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Things to do in Rotherham this April

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A number of Yorkshire’s Hidden Gems are in Rotherham and there are plenty of things to do across the borough this April.

Below is just a selection. For further information on these and other events visit the website of Yorkshire’s Hidden Gems which has been developed during lockdown to have a collective approach to supporting and helping our businesses, attractions, communities and our people. The aim is to promote and shout about all the positive places we have and to offer an opportunity for everyone to work together to re-ignite our local economy, preserve jobs and being Yorkshire … save folk a few pennies in the process with a Yorkshire Hidden Gems offers card.

Yorkshire’s Hidden Gems events page


Magical Magna Easter, April 4 – 24

Magna are hosting a number of Easter-themed events throughout the holidays. Various arts & crafts workshops including egg decorating, sheep making and daffodil planting. Also take place will be egg hunts, name the bear and guess the number of mini eggs competitions. You could also meet Hunny the Bunny! STEM workshops such as rocket making and forge demonstrations will take place on the weekends.

Grimm & Co. workshops, April 9, 12 & 14

The magical story destination based in the heart of Rotherham town centre is hosting a series of workshops for children aged between 9 and 12. Budding writers can learn from celebrated writers of stage, screen and books and work with Grimm & Co’s artists to create the greatest soap opera on earth, Linger Longer Lane.

Grand Artisan Market, April 10

Over 100 traders are taking part in this new event at Magna, these will include – artisans, bakers, makers, crafters, foodies and general traders so there’s sure to be something of interest to everyone.

Forest School, April 12 & 13

Welcome in Spring with Easter Forest School in the Forest of Bewilderment at Wentworth Woodhouse. Hosted by Woodland Wisdom, the event is suitable for children aged three and over. Make a spring garland, create a clay seed bomb, and learn more about traditional Easter gifts.

Artist Workshops, April 12, 14 & 21

The Children’s Capital of Culture Festival Hub at Clifton Park is hosting a number of workshops with artists – Catwalk Creatures, Butterfly and Dragonfly Paper Puppets, Pom-pom and Paper Flowers.

Kids go free at Wentworth Woodhouse, April 15 – 18

This Easter Weekend will see the launch of a new House Trail for children with everyone who completes it receiving an Easter treat! Kids go free so come and explore Wentworth Woodhouse this Easter – the daffodils will be in bloom and there will be a host of craft activities for children in the garden as well as Garden Folk, Rosie and Petal, who will be bringing a spring in their step – bump into them and their antics as you explore…

Material Transformations, April 15

Self-built acoustic instruments meet multi-channel electronic music in a performance at Wentworth Woodhouse featuring two internationally acclaimed pioneers, Limpe Fuchs and Mark Fell.

Princess & Pirate Weekend, April 30 – May 2

There will be treasure treats, fancy dress events, themed activities and so much more. Percy Pirate will be on stage with some swashbuckling songs and Princess Gilly will be making special appearances throughout the day. Wear your best pirate or princess costume and join the parade or extend the fun with a staycation weekend in Gulliver’s award winning themed accommodation.

Tom Austen
Tom grew up in Aston, Rotherham and studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University before developing a passion for promoting Rotherham and a nose for a good story.

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