Easter Holiday Culture Highlights

School’s out in Sheffield 1 - 16 April, and the city’s museums, galleries, cinemas and theatres are making it very easy to pack your Easter holidays with fun.

Our Favourite Places have put together a guide to the holiday highlights of cultural events and activities for kids and families, featuring everything from animal print sessions to anime film screenings.

So if you're in need of ideas to keep the kids entertained this Easter, read on for the rundown below...

Creative Activities

Get hands-on at Sheffield Museums with free drop-in activities inspired by their current exhibitions. Join artist James Green to make your own animal print (4 April).

Find out all about aerospace at Flying Futures at Kelham Island Museum (5 April). Turn recycled hair into something amazing at Weston Park Museum’s Hairy Inventions (6 April).

Discover the work of Sheffield sculptor George Fullard at Millennium Gallery (11 April). Create your own sweet wrapper and find out about local treats at Weston Park Museum (12 April) and play around with inventions at Kelham Island Museum (13 April).

Over at the National Videogame Museum, as well playing a ton of games, you can also make your own virtual pet and explore the adventures of the iconic Dizzy the egg.

On Sundays at Yorkshire Natural History Museum, young palaeontology enthusiasts can join Fossil Club, with sessions for ages 5–7, 7–10 and 11–12.

Up at Sheffield Manor Lodge, children can take part in nature and arts activities on themes of Easter (2–6 April and 9 April) and springtime (10–13 April), while at the National Emergency Services Museum they’ll celebrate everyday superheroes.

Meanwhile in Orchard Square, Sheffield Plate is hosting an Easter edition of its monthly Crafty Cats Kids Club on 2 April. And join RivelinCo for their Easter Family Disco at Hillsborough Arena, complete with party games, egg-themed fun and, of course, lots of dancing.


The magical tale of the Curious Curiosity Shop is heading to the Graves Gallery (15 April) and Weston Park Museum (16 April), filling them with music, dance and art.

The Montgomery is bringing the story of Pinocchio to life, thanks to the community-based Handsworth and Hallam Theatre Company (12–16 April).

And for ages 3+, the endearing Bull and the Moon will celebrate anyone who dances to their own tune at Sheffield Uni’s Drama Studio on 6 April.

Young people can give performance a go themselves at the Crucible theatre with one of three Springboard Creative Experience Days, for ages 9–11 (3 April), 12–14 (4 April) and 15–17 (5 April).


Cinematic treats for all ages are coming to the big screen in Sheffield this Easter. The Showroom cinema is going big on anime. They’ve lined up a smashing selection of animation films from Japan that’ll please newcomers and fans alike – including the beautiful Tale of Princess Kaguya and teenage body-swapping fantasy Your Name.

There’s a bunch of child-friendly films coming up at The Light too, including Mummies, Super Mario Bros, and the not-to-be-missed sing-along screening of Encanto (16 April). Head to Kids Cinema at Kommune on Sunday afternoons (2, 9 and 16 April) to enjoy a screening of Pixar classic Ratatouille along with a tasty doughnut. And join Film Unit within the Sheffield University Students’ Union for one of the family films of the year, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (1 April).


Our Favourite Places is the Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals. It's a different kind of guide to a different kind of city. For lots more cultural events in the city, visit their website here: ourfaveplaces.co.uk