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Fun Days Out with the Kids in Sheffield!

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Whether it’s the school holidays or just a normal weekend, it can be difficult to think of new and exciting days out with the kids. Sheffield has a vibrant range of fun family days out, such as its green parks, interesting museums, and activity centres.

If you’re local to Sheffield, or just visiting for the weekend, the Steel City’s warm community and special spots welcome children of all ages and interests – from thrilling adventures to educational experiences.

We’ve compiled four of the best things to do with kids in Sheffield this year, keep reading to discover which destinations will be the next perfect playgrounds for your days out with the kids.

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Fun Days Out with the Kids in Sheffield! - Owlerton Stadium

Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park

Nestled in Rother Valley, Sheffield, Gulliver’s boasts a plethora of attractions ranging from exhilarating rides to immersive themed areas. With park day tickets around £22 for children and adults, dive into epic areas including The Lost World of the Living Dinosaurs and Dragon’s Nest Quest. When lunchtime arrives, tuck into the café, restaurant, or snack kiosks located around Gulliver’s – with a selection of bites like chicken nuggets, jacket potatoes, and burgers.

Fun Days Out with the Kids in Sheffield! - Owlerton Stadium

Weston Park Museum

When looking for free things to do with kids in Sheffield, make sure Weston Park Museum is firmly on your list – this cultural gem showcases the rich history and heritage of the region, making it a fantastic option for your days out with the kids.

The museum, perched in S10, offers a diverse mix of exhibits spanning from archaeology to natural history, art, and social history. Visitors can explore captivating displays, interactive installations, and engaging events that provide insight into Sheffield’s past, making it a must-visit location for history enthusiasts on your fun family days out.

Owlerton Stadium

Your ‘days out with the kids’ list wouldn’t be complete without Owlerton Stadium. This iconic destination in Sheffield is renowned for its live greyhound racing and delicious dining. Owlerton’s new Sunday racing is ideal for the whole family!

Choose from either a 2-course Sunday Lunch in the Panorama Restaurant (just £9 for children). Of course, a Sunday wouldn’t be complete without a traditional roast with all the trimmings, but if you fancy something different, the Panorama Restaurant has heaps more mouthwatering plates – for adults and kids. 

What’s more, if your family is craving a lighter bite, you can head to the trackside bar for the Sunday Trio package – Enjoy either the Beef Sunday Trio, including a roast beef sandwich, roast potatoes or chips, and drink, or the Chicken Sunday Trio, complete with crispy chicken strips, chips and a drink – all for only £7! Sunday Trio offers also include a drink* and admission.

To top off your day out with the kids in Hillsborough, your family can even get up close with the adorable greyhounds themselves – they love a gentle pet on the head! The speed of the dogs, combined with the thuds of their paws on the sand, is fantastic excitement for your youngster’s senses!

Fun Days Out with the Kids in Sheffield! - Owlerton Stadium

Magna Science Adventure

Situated just outside of Sheffield, in Rotherham, Magna Science Adventure is a unique day out with the kids that combines entertainment with education! Housed in a former steelworks, Magna offers an immersive journey into the world of science and industry. Entry tickets start from £13.95 for kids and £15.95 for adults.

Families can explore interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and multimedia displays that showcase the wonders of science, technology, and engineering. Plus, if all the excitement from the earth, wind, fire, and water makes your little ones hungry, their café offers hot and cold snacks.

Fun Days Out with the Kids in Sheffield! - Owlerton Stadium

Sheffield’s Days Out With the Kids

So, who’s up for some family days out near me? Which kid-friendly spot will you visit first?

If you’re visiting us at Owlerton Stadium for our Sunday racing, we recommend booking in advance as this new day to our weekly calendar is proving to be very popular – And if you pre-order your tasty 2-course lunch before you arrive, you can claim your FREE dessert!

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