Family adventure days Sheffield: Gulliver's Valley, Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the Tropical Butterfly House among the best trips out

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If you’re looking for something to do with the kids there are plenty of great family days out to be enjoyed in and around Sheffield.

From seeing the wildlife at an animal park to learning about local history at our fantastic museums, there are plenty of adventures to be had.

Here are 7 of our top suggestions.

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There is plenty of fun to be had at Gulliver's Valley Resort.There is plenty of fun to be had at Gulliver's Valley Resort.
There is plenty of fun to be had at Gulliver's Valley Resort.

Tropical Butterfly House

Have fun meeting the meerkats, lemurs, butterflies, birds and other wildlife from around the world at The Tropical Butterfly House in Anston, before taking some time to relax in Lottie's Coffee Lounge.

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Open Sundays 9am to 5pm. Entry is £13,75. Visit

Tropical Butterfly House.Tropical Butterfly House.
Tropical Butterfly House.

Explore the rides and attractions at Gulliver’s Valley Resort in Rother Valley including The Lost World, Western World, Smuggler's Wharf and more.

If you need to burn off some energy then why not visit Mayhem Manor which combines an amazing array of indoor activities all under one roof. This is your chance to take part in laser tag, climbing, mini-golf and other activities.

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Heights of Abraham

Weston Park Museum.Weston Park Museum.
Weston Park Museum.

Head to the Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath for a cable car adventure with amazing views to enjoy, guided tours of the show caverns, children's playgrounds, exhibition and walks. There are picnic spots and restaurants. Details at

Peak District

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Enjoy beautiful countryside and iconic views like this one at Monsal Head with a trip to the Peak District National Park. The Hope Valley, the Longshaw Estate and Padley Gorge are among the lovely places that are close to Sheffield.

Wild adventures await at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster.

The park is home to more than 400 animals, including over 60 different species, such as polar bears, lions and rhinos.

Weston Park Museum

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Exhibitions at the museum include the art of Kenneth Steel, learn about the ancient Egyptians and see two ornate coffins, containing the mummies of Nesitanebetasheru and Djedma'atiuesank, plus there is the permanent display telling the story of life in Sheffield throughout the 60s, 70s ad 80s.

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If you really need a breath of sea air, Cleethorpes is one of the easiest East Coast resorts to head to for a day trip. The tourist website says it offers "a clean and modern resort with traditional appeal" and there's certainly a lot more to keep the family entertained these days. Find out more at