Jan 25, 2014: Ten things to do in Sheffield region

Rother Valley Country Park
Rother Valley Country Park

Here we take a look at 10 top things to do in Sheffield and the region from today, Saturday, January 25, 2014.

1. Oliver!

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.