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Fun for Kids in Sheffield (Self Guided), Sheffield

This guide is all about the kids. Here you will discover all the family friendly and incredibly entertaining spots. From open-air fun to places of interest and intellectual venues, Sheffield has a little of everything for the entire family.
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Fun for Kids in Sheffield Map

Guide Name: Fun for Kids in Sheffield
Guide Location: England » Sheffield (See other walking tours in Sheffield)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Author: nicole
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Turner Museum of Glass
  • Arts Tower
  • Octagon Centre
  • Weston Park Museum
  • Save the Children Charity Shop
  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Turner Museum of Glass

1) Turner Museum of Glass

The Turner Museum of Glass is housed in the Department of Engineering Materials at the University of Sheffield. It is in the Hadfield Building with the entrance from Portobello Street. It contains examples from ancient Egypt and Rome but mainly from major European and American glassworkers, with a particular focus on those from the 1920s to 1950s. It was founded in 1943 by Professor W E S Turner of the University, who additionally was the senior author on many papers on glass technology. One of the exhibits is the wedding dress of his wife (Helen Nairn, married 1 July 1943) which is made of glass fiber, as are the matching shoes. This has been selected as one of the items in the BBC's A History of the World in 100 Objects.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Arts Tower

2) Arts Tower

The Arts Tower belongs to the University of Sheffield. It was opened in 1966. English Heritage has called it "the most elegant university tower block in Britain of its period." The tower is also the tallest university building in the UK. Although it's owned by the university, the tower is open to the public and renown for its pleasant exhibitions on the first floor. The exhibitions include, painting, graffiti, fashion design, and sculpture.
Octagon Centre

3) Octagon Centre

Octagon Centre was built in 1983. It is a multi-purpose conference center as well as a popular music venue for the University of Sheffield. The center also provides offices and meeting rooms, and is popular with the children due to the terrific ice-cream and sweets lounge. Enjoy a concert here if your schedule will allow.
Weston Park Museum

4) Weston Park Museum (must see)

The Weston Park Museum, one mile west of the centre of Sheffield, England, lies beside Weston Park and surrounded by the University of Sheffield. It is managed by the Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust. The building, neo-Classical and in the Ionic order, was completed in 1868, and extended twice since. Some of the extension works were funded by donations from local businessman J. G. Graves. The front part of the building was the city museum, while the rear was the art gallery. The art gallery is a Grade II* listed building. The Weston Park Museum was named the Sheffield City Museum and Mappin Art Gallery until 2006. It opened in 1875, and housed Sheffield's archeology, natural history, decorative art and social history collections.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Save the Children Charity Shop

5) Save the Children Charity Shop

Save the Children Charity Shop is a voluntary organization, based on the charity of giving back to the less fortunate children. The mission of the organization is to offer better education, better health care, and at least one toy to every child. Here, visitors may either invest in a cheaper toy for their child or teach their children the phenomenal lesson of giving. The organization will also from time to time organize little contests, such as kid karaoke, running competitions, and/or open-air ping-pong.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens

6) Sheffield Botanical Gardens (must see)

The Sheffield Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens situated off Ecclesall Road in Sheffield, England, with 5,000 species of plant in 19 acres (77,000 m²) of land. The gardens were designed by Robert Marnock and first opened in 1836. The most notable feature of the gardens are the Grade II* listed glass pavilions, restored and reopened in 2003. Other notable structures are the main gateway, a Crimean War Memorial, and a bear pit. The Sheffield Botanical and Horticultural Society was formed in 1833 and by 1834 had obtained £7,500 in funding. 12,000 people visited the Gardens on their opening in the Summer of 1836. Sheffield's Town Trust assumed the management of the gardens in the closing years of the 19th. century, when they repaid the shareholders the nominal value of their £5 shares. The Trust abolished the existing entry charge and since that time entry to the Botanical Gardens has remained free.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Sheffield, England

Create Your Own Walk in Sheffield

Create Your Own Walk in Sheffield

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sheffield is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sheffield Nightlife

Sheffield Nightlife

Sheffield is not only a city of history, culture, and famous landmarks, but also popular due to its ultra modern nightlife. The clubs in Sheffield are often visited by people from around the world (including some famous personalities) and reasonable so. Here you will find famous musicians, outstanding decorations, prime food and drinks, as well as plenty of entertainment options such as dancing.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Sheffield Introduction Walk

Sheffield Introduction Walk

Known as the “Steel City” since the 19th century, Sheffield emerged as a rapidly growing metropolis during the Industrial Revolution. Following a decline of the iron and steel industries in the 1970s and 80s, the city currently enjoys extensive redevelopment. Among its newest additions is the Millennium Gallery displaying metalwork and art from Sheffield and around the world. This orientation...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Sheffield Museums and Art Galleries

Sheffield Museums and Art Galleries

The city of Sheffield offers an abundance of fantastic museums and art galleries where one can go to enjoy the art and history of the city. Sheffield's museums and art galleries retell the history of life, history of music, history of arts, as well as the history of this beautiful city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Religious Buildings in Sheffield

Religious Buildings in Sheffield

Sheffield is easily one of the most beautiful cities in England and loaded with a variety of prime religious buildings. Inside Sheffield one will discover old churches with fantastic architecture and exclusive mural paintings; as well as glorious facades with detailed sculptures and arched windows designed by the greatest artists of past centuries.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Sheffield Architecture

Sheffield Architecture

Sheffield is a city of change. From the thick contrast, to the vivid colors and unusual shapes, Sheffield's architecture is first rate. Journey down this wonderful guide and you will discover several examples of people who were not afraid or scared to take risks with their unique work.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Sheffield - Devonshire Quarter

Sheffield - Devonshire Quarter

Devonshire Quarter is a special district of Sheffield. The district owns a large net of the shopping areas, which are known for their small independent shops and variety of pubs and bars. The district also offers large streets with lush grass, well maintained buildings, and friendly locals. Last but certainly not least, Devonshire is also an architectural piece of heaven, full of wonderful...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles