South Yorkshire Museums:
Half Term Activities

Things to do from home this February Half Term, from Museums across the region

Get Creative at Home with these Free activities!

This half term, your family can explore what museums across South Yorkshire have to offer, from the comfort of your own home. All week South Yorkshire Museums are running a virtual programme of events, and you can get involved!

Every day from Saturday 13th February 2021 we will be sharing a fun and interactive family activity from our friends at museums across the region. From designing videogames and playing ‘Top That! Steelworks’ to making Tudor sweets, origami cows and exploring the art of different cultures…we’ve got something for everyone!

Follow along on Twitter using #SouthYorkshireHalfTerm!

Saturday 13th February

Heritage Doncaster

Chinese New Year the year of the OX

Do you think you know your famous cows? Find out how many cows you really know with out picture quiz. Put your paper folding to the test and make your own origami cow.

Sunday 14th February

Sheffield Manor Lodge

Tudor Sweets for Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots has demanded vast quantities of sweets for her Tudor banquet and we need your help to make them. Test your crafting skills as you have a go at making replica fruit sweeties fit for a queen!

Monday 15th February

National Videogame Museum

Recreate Pong in Scratch!

Get stuck in to creating your own game and start exploring Scratch, a free game design software that’s the perfect entry point for coding! Follow along with our video tutorial and learn how to recreate the classic videogame: Pong!

Tuesday 16th February

Clifton Park Museum

Art all around the world

Explore the art of different cultures! Download the activity sheet to show us how you would decorate the objects we have in the museum!

Use the different patterns decorating objects from Africa and India by downloading this worksheet. Follow along with our video for more inspiration.

Wednesday 17th February

Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

Top That! Steelworks Edition.

What’s the most dangerous job?Who makes the most money?
How important were… elephants?!

Find out this and more by playing our Steelworks game and see if you can trump the other players and Top That!

Thursday 18th February

Clifton Park Museum

Art around the World

Explore the art of different cultures! Download the activity sheet to show us how you would decorate the objects we have in the museum!

Use the different patterns decorating objects from Africa and India by downloading this worksheet. Follow along with our video for more inspiration.

Friday 19th February

Barnsley Museums

Fun Filled February

How is your half term going? Greet the weekend with a whole bunch of downloadable activities from Barnsley Museums!