17 minute drive
24 minute drive
Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out in South Yorkshire! Rated number 1 on Tripadvisor for things to do in Sheffield. Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters throughout the day. Take your seat for spectacular shows, featuring free-flying birds of prey, parrots and charismatic mammals! Explore the indoor rainforest; home to butterflies, birds, bats, crocodiles and creepy-crawlies from around the world and meet and feed the friendly residents of the Farm Barn. Discover the charismatic primates of Lemur Heights and meet the inquisitive residents of Otter Springs. Get closer than ever before to some of the most popular animals in the brand new walk-through mammal enclosure. The Realm of Camelot adventure playground, outdoor Wet Play Area and indoor Activity and Craft Centre will entertain children in all weathers.
15 minute drive
17 minute drive
The UK's 1st science adventure centre is set in the Templeborough steelworks in Rotherham. Set in this cavernous space are 4 pavilions where you can explore the elements, earth, air, fire and water. Here you can have fun firing a giant water canon, launch rockets, board an airship and spin in a gyroscopic chair. You can't avoid the fun, see lightning bolts, fiery tornadoes, explode rock faces and work real JCBs! The original steelworks truly provides a dramatic backdrop for the ultimate interactive experience. The Big Melt is undoubtedly one of Magna's most breathtaking features. Heard and seen from almost every part of the building, the show is set around 'E' furnace one of the original electric arc furnaces, unused since the days of Sheffield's booming steel industry. In a pyrotechnic and audio display powerful enough to shake everything underfoot and overhead, the steel making process is perfectly re-created (except for hundreds of tons of molten steel and of course the melting temperatures!) The show runs for 12 minutes, at regular intervals during the day.
23 minute drive
Mayfield Alpacas Animal Park is set in 45 acres of the beautiful Mayfield Valley, whilst also being within a 10 minute drive of Sheffield city centre. Home to over 60 alpacas, as well as llama, goats, sheep, reindeer, rhea, meerkats and much more. With two qualified teachers within the animal industry they can also provide training and education to schools and other community groups. They also cater for parties of any age, enabling a celebration with a difference. They also run an outdoor toddler club every Tuesday 10am-12pm, allowing children to interact with animals, cook snacks over a camp-fire as well as craft making and activities. An on-site coffee shop provides delicious meals, snacks and drinks in a friendly atmosphere with a selection of handmade gifts available from local artists and designers.
32 minute drive
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