There will be a jam-packed weekend of Easter activities at Fox Valley Sheffield this Friday and Saturday.
The fun will kick off this Good Friday with a special Easter-edition of the centre’s weekly market, at 10am, featuring local market traders alongside free face painting, and an Easter bonnet design craft stall. On Saturday, from 11am to 2pm, there will be an Easter Bonnet design competition, a letter hunt, stilt walkers, and live egg hatching.
Kids Art Academy has plenty of activities scheduled for their Easter holiday club, running from March 26-29 at Sheffield High School for Girls. Create magical goblets from clay, print pencil cases and lamp shades, learn to draw panthers, dragons and underground labyrinths, and make raspberry and chocolate cake, blueberry and banana cake, pizza, and pastries. There will also be music and animation classes. Visit kidsartacademy.co.uk for details.
This Easter Sunday, head to Sharrow for the 2018 Sharrow Lantern Carnival! The theme of this year’s lantern carnival is Monster Mash, and the hour-long parade will leave Mount Pleasant Park at 8pm, before meeting at Sheffield General Cemetery at 9pm for food, dancing, samba, music, fire spinning, hula hooping and more!
Enjoy some Easter-themed cinema this weekend, with screenings of the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, to get you in the mood for a sugar-filled few days.
The tale of Charlie and his grandpa, as they take a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world, will be playing at Sheffield Cineworld this Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm both days.
Also on Sunday, Sheffield Cineworld will be hosting an autism-friendly screening of Peter Rabbit from 11am to 2pm. Enjoy the story of Peter Rabbit and his three sisters - Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail - who enjoy spending their days in Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. Visit www.cineworld.co.uk for details.
Calling all lovers of homemade and handmade, head to The Meadowhall Artisan Market this Easter weekend, which will be showcasing the finest food, drink and craft producers from across Yorkshire.
There will be a wide variety of unique treats and handmade goods on offer, from March 29 to March 31. For foodies there is the very best of seasonal produce - from artisan cakes to hand-crafted cheeses and local pickles, all produced and sourced by people who are passionate about what they do.
Real ale lovers will enjoy the range of locally brewed beers and spirits on offer, and everyone will adore browsing the gifting range. Located on Park Lane, the Meadowhall Artisan Market will have an emphasis on all that is local and original for local families this Easter.
Curiouser and curiouser - journey down the rabbit hole at Meadowhall this Easter for a magical foray into Wonderland.
Meadowhall’s Mad Hatter’s Easter Adventure brings Lewis Carroll’s classic tale to life with an interactive story-telling experience from April 3 to April 15, with a 15-minute interactive session complete with music, actions and dance, ideal for children aged 4-10, led by The Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. Visit www.meadowhall.co.uk/adventure
Search for lost eggs scattered throughout the Tudor grounds, solve the riddles and claim a chocolate egg prize at Sheffield Manor Lodge this Easter Sunday. As well as the Easter Egg Hunt, take part in some Easter-themed crafts, meet the animals, and take unlimited bouncy castle turns. There will also be donkey rides with Rosie and Lilly, and the chance to help choose names for the manor lodge’s two new pygmy goats! Running all day Sunday, from 11am to 4pm.
There’s lots to see and do all across the garden and farmyard throughout the Easter holidays at Chatsworth House. Enjoy an Easter trail with a free explorer’s map to help you find spring-themed sculptures hidden around the garden, and take part in an egg hunt. Children can get their faces painted for free before taking a relaxing shire horse ride along the broad walk, trying bumblebee crafts and activities, and taking a ride aboard the Easter Eggspress, from March 24 to April 8.
Visit Hope City Sheffield, The Megacentre, on Bernard Road, this Good Friday and Easter Sunday, from 10am to 11.30am, for a telling of the greatest story ever told.
Get back to the true meaning of Easter with an Easter production that is suitable for the whole family, with a special Easter party for the kids, featuring Easter eggs, a petting zoo, an Easter hat competition - with all kinds of great family prizes - and a very special visit from Peter Rabbit.