27 October 2017

If you have children and want to keep them entertained during October half term the Moor Market is providing free, fun filled activities for the whole family.

In a new,  exciting partnership with Children’s University (CU)  the Moor Market will become a giant quiz zone.  Each day youngsters who come to the market will be able to complete a quiz by looking for clues around the market.

CU Live! opens on Halloween,  Tuesday 31 October,  with a spooky craft making session and the chance to make a bat and spider,  with help from Museum Sheffield staff,  and with Bonfire Night only a few days later,  volunteers from Hallam University will teach kids how to make paper rockets and other Bonfire Night themed activities.

Six student societies from the University of Sheffield are on hand to deliver lively and educational lessons which includes making macaras,  tower building with spaghetti and marshmallows,  building bird feeders and exploring magnetism.

Councillor Mary Lea,  Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure at Sheffield City Council said: “Moor Markets is already a brilliant place to shop and has seen an increase in the number of people coming to buy from one of the 90 independent traders.

“We are excited to now use this space as a giant educational and learning centre where children from across the city,  and their parents,  can come and experience the joys of learning whilst having fun too.

“I would like to thank the Children’s University and the student volunteers from our two universities,  Sheffield University and Hallam,  for creating a fantastic programme of events. I would encourage everyone to go along and enjoy the fun and games and perhaps learn something new.”