A three-day series of creative activities/workshops for 12-16 year olds, programmed by Sheffield-based artist Ashley Holmes. Each day a different artist will share their creative process and give you opportunity to develop your own work and ideas.
Summer holiday picks
While the summer holiday is an absolute joy, it's not always easy to keep the good times going throughout the full six weeks. Thankfully many of Sheffield's cultural venues make it that much easier.
Here's our roundup of some of the activities and events for families, kids and young people taking place in the city's museums, galleries and heritage sites over the 2019 summer break – from puppetry at the theatre to space-themed crafty fun to hands-on videogames workshops.
For more tips for adventures with young'uns in Sheffield, see our Sheffield for Tots tour, including a mini railway, an ice-cream parlour, and more.
Wed. 21 August 2019 — Fri. 23 August 2019
Inspired by the themes of the exhibition John Ruskin: Art & Wonder, Millennium Gallery is hosting drawing and painting sessions looking up-close at some of the wonders of the natural world.
Join Weston Park Museum every Friday during the summer holidays for a session especially tailored towards under-5s, with no big kids to get in their way.
Sat. 24 August 2019
Join artists Siân Williams and Takako Hasegawa for a free, fun and energetic family workshop exploring space, movement, and choreography in Site Gallery's Project Space this summer.
Mon. 26 August 2019
Norfolk Heritage Park, Guildford Avenue, S2 2PL
Bringing horticultural and family fun to the beautiful Norfolk Heritage Park for the seventeenth time this August bank holiday. Expect street entertainers, a massive horticulture show, classic cars, kite flying, woodland crafts, and tons more.
Mon. 26 August 2019
See where it all began, with the original unforgettable adventure across the galaxy in the beautiful surroundings of the 1920s picture palace.
Tue. 27 August 2019
Join flying cows, jazzy cats and runaway crockery in this new take on the magical classic nursery rhyme – featuring original songs and puppetry.
Take inspiration from Sheffield's industrial story, and have a go at building, designing and experimenting. Make your own buffer girl puppet, handle and draw objects from the collection, invent the machines of the future, and more.
Design your own clock like Benjamin Huntsman, make a miniature crucible pot out of clay, and lots more, at this series of family activities inspired by Sheffield's industrial heritage. Each Wednesday this summer.
Help make a huge mosaic from LEGO in the beautiful City Hall ballroom.
Wed. 31 July 2019 — Fri. 30 August 2019
As well as all the usual vehicles to climb on and uniforms to climb in, this August kids can get hands-on with activities each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Make your own beach flag, discover the story of water rescue and climb on board a lifeboat.
Mon. 29 July 2019 — Fri. 30 August 2019
A weekly-changing lineup of family classics with the likes of The Goonies, Babe, and Neverending Story. Plus there's the added bonus that when the heatwave comes, there's no place better to cool off than a cinema screen.
Wed. 28 August 2019 — Sat. 31 August 2019
Two young people find themselves in world of piracy and mystery. You control their destiny, in this high sea adventure for ages 8+.