Planning on taking part in the Weekender with your mini adventurers? There's plenty on the programme for families to do, whatever the age of your kids or your interests and abilities. We've come up with a Best of the Weekender for families, which gives you a family-friendly guide to the weekend, with suggestions for things to do, see and eat and drink each day.
FRIDAY 9 MARCH:
Adventure Bites at ShAFF
Location: Showroom Cinema
An hour-long loop of short, family-friendly adventure films representing a whole bunch of outdoor activities.
SATURDAY 10 MARCH:
Young Adventurers Films 1 at ShAFF
Location: ShAFF Cinema Truck
A series of family-friendly films to inspire and educate, showing what’s possible for a young adventurer with an open mind.
Location: meet outside Showroom Cinema
Venture into the world of urban orienteering with South Yorkshire Orienteers. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or a regular orienteer already, a full set of urban event courses will be available for all abilities.
Go Ride Cycling Activities
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Peace Gardens
Feeling inspired by the buzz around Howard Street Dual? Suitable for young riders aged 6 -18, British Cycling’s coaches will be hand to offer tips and support to help develop cycling skills. Free helmets and bikes will be available for use during the activity.
Street Food Chef
Stop off at Street Food Chef’s Arundel Street branch for delicious, healthy and filling Mexican food, to eat in or take away. Mini burritos available for smaller appetites.
Howard Street Dual
Location: Howard Street
Watch some of the best mountain bike riders as they challenge themselves on this specially built course in the heart of the city. A great atmosphere, along with the bikers’ skills and bravery, will inspire you and your children.
SUNDAY 11 MARCH:
The Magnificent Seven
Time: 8:30am - 11:40am
Why not soak up some of the Mag 7 excitement and head to one of the race’s seven hill climbs to cheer on the riders. FREE cowbells will once again be handed out so spectators can really make some noise, on each of the climbs- prority is normally given to any youngsters in the crowd, so make sure you get there early so you don’t miss out.
Young Adventurer Activities with YHA
Location: The Workstation
Join the Youth Hostels Association for a variety of free activities to suit young budding adventurers.
Family Wood Run
Time: 11am / 1pm
Location: meet at JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods
Head out together for a run through beautiful woodland. These guided runs are part of The Big Running Weekend organised by the lovely folks behind WoodRun in association with Sheffield’s leading independent running store Accelerate. The Woodland Coffee Shop will also be open to offer refreshments.
Feeling inspired to explore the climbing walls available in the city or in the Peak District? Check out our guides to indoor climbing (Climbing Works will be dedicated to CWIF over the weekend so try The Foundry or Awesome Walls instead), artificial park boulders and family-friendly climbs in the Peaks and give it a try!
More info: indoor climbing / artificial park boulders / Peak District
Open: food served 11:30am-10pm
This family-friendly pub is a favourite among climbers, thanks to its location on Abbeydale Road, close to The Climbing Works and a main route out to the Peaks. It can be busy on Sundays so it’s best to book ahead.