Christmas events in Sheffield 2020: best festive activities for kids near me - from Santa's grotto to Christmas parties

There are a number of Christmas events in Sheffield which promise to provide festive fun, despite coronavirus guidelines

Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 12:21 pm

A number of Christmas events in Sheffield promise to provide festive fun despite coronavirus guidelines

As Christmas draws closer and streets are decorated with festive lights our thoughts turn to Christmas activities.

Luckily, Sheffield has a host of spectacular festive events to keep everyone entertained this festive season.

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Enjoy a festive lunch or afternoon tea

From Santa’s grotto to commemorating the Sheffield Blitz in a Christmas celebration, you can still make Christmas magical this year.

Here are events still going ahead in Sheffield.

Festive Treasure Hunt

Whirlowbrook Hall, Whirlowbrook Park, Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield S11 9QD

Get the family together at Whirlowbrook Hall for a winter treasure hunt and afternoon tea.

The treasure hunt will take place in the grounds of the park (remember to wrap up warm) and the clues will lead you to Santa, where you will receive your gift.

Following the hunt, heat up inside with a delicious afternoon tea.

23 Dec, adult £19.95/child £14.95, www.whirlowbrook.co.uk/

Wartime Christmas

National Emergency Services Museum, The Old Police/Fire Station, West Bar, Sheffield S3 8PT

Travel back in time to the 1940s to experience a true reflection of wartime Christmas.

Costumed actors and Father Christmas will also attend the re-created 40 dance hall, with special displays in honour of the 80th anniversary of the Sheffield Blitz.

You can also tour exhibitions of army equipment and WW2 characters will share the history of the war as you tuck into mulled wine, festive bakes and enjoy 40s music.

12 -13 Dec, child £6/adult £8, https://www.visitnesm.org.uk/whatson

Festive Lunch

Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield S35 7DB

Served in one of Wortley Hall’s beautiful dining rooms, enjoy a delicious festive lunch between Tuesday and Saturdays during the advent season.

The venue kindly asks that diners arrive for 12:30pm, as lunch will be served at 1pm.

The full menu can be viewed online - with Turkey dinner and all the trimmings and a Christmas pud with brandy sauce just some of the options.

Diners can opt for a more intimate experience by booking a private dining experience. For more information, call Wortley Hall on 0114 2882100.

1 Dec , 5 Dec, 8 Dec, 12 Dec, 15 Dec, 18 Dec, 22 Dec, Tickets £18.50, www.wortleyhall.org.uk/christmas/

Festive Afternoon Tea

Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield S35 7DB

Treat yourself or someone special to a decadent afternoon tea throughout December at Wortley Hall.

Opinions include sandwiches with ham and mustard, turkey and cranberry and cheese savoury, as well as homemade scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream and festive mince pies.

You must provide at least 24 hours notice of booking.

Dec 3-20, Tea lunch£14.95/ with prosecco £18.95, www.wortleyhall.org.uk/christmas/

Lunch with Santa

Owlerton Stadium, Penistone Road, Sheffield S6 2DE

Dine with Santa in his grotto at Owlerton Stadium this December.

Guests can expect a heartwarming bowl of soup and carvery before children (aged 12 and under) receive their gift from Santa.

You can then enjoy a further four hours of greyhound racing live at the venue.

Lunch begins at 1pm, and races commence just after 2pm.

21 Dec, Child £9.95/ adults £14.95, www.owlertonstadium.co.uk/christmas-2020/brochure

Christmas party at Owlerton Stadium

Owlerton Stadium, Penistone Road, Sheffield S6 2DE

Enjoy a night with friends and lighthearted fun as you dine, drink and watch greyhound racing all night long.

The bar opens at 6pm, with races commencing at 7pm.

A three course meal is also on offer, as well as live entertainment.

Dinner has a variety of options for starters and dessert - including vegan alternatives - while all diners will sit down to a traditional Christmas dinner of Turkey and trimmings.

20 Dec, Package prices vary, www.owlertonstadium.co.uk/christmas-2020/brochure