 236 2110 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or to book.
Children Sewing classes: New Young & Teen Designers Stitch Club classes. From 8 years upwards, approved Learning destination. Email: email@example.com for more information or call Danielle on 07944332652. www.sewinthecity.co.uk
Growtheatre: runs 2 weekly youth theatre sessions on Thursday evenings during term time. They take place in the Woodland Discovery Centre and surrounding woodlands in Ecclesall Woods. The Youth Theatre is a great opportunity for young people to have fun, meet new friends and contribute to and learn about every part of the theatrical process. Not just acting but also learning outdoor skills, prop-making, script-writing, set-building & special effects. Juniors (Years 3 & 4): 5.00 – 6.00pm. Intermediates (Years 5-7): 6.00 – 7.30pm. www.growtheatre.org.uk
RuggerEd’s Tag Rugby Coaching: for 3-9 year old boys and girls. All sessions are £7 per session pay as you play. Abbeydale Sports Club Abbeydale Road South, S17 3LJ. Session times are: Saturday (9.30am to 10:30am). Sunday, (9am to 10am), (10.15am to 11.15am), (11.30am to 12.30pm). Open to boys and girls aged 3 to 6. High Storrs School. Tuesday, Under 7′s Skills session – 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Under 8′s Skills Session – 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Thursday, Under 6’s Skill Session – 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Sheffield Tigers RUFC, Dore Moor, Hathersage Road, Sheffield S17 3AB. Every Sunday at 10:15 to 11:45am. For boys and girls aged 7-9 years old. To book or for further details contact: Sandra Chandler Tel: 0114 2745997 or 07748 632182. E:Mail: sandraChandler@RuggerEds.co.uk. Hillsborough Arena. Every Saturday Morning, (9am – 10am), (10:15am-11:15am). Stocksbridge Leisure Centre. Every Sunday Morning 9am – 10am. To book or for further details contact: Greg Tel: 07880 198014. E: Mail: GregNoble@RuggerEds.co.uk
SoccerEd’s football coaching: for 5-9 Year Olds. Sheffield University Goodwin Sports Centre, Opposite Weston Park Hospital. Saturday morning, (9am to 10am), (10am to 11am). All sessions are £7.00 per session (pay as you play). To book a session or enquire about SoccerEds coming into your school to provide weekly sessions starting with a free taster please contact: SoccerEds Operations Manager: Will Stubbs. E-mail: WillStubbs@SoccerEds.co.uk
NetballEd’s netball coaching: for 3-11 Year Olds. Based at King Ecgbert School, Totley Brook Road, Totley. S17 3QU. Session 1 (3 to 7 year olds), 9am-10am. Session 2 (8 to 11 year olds) 10.15-11.15am. To book a session or enquire about NetballEds coming into your school to provide weekly sessions starting with a free taster session please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
MINIMOVEZ FUN FITNESS: new, funky exercise classes, specifically tailored for 2-5 year olds. Each session is a 40 minute, action packed workout, all to music. The programme has been designed in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, developing little ones gross and fine motor skills, as well as aiding physical, social and emotional health. Classes contribute towards the NHS recommended 180 minutes a day physical activity for under-fives. Classes are held at Tapton Hall in S10 and Abbeydale S17 weekday mornings term time only. For further information or to book a FREE TASTER see www.minimovez.com or call Alex 07787167584/Steph 07838818743.
Creative Kids Art Club: with Sharon, exploring different artistic techniques from painting to sculpture, 7-14 years. Fridays. Beauchief Baptist church 6.30 - 8.00. £6 a lesson contact Sharon 07570779222
Children’s Community Choir: for ages 4+ - 10+ at Saint Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, S11 8YL. Wednesday afternoon during term time. Door open 3.00 for refreshments. Singing starts 3.30 till 4.00. We sing world, folk and popular music. Suggested donation £1 per session. Contact 2686645 for more information.
Young and Teen Designer Stitch Club: new Saturday classes for ages eight to 12 and 13-17 years (£8 per session); Sew in the City - the Sheffield Sewing Lounge, Nichols Building, Shalesmoor ( 07944332652 or www.sewinthecity.co.uk).
Site Gallery Young Producers: new, free group for 14-19 years olds who are passionate about visual art, film and performance where they can create artwork, learn new creative skills and host events for the public, Site Gallery, Brown Street, Thursdays, 5.30pm-7.30pm (email@example.com, 2812077).
Singing in the Gallery: weekly group of 11-18 year who meet to sing together and write new music inspired by the different exhibitions on show, Site Gallery, Brown Street, Saturdays 2pm-3.30pm (firstname.lastname@example.org, 2812077).
New Easy Street Drama Academy Classes: in Eckington for children aged 9 upwards, Eckington Business Centre, Saturdays, 10am; classes at Westbourne School, Broomhill, Saturdays, for six years upwards from 9.15am, nine years upwards, 10am (£4, email@example.com)
Easy Street Academy: three hours of Dance, Drama and Vocal Coaching, includes LAMDA tuition, Little London Road, Heeley, Saturdays, 9.30am till 12.30pm (£18, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and an application form.
Saturday Morning Children’s Art Club: with Liz, discover new artists, techniques and materials, newcomers welcome, Westbourne Junior School, Broomhill, 9:30am-11am (£8 per lesson, Liz 0798 894 5277, booking essential).
Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy: unique story based dance classes based on Angelina Ballerina for children aged 2 years 10 months to 6 years, maximum of 12 per class with the emphasis on fun and imagination and includes Angelina Ballerina character visits, Dance Unlimited Studios, Unit 4c, Nursery Works, Little London Road, S8 0UJ. (email@example.com, www.dancesheffield.co.uk, 07570 790382).
Childrens Ballet & Tap classes: for children aged 18 months +, also new and late starters for ballet and tap classes aged 7 and upwards. at new Dance Unlimited Studios, Unit 4c, Nursery Works, Little London Road (firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dancesheffield.co.uk, 07570 790382).
Childrens Street Dance: Dance Unlimited are offering a selection of new street dance and jazz dance classes suitable for children aged 3 - 12 years old. Fun classes focusing on learning different styles of street, commercial and jazz dance as well as developing confidence and social skills. Classes split by age Unit 4c, Nursery Works, Little London Road (email@example.com, www.dancesheffield.co.uk, 07570 790382).
Dancing Classes: children’s classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Funky Dance and Freestyle, Constance Grant Dance Centre, Psalter Lane. (info and booking, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 2662124).
Little Kickers: approved football training for children aged 18 months to seven, a positive, fun-filled pre-school football programme executed in a friendly, pressure-free environment learning Invaluable social skills like listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork and emphasis on simple learning concepts like colours and numbers whilst also improving their basic balance, agility and co-ordination. Classes in Woodhouse, Netheredge, Millhouses, Dronfield and Norton...(Becky Morton, 0114 4491373/ 07532 180852 or email bmorton@littlekickers for further details)..
Rockface: new group for ages 10-18 singing pop and rock songs and classics in the ‘Glee’ style, Burton Street Project, Hillsborough, every Monday from 5.15pm to 6.45pm (£2 per session, www.inyerfacearts.com, Hilary 2830431).
Badminton Coaching: for Beginners and Improvers aged 6+, sessions include a mixture of fun and technical activities and are enjoyable and challenging, Abbeydale Park Badminton Club, Abbeydale Road South, Tuesdays 4.30pm-6pm and 6pm-7.30pm and Saturdays 9.30am-11am and 11am-12.30pm (Vicki Smith 2376528 or email email@example.com).
Stars Theatre Arts School: classes in drama, musical theatre, ballet, tap and modern dance from 5+ years, Archer Lane, Millhouses (2555310, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Soccer Kids: children’s football training for boys and girls ages four to 13 of all ability level, Tapton School, Darwin Lane, Crosspool, Saturdays, 9am-11am (£3.50-£4, first session free, just turn up and register).
Star Strikers FC: boys and girls of any ability can join Saturday School, Derek Dooley Sports and Community Centre, Weston View, Crookes, Saturdays, ages four to six, 10:30am-11:30am, seven to nine, 11.30am-12.30pm, 10-12 year olds 12;30pm -1:30pm and Tuesday evening sessions for ages 8-16, U- Mix Centre, Asline Road, Lowfield, 5pm- 6pm (£4 per session, contact Joe 07964227667, Andy 07770515110, email StarStrikers.email@example.com, www.starstrikersfc.co.uk).
Broomhill Music: classes for ages 4+ led by a qualified and experienced music teacher, general musicianship groups for 4-6s and 6+; keyboard groups for 7+. Saturdays, Broomhill Methodist Church, Fulwood Road (free first session, www.broomhillmusic.co.uk, Jill Vincent, telephone 0114 2584048).
Children’s Art Club: for ages 7-12 in small, friendly art class run by artist Gill Gathercole who will help develop artistic skills in a creative and fun way. Lots of drawing and painting also design, papier mache and claywork. Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nethergreen, Mondays, 4.30pm-6pm (£7 per week, 07941 013307, firstname.lastname@example.org,uk).
Concord AllStars Junior Marching Band: new members invited for brass, percussion and dance instruction for youngsters aged 8 to 13. All equipment provided free - no previous experience needed. Croft House Settlement, Garden Street, Saturdays, 10am to noon (all visitors and parents welcomed, 2491460, email email@example.com).
Little Ninja’s Karate Classes: for five to seven-year-olds, Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church Hall (opposite the bowling green) Middlewood Road, Mondays, 5pm-6pm; The Burton Street Project, Burton Street, Fit4All Sports Hall, Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm (Debbie or Stan Knighton, 2853303, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Activate: fortnightly children’s club run by Asperger’s Children and Carers Together for children aged three to 12 with Aspergers and High Functioning Autism, their siblings and their parents, laying on such activities as arts and crafts, sports, computers, lego and playmobile and animation, and a relaxation room plus separate room where parents can relax and get a cup of tea or coffee, St Marys Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Saturday, 9.45am-12.15pm. A similar Teenager Club running on alternate at the same venue takes place on Tuesday, 7pm-9pm (www.acctsheffield.org.uk, Emma 07527 824034).
Cool New Crochet Classes: ages eight to 14 can learn the simple techniques to make funky scarves, blankets, accessories and more, all materials and snacks provided, Nichols Building, Shalesmoor, Saturdays, 9.45-11am (£40 or £6 per session, email email@example.com, 07816 355782).
Hotshots School of Basketball:, boys and girls aged six to 11, All Saints Sports Centre during term time, Thursdays, 5pm-6.30pm (£2.50); Boys, 11-18, All Saints Sports Centre, Saturdays, 10am-11.30am (£2.50).
Boys’ Brigade: activities in fun/friendly environment, Wesley Hall, Crookes, Wednesdays, ages 6-10, 6pm-7pm, ages 10-16, 7-45pm-9-15pm (Brian Betts, 07734 304020).
Sheffield Theatre School: classes in ballet, tap, freestyle and jazz for ages four to adult. Relaxed atmosphere, annual show and IDTA exams. Millhouses area (2364006).
Act One Drama Studio: weekly drama and acting classes and holiday workshops for children aged four to adult. LAMDA examinations, production classes, directed by professional actors, CRB checked with First Aid certificates, Ecclesall Parish Halls, Monday, Tuesday, Friday evenings and Saturday daytime (£8 per two-hour session, 07904 339024, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.actonedramastudio.co.uk).
Young Cinema Saturday Club: activities for children followed by a family film, Showroom Cinema, every Saturday from midday, with the film starting at 1pm (£6 for under 15s, includes club activity, packed lunch and movie, £4 entry to movie for accompanying adults).
Discovery Time: storytelling, crafts and puzzles suitable for ages four to 11 and linked to the museum displays, Weston Park Museum, Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 12.45pm and 2pm–2.45pm (free, places which are limited to 15 children can be booked 30 minutes before each session and are allocated on a first come first served basis).
Activity Cart: creative fun suitable for ages four to 11 moves around the building, Weston Park Museum, school holidays and weekends, 11.30am–3.45pm (free, drop in).
Painting and Drawing Classes: for ages seven to 14 with experienced tutor/ artist Pamela Marshall, small friendly classes (maximum of 10 students) with fun-to-learn subjects including cartoons, animals and landscapes, with lots of individual attention, Thursdays, 6.30pm-8pm (2748635).
The Edge Climbing Centre: runs a variety of children’s indoor climbing clubs suitable for all abilities: Rock-Stars, starter course for seven year-olds; Edge-Masters for more advanced climbers; Fri-Night Club for young people between 13-17 years and the Jets club for elite advanced young climbers, sessions run mid-week after school, weekends and throughout the schools holidays, The Edge Climbing Centre, John Street (www.sheffieldclimbing.com, 2758899).
Sheffield Baby Massage: informal and totally baby-led classes suitable for babies from newborn to about one year or very mobile where you will learn a new set of strokes and by the end of the course know everything you need to give baby a full body massage as well as gentle exercises and specific ways of relieving common complaints, Tuesdays, 10am-11.30am, close to Sheffield city centre, private tuition also available in your own home (£50 for five weeks, nappies/wipes, refreshments, oil and handouts of strokes included, Charlotte Hussey 2706288, email@example.com, www.sheffieldbabymassage.co.uk).
Sing and Sign: learn baby signing with the UK’s original and most popular baby signing classes, now in their eighth year, classes every week day in and around Sheffield (www.singandsignsheffield.co.uk, Liz 07765 077451).
Twirling Tots - Mummy & Me: pre school dance class for tots aged from 18 months with focus on fun, building motor and social skills and using lots of colourful props and well known songs to make a child’s first dance experience a positive one at new Dance Unlimited Studios, Unit 4c, Nursery Works, Little London Road (firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dancesheffield.co.uk, 07570 790382).
Little Rackets: fun and sporting skills for three to five year old, keep fit with active team games, music, throwing and catching, bat and ball skills, building confidence and friendship and having fun, St Oswald’s Scout Hut, Archer Lane, Millhouses, Tuesday and Thursday mornings (email@example.com, 07958213649).
Baby Bright Eyes: fun French for 0-3’s, Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street (off South Road), Walkley, Mondays, 10am – 11am (07940 990981).
Little Stars: ballet, tap and free expressive movement classes for 3+ years, Archer Lane, Millhouses (2555310, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Noodle Performance Arts: performing arts classes for two to five year olds with music, singing, dance, drama and lots of fun. Themed classes to help improve confidence, develop skills and encourage creativity. Classes available on Thursdays and Saturdays in Beighton, Mondays and Tuesdays in Dronfield, Wednesdays in Crookes, Tuesdays and Thursdays in Ecclesall and Fridays in Totley (Nikki 07984-461711, e-mail email@example.com / www.noodleperformancearts.com).
Tots and Toes Pre School Dance Class: creative dance class designed for young girls and boys 2½ years plus, lots of fun, music and expressive movement, June Gill Studio, Caxton Road, Broomhill, Thursdays. 2pm to 2.45pm (07768474952 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rattle and Roll Music Classes: suitable for under fives, unique interactive music classes full of percussion playing, dancing time, puppets, parachute ride, bubbles and much more, Little London Road and Mount View Pre-School, Derbyshire Lane, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, special sessions during half term (07412 696800, email Anne@rattleandrollmusic.co.uk, www.rattleandrollmusic.co.uk).
Baby Bricks: weekly mother and baby day hosted by Red Bricks Cafe The Nichols Building, every Tuesday 11am-6pm.
Stepping Stones: under fives and carers welcome for singing, bible story, crafts, refreshments, fun, St. Columba’s Church, Manchester Road, Crosspool, Friday and every second Friday in the month, 1.45pm-2.45pm (07870 132471).
Stepping Stones: Baby and Toddler Group, free relaxing and welcoming group of mums and dads., free drinks and snacks provided, art and crafts, story time and singing, Hanover Hall, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Fridays (during term time), 10am until noon (07887 606641).
Baby and Toddler Group: free relaxing and welcoming group of local and city wide mums and dads chatting and supporting each other through the joys and pain of parenthood, free drinks and snacks, art and crafts, storytime and singing, Hanover Hall, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, every Friday (during term time), 10am until noon (07887 606641).
Baby-friendly Book Group: reading group for grown-ups where (pre-walking) babies are welcome in the Greystones area every four to six weeks for a relaxed and informal discussion about a book chosen by members of the group (Rachel, 07941 454195 or email email@example.com).
Jack-in-a-Box Music Group: fun singing and music classes for parents, carers and their babies and children up to 4+ years taught by qualified nursery/primary school teacher. Interactive music with percussion instruments, puppets & pictures, singing a variety of songs from traditional nursery rhymes, action and movement songs. Half hour classes + half hour play & refreshments. Classes held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings in newly refurbished premises in Fulwood, close to Forge Dam Park (for free trial session phone Jillian on 07712 463424 / 2301516).
Potty Pre-Schoolers: Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nethergreen, open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 11am-4pm, every day during school holidays. Now also at Machon Bank Road, Nether Edge (2306479, www.planetpot.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Toddlers Yoga: classes at the Old Junior School, Sharrow, Tuesdays, 10am (Concessions for siblings. Babes in arms free, Nicola 07739490143, email firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pregnantyogini.com).
Sheffield Tigers RUFC, Dore Moor, Hathersage Road, Sheffield S17 3AB, Every Sunday at 10:15 to 11:45am. For boys and girls aged 7-9 years old. To book a session please contact: Sandra Chandler Tel:0114 2745997 or 07748 632182. E:Mail: sandraChandler@RuggerEds.co.uk