10 things to do this weekend

Ten things to do
Ten things to do

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

1. Sheffield by the Seaside

Sheffield City Centre, running until Thursday August 28, 10am-6pm

If you’re not having a holiday this summer (or even if you are) come down to a fantastic day out to the beach right on your doorstep. The Peace Gardens and Fargate will be packed full of fun things for all the family including bumper cars, ice cream, fun fair rides, live entertainment and a real beach. Don’t forget your bucket and spade. Admission is free. Tel: 0114 221 1900

2. Summer Fun at Canon Hall Farm

Canon Hall Farm, Barnsley, running until Sunday August 31, 10.30am-5pm

A great day out for all the family with something for everyone and throughout the summer holidays there are even more reasons to visit with sheep and ferret racing, cow milking demos, birds of prey displays, tractor rides and much more. Not mention a host of cute animals to see and pet. Admission £6.95 each, children under three go free. Tel: 01226 790427

3. Bands in the Barn

Whirlow Hall Farm, Sheffield, Sunday August 3, 4pm-11.45pm

Raising money for the Master Cutlers Challenge 14, five fantastic bands playing in a unique venue. Bar provided by Abbeydale Brewery and food from the Whirlow BBQ. Money raised goes to Sheffield Hospitals Charity and Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. Bands, beer, BBQ and hay bales. Everything there for a fantastic night out - we will rock the roof and help two local charities. £10. Tel: 0114 235 6780

4. School Holidays at Magna

Magna Adventure Science Park, Rotherham, open daily, 10am-5pm

Magna is a fantastic day out for all ages and throughout the school holidays they run a host workshops, demonstrations, tours and hands on activities. Adult tickets £10.95, child (4-16) £8.95 & children u4 years go free. Tel: 01709 720002

5. Medieval Mayhem

Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield, Saturday July 19- Sunday August 31

Try your hand at archery, learn the traditions of falconry in free-flying bird demonstrations and take part in medieval-themed crafts, games and activities, suitable for all ages. Mon-Fr 10.30-4.30pm, Sat & Sun 10-5.30pm. Adult £9, child £8, u3s go free. Tel: 01909 569 416

6. Sheffield Fake Festival

Hillsborough Park, Saturday August 2

A Fake Festival is a fabulous opportunity for families and local communities to enjoy a fun packed music day out together at their local playing field, village green, sports field or college campus. It’s a chance to meet up with friends and to listen to some great live bands. Following a successful first year, Sheffield Fake Festival returns with a rocking line up of the some of the words best tribute bands with Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2 tributes, and support from All held inside the Fake Festivals marquee on Hillsborough Park, it has all the elements to be a huge event. Advanced adult tickets £20, children 10-17 £10, children under 9 go free, tickets available on the door. Tel: 0800 652 2852

7. Bakewell Show

Bakewell, Derbyshire, Wednesday August 6 & Thursday August 7, 8.30am-7pm

One of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK with nearly 200 years of history, Bakewell Show has evolved from a purely agricultural display to the diverse event it is today with something for everybody. Adult tickets £13 (£12 in advance) Children under 16 accompanied by an adult Go Free. Tel: 01629) 812736

8. Alfred Denny Museum

Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Saturday August 2, 10am, 11am & 12pm

Open to the public on the first Saturday of every month, the Alfred Denny Museum is a secret museum of weird and wonderful natural history. Established in 1905 and named after the department’s first professor of biology, many of the specimens have been in the museum since the early 1900s. Artifacts include the enormous skull of an extinct man size eagle, known as the ‘Terror Bird’, a half porpoise, fossilised tiny flying dinosaurs, and Sun Spiders with their ferocious, poisonous jaws.
Free entry, but you need to book your place on a tour. Tel: 0114 222 9308

9. Sheffield Walking Tours

Sheffield City Centre, weekly, Tuesday- Saturday, 10.30am

A new walking tour for Sheffield. Why not take in sights old and new in Sheffield city centre. Your guide has lived, studied and worked in Sheffield all his life. He will show you round many of the city’s most interesting cultural and historical sites, on this fun and informative journey through the many ages of Sheffield, from the historical centre to the modern architecture of Sheffield Winter Garden and the cultural industries renaissance. The tour operates on a first come first served basis. Please assemble at the Tourist Information Centre on Surrey Street at 10.30am. £5 per person. Tel: 0114 221 1900

10. Sheffield Sky Ride

Starting from Devonshire Green, Sheffield, Sunday August 10, 11am-3pm

Up to 10,000 people are set to pedal through Sheffield in the city’s first ever Sky Ride. Cyclists of all ages will take part in the free event, stretching from Devonshire Green to Endcliffe Park, then to Bramall Lane and back to the City Centre. The family ride is one of 15 major cycling events taking place across the country to ensure a ‘Tour legacy’. Cyclists will be able to ride in a traffic-free environment and will also include extreme challenges, music and entertainment at various stops along the route. Come and join us on this bike ride and pass some of the city’s iconic sights. Free to take part- just bring a bike. Tel: 0114 273 6681