21 October 2015

It’s the final countdown to this year’s Out of This World festival, which is set to blast off in Sheffield city centre on Sunday, 25 October.

Taking over the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, the Winter Garden, the Town Hall and The Moor from 11am to 6pm, Out of This World will bring free family-friendly activities based around the three themes of sci-fi, magic and horror.

The sci-fi, comic book and gaming zone will run around the Winter Garden, Tudor Square and the Peace Gardens, while magic is focused around the Town Hall. The Moor, meanwhile, will become the “Little Monsters” dedicated children’s horror zone.

Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Sheffield City Council, said: “After watching Dr Who on Saturday night, I know families will want to get out this Sunday for the second annual Out of This World event.

“In the Winter Garden, you’ll will be able to meet sci-fi characters and join the Simpsons on their sofa, before being entranced by illusions and trickery outside the Town Hall or joining in one of the magic workshops indoors.

“Meanwhile, the Peace Gardens will be home to live cosplay, sci-fi-themed dance and live music, and The Moor will be the zone for our younger audience – with Little Monsters taking in everything from a Frankenstein walkabout to the amazing Epico the Dragon show.

“There really is something for everyone, from sci-fi ‘geeks’ to horror enthusiasts. So get out from behind the sofa and enjoy yourselves!”

Little Monsters on The Moor is sure to thrill children with activities including music from Concord Band, storytelling from Sir Aurelious Jones, street entertainment, crafts, a fancy dress catwalk, face painting, Hype Dance displays, rides, balloon modelling, badge making, apple bobbing and much more.

Sandra Barley, centre liaison manager for The Moor, said: “Halloween has grown in to a big event in Sheffield city centre, and on The Moor we like to offer scary fun for families.

“Our celebrations have grown in popularity over the years and as The Moor is so well known for free events we are expecting some happy crowds.”

New for Out of This World in 2015 is a drive-in cinema, which will be showing horror classics “Ghostbusters” and “The Exorcist.”

Prizes will be on offer for the best-dressed car and passengers at both screenings. For tickets, or more information, visit www.movieparksheffield.co.uk

Out of This World, which is being run in conjunction with partners including MoorSheffield, Farrah’s Funfairs and Heart Yorkshire, runs from 11am to 6pm on Sunday, 25 October.

For all the latest news, find our dedicated event page on Facebook or visit the website at www.sheffield.gov.uk/outofthisworld