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Sheffield Children's University Learning Destinations

Learning Destinations are the places where children and young people take their Passports to Learning to gain credits for activities.


Register each time you take part

Add your name to the organisation’s register at each session as well as adding credits to your passport.

Their register tells us that you've taken part.  

Without a register, we cannot award you with your credits, even if you have them in your Passport to Learning.

We can only track the credits of Sheffield school pupils (or home-educated children living within a Sheffield ward).

How and when you will receive your passports, credits and certificates.


Learning Destinations in Sheffield

Here's a list of all Learning Destinations registered with us. We add new organisations to the list all the time.

Many Learning Destinations provide activities in more than one subject. See their website or contact them for more details.

Arts and crafts

  • Ignite Imaginations: Lots of activities from large-scale sculptures to film-making to storytelling and environmental conservation. Come and join us and nurture your creative side.
  • Kids Arts Academy: After-school and holiday clubs for 4-15 year olds, covering art, animation and cookery.
  • Princess Party Palace: Arts and crafts sessions and school holiday activity days.
  • Sew in the City: Sewing tuition and guidance for boys and girls of all ages from beginners to experts. Come and get creative!  Address: 119 West Bar, Sheffield, S3 8PT. Telephone 07982 494399.
  • Yorkshire Artspace: Open studio sessions and activities and events with artists throughout the year.


The Old School Café (High Green Development Trust): Weekly cooking club for children aged 4-13.  Plan, cook and eat amazing meals... then take some home!  Phone: 07535 905054.

Drama, dance and theatre

  • A Mind Apart Theatre Company: Performing arts classes, from dance, drama, singing and costume and set designing to performance.
  • Act One Drama Studio: Drama classes and workshops for 4 to 19 years.
  • Amanda Holland School of Dance: Dance lessons in ballet, tap, theatre-craft, modern jazz, gymnastics, cheerleading and musical theatre. Call 0778 894860.
  • City Limits Dance: Fun dance classes for all ages and abilities.  First session free with a Passport to Learning.
  • Constance Grant Dance Centre: Dance lessons in a whole range of styles!
  • Curtain Call Performance Group: A range of activities in musical theatre, art, drama, crafts and jewellery making.
  • Dancemasters: Tap dancing, Modern Jazz, Street Dance and Ballet classes for children of all ages.
  • Draper’s Dance Centre: Regular dance classes catering for all levels and all ages are available in a variety of styles.
  • Easy Street Theatre: Dance, drama and music tuition, rehearsal and performance for those aged 5 to 21 years.
  • Excel Dance: Fun and motivating street dance classes for children aged 3 years and above, as well as life skills.
  • Grow Theatre: drama, design, performance and outdoor skills for children aged 7+.
  • Hype Dance Company: Community dance classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop.
  • Jay Love School of Dance: Mixed ability dance classes for children aged 4-18 years, and parent and child classes.  Telephone 0114 2466412. Email
  • Just Dance Studios Ltd: Dance and performing arts sessions for children aged 2 years+.
  • Laura McCaslin School of Theatre and DanceDance lessons in a range of dance types including tap, ballet, modern jazz and theatre.
  • Noodle Performance Arts Limited: Performance arts classes (music, singing, dance and drama), ballet, street dance, tots classes and themed workshops.
  • PerformiX: Various styles of dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, musical theatre, fitness sessions and more!
  • PQA Sheffield: Pauline Quirke Academy is open in Sheffield, offering sessions in musical theatre, film and television, and comedy and drama.
  • Pyjama Drama: Provide children under 7 with drama and creative play classes that are fun and exciting, explore the imagination and also develop key social skills such as confidence, concentration, co-operation and creative problem solving.
  • Razzmatazz Theatre School: Tuition in dance, drama and singing from musical theatre to commercial styles of street dance and pop singing.
  • Sheffield Theatres: A range of public theatre activities including workshops and an annual summer school.
  • Spotlight Theatre Dance Studio: Learn a whole range of dance styles at Spotlight.
  • Stagecoach Sheffield Beighton: Tuition for musical theatre – acting, singing and dance lessons.
  • Stepping Out Dance School: Classes in a range of dance styles, for fun or for formal examinations.
  • Stepz Dance Academy: Dance classes in a variety of styles for all ages, based in Frecheville.
  • Ta Dah Dance: Dance lessons for children of all ages in a variety of styles.
  • Wiggle Tots: Dance and movements classes for children aged between 12 months and 6 years.

Gaming, libraries, museums and galleries

  • Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet: Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century.

  • Graves Gallery: Visit the home of Sheffield’s visual art collection since 1934.

  • Imagination Gaming: Using modern board and card games to engage and educate.

  • Kelham Island Industrial Museum: Explore the sights and sounds of industrial Sheffield.

  • Lego Innovation Studio: Workshops on the use of LEGO® kits such as Wedo and Mindstorms for children and adults.

  • Libraries: Various fun activities happening throughout libraries across Sheffield – please contact your local library for more details.

  • Manor Lodge: Whether it’s to discover the amazing story of Mary Queen of Scots’ imprisonment, or how Sheffield could have become the Potteries rather than the Steel City, come along and have fun discovering your great Sheffield Story.

  • Millennium Galleries: Delve deeper into Museums Sheffield's fascinating collections through the packed programme of activities and free family trails.

  • National Emergency Services Museum: Feel as if you're in the thick of the action and adventure!

  • Sheffield Cathedral Heritage Activities: A range of fantastic activities to help you explore the history of Sheffield and our fabulous Cathedral.

  • Weston Park Museum: Delve deeper into Museums Sheffield's fascinating collections through the packed programme of activities and free family trails.


Animal care, outdoor, environment and adventure activity

  • Adventures Are Us: Multi-activity adventure learning from rock climbing and zip wires, to orienteering, high ropes and abseiling.

  • Awesome Walls (Sheffield): AWCC Sheffield has a cutting edge climbing wall design that factors in climbing for all walks (climbs!) of life. Whether it's your first visit or you're at competition standard we'll have something for you.

  • Climbing Works: World's biggest and best indoor bouldering wall.

  • Creative Explorer: Arts and crafts, storytelling and woodland play.

  • Foundry Climbing Centre: Indoor climbing activities and clubs for children aged 7 to 18 years.

  • Heeley City Farm: A friendly farm and environmental visitor centre with lots of activities taking place. Only structured activities such as events and trails will earn CU credits, rather than simply visiting the farm.

  • Longshaw Estate (National Trust): Outdoor activities such as play trails and hunts, orienteering, Forest School-type activities, climbing, abseiling, environmental and conservation talks and events.  Please note only structured activities will earn CU credits.

  • Manor Oaks Farm: Every day there’s something to see or do for young children. Drop into the farm shop or Discovery Centre to check out what’s on today and where you can spot Big Lad our friendly Clydesdale and his animal friends.

  • Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust: Environmental education, sustainable and healthy living. Located at local parks, green spaces and nature reserves across Sheffield and Rotherham.

  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens: 2 terrific trails and a Scavenger Hunt! Available from The Little Nature Shop at the Clarkehouse entrance.

  • Sheffield Young Archaeologists Club: Monthly archaeology events at different venues. Telephone 0114 2325497.

  • Whirlow Hall Farm: Learn all about life on the farm on their farm tours, activities and open days (structured activity only).


Sport, martial arts, first aid and safety

Structured after-school and holiday clubs*

*only the structured elements of these activities are eligible for CU credits

  • Little Sheffield: varied range of activities for younger children (CU eligible from school-age).

  • Norfolk Park Tenants & Residents' Association: Have a go at their wide range of activities including crafts, sports and visits to exciting locations!. Phone 0114 2701191.
  • Parson Cross Initiative: A variety of activities, groups and courses focusing on a variety of themes and topics from identity, self-esteem, safe relationships, community work and faith.
  • Play in Dore Holiday and After School Club: Delivers a diverse range of activities for the children including craft workshops, sports, science workshops, cookery, dance, theatre, Scouts and nature-based activities.

Study support and languages

  • Am@re Spanish Club: Sing, dance, laugh, paint and learn Spanish! No previous experience needed.
  • Enjunior: Fun activities in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
  • Explore Learning Hillsborough: Develop maths and English skills in a fun, friendly environment.
  • Japanese Play-group and Study Club (JPS): Japanese language education for native speakers.
  • Kip McGrath Education Centre (Sheffield North): Tuition sessions in English, Maths, reading, spelling and comprehension.
  • Kip McGrath Education Centre (Sheffield Central): Tuition sessions in English, Maths, reading, spelling and comprehension.
  • Les Petite Poissons: Craft activities, stories, reading and writing, songs all delivered in French. Email
  • Russian ClubOK: Russian language lessons for children aged up to 14 years. Email:
  • Sheffield Fellowship KS2 Programme: Works with schools, parents and Sheffield Hallam University to provide English, maths and personal development support for young people in Year 5 and Year 6. Telephone 0114 2296167, mobile 07964 110843, email
  • Sheffield Fellowship New Arrivals Programme: An out of school enrichment programme that provides maths and personal development sessions to students to support their in-school learning.  Telephone 0114 2296167, email
  • Se Habla Espanol en Sheffield: Spanish school for children of Spanish speaking heritage.
  • Sheffield Star Mandarin School: Provides Mandarin language, arts and fold dance tuitions to children and young people, aged 4-18 years.  Held at Bartolome House, School of Law, University of Sheffield.  Telephone 0114 2228447, email
  • Speaque: High quality French and Spanish lessons for children of all ages.
  • Blast Off – A launch to success: homework club offering activities in ICT, maths, science, art and design, and more!  Based at The Beacon Church, Arbourthorne. Call 0114 2653145.

Support groups and networks

  • Shine Health Academy: Shine stands for self help independence nutrition and exercise and provides a variety of courses and activities to help young people achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Sheffield Young Carers' Project: Offering individual and group support sessions and networks to help young carers in their caring role.

Uniformed groups – Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

  • 48th St James (Norton) Rainbows: Guiding activities for girls aged 5 to 7 years. Address: Chantrey Centre, Matthews Lane, Sheffield, S8 8JS. Telephone 07834 859333. 

  • 102nd Sheffield (Gleadless) Brownies and Guides: Fun, challenging and adventurous activities for girls aged 7-14 years. Address: Townend Dance Studio, Briarfield Road, S12 3LD. Telephone 07722 743383.129th Sheffield Rainbows: Activities, craft and games to challenge girls to grow in confidence and develop emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.

  • 48th St James (Norton) Rainbows: A group for girls aged 5-7 years to develop social skills, craft skills, singing and games.  Meets at Chantrey Centre, Matthews Lane, Sheffield S8.  Contact: 0114 2740293

  • 48th St James (Norton) Brownies and Guides: A group for girls aged 7-10+ developing various skills such as first aid, fire safety, disability awareness, etc. Meets at Chantrey Centre, Matthews Lane, Sheffield, S8. Contact (St Peter’s) Greenhill Brownies: Fun activities for girls aged 7-10 years, based around three adventures: You, Community, World. Email

  • 183rd Sheffield Brownies: Badges, games and exciting adventurous activities. St Gabriel’s Church Hall, Dobbin Hill, Sheffield, S11 7JB. Email:

  • 186th Sheffield Rainbows, Brownies and Guides: Exciting activities covering a huge range of skills for girls of all ages. Address St Catherine’s RC Primary School, Firshill Crescent, Sheffield, S4 7BX. Telephone 07863 890144.192nd Brownies: A group for girls aged 7-10 years to build friendships, have fun and learn new skills. Location: St Saviour's Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, S35 3HU. Telephone 07988 075832.

  • 192nd Sheffield Guides: A group for girls aged 10-14 years, to develop new and existing skills, build new friendships, learn more about themselves and the world in which they live. Location: St Saviour’s Church, Mortomley Lane, High Green.  Telephone 07743 337633.

Uniformed groups - Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

Uniformed groups - Other

Learning Destinations outside Sheffield

Learning Destinations across the UK.

If you visit a Learning Destination beyond Sheffield, you must fill in and return a Diary Sheet so we can award your credits.

The golden rules of passports, credits and certificates.


Children's University activities

Download activities from the Children’s University Trust.

There are details of the tasks involved and number of credits available.

You will need to send us the evidence of your work, and a Diary Sheet so we can award your credits. 

Evidence might include a photo, posters, completed quiz sheets, etc.  Without suitable evidence, we will not be able to award the credits. 

If you’re not sure, please contact us.

  • Modified: Feb 16, 2017 12:40:23 PM