Art in the Gardens

The largest outdoor art market in the north of England!

The 2020 Sheffield City Council annual Art in the Gardens event in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

Saturday 5th September and Sunday 6th September
Two sessions each day 10.30am -14:00pm and 14:00pm -17:30pm.

Admission tickets for over 16 years £5.00, under 16 years free.

Get your tickets here:

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Don’t forget the clocks go forward one hour this weekend.  👍



Rivelin Valley Heritage Open Day
This Sunday 22nd September: 10:30–15:00

Rivelin Valley Park beside Rivelin Park Café and Rivelin Park Water Play
Rivelin Valley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5GL

Explore the wildlife and meet volunteers: with the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

Go on a bug-hunt and do a bark/leaf rubbing.

Find out how you can get involved in helping to conserve the valley.

Heritage tours: to the world-famous Mousehole Forge.

Art in the park: see artwork by the 1920s Rivelin Valley Artists’ colony and find out about the 19th-century artist William Lowe.

Poetry ‘open mic’ with Fay Musselwhite: poems on the themes of heritage and nature during a walk by the river.

Penknife-making demonstration by Mike Dyson

More details and booking for heritage and poetry walks:



To mark the 75th anniversary of the fatal plane crash of a BOEING B-17 42-31322 FLYING FORTRESS, “MI AMIGO”, in Endcliffe Park on the morning of 22 February, 1944,
a Memorial service followed by a fly-past is scheduled to take place this
Friday 22 February 2019.

Recommended time to arrive at Endcliffe Park 7.15am

Memorial service 08:00-08:45am

Flypast 08:45-09:00am   Fly past Info:  

As parking around Endcliffe Park is extremely limited, the public is strongly encouraged to walk or travel by public transport rather than by car.

New allotments proposed for Lodge Moor

The council have proposed plans for 33 allotments at the Spider Park, Lodge Moor
The council have proposed plans for 33 allotments at the Spider Park, Lodge Moor

The council have proposed plans for 33 allotments at the Spider Park, Lodge Moor, with car parking and access from Blackbrook Road.

A consultation meeting is to be held at St Luke’s church on Monday 14 November at 6:30pm.

For more information contact: Head of Service, Countryside and Environment Section, Chris Heeley on or 0114 273 4285.

Tour de France bike, bunting and flag arrive in Crosspool

Spot the yellow bike in Crosspool!Spot the yellow bike in Crosspool!
Spot the yellow bike in Crosspool!

The spirit of the Tour de France arrived in Crosspool today as handmade bunting, an official flag and a yellow bike were installed in the precinct.

As well as red, white and blue bunting, Crosspool Forum volunteers have also hand-knitted mini Tour de France jerseys which have been draped on the streetlight near GT News.

An official yellow tour flag is hanging above the chemist and a bike sprayed with yellow paint can now be found at the foot of the tree outside Spar.

Good forecast for Rivelin Splash opening weekend

Rivelin Splash
The new Rivelin Splash will formally open on Saturday 13 July

The new Rivelin Splash water play area will finally open on Saturday 13 July at 11am.

The refurbished water play area is for children of all ages and includes three large splash pads, a new filter system, water play equipment plus ramped access with handrails. One of the pools will still be for paddling

The toilets will be more accessible and new baby changing facilities have been created. Water pistols, nets and buckets will be available from Rivelin Park cafe.

The water splash was originally scheduled to open in May.

Rivelin paddling pools information – council website

Rivelin Valley Park Cafe

Revised date for Rivelin Splash opening

Rivelin Splash is now due to open on Saturday 13 July
Rivelin Splash is now due to open on Saturday 13 July

The newly-constructed water play area in Rivelin is now due to open on Saturday 13 July.

Rivelin Splash was scheduled to open in time for the bank holiday weekend, but a sign has now gone up to confirm the revised date and a celebration event from 10.30am to mark the opening.

The refurbished water play area will be for children of all ages and is designed to be more accessible and inclusive. The water circulation system will be improved and new features such as water jets and sprays will be installed.

If you have any questions about the project, contact the council’s Parks and Countryside Service on 0114 250 0500 or