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Discover our recommendations for other local activities and online resources.

We’ve put together a list of recommendations for local activities and online resources to spark your imagination further!

Information correct @July 2021.

Local Activities

Beards & Books

Storytelling events and online educational resources, to tutoring services.

Bright Box Makerspace

Creating playful spaces to explore tech, engineering and arts with the help of role models.

Code Club for Schools

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. Visit the website to search for your local club.

Create Sheffield/ Sheffield Adventures

Explore the city of Sheffield and immerse yourself in art and creativity.


Eureka! Children’s Museum in Halifax is a fun-packed, inclusive family day out with children aged 0-11.

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Magna Science Adventure Centre is a hands-on experience packed with interactive exhibits. Explore the wonders of science and technology in their four pavilions – Air, Earth, Fire and Water.

National Videogame Museum

The UK’s national cultural centre for videogames in Castle House in Sheffield.


Pimoroni is a company of makers and educators based in Sheffield. Check out their website to find all sorts of fun and educational activity kits for kids of all ages.

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amazelab – prepare to be amazed

STEM activities for 7 to 11 year olds.


Advice for parents of kids living digital lives. Useful news and advice about new apps, games and internet safety concerns.

The Decision Factory

STEM and business activities for young Black people aged 11 years+


Scratch is a free coding platform and community where kids can create stories, games, and animations to entertain themselves or share with others around the world.

Toca Boca

Toca Boca makes a range of digital toys that you can play with your kids, without advertising or in-app purchases. See the full range at their website.

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Dream, Design, Create

Sas and Yosh

This large two-sided illustration explores the imagination of children and the unending possibilities of collaborative creative design.

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TADO: AR Character Hunt


Get out and about with TADO. A series of cheeky Augmented Reality (AR) characters are dotted around locations in Sheffield City Centre. Track them down using your smartphone and a map.

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Making it up as we go along

Kisha Bradley & Wybourn Community Primary & Nursery School, Sheffield

You can play with augmented reality games created by school children from Wybourn School.

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Augmented Reality Masks


For Playground Makerspace, Guillaumit has created augmented reality activated masks for children to create, explore, and share with their friends.

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The Quiet Hour

11:00 - 12:00, 3 & 10 July 2021

If you have sensory requirements, or find sound overwhelming, please join us for The Quiet Hour.

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Assemble with Care

ustwo games

Maria is a globe-trotting antique restorer, and when she arrives in the sun-soaked town of Bellariva, she has no idea just how broken it will turn out to be.

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CMC Playground Exhibition Partner

CMC Playground Funder

CMC Playground Partners

This is the archive of the 2021 Playground exhibition website.

For more information please see the current site or contact us.