Enjoying fun days out for all the family

The Painted Teapot
The Painted Teapot

The spring bank holiday is a great excuse for South Yorkshire families to get out and explore what our region has to offer.

There is plenty going on to keep children and adults entertained at top attractions across the county and beyond.

Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum

The Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust has a variety of fun events planned across its sites during the school holidays.

The Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet will celebrate Sheffield Environment Week next Wednesday, May 27, by inviting young guests to make their own twig monster and either plant it in the hamlet’s garden or take it home.

The event runs from 10am to 12.30pm.

At the same time, visitors can also use the new ‘Abbeydale Explorer’ app to explore the site’s different buildings and reveal the hamlet’s rich history.

‘We offer safe, affordable and fun day trips and holidays for all the family to enjoy over the school breaks’

Meanwhile at Kelham Island Museum, the Melting Shop children’s play area will be open throughout the holidays.

Kids will love being ‘melted, poured, rolled and hammered’ into a steel object from their imagination.

Over at the Shepherd Wheel Workshop in Whiteley Woods, the site will be open all weekend and bank holiday Monday.

Visitors can learn about life as a grinder, with the audio orientation posts bringing to life the people and processes at work.

Maxfield's Coaches

Maxfield's Coaches

For further information, visit www.simt.co.uk or call 0114 272 2106. Normal admission charges apply.

In Dronfield, Derbyshire, The Painted Teapot has plenty for arty youngsters to get involved in.

The paint-your-own pottery studio, on High Street, is perfect for entertaining children and fuelling their creative sides.

And with Father’s Day coming up next month, it’s a perfect opportunity to go and create a hand-crafted item for a special dad. If you have a toddler, you can get dads a special baby hand print and foot print mug.

With lots of fun items to paint – from princesses to dragons –there is something for everyone.

Also, don’t forget to book your next birthday party at The Painted Teapot.

There is a special party room upstairs which groups can have all to themselves for painting with family or friends.

You are advised to book ahead in the school holidays. Call The Painted Teapot on 01246 418447 or email info@thepaintedteapot.co.uk.

If you’d rather get out of town for a spring break, look no further than Maxfield’s Travel for your coach journey needs.

Maxfield’s was established in 1926, so the firm has a good idea of what it takes to run a professional and hospitable travel company.

It is a family business, so it knows how important it is for families, no matter how big or small, to spend time together.

A spokesman said: “We offer safe, affordable and fun day trips and holidays for all the family to enjoy over the school breaks.

“So if you want a day at the seaside, a chocolate tasting at Cadbury World or maybe an overnight break to see a musical, we have something to suit every need.”

Maxfield’s also offers great private hire rates for large groups who would like to organise their own day trip away or needs transport for a wedding or Christening.

To find out more, call 0114 287 2622.