Family fun at city’s Food Festival 2017

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There is oddles of free family fun on offer at this year’s three-day Sheffield Food Festival - which kicks off in the city this weekend.

A different hands-on kids workshop will be running in the Theatre Kitchen Marquee, in the Peace Gardens, each day of the festival’s run, from 10am. This will be followed by more family friendly activities running in the Winter Garden, from 11am to 3pm.

Food Festival

Food Festival

On Saturday, children will be able to try their hand at making Pitta Pizzas, from 10am to 10.45am, at the Theatre Kitchen Marquee, A team from Sheffield Students Union’s Wellbeing Cafe will be leading the session, which is suitable for all ages, to teach young people how to cook an easy and healthy snack. This will be followed by a Making Mr and Mrs Potato Head workshop, led by Regather Co-op, from 11am to 3pm in the Winter Garden. The session will involve making a crazy fruit and veg head, complete with selfies and a competition for the ‘best head!’ There will also be a performance from the Food Bank Choir in the Winter Garden, from 1pm to 1.30pm; Excel Dance and Martial Arts in the Winter Garden, from 2.30 to 3pm; Taste Moor on The Moor from 11am to 4pm; and live music in Leopold Square, from 2pm to 4.30pm.

On Sunday, children join in a Make Tacos workshops, with the Street Food Chef in the Theatre Kitchen Marquee, from 10am to 10.45am. The session - suitable for children aged six to 11 - provides an opportunity to learn about common Mexican food items, and taste a range of salsa’s. A Garden Greetings workshop will be held in the Winter Garden, from 11am to 3pm; Explore Global Food Issues will also be in the Winter Garden, from 11am to 3pm; Hillfest Benefit will be in Sheffield City Hall Ballroom, from 1pm to 4pm, plus live music in Leopold Square, from 2pm to 4.30pm.

On Monday, children can try their hand at baking Creepy Crawlie Cupcakes, with Free Cakes for Kids, in the Theatre Kitchen Marquee, from 10am to 10.45am, followed by a Decorating Gingerbread Men workshop in the Winter Garden, from 12pm to 2pm. There will be plenty of opportunity to Get Your Hands Mucky with Heeley City Farm in the Winter Garden, from 11am to 3pm, followed by live music in Leopold Square, from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Throughout the weekend, Whirlow Hall Farm will have a pop-up farm on Millennium Square, giving visitors the chance to meet some feathered and woolly friends, investigate the enclosed beehive, have their photo taken on the tractor and enjoy some storytelling in the trailer.

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Sheffield food Festival

From pie and mash to green tea ice cream, jerk chicken to Lebanese flatbreads, Sheffield Food Festival always brings with it an array of meals and snacks that’ll satisfy cravings and introduce visitors to a bunch of new tastes and flavours, so get your tastebuds ready and prepare to celebrate this weekend.

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