Weekender: Ten things to do in and around Sheffield

Running free: Whirlow Hall Farm Fayre, start of the fun run in the farmyard.
Running free: Whirlow Hall Farm Fayre, start of the fun run in the farmyard.
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FOOD, fayre and plenty of exercise - here’s 10 top things to do in and around Sheffield this weekend and the week ahead.

1. The Wortley Arms Charity BBQ

The Wortley Arms, Tomorrow, August 26, 5pm – 11pm

Come and enjoy live music and a fabulous BBQ at The Wortley Arms third charity BBQ of the year. This year, the charity BBQ is raising money for the leukaemia ward at the Hallamshire Hospital. Entry to this event is free. Tel: 0114 2888749

2. Sheffield Fayre

Norfolk Heritage Park, Tomorrow, August 26 - 27, 10.30am – 5.30pm

This is a free, major event is in its 11th successful year. This Sheffield Fayre is perfect for a family fun day out. The fayre involves market stalls, historical living history, trade stands, traditional fairground, re-enactment, craft tents and many more. There are no admission charges. Tel: 0114 2500500

3. The Chatsworth Country Fair

Chatsworth, Friday, August 31, 9am – 6.30pm

The Country Fair is one of England’s most spectacular annual outdoor events, so why not come along and sample some superb local produce, find some exquisite crafts and spend a weekend enjoying a whole host of family activities, displays and performances. There will also be; massed pipe and military bands, demonstrations and parades, hot air balloons, parachuting and over 300 varied trade stands, bouncy castles and rural crafts make this a memorable event with something for everyone. Admission fees: Adults £20, under 14s are free. Tel: 01246 565300

4. The One Show Roadshow

Endcliffe Park, Wednesday, August 29, 12am – 8pm

Get hands on with loads of activities at The One Show Roadshow. You can get involved in painting a piece of art which will be displayed in the city, cake decorating, see and handle exhibitions from local museums and witness live science experiments and demonstrations. Admission to this event is free.Tel: 0161 8360446

5. Mysteries on the Manor

Sheffield Manor Lodge, Tuesday, August 28, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Bring the children along to follow a trail of clues consisting of items and spoken clues by costumed volunteers. Eventually leading them to the Turret House where they are faced with an exciting prize. Admission fee: £1.50, please book in advance as spaces are limited. Tel: 0114 2762828

6. Weston Park Live

Weston Park, Sheffield, Tomorrow, August 26, 12am – 5pm

Come down to Weston Park to enjoy live music from local bands and family entertainment throughout the day. The event is great for all the family and it is free for everyone. Just come along on the day. Tel: 0789 6851233

7. Farrar’s Fun Fair

Endcliffe Park, Monday, August 27

Live it up in the fun fair with your children in a local park, today. The fair sees a fantastic array of traditional and modern rides to be enjoyed by all age groups. Entry to the park is free but there will be an average cost of £2 per person per ride. Tel: 07966 295930

8. Bats and Moths

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Thursday, August 30, 8pm – 10pm

Do Bats and Moths intrigue you? Come along to Wentworth Castle Gardens to experience hand on help from local experts who will help you discover more about the ecology of bats and moths and their amazing lifestyle. There are no admission charges for this event. Tel: 01226 776040

9. Torch Lit Bat Walk

River Don Sheffield Canal, Friday, August 31, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

This is a great evening event for the family. Come and get involved in a guided walk along the River Don and Sheffield Canal. Please ensure all children are accompanied by an adult. Bring along a torch, sensible footwear and a waterproof coat. Admission to this event is free, just come along on the night. Tel: 07766 352932

10. Art in the Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Saturday, September 1, 10.30am – 5.30pm

This is an annual event in a beautiful venue which is transformed into an art and craft village where you can wonder round and enjoy the exhibits. The family can enjoy this event as there is; Art and The Environment activities for the children. Admission free. Tel: 0114 2686001


Big Running Weekend

Whirlow Hall Farm, Today, Aug 25-27, 3pm

After all that Olympic action, are you inspired to get outdoors yourself? Why not come along to the Big Running Weekend and get involved in the following events; 12 mile trail race, 10K Whirlow trail challenge, Farm themed fun run and 3K Junior race. However, the weekend is not just for the runners it’s for the whole family. There will be onsite camping, live music, food, a bar and many other activities to keep you entertained. Admission free to this event. Tel: 0114 2352678

INSIDER VIEW: While you’re there dont miss...

Most of the park was gifted to the city from the Duke of Norfolk in 1910, with the Jervis Lum woodland following in 1956 and the park is Grade II listed on English Heritage’s national resister of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest. Nearest tram Arbourthorne Road.

The park contains five Grade II Listed buildings or structures, designated ‘ancient woodland’. Norfolk Heritage Park has a long history, as it is one of the oldest public parks in the country. From 1999 to 2005 the park has been regenerated through a £3.6 million restoration project.

New visitor facilities have been constructed, including the Centre in the Park, a multi-purpose community building. The park landscape has been restored to its original Victorian character. For further information go to the park’s visitor facilities or go to www.norfolk-park.com.


PHILADELPHIA band Everyone Everywhere make their debut at Sheffield pub Shakespeare’s tonight midway through a UK tour.

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