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Find out about the festivals, events and activities coming to Rotherham, for everyone to enjoy!

A giant fox puppet is paraded through a town centre


ROOTS - Rotherham Street Carnival

Saturday 13th April 2024

Keep your diary clear for a new festival - ROOTS - arriving in Rotherham. Celebrating all things related to nature and heritage, this year's ROOTS carnival will see the arrival of the travelling Farrah The Fox puppet, created by Emergency Exit Arts.

You can get involved before the carnival hits the streets of Rotherham by downloading the fox cut out here!

Keep your eyes peeled for more info being released across the Children's Capital of Culture mailing list and our social media channels over the coming months!

Clifton Park Miners Strike Imagery

Miners' Strike Exhibition

At Clifton Park Museum, you'll find the 'Days of Laughter, Days of Pain: The Miners' Strike in Rotherham' exhibtion, celebrating 40 years since the historic strike between 1984-85.

Please be aware that this exhibition contains strong language and depictions of violence. It may not be suitable for younger children and vulnerable adults..

Clifton Park and Museum

Clifton Lane


S65 2AA

Find out more here!

Young dancers and musicians stand in front of the particle shrine exhibition at Magna Science adventure centre


Particle Dance Performances

Saturday 24th February 2024

Join us in the Big Hall at Magna Science Adventure Centre for the premiere of a brand-new dance and music performance, co-created by young dancers and musicians from Rotherham and professional creatives.

Six young musicians. Six young dancers. Collaborating with professionals to create a brand-new performance in response to Particle Shrine: a stunning and immersive installation that uses light and sound to bring the hidden movements of the cosmos to life...

On Saturday 24 February 2024 we are delighted to be debuting Particle Dance, a brand-new performance piece that has been co-created by composer Zebedee Budworth and the acclaimed musicians of Emergence Collective, dance artist Lucy Haighton and the dancers from Third Bite Dance, 50+ Contemporary Dance Sheffield and Dance To Health, and talented young people from Rotherham. This stunning performance of improvised music, dance and movement will respond to and be set against the stunning backdrop of Particle Shrine. This is never-to-be-repeated performance is not to be missed.

Two performances will take place on Saturday 24 February: one at 12pm (midday), and one at 2.30pm. Both performances will take place in the Big Hall at Magna Science Adventure Centre, Magna Way, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1FD.

Admission is free but must be booked in advance. Book your tickets here.

For more information include access info for the venue, please contact the Children's Capital of Culture team on

One Voice 2024 call out

One Voice 2024

The event will take place on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

All schools are invited to take part and due to the popularity of the event earlier this year and limitation for audience numbers and transport issues, we will be holding 2 performances. One in the afternoon and a second performance after school/early evening.

Please email to register your interest and receive further information on booking.


Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX

Mini Melodies Logo

Mini Melodies

Themed music activity sessions for children aged 0-5.

Term-time only.

No pre-booking needed. Drop-ins are welcome.

£4 pay as you go.

Weekly timetable:

Tuesday - Swinton Library 11am

Tuesday - Aston Library 2pm

Wednesday - Rawmarsh Library 11am

Wednesday - Wath Library 1:45pm

Thursday - Mowbray Gardens Library 9:30am

Thursday - Wickersley Library 10:45am

Friday - Greasborough Library 9:30am

Friday - Maltby Library 11:15am

See updates at the Mini Melodies Facebook page



Nelson's Cub Club is puuuurfect for little cubs aged 1 to 4.

Join Little Nelson and the Clifton Park Museum team to explore objects from the museum's collections and engage with them through stories, songs, movement, mark-making, sensory activities and role play!

Every other Wednesday during term time.

All sessions are FREE and include a drink and small snack.

The session numbers are extremely limited, and we will be operating on a first-come-first served basis with doors closing at 10:10am.

Starting from 20th September and ending on the 17th of July 2024

Cost: FREE

Location: Clifton Park Museum Clifton Lane, Rotherham, S65 2AA

Time: 10am - 11:30am (Recurs every other week on Wednesday).

Spaces are free but limited. Book yours by emailing