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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Summer holiday picks

School's out!

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 museums, galleries and cultural organisations make it that much easier.

Here's our roundup of some of the arts and culture activities and events for families, kids and young people taking place in Sheffield over the 2021 summer break. From concerts in a playground to a photography adventure to an opportunity to learn some circus skills.

Some of the events are part of Sheffield Healthy Holidays, a programme led by Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS) for children eligible for free school meals. It's all about helping children try activities and eat well – find activities in your postcode on their website.

For more tips for adventures with young'uns, see our Sheffield for Tots tour.

Bears of Sheffield

Mon. 12 July 2021 — Wed. 29 September 2021

The Bears of Sheffield have arrived! Head out on the public arts trail this summer to meet the friendly creatures. They'll be auctioned off to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.