6 family things to do in Sheffield and South Yorkshire during May Bank Holiday weekend

There's something for all the family to enjoy this May bank holiday. Here is our pick of the best 6 events and activities.

Wednesday, 4th April 2018, 12:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th April 2018, 12:46 pm
The Gostinitsa production has been designed specifically for the largest circus Big Top in the UK.

1. Highland Fling Country Fair

Enjoy a great family day out at the Highland Fling Country Fair featuring, the Highland cattle show, pet dog show, craft and food stalls, family fun fair, Graves park animal farm and much more.

Doncaster will host the finish stage of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire on Thursday, May 3.

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Where: Graves Park, Hemsworth Road, Sheffield, S8 8LL.

When: Monday, May 7.

Opening times: 10.30am until 5.30pm

Prices: Free admission

Enjoy a great family day out at the Highland Fling Country Fair, on Monday, May 7.

2. Peddler Market

Peddler Night Market is home to award winning street food, craft beer, cocktails, live music and art. It's all about serving up the very best with popular favourites such as Shoot the Bull, Baked in Brick, Yakumama and Magic Rock Brewery that are bound to win you over.

Where: 92 Burton Street, Sheffield, S3 8DA

When: Friday, May 4 until Saturday, May 5

Doncaster will host the finish stage of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire on Thursday, May 3.

Opening times: Friday - 5pm until 11pm and Saturday 2pm until 11pm

3. Funtopia

Funtopia is an amazing fun-packed event perfect for all the family. With bouncy castles, obastacle courses, activity inflatables, crazy golf, under 5's area for the kids . It's not just for the children though, with a delicious BBQ, refreshment stands and a craft and gift fair for the adults. Whatever it is there's something for everyone at Funtopia this May bank holiday.

Where: Handsworth Old Rectory Community Centre, 402b Handsworth road, National Tour, S13 9BZ

Enjoy a great family day out at the Highland Fling Country Fair, on Monday, May 7.

When: Sunday, May 6 until Monday, May 7

Prices: Children £6 and Adults £3

4. Delicious Doncaster Food and Drink Festival

Taking place over the entire May Bank Holiday weekend the festival will feature entertainment, street food, exciting names from the culinary world and more.

One of the UK's favourite cookery duo's will be making an appearance for a kitchen demonstration, where they will show how to cook some of their favourite recipes using ingredients from the Doncaster Market. Michelin star chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be making a return to the festival this year, where he will demonstrate some of his delicious dishes, made with local ingredients.

Where: Market Place, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1NF

When: Friday, 4 May until Monday, 7 May

Opening times: 10am until 6pm

Prices: Free event, ticketed chef demonstrations (£5 - £20)


Saturday, May 5, Hairy Bikers:

Demonstrations will take place at 12.30pm and 3pm.

Sunday, May 6, Jean-Christophe Novelli.

Demonstrations will take place at 12noon and 2pm.

(Tickets are limited and are available at various price options.)

5. Tour de Yorkshire

Doncaster will be hosting the finish of Stage 1 of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire and Stage 1 of the ASDA Women's Tour de Yorkshire on Thursday 3 May 2018.

On Thursday, May 3, Doncaster will welcome the finishes of the first stage of the men's and women's races. The following day on Friday, May 4, the second staged of the races will also pass through Doncaster.

Where: Bennetthorpe, Doncaster DN2 6AJ

When: Thursday, May 3 until Friday, May 4

6. Moscow State Circus – Gostinitsa

The world's most famous circus will bring it's latest production Gostinitsa to Sheffield this May bank holiday. Gostinitsa is a show that promises to have all the spectacle and edge of your seat thrills for all of the family.

Where: Meadowhall Overflow Car park, Sheffield, S9 1EP

When: Thursday, 3 May until Sunday 13, May

Bank holiday opening times:

Saturday, 5 May: 2pm until 5pm

Sunday, 6 May: 2pm until 5pm

Monday, 7 May: 5pm until 7.45pm

Prices: Adults from £12 Children from £8