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Five things to do in Sheffield this half term

Are you looking for spooky ways to entertain the kids this half term?

At Noodle Performance Arts, we know how important it is to have a few tricks (or treats) up your sleeve to amuse your children and keep them busy during the school holidays.

Here are our top five things to do in Sheffield and the surrounding area over October half term:

  1. Our Noodle Spooky Halloween party

This year we are holding our own three-hour Halloween party, which will include everything from ghoulish games and fiendish face painting to spooky singing and creepy crafts. Children should come along in their scariest fancy dress and we will be awarding a prize for the best costume. Our Halloween party will be at Beighton Lifestyle Centre from 11.30am to 2.30pm on Friday, October 28. It is suitable for children aged between three and eight and parents can leave them with us and get on with something else instead. Tickets are available here and cost £16 with a 20 per cent discount for siblings.


  1. Halloween Family Trail at Longshaw

The National Trust’s Longshaw estate is inviting families into its wild woods to discover creepy creatures hiding along a Halloween-themed trail. The trail will be open from 10.30am to 3.30pm daily from Saturday, October 22 to Sunday, October 30. Trail sheets are available for £1 per child from Longshaw’s visitor centre and everyone who completes it will get a spooky treat from the tea room.


  1. Pumpkin Trail at Clumber Park

Clumber Park’s Walled Kitchen Garden will be filled with hidden pumpkins, squashes and gourds this weekend to mark autumn and the build-up to Halloween. Discover the vegetables and complete the trail between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, October 22 and 10am and 3pm on Sunday, October 23. The event is free but normal admission charges to Clumber Park apply.


  1. Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Hall Farm

Fancy making your own pumpkin lantern but not so confident about carving? Visitors to Cannon Hall Farm this half term can design their own pumpkin face before getting the farm’s expert carvers to cut it out for them. There will also be a special Trick or Treat Trail around the farm, which also includes several outdoor playgrounds, a soft play area, tractor rides and sheep and ferret racing. Performing witches will star in spooky shows each day and there will also be the chance to make a Halloween headdress at the farm’s craft station.

Admission is £8.95 for children, including a pumpkin, £8.95 for adults and £8.50 for senior citizens. Family tickets for four people are £34 and include two pumpkins. Under-twos are admitted free.


  1. Weston Park’s Big Birthday Party

Weston Park Museum in Sheffield is celebrating its 10th birthday on Saturday from 11am to 4pm. The attraction will be launching its newly refurbished galleries and hosting a range of fun family activities inspired by the new displays. The birthday party will include performances by Cabaret Boom Boom, treasure hunts, story-telling sessions and creative craft sessions.