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Support & Wellbeing

Students with Young Families; Events and Spaces

By epickersgill 05 Dec 2023

If you live in our residences and have young children with you it can be hard to balance everything between your studies and being a parent. One of our amazing residents has compiled some resources so that you can get settled in Sheffield. We hope you'll find this useful!

Nursery Options

Sunshine Day Nursery
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital, 10 Beech Hill Road, Sheffield S10 2SB - 17 minutes walk to Ranmoor
  • Belongs to the Hallam Hospital
  • Rated 'Good' by Ofsted
  • Usually 6 months waiting list
  • Contact- 0114 2268847
Elmore Kindergarten
  • 26 Marlborough Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 1DB - 17 minutes walk to Ranmoor

Nursery at Sheffield SU
Hallam Nursery
  • 2 locations (Shirecliffe Road or Collegiate Campus)
  • Part of Sheffield Hallam University
  • Contact-  0114 225 2263 or
Woodland Kindergarten
  • Lynwood Gardens, Sheffield S10 2FZ - 23 minutes walk to Ranmoor
  • Woodland School; experience ''the freedom of the natural world first-hand''
  • Contact-
  • Home - Sheffield Woodland Kindergarten
Beechhill Nursery

Baby and Toddler Groups

STC (St Thomas Crookes)
Wesley Hall
Broomhill Library
Sticky Fingers
St Columba & Stephen Hill


Kings Edwards Swimming Pool
Hillsborough Leisure Centre
  • Little Swimmers (Under 5s) - A dedicated session for our young swimmers to enjoy. Session takes place in the baby and toddler pool with shallow water bursting with features including mini slide and interactive sensory wall
  • Baby and Toddler Pool - Shallow water bursting with features including mini slide and interactive sensory wall.
  • Beulah Rd, Sheffield S6 2AN
  • Adult - £8.00/ Junior - £4.50
  • Leisure Swimming | Leisure Swimming Pools in Sheffield (

Play Centres

Fun House
Monkey Bizness
  • Unit 3 Valley Centertainment, Broughton Lane, Sheffield, S9 2EP
  • Off Peak (Under 9 months: Free, 9-11 months £3.50, Aged 1-3 years £5.95, 4+ £6.95, Adults £1.50)
  • Peak (Under 9 months: Free, 9-11 months £3.50, Aged 1-3 years £6.95, 4+ £7.95, Adults £1.50)
  • Cashless location 
  • No Pre Bookings - Walk in's only
  • Monkey Bizness Indoor Play Centres (
Play Valley
  • Play Valley Sheffield, Unit 6&7 Coleford Road Business Centre, 291 Coleford Road, S9 5NF
  • Book online
Curious Kids Town
  • Bankside Works, Lumley Street, Sheffield, S4 7ZJ
  • Kid sized town
  • Curious Kids (over 12 months): £6.95, Little Explorers (6 – 12 months, walking): £4.95, Pre-walkers under 1 year are free with a paying sibling, There is 1 free adult space per booking. Additional adults: £3.75

Farms and Animal Parks

Mayfield Alpacas
Graves Park Animal Farm
  • Hemsworth Rd, Norton, Sheffield S8 8LJ
  • Free admission

Events for Parents and Families

  • Coffee, Cake and Chat (English for Non Native Speakers) - Broomhill Community Library- Friday's @10.30am-12.00pm. Email

  • Friday Fun for Families - Broomhill Community Library - Friday's @4.00-5.15pm. Donation £2.00. Email

  • Tea Talk and Tots- Broomhill Community Library- Tuesday @ 11.30am-1.00pm. Email

  • Check this website for updates around Sheffield - Family Events (

  • Check Residence Life website ( You can search by event type from the drop down.

We hope you've found this useful! If you have any other resources, events or spaces to add please email


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