They might say it's chilly in the north but families will enjoy a very warm welcome and plenty of things to do in Sheffield, including visiting a giant greenhouse.
Quasar Sheffield offers a terrific little laser tag arena, with glow in the dark features and other awesome visual and sound effects to make it really immersive. You can stalk your friends through the semi darkness of the maze, armed with your trusty laser cannon and the knowledge that if anyone 'hits' you you've got several seconds afterwards to scramble to safer ground before they're allowed to shoot you again! There are loads of structural features to hide behind in their cool high tech set up, with immersive rooms like the air lock chamber to negotiate, with ultra violet lighting and a few surprises.
The Winter Garden is a great place to stop for a peaceful time out in the heart of Sheffield and it's right beside the Millennium Gallery too so perfect for a dual visit. A pleasing chance to get back to nature in a very modern setting and for kids to stretch their legs. This striking glasshouse is actually large enough to hold5,000 of the common garden greenhouse and features a superb display of more than2,500 plants from all around the world! It's a really nice place to explore with kids, with plenty of flowering and fragrant plants to keep things interesting in amongst the glorious greenery.
See the world through the silver screen, and tuck into a big bucket of popcorn while you’re at it, all at ODEON Sheffield. With 10 screens of multimedia movie magic for the family to enjoy, you can't go far wrong. Spend less time queueing and more time picking snacks by taking advantage of the 5 fast ticket machines available for online bookers.
Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield's industrial story. Located in one of the city's oldest industrial districts, the Museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old.
Curious About Sheffield this self guided walk gives an entertaining glimpse into what makes this fascinating Yorkshire city what it is today. Resident or just visiting you'll spot things you wouldn't have otherwise noticed, and be constantly surprised by this famous Yorkshire city.