Summer Holiday Activities



Over the summer we’ll be offering a wide ranging and free series of events for children across our libraries citywide.  To book a place for your child, contact the relevant library.
All children under eight years of age must be accompanied by a parent or responsible carer to the above activities.

Remember that you can collect Children’s University Credits for attending any of these activities.  Also check out Mischief Makers; the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. 

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Monday 23rd July
 
Central Children’s Library 10.30am - 12.30pm
 
Highfield Library
2pm - 4pm.
 
 
Imagination Gaming
Discover the exciting world of modern board gaming.  A great way to spend time with family and friends.
 
Suitable for children and their families ages 5 years +
 
Tuesday 24th July
 
Stocksbridge Library 10.30am -12.30pm
 
Chapeltown Library
2pm – 4pm.
 
 
Imagination Gaming
See 23rd July
Friday 27th July
 
Central Children’s Library
10am – 12noon
 
Festival of Fun – Art and Craft
Ignite Imaginations.  Get creative and have fun at Ignite Imaginations fabulous art and craft sessions.  Suitable for children aged 7-14 years
 
Part of the Children’s University Festival Of Fun.  Call 0114 268 6813 to book your place.
 
Saturday 28th July
 
Crystal Peaks Library 10.30am - 12.30pm
 
Darnall Library
1.30pm - 3.30 pm
 
Imagination Gaming
See 23rd July
Monday 30th July                                 
Crystal Peaks Library
10.30am -11.45am
 
Manor Library
2pm – 3.15pm
 
Beat The Beano Stars - Traditional Games with a Twist
 
Young mischief makers take on the Beano’s cartoon heroes at traditional games with a twist.  Can you out menace Dennis and survive Minnie the Minx marble mayhem. An activity for children age 7-12 years.
 
Monday 30th July
 
Woodseats Library
2pm – 3pm
 
Bright Box Makerspace
Using a combination of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEM) with storytelling children can change the ending of their favourite book using plasticine or lego to build a scene and use stop-motion animation to make a short movie.  Suitable for children aged 7+ years.
 
Monday 30th July
 
Ecclesall Library
2.00-4.00pm
 
Cartoon Workshop
Join renowned artists Ed Syder and Bam and learn how to create your very own cartoon characters. An activity for children aged 7-11 years.
Monday 30th July
 
Darnall Library
2.00-4.00pm
 
Be A Maker For A Day
Create your own characters using Fimo and send them on an adventure.  Where will they travel to, what will they see and who will they bump into along the way?
An activity for children aged 6-12 years.
 
Tuesday 31st July
 
Woodseats Library
10.30am - 12.30pm
 
Festival of Fun – Art and Craft
See 27th July
Tuesday 31st July

10.30-11.45am              
Stockbridge Library
 
Welcome To Beano Town
 
Tragedy has struck Beanotown, Gnasher has been dog-napped!  Who would have done such a dastardly thing??  Can you help Dennis get his much-loved pet back?  An activity for children aged 5-8 years
 
Tuesday 31st July
 
Highfield Library
10.30am – 11.30am
 
Musical rhyme and story time
Shake, rattle and roll to musical stories and make our own musical shaker to use and take home! A drop in session for children under 6 years.
 
Tuesday 31st July
 
Chapeltown Library 10.30am – 12noon
 
Hype Dance
A dance workshop for children aged 7-13 years, no previous experience necessary. To book call 0114 275 8503.
 
Tuesday 31st July
 
Parson Cross Library
2pm – 3pm
 
Bright Box Makerspace
See 30th July
 
Wednesday 1st August
 
Hillsborough library
2pm – 3pm
 
Giraffes Can’t Dance
Interactive workshops full of dancing, singing and drama based on the book ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae.  Suitable for children 2-5 years
 
Thursday 2nd August
 
Chapeltown Library
10.30am – 11.30am
 
Giraffes Can’t Dance
See 1st August
Thursday 2nd August
 
Ecclesall Library
2pm - 3pm
 
Razzamataz Theatre School
Street dance, pop singing and fun drama activities for children aged 4 - 7 years.  To book a place, call 07979 189177
Thursday 2nd August
 
Ecclesall Library
3pm - 4pm
 
Razzamataz Theatre School
Street dance, pop singing and fun drama activities for children aged 8 - 12 years.  To book a place, call 07979 189177
Thursday 2nd August
 
Central Children’s Library
2.00-4.00pm
 
Be A Maker For A Day
See 30th July
 
Thursday 2nd August
 
Crystal Peaks Library
2pm – 4pm
 
Road Safety Workshop
Join the Road Safety Team for a fun and interactive session on Road Safety. Suitable for children of all ages up to 12 years.
 
Friday 3rd August
 
Darnall Library
2pm – 4pm
 
Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Monday 6th August
           
Ecclesall Library
10.30-11.45am
 
Welcome To Beano Town
 
See 31st July
Monday 6th August
 
Woodseats Library
2pm – 4pm
 
Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Tuesday  7th August
 
Central Children’s Library
Drop-in 10am – 3pm
 
Mischief Making – Craft drop in
Celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with fun themed craft activities.  Suitable for all ages.
 
Tuesday 7th August
 
Stocksbridge Library 10.30am – 12noon
 
Hype Dance
See 31st July
Tuesday 7th August
 
Firth Park Library
2.00-3.15pm.
 
Welcome To Beano Town
 
See 31st July
Wednesday 8th August
 
Manor Library
1.30pm – 5pm
 
Imagination Gaming
See 23rd July
Wednesday 8th August
 
Highfield Library
2pm – 3pm
 
Bright Box Makerspace
See 30th July
 
Wednesday 8th August
 
Firth Park Library
2pm – 4pm
 
Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Tuesday  9th August
 
Central Children’s Library
10am – 12noon
 
Coding for Starters
An exciting coding taster session using Scratch.  Scratch is a bright and fun coding platform specifically designed for children.  Suitable for ages 7-11.  Booking essential.
 
Thursday 9th August
 
Crystal Peaks Library 10.30-11.30am
 
Razzamataz Theatre School
Street dance, pop singing and fun drama activities for children aged 4 - 7 years.  To book a place, call 07979 189177
Thursday 9th August
 
Crystal Peaks Library 11.30-12.30am
 
Razzamataz Theatre School
Street dance, pop singing and fun drama activities for children aged 8 - 12 years.  To book a place, call 07979 189177
Friday 10th August
 
Parson Cross Library
10.30am – 11.30am
 
Giraffes Can’t Dance
See 1st August
Friday 10th August
 
Darnall Library
1.30pm - 4pm
 
Imagination Gaming
See 23rd July
Friday 10th August
 
Woodseats Library
2.30pm – 4.30pm
 
Calling all superheroes!
 
Drop in family craft session for all ages. During the session you can make: A moving superhero, a superhero mask, a mini flying superhero, a pocket superhero, do a super book review and join a super storytime!
 
Monday 13th August
 
Crystal Peaks Library
10.30-11.30am
 
Dinocraft!
Dinosaur themed craft session for children of all ages. Just drop in.
 
Monday 13th August
 
Woodseats Library
2pm – 3pm
 
Where the Wild Things Are
Interactive workshops full of dancing, singing and drama based on the book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Suitable for children 3-7 years.
 
Tuesday  14th August
 
Central Children’s Library
Drop-in - 10am – 3pm
 
Mischief Making – Craft drop in
Celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with fun themed craft activities.  Suitable for all ages.
 
Tuesday 14th August.
 
Central Children’s Library 2.00-3.15pm
 
Welcome To Beano Town
 
See 31st July
Tues 14th August 
 
Highfield Library
2.30pm - 4.00pm 
                                  
 
Book Craft and Storywriting
Create your own book to take home and write some silly stories! Try a variety of story writing activities and story cubes to let your imagination run wild!  Suitable for children 6 – 11years.
 
Wednesday 15th August
 
Hillsborough Library
2.00-4.00pm
Cartoon Workshop
See 30th July
Thursday 16th August.
 
Central Children’s Library 10am -12noon
 
Board Game
 
To celebrate the launch of our brand new Board Game Library, learn how to play some of the most current and exciting modern board games for children. Learn how to win AND lose, make new friends, and most importantly, have fun!  Suitable for ages 6+.  Booking essential.
 
Thursday 16th August
 
Chapeltown Library
2pm – 4pm
 
Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Friday 17th August
 
Manor Library
2.00pm -3.30pm
 
Grow Theatre
Super Heroes vs. Professor Mischief!
 
Save the world from DOOM!  Professor Mischief is on a mission to change the world.  Come and hear the Professor’s dastardly plans to bring the world’s superheroes to their knees by blasting them with his powerful MULTI-PHASE MISCHIEF LASER BLAMMER!
An activity for children aged 7-12 years.
 
Monday 20th August,
 
Ecclesall Library
10.30am -12.30pm
 
Woodseats Library
2pm - 4pm
 
Imagination Gaming
See 23rd July
Monday 20th August
 
Manor Library
10.30am – 12.30am
 
Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Monday 20th August
 
Crystal Peaks Library
2pm – 3pm
 
Where the Wild Things Are
See 13th August
 
Monday 20th August
 
Stocksbridge Library
2pm – 3pm
 
Bright Box Makerspace
See 30th July
 
Monday 20th August
 
Darnall Library
2.00-4.00pm
Cartoon Workshop
See 30th July
Tuesday  21st August
 
Central Children’s Library
Drop-in - 10am – 3pm
 
Mischief Making – Craft drop in
Celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with fun themed craft activities.  Suitable for all ages.
 
Tuesday 21st August
 
Chapeltown Library
2pm – 3pm
 
Bright Box Makerspace
See 30th July
 
Tuesday 21st August
 
Hillsborough Library
2pm – 4pm
 
Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Thursday 23rd August
 
Central Children’s Library
10am – 12noon
 
Coding for Starters
See 9th August
 
Thursday 23rd August
 
Central Children’s Library
2pm – 4pm
 
Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Friday 24th August
 
Highfield Library
10.30am - 12.30pm
 
Cartoon Workshop
See 30th July
Friday 24th August
 
Firth Park Library
2pm - 4pm
 
Be A Maker For A Day
See 30th July
 
Tuesday 28th August
 
Highfield Library
2pm – 4pm
 
Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Tuesday  28th August
 
Central Children’s Library
Drop-in - 10am – 3pm
 
Mischief Making – Craft drop in
Celebrate this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with fun themed craft activities.  Suitable for all ages.
 
Thursday 30th August
 
Ecclesall Library
10.30am – 12.30pm
 
Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Friday 31st August
 
Stocksbridge Library
10.30am – 12.30pm
 
Road Safety Workshop
See 2nd August
Thursday 30th August.
 
Central Children’s Library 10am -12noon
 
Board Game
 
See 16th August
 
Friday 31st August
 
Crystal Peaks Library
1.30pm - 2.30pm
Dinocraft
See 13th August
Friday 31st August
 
Woodseats Library
2.30pm – 4.30pm
 
Family Gaming afternoon
 
Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun.  As well as a selection of popular children’s games to play, you can also create your own!  Suitable for children 3 – 8years.

 

Free Art Club for Children aged 8-11 years
Everyday Stories with Ignite Imaginations
 
Sign up for these regular art and craft activities at the following libraries;
 
Highfield Library
Saturdays, 10am -12noon from 21st July – 22nd September
 
Parson Cross Library
Thursdays, 2.45pm - 4.45pm from 26th July - 30th August
Thursday, 3.15pm - 4.45pm from 6th September - 5th October
 
Crystal Peaks Library
Saturdays, 10.30am - 12.30pm from 4th August – 6th October
 
Firth Park Library
Saturdays, 1.30pm - 3.30pm from 4th August – 6th October
 
Darnall Library
Saturdays 1pm - 3pm from 4th August – 6th October