Making the most of Easter and the half-term holidays

Did you know that Easter falls on a Sunday between 22 March and 25 April? But working out exactly which Sunday 'requires an astronomical calculation' 🤔 Don't believe us? Then take a look here 👀

This year Easter Sunday falls on Sunday 31 March and with the clocks 'springing forward' by one hour at 1am on Sunday 31 March, we can also - finally - officially welcome British Summer Time 😎

Whilst there may still be a bit of a chill in the air, there is plenty to warm us all up as we look forward to Easter and the half term holidays.

Let us help you to get your Easter and half-term plans sorted with our handy guide to just a few of the things that are happening across Sheffield city centre around the Easter period.

📖 All information correct at time of publication. Refer to individual websites for full details...simply head down the rabbit hole 🕳️

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🐰 Fun for all the family

🎬 Entertainment on the big screen

🍫 Easter shopping and tr-eats 

🍽️ Easter food and drink

🐰 Fun for all the family

Whether it's an Easter-themed treasure hunt - with a reward at the end - or some suitable entertainment to keep the little (and big) ones entertained, the city centre has you covered ✅ 

Bluey's Big Play 🎭

📅 Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 March

📍 The Lyceum

🎟️ From £15

📝 Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Bluey’s Big Play is produced by Andrew Kay and Cuffe & Taylor with Windmill Theatre Co for BBC Studios.

Running time: around 50 minutes (no interval)

🕳️ Bluey's Big Play | Sheffield Theatres

📸 Sheffield Theatres

Orchard Square Easter Trail 🔎

📅 Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April

📍 Orchard Square


📸 Orchard Square

📝 Take part in Orchard Square's 'Eggcellent Easter Trail', solving clues around the Square to find the magic word and receive a special Easter treat at the end. Simply collect your Easter trail sheet from Sheffield Plate and return at the end to pick up your end of trail reward.  

🕳️ (2) Eggcellent Easter trail at Orchard Square | Facebook

Easter Holiday Fun at Waterstones 📚

📅 Saturday 30 March to Sunday 14 April

📍 Waterstones in Orchard Square


📝 Throughout the Easter holidays, Waterstones will have an Easter themed treasure hunt in their Children's section as well as Easter egg colouring sheets to keep everyone entertained.

🕳️ Easter Holiday Fun | Events at Waterstones Bookshops

Crafty Cats Crafty Easter special 🎨

📅 Saturday 30 March, 10am - 11am

📍 Sheffield Plate in Orchard Square

🎟️ £5

📝 Featuring lots of Easter-themed crafts like egg painting and basket making, plus soft play is available for under 3s. 


📸 Sheffield Plate

A special visit from an Easter VIP to Light Sheffield 🐰

📅 Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March, 10am - 2pm

📍 Light Sheffield


📝 The Easter Bunny is making a very special visit to The Light this Easter. There'll be lots of photo opportunities and don't leave without your free creme egg!

🕳️ What's On - Sheffield - The Light

📸 Light Sheffield

Lush Sheffield's Half Term Workshop 🧼

📅 Monday 1 April and Friday 5 April

📍 Lush Sheffield

🎟️ £15

📝 Hop into half term fun with the team at Lush Sheffield at their product making workshops. 

  • Make your own 'Follow the White Rabbit' bath bomb - 'sweet and fruity, this little friend will make sunset swirls in your water and contains popping candy too!'.
  • Join a treasure hunt to find a second treat to take home! Want a hint at what you'll win? Have a think about what your rabbit would most want to eat 🤔
  • Take your products home in your Lush Party bag, which will include samples of their chocolatiest shower goodies!

🕳️ Lush Sheffield's Half Term Workshop Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

📸 Lush

Childrens' Easter Activities at Sheffield Cathedral 🐭

📅 Monday 1 April to Sunday 14 April

📍 Sheffield Cathedral


📝 Enjoy Easter crafts and colouring activities throughout half term. Plus Rufus the Cathedral Mouse has a new Easter trail, taking you around the building on a quest to find animals hidden high and low!

🕳️ Childrens' Easter Activities — Sheffield Cathedral

📸 Sheffield Cathedral

Amazelab Ghostbusters Workshops at Light Sheffield 👻

📅 Tuesday 2 April, 11am - 3pm

📍 Light Sheffield


📝 Dry ice and slime-making working workshops. Learn how to mix chemicals to create dry ice and make your very own slime!

🕳️ What's On - Sheffield - The Light

📸 Light Sheffield

Family Activity: Create a Comic 🎨

📅 Wednesday 3 April, 12pm - 3pm

📍 Millennium Gallery


📝 Take inspiration from the Phlegm: Pandemic Diary exhibition and create characters and a simple story for your own comic strip to take home!

🕳️ Family Activity: Create a Comic - Sheffield Museums Trust

Easter Egg Hunt on The Moor 🐰

📅 Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 April, 11am - 2pm

📍 The Moor


📝 Easter egg stickers will be displayed in the windows of several retailers and eateries across The Moor. Simply collect a trail map from the 'Easter Garden gazebo' (near EE) and, using the clues on the trail map, finding where each egg is located. Ten eggs to find and a reward on offer at the end!

🕳️ Easter on The Moor - (

📸 The Moor

Easter Activities at Moor Market 🐰

📅 Tuesday 2, Thursday 4, Tuesday 9 and Thursday 16 April, 11am - 3pm

📍 Moor Market


📝 Free Easter-themed activities including a visit from the Easter Bunny 🐰

📸 Moor Market

Paddington in Concert at Sheffield City Hall 🐻

📅 Wednesday 3 April

📍 Sheffield City Hall

🎟️ Adults £35.50 - £75.95
🎟️ Children £18.00 - £39.50

📝 Experience the beloved film this Easter as you've never seen it before! The perfect holiday treat for all the family!

🕳️ Paddington In Concert | Sheffield City Hall | Wednesday 3rd April 2024

📸 Sheffield City Hall

Easter Egg Painting at Light Sheffield 🎨

📅 Monday 8 April, 11am - 3pm

📍 Light Sheffield


📝 Egg-painting workshop. Create your very own Easter egg to take away!

🕳️ What's On - Sheffield - The Light

📸 Light Sheffield

Animal Club for Kung-Fu Panda 4 at Light Sheffield 🐼

📅 Tuesday 9 April, 12pm - 3pm

📍 Light Sheffield


📝 Celebrate the release of Kung-Fu Panda 4 with a visit from Animal Club, a FREE animal petting zoo with snakes, rabbits, guinea pigs and spiders.

What's On - Sheffield - The Light

📸 Light Sheffield

Family Activity: Well Dressings 🎨

📅 Wednesday 3 April, 12pm - 3pm

📍 Millennium Gallery


📝 Inspired by the traditional Well Dressings that are created in the Peak District and Derbyshire during early summer each year, create your own mosaic masterpiece using air drying clay and other materials.

🕳️ Family Activity: Create a Comic - Sheffield Museums Trust

Crafting fun for Kung Fu Panda 4 🐼

📅 Wednesday 10 April, 11am - 3pm

📍 Light Sheffield


📝 Join My Arty Party at The Light to create some character puppets from Kung Fu Panda 4. This free crafting fun session takes place in The Light foyer.

What's On - Sheffield - The Light

📸 Light Sheffield

Family Fun at the National Emergency Services Museum 🚨

📅 From Wednesday 27 March to Sunday 14 April, including all bank holiday weekend.

📍 National Emergency Services Museum

🎟️ Adults £9.50 (16 - 60 years of age)

​🎟️ Child £7.50 (3 - 15 years of age)

🎟️ Free - under 3 years of age

​🎟️ Family - £26.50 (2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children)

📝  Jump, wind, lift and climb as you explore the National Emergency Services Museum's interactive exhibitions. And, just for the Easter bank holiday weekend, jump on board their lifeboat!

🕳️ Things To Do | National Emergency Services Museum | England (


National Videogame Museum 🕹️

📅 Open every day from Wednesday 27 March to Sunday 14 April, including all bank holiday weekend.  

📍 National Videogame Museum

🕳️ National Videogame Museum, Sheffield. The UK's centre for videogames.National Videogame Museum - (

📸 National Videogame Museum

Crackin' Deals at the Great Escape 🔐

📅 Discounted tickets until Friday 12 April

📍 The Great Escape

📝 You're late for a very important date...with The Great Escape Game! Families saving money, prize hunts in all of their rooms and a city-wide Easter egg hunt! Sounds pretty 'egg-cellent' 😉

🕳️ Home | The Great Escape Game

📸 The Great Escape

Bowling and a meal at Tenpin 🎳

📅 Available Monday to Friday until 5pm.

📍 Tenpin Sheffield

📝 Enjoy two games of bowling and a meal for a great price.

💷 £9.70 for juniors 💷 £12.20 for adults

🕳️ Visit Easter Half-Term Deals at Tenpin - Activities, Food & Fun for the full range of offers at Tenpin Sheffield. 

Entertainment on the big screen 🎬

Easter is THE perfect time for taking in a family movie...or two!

Did you know that Sheffield city centre is home to four great cinemas? 

🎬 Curzon Sheffield: Nestled away on George Street, between High Street and Norfolk Row. Located in a Grade II listed building, it has three screens and its very own rooftop bar!

🎬 Light Sheffield: Located on The Moor, Light Sheffield is one of 11 Light cinemas across the UK. The Light has 9 screens with over 900 seats.

 💡 Toddler Time screenings at The Light are designed exclusively for pre-school children and their parents or carers. Audience participation is encouraged and tickets are priced from just £3.50 🕳️ Toddler Time - Sheffield - The Light

🎬 ODEON Luxe: ODEON have been on Arundel Gate since March 1992. Refurbished in 2018, this city centre cinema features a bar, cafe, high tech sound systems and reclining seats. ODEON Luxe has 10 screens.

💡 To celebrate the release of Kung Fu Panda 4, ODEON are giving away a free Po mask with every child ticket when you book to see the film between Thursday 28 and Sunday 31 March. Book your tickets online to see Kung Fu Panda 4, then show your ticket to a member of staff in the cinema to claim your free Po mask. T&Cs apply 🕳️ Kung Fu Panda 4 | Get a free Po mask with every child ticket (


💡 To celebrate the release of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, ODEON are giving away a free mystery pin badge when you book to see the film between Friday 22 and Sunday 24 March. Book your tickets online to see Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, then show your ticket to a member of staff in the cinema to claim your free mystery badge. T&Cs apply 🕳️ Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire | Pin Badge Giveaway (


🎬 Showroom Cinema: Located off Sheaf Street in a historic 1930's Art Deco building, the Showroom is Sheffield's only independently programmed cinema and one of the largest independent cinemas in Europe. First opened as a two screen cinema, the Showroom now has four screens.

💡 The Showroom host family-friendly screenings of much-loved classics every Saturday at 11am as part of their Family Time screenings with all tickets priced at £5. They also have a special combo offer for under 15s - a small drink and popcorn for just £6.

Here's a selection of family-friendly films arriving on the big screen in time for Easter this year 🎞️

📅 From Friday 22 March 2024

👻 Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire 12A

📝 When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must unite to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.
🎞️ Showing at: Curzon SheffieldLight Sheffield and ODEON Luxe
🕳️ Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire | Official Website | Sony Pictures UK

📅 From Thursday 28 March 2024

🐼 Kung Fu Panda 4 PG

📝 Jack Black returns to his role as Po, the world's most unlikely kung fu master. 
🎞️ Showing at: Light Sheffield and ODEON Luxe
🕳️ Universal Pictures UK

📅 From Friday 29 March 2024

🧮 Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire 12A

📝 Godzilla and Kong face a colossal threat hidden deep within the planet, challenging their very existence and the survival of the human race.
🎞️ Showing at: Light Sheffield and ODEON Luxe
🕳️ | Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire | Movies | Warner Bros. UK | Movies

🍫 Easter shopping and tr-eats

Atkinsons 🛍️

📍 The Moor

📝 Head in to Atkinsons on The Moor for their full Easter offer, including these super cute soft chicks and daffodils. 

📸 Atkinsons

🕳️ Atkinsons the independent department store | Furniture, Fashion, Appliances, Home, Beauty & More... from Sheffield department store, Atkinsons. (

Bird's Yard 🐣

📍 Chapel Walk

📝 Pop into Bird's Yard to pick up a fabulous Bullion chocolate egg 🤩

📸 Bird's Yard

Hotel Chocolat 🍫

📍 Fargate

📝 Easter and Hotel Chocolat just go together 😋 

🌟 The Ostrich Egg - The showstopper. Measured against the real thing, these gloriously grand Ostrich Eggs are simply too good (and too big) to hide. Available in four recipes; Classic, Dark, Patisserie – inspired by your favourite bakes reimagined in chocolate – and Unbelievably Vegan* in staggeringly creamy Nutmilk chocolate.

📸 Hotel Chocolat

⭐ Extra Thick Eggs - Now in eight distinctive recipes, aligned to Hotel Cholcolat's Love Match principle. Still as rebellious as ever. When they first started making Easter eggs, the received wisdom was to make them as thin as possible. Hotel Chocolat did the opposite! With a lavishly thick shell and a satisfying snap!

📸 Hotel Chocolat

🕳️ See this year's full range at the Hotel Chocolat website Easter Eggs Online | Chocolate Eggs | Hotel Chocolat

Lush 🧼

📍 Fargate

📝 Don't be a hot cross bunny, Lush's Easter collection is available now!

📸 Lush

🕳️ Lush’s 2024 Easter Collection - We are Lush


📍 Fargate

📝 No Easter would be complete without a trip to M&S. Whatever you're after, M&S on Fargate will have you covered. Pick up their 'iconic' novelty crumpets this the shape of an adorable Easter bunny 🐰

📸 M&S

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Printed by Us 👕

📍 Orchard Square

📝 Spring is about to be sprung so it's the perfect timing for Printed by Us to release their “Daffs” design kids tees! Screen printed onto the softest organic cotton t-shirts, using eco-friendly inks. Printed in Sheffield as part of Archer Project’s fulfillment programme. 

📸 Printed by Us

🕳️ @printedbyus's link in bio | Latest Products and socials | Linktree

Wildwood Artisan Gifts 🛍️

📍 The Cabin, Fitzwilliam Gate

📝 Easter bunnies, trees, hanging eggs and cards are 30% off at Wildwood. You can even click and collect from The Cabin...and tuck into some lovely pancakes at the same time 😋

📸 Wildwood

🕳️ You searched for Easter - Wildwood Artisan Gifts (

🍽️ Easter drinking and dining

A few suggestions to get your extended weekend off to the perfect start 🍽️

All Bar One 🍽️

📍 Leopold Street

📝 Kick off your bank holiday in style with a delicious bank holiday brunch at All Bar One, two decadent brunch dishes from just £14, available every day until 12pm.

🕳️ Make Bank Holiday Plans at All Bar One

📸 All Bar One

The Botanist 🍽️

📍 Leopold Square

📝 Bottomless drinks, live music and Sunday Roasts at The Botanist

📸 The Botanist

🕳️ (1) THE BIG EASTER WEEKENDER 🐣 | Facebook

The Funace 🍽️

📍 Heart of the City

📝 Bottomless drinks, live music and Sunday Roasts at The Furnace

📸 The Furnace

🕳️ (1) THE BIG EASTER WEEKENDER 🐣 | Facebook

Miller & Carter Sheffield City Centre 🍽️

📍 Holly Street

📝 The Easter treats you never knew you needed from Miller & Carter this Easter. Limited edition spring cocktails available from Friday 22 March to Sunday 14 April. 

📸 Miller & Carter

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Pitcher & Piano 🍽️

📍 Holly Street

📝 Mama Mia Bottomless Brunch at Pitcher & Piano on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March. 

📸 Pitcher & Piano

🕳️ Mamma Mia Bottomless Brunch | Facebook

Silversmiths 🍽️

📍 Arundel Street

📝 Easter-themed Bottomless Brunch at Silversmiths on Saturday 30 March. Indulge in 'specially created, limited edition Easter cocktails as well as their usual bottomless drinks offerings'. 

🕳️ Bottomless Brunch Menu – Silversmiths Restaurant

📸 Silversmiths

Slug & Lettuce

📍 Holly Street

📝 From Thursday 28 March, S&L are serving up 'a trio of tantalising Espresso Martinis' alongside their 'show-stopping Espresso Martini Tree'. Plus if you book for their Bunnies Who Brunch event you'll receive a complimentary Espresso Martini 🍸

🕳️ Easter 2024 at Slug & Lettuce (

📸 Slug&Lettuce

Whatever you're up to this Easter, we hope you have a very 'hoppy' time exploring Sheffield city centre 🐰

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🐰 Fun for all the family

🎬 Entertainment on the big screen

🍫 Easter shopping and tr-eats

🍽️ Easter food and drink