10 things to do this weekend

10 things to do this weekend
10 things to do this weekend

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Why not try one of our 10 things to do?

1. Wartime Weekend & Vintage Fair

Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield, Saturday July 12 & Sunday July 13, 11-5pm

Reminisce with live music, dancing, vehicle, living history displays, vintage stalls and Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance. Vintage, antiques and crafts stalls, Grand Slam Bomb and River Don engine in steam, Wartime Café; vintage hair and beauty, wartime museum tours and talks, tea dances, displays, vehicles and re-enactments, UK’s No1. George Formby entertainer, Major Swing & Kitty’s English and American music, meet Sir Winston Churchill and Monty’s doubles, South Yorkshire Transport Museum, NFS & AFS Vehicles’ Group and more. Usual museum charges apply, adult £5, conc £4, kids free. Tel: 0114 2722106

2. Bioblitz

Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, Saturday July 12 & Sunday July 13

Run in conjunction with the Sheffield City Council Ecology Unit and Sorby Natural History Society, join Museums Sheffield as they attempt to record as much of Sheffield’s wildlife as possible in a 48 hour period. Get involved and bring in records or specimens of creepy crawlies you’ve seen and join experts on field trips around Sheffield. Free to attend. For more information visit www.museums-sheffield.org.uk. Tel: 0114 278 2600

3. Yorkshire in Yellow

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, running until Sunday September 7

Millennium Gallery continues a new display inspired by the Tour’s most iconic symbol. Part of the official Yorkshire Festival 2014, Yorkshire in Yellow has seen some of the region’s top creative talent join a host of internationally-renowned designers to celebrate the ‘Maillot Jaune’, the Tour’s yellow jersey. Free entry. Tel: 0114 278 2600

4. Horrible Histories- Barmy Britain

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Tuesday July 15- Saturday July 19

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new show Barmy Britain with all new amazing 3D effects! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Has William Wallace met his match? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry? Will Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare, move to the groove with party Queen Victoria and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War! Tickets start from £12. Tel: 0114 249 6000

5. Peter Pan & The Lost Boys

Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13

Heartbreak Productions present an innovative adaptation of the iconic classic Peter Pan in the open air surrounding of the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Giving audiences a chance to join the gang - team up with the Lost Boys and let your imagination run wild in a skate park full of fun and adventure. Join The Lost Boys as they stage an overnight protest to save their local skate park and find yourself whisked away to Neverland. Whether you’re five or 95, this energetic and enthralling adaptation guarantees audiences an enchanting experience full of magic, laughter and excitement. Tickets from £9.50. Tel: 01926 430307

6. Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Abbeydale Road South, Sunday July 13, 1-5pm

Abbeydale Miniature Railway is pure Sheffield: one-off, surprising and a real hidden gem. Tucked away in ancient woodland off Abbeydale Road South (nr Dore train station). Run entirely by the Sheffield and District Society for Model and Experimental Engineers, the railway is one of the city’s best family days out. Abbeydale Miniature Railway opens two Sundays a month (and the odd bank holiday Monday) between June and October, and in December for Santa Specials. You can park on the field next to the railway, weather-permitting, or try Dore Station’s car park. £1 pp.

7. Krapp’s Last Tape

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield, running until Saturday July 19

Last chance to catch this crcitically accliamed productions! Both comedic and tragic, Beckett’s masterpiece stars Richard Wilson and is directed by Polly Findlay (A Taste of Honey). Show times vary. Tickets start from £10. Tel: 0114 249 6000

8. Hallam FM Summer Live

Motorpoint Arena, Friday July 18

Hallam FM’s putting on a party with today’s biggest stars for one night of great live music to celebrate their 40th Birthday. Line up includes: Little Mix; Kaiser Chiefs; Five Seconds Of Summer; Neon Jungle; Foxes; Elyar Fox; Ashley Roberts; Ella Henderson; Jessica Steele. Tickets £27.50 & £38.50. Tel: 0114 256 5656

9. Music in the Gardens: Glen Miller Orchestra

Botanical Gardens, Thursday July 17, 6.45-10pm

Music in the Gardens return to Big Band with a bang with the original and the best! Through an arrangement with Glenn Miller Productions in New York, veteran band-leader Ray McVay has put together an orchestra that the maestro would be proud of were he here to see it. With a library of more than 200 scores, The Glenn Miller Orchestra will transport you back to the heyday of 1940s big band. Tickets £20 on the gate, £1 for u11s. Tel: 0114 22 33 777

10. Music in the Gardens: Heaven 17

Botanical Gardens, Friday July 18, 6.15-10pm

Music in the Gardens are proud to welcome the mighty Heaven 17 for one night only! The brainchild of Martyn Ware and born from the collapse of the original Human League, Heaven 17 is a musical project that has stood the test of time to influence the future of modern music for over thirty years. Glenn Gregory and Martyn will perform hits from their overwhelming back catalogue of funky, electronic hits. Don’t miss your chance to catch these electro pioneers in their hometown! The Heaven 17 concert is in aid of The Soldiers Charity and St Wilfrid’s Centre. Tickets £20 on the gate, £1 for u11s. Tel: 0114 22 33 777