There’s some great things to do in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this weekend and beyond - here are our top 10 tips.
1. Big Boulder Festival
Heeley Millennium Park, Saturday, September 8, noon to 6pm.
Music line-up includes Big Tent and the Gipsy Lantern, Dave Formula and the Finks and Rita Payne. There’s also a beer tent, food stalls, woodland crafts, nature and art trails and kite making.
2. Street Magic Festival
Summer Saturdays in Sheffield City Centre, today, 1-7pm
Sheffield’s city centre will be overtaken by a host of magicians who will be roaming Fargate, Millennium Square and Barker’s Pool in the hope that they will be able to leave you bewildered by their amazing tricks. A family day out that is free to attend. Tel: 0114 2211900.
3. Kitchen Garden Fun Day
Longshaw Estate, Peak District,tomorrow, 12pm-4pm
Visitors of all ages are welcome to come and explore the garden and join in some hands-on activities. Tel: 01433 670368
4. Graves Park Animal Farm
Graves Park, Sheffield, open daily 9am-4pm
The animal farm makes for a great family visit, with the rest of Graves Park to enjoy beyond this and the Rose Café offering refreshments.
5. Medieval Mayhem
Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield, daily, 10am-5.30pm
Enjoy a day at the zoo with a difference. Try your hand at archery, learn the traditions of falconry in daily free-flying bird demonstrations and take part in medieval-themed crafts, games and activities, suitable for all ages. Adult: £8.95 Child: £7.95 (Under threes free). Tel: 01909 569416
6. End of summer party
Highfield Adventures, Crowther Place, Sheffield, today from 2pm to 6pm.
Activities for youngsters include sports tournaments to win four footballs, plus water fun and play equipment. There’s also an area for toddlers and free refreshments.
7. Chatsworth Country Fayre
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire,today and tomorrow
The Country Fair in Chatsworth park is one of England’s most spectacular annual outdoor events and it attracts large crowds from all over the country. Massed pipe and military bands, demonstrations and parades and more than 300 varied trade stands and rural crafts make this a memorable event with something for everyone. An exciting Grand Ring programme takes place over the weekend, with displays ranging from a vintage car parade to terrier racing. Tickets £20 on the gate, children under 14 get in free.
Tel: 01328 821821.
8. Longshaw Sheepdog Trials
Longshaw National Trust Estate, Thursday, September 5- Saturday September 7
Open classes held on Thursday and Friday. Sheepdog handling emonstration and a fell race on Saturday morning. First run from 7.30am and continuing throughout the day.
Adults £5, children 50p, parking free. Tel: 01433 651852
9.The Wind in the Willows
Bolsolver Castle, Derbyshire, Friday, September 6, gates 6.45pm, show 7.30pm
Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for an adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades. Adult tickets £15 and children £13. Tickets available at the gate. Tel: 0870 333 1183
10 Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Branton, Doncaster Daily, 10.30am -3.30pm
Situated just outside Doncaster, the park occupies 70 acres of a 260-acre site, offering a unique view into the world of animals. Admissions fees: adults £10.50, children (aged 3 - 15 ) £8.50, children (under 3) Free. Tel: 01302 535057.