Family Fun at Sheffield Food Festival 2019
Orchard Square, Winter Garden, Fargate areas of free fun activities.

It’s essential to keep those little ones entertained so that you can enjoy a day of total food indulgence, that’s why Sheffield Food Festival provides lots of Family Fun kids activities throughout the weekend, with plenty to keep little hands and minds occupied.

Find out more about the bee hive or get involved with craft activities taking place on Millennium Square. From 10am – 4pm each day, there are some great hands-on activities taking place in the Winter Garden.

Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult to take part in activities.

Winter Garden Activities (10am – 4pm)

Family Fun at Sheffield Food Festival

The greatest predicament during the bank holiday weekend is finding ways to entertain the little ones, whilst allowing the opportunity for the whole family to enjoy, relax and most importantly have fun. This years Sheffield Food Festival provides a plethora of FREE kids activities throughout the weekend to keep little hands and minds occupied so that you can take joy in the other indulgences we have to offer. 

Join us in the Winter Gardens between 10am – 4pm each day for fun, educational and hands- on activities and workshops.

Saturday 25th May

Wax Ya Dannys
Wax Ya Danny’s offers a unique attraction that is a fun individualised craft activity which combines art and entertainment using non toxic anti allergenic wax to make custom moulded hand sculptures for both children and adults. Have you done yours yet?

Plant Power
Come and join the British Science Association to find out about all the amazing ways we get food from plants! Join in with a range of fun activities exploring the secrets of soil, lessons from leaves and meet the grasses most of us eat every day.

Sunday 26th May

Fimo Fun!
Due to its popularity last year, Ignite Imaginations will be running a fimo fun activity with artist, Annie Beech in the Winter Gardens. Enjoy the sights, smells and textures of our edible herbs and flowers; take away an imprint on clay or paper.

Veg Head
A twist to everyone’s playtime favourite, everything you need to make a crazy fruit and veg head will be provided. There will be fruit & veg head selfies to share on social media, and a competition for the best head!

Monday 27th May

Fimo Fun!
If you missed out on Sunday, here’s your chance to create a fun fimo badge, keyring or fridge magnet to take home and bake.

Veg Head
Back again for some more fruit and veg head fun. Come make your silly, funny version of your own fruit & veg head to share on social media!


STORYTIME 11:30am Waterstones
CIRCUS SHOW 11:30am | 1pm | 2:30pm | 4pm Orchard Square
FACE PAINTING 12pm-3pm Orchard Square
GOLDEN PINEAPPLE TREASURE HUNT All day – prizes collected from Body Shop Orchard Square sheffoodfest sheffoodfest #sheffoodfest19



Bringing the traditional fairground fun to the Sheffield Food Festival is the established North’s Funfairs. Well known to festivals around the country, North’s Funfairs provide a full range of traditional Victorian fairground rides and vintage showpieces dating all the way back to the 1800s. Whether it’s the dodgems, the carousel or the helter skelter, the fun fair at the Sheffield Food Festival will be the perfect tonic for those itching to let off some steam. We’re still talking about the kids, remember…

For more information, head over to for a sneak peek at what will be on offer, all fayre rides at fair prices ££’s.


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