7 ways to enjoy a day out with the family at Meadowhall

With a whole host of things to do at Meadowhall this summer, here are our top tips for how to get the most out of your family visit.

  1. Take advantage of great dining deals for kids

Whatever you’re in the mood for, head to our dining areas – including the Meadowhall Oasis Dining Quarter – for a whole host of options.

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Sourdough napoli style pizza is a winner for everyone and the Three Joes 'Little Joes' menu is perfect for the little ones who are under 8. So while you are enjoying the wood-fire oven cooked pizza and indulgent desserts, kids get their own three courses to enjoy too for only £4.95.

If you have little ones in tow then check out Nandos’ dedicated Nandinos set menu which offers three courses for £10.

Fancy a Friday’s signature grill or cocktail? There are plenty for the children too. The Little League menu offers a range of smaller dishes from £5.25, while the Major League menu features mini versions of Friday’s Favourites from £6.75. All dishes come with tasty sticks of apple, cucumber and carrot, and free baby food is also available - just ask a member of the team for more details.

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Frankie & Benny’s know the score when it comes to keeping kids happy and parents relaxed: good food and great fun. Their kids’ menu offers lots of tasty mains for big and little eaters alike – plus healthy, vegetarian and vegan alternatives too. For when they get a bit restless, kids can turn to their fun, free activity packs to keep them entertained.

Craving a wagamamas? Enjoy your favourite dishes while your little noodlers slurp a mini ramen, sip on a fresh juice or enjoy a mini chicken katsu from the kids menu – packed full of nourishment to fuel them for a big family day out.


  1. Watch a movie on the big screen at VUE

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Sit back, relax and enjoy a movie on the big screen – cinema treats compulsory of course.

There's some big releases due this summer including Top Gun: Maverick, Thor: Love and Thunder and Jurassic World.

With 11 screens of pure entertainment, there’s always plenty of options, however it’s best to plan ahead and view the latest Sheffield cinema listings and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

  1. Get active together at Air Haus, Jump Inc or Rock Up

Summer is here and it’s time to have some real family fun.

A girl on climbing equipment at Rock Up.

With 17 incredibly fun climbing walls, slides, swings and obstacles to tackle, along with a soft play area for the little ones, Rock Up is the ultimate climbing adventure for the whole family – from tots to adults.

A girl jumping on an inflatable at Air Haus.

If an indoor inflatable theme park is more your thing – take on the digital challenges and games built into a 30m squared bounce arena at Air Haus. And for those with little ones, there’s a Toddler Area with dedicated parent and toddler sessions.

A girl jumping on a trampoline at Jump!

Or if you want to leave the ground behind, head to Jump Inc. - the giant urban playground filled wall-to-wall with trampolines.

  1. Spend a fun-filled afternoon at Funstation

Funstation is the perfect entertainment centre for the whole family. With all your favourite carnival games, like Down the Clown, Basketball Hoops and Air Hockey. We also have lots of fantastic new games like Minecraft Dungeons and Jet Ball Alley to challenge your skills.

Plus, get ready to enter a new dimension with Hologate, a multiplayer VR experience where you can experience realistic new worlds where you can have snowball fights, solve puzzles or even battle Robots and Zombies!

      5.Stock up on your summer essentials

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With so many shops under one roof – you’re spoilt for choice at Meadowhall. Whether you’re looking for a summer wardrobe, toys to keep the kids entertained, or furniture and accessories to give your home a glow up, there’s something for everyone.

From Primark, Zara, JD Sports and H&M to Hamleys and Lego, you’re never far from your favourite stores.

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     6.Make it a fuss-free journey

Whether you’re arriving by car, train, tram or even bicycle, it is super easy for families to get here and find directions to Meadowhall.

Cycling? Take advantage of our brand new Cycle Hub and simply store your bikes during your visit. The hub also has e-bike charging points, bike repair and pump stations, and lockers to store your helmet while you shop.

If you’re travelling by train or tram, Sheffield’s Supertram runs through Meadowhall up to every ten minutes – and you can grab a DayRider ticket from £4.40 – or if you’re travelling from further a far, hop on the train to Meadowhall station.

There are also plenty of car parking spaces available at our free car parks, including 160 parent and child spaces. We also have more than 50 EV charging points to charge your electric or hybrid car during your visit.

   7. Check out our family facilities

To take away some of the stress around visiting with little ones, Meadowhall has a host of family-friendly facilities and activities on offer, so it’s worth checking them out before you set off.

Baby change facilities with changing units and family toilets are located throughout the centre, and there are two baby feeding rooms for visitors who prefer to breastfeed in private. If you need help locating these, the Meadowhall customer services team is always on hand to help.

If you’re looking for ways to keep the little ones entertained, our Riverside Play outdoor adventure playground, located next to the Oasis External Courtyard, is the perfect spot.

a young girl in a playground

Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as Meadowhall opening times, on our Eat Drink and Shop page.



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