What's on

What's on

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

A young child wears a helmet as they bike down a small ramp at UPLIFT festival in Rotherham.


Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th July 2024

Rotherham’s very own skate and art festival – Uplift Festival is returning to Rotherham Town Centre for 3 days on the 25th, 26th and 27th of July. This festival will be packed with activities around skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, live music and much more – turning the town into an urban playground.

This festival of urban sports, music, dance, and arts is brought to you by Rotherham Council in partnership with Flux Rotherham, Rotherham Music Hub and Children's Capital of Culture.

For more information, check out the event page here!


Date: 25th-27th July 2024
Time: 11am - 4.30pm

Location: Rotherham Town Centre

Poster depicting a graphic carnival. Text reads 'Harthill Carnival & Show, 50 years, Saturday 13th July from 12pm'.

Harthill Carnival

Saturday 13th July 2024

Join us at this year's Harthill Carnival for a day full of fun in the sun (fingers crossed)! Expect a fabulous float parade, artisan food, and plenty of activities for all the family.

Check out more information on the event here!


Date: 13th July 2024
Time: 12 Midday - 5pm
Where: Spens Field, Woodall Ln, Harthill, Sheffield S26 7XW
Entry fee: Adults - £3, Children & Seniors - £2

Image depicts the inside of a festival tent, filled with young families playing and bunting decorations.

Aston Carnival

Saturday 3rd August 2024

Save the date! We'll have more information on this event soon!

For more information, check out the event page here!


Date: Saturday 3rd August 2024
Time: 11am - 5pm

Location: Lodge Lane Recreation Ground, S26 2BB

Image depicts performers on stage at Ferham Festival.

Ferham Festival

Saturday 17th August 2024

Ferham Festival is returning to Rotherham on the 17th of August! This festival will be an ecletic celebration of all different cultures in Rotherham. Expect music, sport, workshops, activities, art, food and more!

The festival is free to attend and celebrates the community that surrounds it. A fantastic collaboration between Rotherham United Community Trust (RUCT), Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Flux Rotherham.

Keep up with all the latest updates on the festival here.


Date: 17th August 2024
Where: Ferham Park, Ferham
Entry fee: Free

Image depicts young people engaging with children at a sunny festival.

Rotherham Show

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2024

Back for another jam-packed weekend at Clifton Park, you'll find us taking over our corner of the park with activities, workshops, art and music!

Rotherham Show is brought to you by Rotherham Council and partners.

Keep up with all the latest updates on the event here.


Date: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September,
Time: 11am - 5pm
Where: Clifton Park, Doncaster Rd, Rotherham, S65 2BH
Entry fee: Free

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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

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!



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