Smile whatever the weather
Come rain or shine, Sheffield has activities galore to keep little adventurers entertained. Cue brilliant sunshine - let them run wild and free in the Winter Garden with its 2,500 exotic plants or head to Sheffield Botanical Gardens and check out The Bear Pit which is arguably the finest surviving example in the UK. The superb condition of the structure is due to the many years it was used as Yorkshire’s biggest compost pit.
Cue drizzly rain - let them loose in the National Emergency Services Museum. The museum is located in one of Yorkshires first purpose built combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Stations dating back to 1898. This amazing building houses over 45 vehicles relating to the worlds Emergency Services from Horse Drawn Fire Engines to Ambulances and from Police Cars to Mines Rescue!
Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out at Tropical Butterfly House! Meet Meerkats, owls, snakes and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters throughout the day. Free-flying Bird Displays take place daily, featuring spectacular birds of prey, parrots and more!
Alternatively head to Heeley City Farm – a relaxing slice of the countryside in the heart of Sheffield where you can meet our friendly animals, play in our under 8's Playground, enjoy some healthy vegan and vegetarian food in the Farm Kitchen, browse our peat-free Garden Centre and learn about how to save energy and live more sustainably.
Action packed sports and adventure centres
Give their minds a fun and educational workout at Magna Science Adventure Centre. This voyage of discovery through the four elements of earth, air, fire and water has hands-on activities including the supersoaker and rockface blasting. And if they get a real feel for the elements, you can always take them skating at Ice Sheffield or head over to the Foundry Climbing Centre for some real rock action.
Altitude High Ropes Adventure Course is another great option too; action-packed high ropes adventure course is a great attraction for people of all ages. Take each of the challenges head on as you work your way around the 34 obstacles including rope bridges, scramble nets, balance bars, swinging logs, and a climbing wall before taking the plunge at the end with our exhilarating 30 foot leap of faith.