Fun Labs is our year-round programme of free activities for families, designed to encourage and support creativity, experimentation and skill sharing.
Fun Labs are great opportunities for family learning and the chance to relax and have fun together. We strongly encourage everyone to join in – no one is too old to have fun and learn new skills!
Our Fun Labs events are wonderfully eclectic. Since launching in February 2018 we’ve created camps entirely out of cardboard, built willow dens to play in, learnt professional stage combat techniques, raced Lego robots on self-made tracks and had a go at making music with a professional composer. We mainly focus on arts, science and technology with our events, but not exclusively.
So if you have a an idea for a future Fun Lab that would encourage cooperation, team work, communication and be a lot of fun for people of all ages, please do let us know, we love hearing new ideas.
Fun Labs: Carnival Takeover
Join us as we celebrate the start of the summer holidays carnival style!
We will be joined by the team behind the annual Sheffield Carnival on Friday 26 July from 12 – 3pm at the Crucible.
Make colourful masks inspired by carnival culture and join in with our lively and vibrant parade! Wear your brightest clothes and bring your best dancing moves. Try on authentic carnival costumes and find out more about this traditional cultural celebration.
This is a drop-in event, no booking required.*
Suitable for children aged 4 upwards. All children must be accompanied by a
responsible adult. Picnics and packed lunches are very welcome.
Sheffield Carnival will be held this year on Sat 17 August from 12 – 8pm in Norfolk Heritage Park.
*However, at busy times we may ask you to wait or to return if there is limited space to join in with mask-making.