In Sheffield, we are lucky enough to have loads to do. Museums, sports centres, soft play areas, an ice rink, and lots more. A lot of these places have kid’s activities, and even better, there is a lot you can do for free. Weston Park Museum is one of these things.
In the school holidays, they host craft sessions, and every Friday there is a baby and toddler crafting group. But, whenever you visit there is plenty to do. You can learn about nature, wildlife and history, as well trying out activities which make it fun for the whole family.
Younger kids enjoy getting to touch everything and dressing up. To be honest, my 6-year-old still likes this, but now he also enjoys having a go at the activity sheets and learning about Sheffield’s history. There are also chests and shelves full of books everywhere. As well as computers and an interactive game where you get to make a creature, release it into the wild, then watch its progress on a big screen. Ours almost always die, but The Boy absolutely loves this.
This time, The Boy took his own camera, so took photos of everything, including many of the floor! The animal area is always his favourite, as it’s where the interactive game is. But, he also enjoys playing in old Sheffield shops, building an igloo in the arctic and copying some of the artwork.
The Girl enjoyed having somewhere safe to be freed from her pram. Where she could have a look round and touch lots of different things. She really likes touching things!
We finished our day off with some gingerbread men from the cafe, but they do serve some lovely meals. Or there is an indoor picnic area upstairs if you want to take your own lunch. In the warmer months, we go for a walk in the surrounding park and feed the ducks.
A highly recommended free day out, we must have been 50 times. Weston Park Museum is great fun for the whole family.