Welcome to Little Sheffield

Little Sheffield is a voluntarily run organisation and our mission is to help the HandprintThumbnailparents of Sheffield. If you are looking for child-friendly events, playgroups, local information and more then look no further! Join us on Facebook for regular updates and the latest information.


News & Updates!

Mobilo_August16January – We are thrilled to be starting the new year by teaming up with Libraries Sheffield to run some FREE Mobilo Create & Play sessions! We’ll be at Darnall Library 10:30am-11:30am on Tuesday mornings for 5 weeks starting 10th January… find out more here

Sheffield City Council are consulting on proposals to develop children’s centres into family centres.
The proposed changes will mean that children’s centres will provide services for the whole family with children aged 0-19 years (or 25 if the child or young person has a disability).
Whether you use the children’s centres or not please take part in the consultation – the council need to hear from as many people as possible.

biglotteryfund_logo_blueNovember – OUR LOTTERY FUNDED PROJECT HAS LAUNCHED!! We are determined to see families more confident in attending local playgroups and we hope our project to create short films of local playgroups will do just that! We’ll be filming our first playgroup on Friday and can’t wait to show you!
Huge thanks to local film production company Humbledinger for working with us on this project.

arthurchristmasNovember – Our next Community Cinema event is Sunday 27th November – we’ll be showing Arthur Christmas (as picked by our Facebook followers!) which is a lovely animated family film about Santa’s misfit son who goes on a rookie mission to get the last present half way round the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.
Very limited tickets are available so book here quick to avoid disappointment.

November – We are working hard to become sustainable to ensure we can be around to help families for years to come, to do this WE ARE HIRING! Take a look at our vacancies and if you fancy joining our small, friendly team get in touch!

logo_4x4October – Popcorn at the ready!! Our Community Cinema is ready for launch!! Come and jo
in us on Sunday 23rd October to watch a Roald Dahl classic: James & The Giant Peach.
Please book tickets in advance here.

September – Check out our brand new interactive map of local classes & activities! We’re mighty proud of this, our volunteers taught themselves how to create it from scratch! Let us know what you think!

LocalGivingLogo5th July – Our online appeal for our Little Cinema has now closed, but you can still donate to Little Sheffield via Local Giving. Every penny helps us to run projects for families. Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the appeal, we raised an awesome £500!

26th June – There is a brand new exhibition made out of foam that is perfect for little ones. The Brutalist Playground is open now until 11th September with toddler sessions running on Thursday mornings. Click here for more information

4th June – We are launching a project to start a community cinema for families and all ages to help provide social opportunities – please help us by supporting our fundraising campaign on Local Giving

Find out more about the plans for our Little Cinema here

We have set up a BRAND NEW mailing list so that we get in touch with useful information every now and then.  Sign up here!

22nd May – What an amazing show!!! Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported the event. We had a massive 1400 people in the Millennium Galleries and even more of you playing in the Winter Gardens/Millennium Square. The fact that so many people keep coming to this event is what inspires us to keep doing it, so thank you so so much! If you would like to give any feedback on the day please do get in touch, we are always adapting the way we do things and striving to improve the day for everyone.

27th AprWebsite6X4il – We’re gearing up the show! Pregnancy goody bags are ready, posters and leaflets have arrived from the printers, exhibitors are all signed up – now just to put the final touches on the free play!

31st March – it’s been an incredibly busy month at Little Sheffield HQ! The plans for the show are zooming along and it’s all getting very exciting! We have a brand new play area this year as well as lots of other exciting plans in the pipeline!

16th February – We’ve submitted two more funding applications and have another one drafted and ready to go. We’re determined to see more free/low cost activities for families! 🙂


Did you know that Little Sheffield is only able to run some of the play sessions and events we do because we use Big Yellow Self Storage in Hillsborough? It wouldn’t be possible for us to keep all of our equipment at our volunteer’s homes as there is too much of it! And being in storage means we can easily access it whenever we need it. So we would like to give a great BIG thank you to the lovely folks at Big Yellow Hillsborough!

We’re very lucky to have the support of AT Social Media who have been fantastic at helping us on our social journey. Huge thanks to Adam and the team. #sheffieldissuper


About Us
We formed Little Sheffield in July, 2013 as we found that we were always the last to hear about events & groups for young children. So, we decided, enough was enough, lets round up all the information and have it in one place that everyone can access.

After all, spare time is a luxury when you’re a parent, so why scour the internet when all you need to do is visit just one website.

We have been amazed with how far Little Sheffield has come and in such a short time. We have so many plans in the pipeline for where we want to take it so we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support. By liking us on facebook or visiting our website you are supporting us and we are so grateful for that support.

What Are We?
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise (what a mouthful!), which means we are all about getting the right information to the right people. We are not about making money. Currently Little Sheffield is done 100% voluntarily so please help to support us by telling everyone you know about who we are and what we do!
Thank you for your support.

Find Us!
We are on facebook, like our page to get the latest info!
If you want to make sure you see all our posts then please remember to interact with us on Facebook as often as possible by liking, commenting or sharing out posts – this way Facebook will know the page is important to you.