Festive fun in Sheffield with TV stars

Dr Ranj Singh of Get Well Soon on CBeebies
Dr Ranj Singh of Get Well Soon on CBeebies
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Children are invited to flock to a winter wonderland in the centre of Sheffield this weekend – thanks to CBeebies.

Tudor Square, outside the Crucible theatre, is hosting free, family-friendly activities, from tomorrow until Sunday, organised by the BBC children’s TV channel.

The activities will feature the themes of past, present and future, inspired by A CBeebies Christmas Carol, which is being filmed at the Crucible tomorrow and Saturday.

Moray London, BBC Learning executive producer, says: “We’re looking forward to welcoming families from tomorrow onwards in Tudor Square, where we’ll have a host of great fun activities for the CBeebies age group.

“It’s also a chance to see some of your CBeebies stars close-up and it’s all free.”

The event is being hosted by Dr Ranj Singh, host of Get Well Soon, who will be joined by Let’s Play presenters Sid Sloane, tomorrow, and Rebecca Keatley, on Sunday.

A BBC Learning spokeswoman said: “On offer is everything from playing with traditional toys to programming your own robot.

“There will be a chance to learn about renewable energy and help to light up the CBeebies Christmas tree with ‘pedal power’.

“Children can also learn how electricity works by making circuits or discover how to use a paintbrush and pencil to make music.

“There will even be real reindeers on site and the opportunity to make reindeer puppets.

“Also present will be Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew who will be skating into Sheffield with co-creator Michael De Souza.

“There will be a chance to take part in ‘The Rocksteady Reggae School’ an interactive musical workshop and interactive storytelling.”

The Christmas Carol recording will also be shown on a big screen in the square.

No tickets are required for the events, which will run from 10am to 6pm tomorrow and Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday.