Sheffield makes 2014 the summer of fun

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Businesses and attractions across Sheffield have lined up a string of events to get children out and about.

Meadowhall has lined up a host of special guests to meet and greet youngsters, including children’s TV favourites Peppa Pig and her little brother George.

The pair will be popping along to free storytime sessions on Friday, August 22 – and booking is a must.

Ponds Forge in the city centre is running sports camps to keep children active while parents are at work. Activities ranging from diving to trampolining are available for children aged five to 16.

A fun fair at Crystal Peaks shopping centre will be open for families every Friday throughout August, offering free rides and entertainment between 10am and 4pm.

Families can spend some time in the great outdoors exploring the 26 acres of land surrounding historic Wortley Hall. The grounds will host the South Yorkshire Festival on Saturday, from noon, with attractions including falconry displays, face painting, bouncy castles and craft stalls.

Heeley City Farm in Lowfield has planned creative afternoons every Thursday in August for children to get crafty at their Energy Centre.

Family-friendly events are planned for the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Sheffield Fayre at Norfolk Heritage Park on Sunday and Monday, August 24 and 25, will take families back in time with historic re-enactments as well as street entertainers, craft stalls and sideshows.

Big Dave’s Family Fun Day, on Sunday, August 24, will have stalls, games and rides at the Jubilee Sports Club in Birley Carr in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.