Tuesday 26 January 2016

Looking for things to do this half-term? Activity Sheffield and partners are inviting you to take part in their exciting half-term holiday parks programme running throughout the week.

Following on from October’s popular half-term events Activity Sheffield is once again encouraging people to get out and about and active in Sheffield’s beautiful parks and green spaces.

Events are running throughout half-term from Saturday 6 February until Friday 12 February at venues including Devonshire Green, Hillsborough Park, High Hazels Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, Greenhill Park and Concord Park.

Each day’s activity will follow a theme ranging from traditional games, learning more about the outdoor environment and the Winter Olympics.

Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “People may not want to go outdoors at this time of year, but wrap up & you’ll have great fun in our many fantastic parks and green spaces. These activity sessions are designed to make it easy for people to get involved, get active and love the outdoors.

“Come along as a family, join in and try something new – whether it’s den building, bug hunting, traditional crafts such as basket weaving, ice skating, sports including rounders and rugby and even the traditional games I used to love, such as hopscotch and tiggy.

“There really is something for everyone, and best of all, it’s free of charge, so we hope to see lots of families joining in the fun.”

The fun kicks off on Saturday 6 February at the launch event on Devonshire Green, where all the family can come along for a taste of what the week ahead has in store.

Monday (8 February) is the Family Day Out at Hillsborough Park, Tuesday its Traditional Games at High Hazels Park, think hopscotch, tiggy and British Bulldog and on Wednesday’s Play Day you’ll make messy mud pies and leafy collages at Norfolk Heritage Park.

It’s all about the great outdoors on Thursday with Love the Outdoors at Greenhill Park. The Friday finale is The Winter Games at Concord Park, where you can glide on the super cool temporary ice rink and compete in the Winter Olympics.

All sessions run from 11am to 3pm and are free of charge. Should the weather put a dampener on things, the main venues all have access to indoor facilities. Keep an eye on the Activity Sheffield Facebook and Twitter page, which will be regularly updated on the run up to and throughout the week.

In addition to the themed days, smaller “Activities On Tour” events are also taking place at parks across the city throughout the week, including, Parson Cross Park, Mount Pleasant Park, Longley Park, Firth Park, Mather Road Playing Fields, Constable Road Playing Fields, Ecclesfield School, Manor Park Fields, Edward Street games area and Wensley Green Space.

The half term programme also offers a range of activities in sport and dance for young people with disabilities and additional needs, full details of these activities are on the half-term planner.

Activity Sheffield have teamed up with Better Points, a reward programme that allows people to collect points for taking part in physical activity and volunteering.

For more information and to download the half-term activity planner, go to the Activity Sheffield webpages at www.sheffield.gov.uk/activities.