Stuck for something to do this weekend? Here is our guide to what’s on!
1. Peter Pan
Sheffield City Hall, today until Sunday January 4
Join Peter and the Lost Boys for their adventures in Neverland as they battle Captain Hook and his trusty side-kick Smee. Visit the Mermaid’s Lagoon, Tiger Lily’s Indian Encampment and fly over the streets of London, not forgetting to listen out for the ‘tick-tock’ of Hooks nemesis – the crocodile.
Of course, there will be all the usual slapstick from Manor Operatic Society including the best children’s game in town, Musical Buckets. Show times vary. Tickets from £5.50. Tel: 0114 2 789789
2. Dick Whittington
Lyceum Theatre, until Sunday January 4
Starring Samantha Womack, CBBC’s Andy Day and Sheffield’s favourite Dame, Damian Williams, Dick Whittington is a classic pantomime story packed full of hilarious jokes, sensational sets, larger-than-life characters and plenty of audience participation. Show times vary. Tickets £10-£24.
3. Princess and the Pea
Crucible Studio Theatre, until January 3
In this new fantastical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea, Mike Kenny and the inventive tutti frutti team create a funny, original, retelling of this familiar tale. Suitable for 3+. Times vary. Tickets £10. Tel: 0114 2496000
4. Discovery Days
Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, Tuesday, December 30, 1pm-4pm
Sheffield’s collections inspire the whole family to get creative. Please note – all children must be accompanied by an adult. Free entry. Tel: 0114 2782600
5. Picturing Sheffield
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
Journey through Sheffield past and present to examine the relationship between views of the city and the identity of the people who have lived and died here. Picturing Sheffield includes work by key artists from the 1700s to the present day. Free to attend. Mon-Sat 10-5pm, Sun 11-4pm. Tel: 0114 2782600
6. Anything Goes
Crucible Theatre, until Tuesday February 17
Sheffield Theatres present their annual Christmas musical as Daniel Evans directs Cole Porter’s uplifting masterpiece of song, dance and romance. Anything Goes promises tap dancing sailors, sassy heroines and a thrilling Christmas treat. Tickets from £17, show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 2496000
7. Christmas Holiday Climbing Sessions
1Foundry Climbing, Sheffield, 10.30-12.30 Wednesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) 13.00-15.00 Friday 2nd January
Suitable for beginners wanting to have a first experience of climbing, either as a taster prior to joining a club, or simply as a fun activity to do during the holidays. These sessions are also suitable for Spider and Young Climbers Club members, who want to fit in extra climbing during the school holidays.
Junior climbers who are visiting the Sheffield area are also welcome, and if you are doing NICAS don’t forget to bring your logbook.
Suitable for ages seven to 17. Sessions £12 per person. Tel: 0114 2796331
8. Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Branton, Doncaster, daily, 10.30am – 4pm
Situated just outside Doncaster, the park occupies 70 acres of a 260-acre site, offering a unique view into the world of animals with walkthrough areas including the Lemur Woods, Wallaby Walkabout and South America Viva. The most endangered carnivore in Africa, the Painted Hunting Dog, can also be seen at the Park, and on the African Plains, zebra, antelope, ankole cattle and ostrich roam free. Plus the park’s newest resident and one of Europe’s biggest polar bears, Victor, Admissions fees: adults £10.50, children (aged three-15) £8.50, children (under three) free. Tel: 01302 535057
9. War Work: Sheffield Industry & The First World War
Kelham Island Museum, running until July 30, 2015
A new exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. War Work tells the story of the impact of war upon the companies, manufacturing and workers of Sheffield through objects and documents from our collection. From the products that fed the guns of the nation’s war machine, to the personal stories of the city’s workers, this exhibition explores industry in the Steel City during the world’s first global conflict. Adult admission £5, concessions £4 and accompanied children (under 16) go free. Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am to 4.45pm. Closed Friday and Saturday. Tel: 0114 272 2106
10. World’s No.1 Indoor Motorcycle Trial
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Saturday January 3, 7pm
For the 20th consecutive year the best riders in the world will be descending on Sheffield, to take on the largest and most challenging obstacles around. With drama and suspense from start to finish coupled with amazing displays of skill and breath-taking balance – this event can only be truly appreciated first hand.
The stage is set for a two wheel extravaganza with four adrenalin-packed hours of the best trials riding action you’re ever likely to see, plus special guest riders and half time entertainment. Tickets from £24.75. Tel: 0114 2565656