Summer Activities for Kids


Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Calling all 4 – 11 year olds!  Join the Gadgeteers and read six or more library books this summer.  Collect stickers and other rewards for every book read and if you complete the challenge, collect a medal and certificate.  

Visit your local library to sign up and get started

Football Board Gaming Championship

To celebrate Sheffield being a host city for the Women’s European Championship, we are inviting children to take part in an exciting football themed competition using the popular and innovative football board game, Klask. 

The top players from each library will be invited to participate in a football style play off on Saturday 30th July at Sheffield Central Library.  The overall winners will be presented with their very own new copy of Klask! Every participant will receive a certificate. 

In addition, at each session there will also be other table top board game activities available.

No booking required.  Just drop in

Saturday 2nd July

  • Central Children’s Library 10.30am -12.30pm
  • Chapeltown Library 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Highfield Library 1.30am - 3.30pm
  • Stocksbridge Library 1.30am - 3.30pm

Saturday 9th July

  • Parson Cross Library 10.30am -12.30pm
  • Hillsborough Library 1.30am - 3.30pm

Saturday 16th July

  • Crystal Peaks Library 10.30am -12.30pm
  • Ecclesall Library 10.30am -12.30pm
  • Woodseats Library 1.30am - 3.30pm
  • Manor Library 1.30am - 3.30pm

Saturday 23rd July

  • Darnall Library 10.30am -12.30pm
  • Firth Park Library 1.30am - 3.30pm

Saturday 30th July - Grand Finale 

  • Central Children’s Library 10.30 onwards.


Become a Gadgeteer with Amazelab

Inspired by the Summer Reading Challenge, Amazelab present a series of science-based family activities, suitable for children aged 5-11 years of age.

Places are limited.  Please book with the appropriate library.

Gadgeteers - Light Up Monsters/Robots

The world needs to find solutions to many problems, do you think you can help out? Design and bring to life your own monster or robot to help solve the problem of your choice.

Wednesday 27th July

  • Ecclesall Library 10am – 12pm
  • Central Library 2pm – 4pm


Gadgeteers - City of the Future

What do you think the city of the future will look like?!!  If you could design one, what would you include?

Wednesday 10th August

  • Hillsborough Library 10am - 12pm
  • Highfield Library 2pm - 4pm


Gadgeteers - Chemical Reactions

Many a great invention starts with a chemical reaction! Investigate these at this workshop and make your own!

Thursday 18th August

  • Chapeltown Library 10am - 12pm
  • Stocksbridge Library 2pm - 4pm


Maker Library: Gadgets and Gizmos

Maker{Futures} have teamed up with Sheffield Libraries to develop a series of family tinkering workshops inspired by the Summer Reading Challenge and the book Izzy Gizmo. 

Izzy loves to make gadgets out of cardboard boxes and other bits and pieces. In these workshops you will use cardboard, electronics and other everyday resources to create gadgets & gizmos.  These two-hour sessions are suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years.

Monday 8th August

  • Stocksbridge Library 10am - 12pm 
  • Chapeltown Library 2pm – 4pm

Tuesday 9th August

  • Parson ross Library 10am - 12pm 
  • Darnall Library 2pm – 4pm

Wednesday 10th August

  • Firth Park Library 10am - 12pm 
  • Manor Library 2pm – 4pm

Monday 15th August

  • Crystal Peaks Library 10am - 12pm 
  • Ecclesall Library 2pm – 4pm

Tuesday 16th August

  • Central Library 10am - 12pm 
  • Highfield Library 2pm – 4pm

Wednesday 17th August

  • Woodseats Library 10am - 12pm 
  • Hillsborough Library 2pm – 4pm


Florence and her Fantastic Farts

Join award-winning author Salma Zaman for a fun filled mix of storytelling, dancing and science.  We’ll be enjoying gruesome and gory smelling experiments and discover why farts smell so bad!  Suitable for children aged 6-11 years.

Places are limited.  Please book with the appropriate library.

Wednesday 27th July

  • Hillsborough Library 10.30am
  • Manor Library 1.30pm

Tuesday 2nd August 

  • Woodseats Library 10.30am
  • Chapeltown Library 1.30pm

Friday 26th August 

  • Stocksbridge Library       10.30am
  • Firth Park Library             1.30pm


Science Craft 

Ignite Imaginations present a series of creative craft sessions for children aged 7-11 years.  Inspired by the Summer Reading Challenge theme of science, we’re inviting you to get making and become a creative Gadgeteer!

Places are limited.  Please book with the appropriate library.

Friday 5th August 

  • Stocksbridge Library 10.30am 
  • Parson Cross Library 2pm

Monday 8th August 

  • Crystal Peaks Library 10.30am
  • Woodseats Library 2pm

Wednesday 17th August 

  • Highfield Library 10.30am
  • Manor Library 2pm

Tuesday 23rd August 

  • Darnall Library 10.30am
  • Firth Park Library 2pm


 Road Safety Workshops

The Sheffield Road Safety Team present a series of fun and interactive activity session for children of all ages and their families.  

No booking required.  Just drop in

Tuesday 26th July 

  • Firth Park 2pm-3.30pm

Thursday 28th July

  • Crystal Peaks 2pm-3.30pm.

Monday 1st August 

  • Manor 10.30am-12pm

Tuesday 2nd August 

  • Darnall 10.30am-12pm

Wednesday 3rd August 

  • Highfield          2pm-3.30pm.

Tuesday 9th August 

  • Stocksbridge 2pm-3.30pm.

Tuesday 16th August

  • Hillsborough 2pm-3.00pm.

Monday 22nd August

  • Ecclesall 2pm-3.30pm.

Wednesday 24th August

  • Woodseats 2pm-3.30pm.

Thurs 25th August

  • Chapeltown 2pm-3.30pm


That Poetry Bloke 

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, these sessions have had to be postponed until October Half-Term.


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