Tuesday 9 August 2016

You’ve seen the Herd of Sheffield, you’ve seen the Little Herd and now you’re invited to make a brand new Mini Herd for a trail through Sheffield’s Moor Market, on Thursday 11 August.

The brightly decorated elephants have appeared all over Sheffield, forming the largest art exhibition the city has ever seen. Now the Moor Market is giving people the chance to decorate their very own tiny elephant as part of the Mini Herd trail.

There are around 40 elephants available, which will all be decorated on Thursday 11 August inside the Moor Market. The decorated elephants will then be part of the market’s Mini Herd, a trail which will take youngsters and their families on a hunt around the market with a treat for all those who find them all.

Mini elephant stomping in the kiwis
Mini elephant stomping in the kiwis

It is completely free to take part and those who put their design on an elephant can claim it for keeps once the trail finishes at the end of the summer period. Traders in the market will be able to sponsor an elephant to appear at their stall, with all sponsorship money going to the Children’s Hospital Charity.

Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure at Sheffield City Council said: “Sheffield is rich in art and culture and the Herd of Sheffield exhibition has been one of the most successful we have seen, loved by young and old alike.

“The Moor Market’s Mini Herd is a great way to raise awareness for the fantastic Children’s Hospital Charity while also providing an opportunity for people to be part of this historic exhibition and inspiring our future generation of artists.”

As well as the Mini Herd craft day the Moor Market is playing host to children’s holiday activities every Thursday throughout the summer all for free.

A village green will be opened inside the market and events include a Village Fete which will be open all day with traditional games, lucky dip and bingo for all the family, Build a Bear and a Teddy Bear’s Picnic with a Winnie the Pooh meet and greet, and a takeover from Little Sheffield who will bring a full day of exciting activities.

Cllr Lea added: “This programme of family activities means that people can keep the little ones entertained while they experience the fantastic range of independent local traders, including artisan goods, local beers, fresh fruit and veg and quality hand made gifts that are on offer in the market. The market is growing in to a popular shopping destination and with all this on offer it’s easy to see why.”

Event details are:

  • 11 August – Mini Herd craft day
    Places are limited to 40 – advance booking available and remaining spaces will be first come first served.
  • 18 August – Village Fete
    Running all day and open to all, booking not required
  • 25 August – Build a Bear and Teddy Bear’s Picnic
    Limited places for Build a Bear, booking is advised. Sessions are at 11:30, 12:30 & 1:30. Teddy bear’s picnic is open to all throughout the day.
  • 1 September – Little Sheffield
    Exciting activities throughout the day, open to all, booking not required

To book on to any of the events in the Moor Market contact the market reception on 0114 2735281.

Dedicated ground floor parking is available for Moor Market customers in the Eyre Street car park, at just £1.50 for two hours.

To find out more about the Moor Market and to keep up to date with all the latest news and information go to the website at http://sheffieldmarkets.com/markets/moor-market, follow on Twitter @TheMoorMarket or go to the Facebook page at facebook.com/moormarket.