Because you're happy if they are!

Planning activities to do with kids? The beauty of spending time in Sheffield is that its attractions, food & drink options, parks and playgrounds are all close to one another - so if things don't quite turn out how you expect, there's always a Plan B. And sometimes that spontaneity makes for the most memorable times.

Scroll down for some highlights of family friendly things to do in the city... 

A crowd of people sat on the grass at Devonshire Green at Cliffhanger. In the foreground is a woman, a young man and a dog.
Two small children are sat, with their dad, outside on a bench. The children are eating ice-cream.

Hands-on Museums

Sheffield has some fantastic museums where you can learn as you play. Be sure to look out for their extra activities during school holidays too. 

The National Videogame Museum

The UK's national cultural centre for videogames! Come and play this interactive museum dedicated to exploring the culture, playfulness, design and people behind videogames. From retro arcade classics to Nintendo, Sega and beyond - game on! 

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Weston Park Museum

Discover the real story of Sheffield! The city's amazing collections of beautiful, varied and unusual treasures are brought to life through fascinating histories, incredible facts and interactive exhibits.

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National Emergency Services Museum

With over 40 vehicles on display and three floors of exhibits, the museum is located in one of Yorkshire's first purpose-built combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Stations, dating back to 1898.

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A small child, stood with a man, feed a lama at Graves Park Animal Farm.

Adrenaline adventures

Perfect for rainy days, here's some fun physical activities the whole family can get stuck into. 

Air Haus

Bounce your way round the UK's first inflatable indoor park, 30-metre squared of inflatable obstacles. With fast-paced tech games to extensive sensory experiences, there’s something for all ages and abilities. 

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Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park

Do you have what it takes to be a Ninja Warrior? Tackle this fun-packed course inspired by the hit ITV show and find out. There are obstacles the whole family can enjoy - whether you're starting out as a Ninja-in-training, or you already consider yourself a bit more of a master.

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Jump Inc

One of the largest dedicated trampoline parks in the UK, with over 24,000 square feet of spring-loaded fun and 120 trampolines all under one roof! This giant bouncy warehouse playground is literally wall-to-wall trampolines, so you can bounce and boing to your heart’s content.

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Great green spaces for families

Millhouses Park

Millhouses Park is located approximately 3 miles south-west of Sheffield City Centre on Abbeydale Road South. It contains a skate park, playing fields, playground, bowls green, basketball court, boating lake and and incorporates a section of the River Sheaf corridor. 

Endcliffe Park

Endcliffe Park is a large park and popular family visitor destination in Sheffield. Comprising parkland as well as woodland, is the first in a series of parks and green spaces, known collectively as Porter Valley Parks, which you can follow all the way out to Peak District.

Hillsborough Park

Hillsborough Park is located approximately 3 miles north-west of Sheffield City Centre, off the A61 Penistone Road. The Park features sports facilites, a children's playground and walled garden Recent work has included rebuilding and extending the pavilion, extending the playground and creating a 'figure of eight' jogging and activities track within the park.

Graves Park

Sheffield's biggest park in the South West of the city, Graves Park is made up from a mixture of open greenspace and woodland, and boasts lots of facilities for visitors including a cafe, two children's playgrounds and Graves Park Animal Farm.