Pottery painting, Kelham Island Museum, family workshops and a festival of words

Kelham Island Museum
Kelham Island Museum

Looking for an exciting rainy day activity to do with the kids this half term?

The Painted Teapot, in Dronfield, is the perfect place to go and get out of the miserable autumn weather.

Painted Teapot, Sheffield

Painted Teapot, Sheffield

Pottery painting is perfect for every age so why not get inspired and start your Christmas presents early?

From little ones’ hand and footprints baubles, to putting the ‘art’ in ‘party’ for children’s parties, the pottery painting shop is a fantastic activity for a day out or for a special occasion. Create your masterpiece then leave it to be glazed and fired to collect a week later.

With late night openings, you could even leave the kids at home one evening, grab your friends and a bottle of Prosecco and go and fuel those creative juices.

Open every day throughout half term, with over 400 items to choose between, prices start from as little as £3.

Painted Teapot, Sheffield

Painted Teapot, Sheffield

October half term is one of the busiest weeks all year so booking a table is highly advisable and the shop can be contacted on 01246 418447. If you mention ‘SheffieldStar’ upon booking, The Painted Teapot will even waive the studio fee, saving you £3 per person.

At Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust, families can take part in a trail around Kelham Island Museum on October 27 to learn all about Sheffield’s role in the First World War.

There will be drop-in art activities, at a cost of £1 per child, based on Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse story, between 10.30am-12.30pm and 1pm-3pm throughout half term.

The Melting Shop Children’s Play Area will be also open throughout the holidays where kids will love being melted, poured, rolled and hammered into a steel object from their imagination!

At Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, on October 28, there will be a family workshop to create spooky songs inspired by the sights, sounds and stories of Abbeydale.

The Off The Shelf Festival of Words event will be held in the Learning Centre, from 11am every day, at a cost of £2 per child.

Visit Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust for details.