Summer holiday fun at Barnsley libraries

We've got lots of activities going on in our libraries over the school summer holidays. 

We've also got Mini Makers@Barnsley Libraries which are exciting new workshops for children aged 3 to 8.  Children will explore activities such as Play-Doh circuits, paper circuits, scribble robots, box robots, fruit pianos, lightshows, motion GIFs and much more!

All events are free and most you'll need to book on (01226) 773555.  There are some sessions that are drop in, see below for details, so you can just turn up and join in the fun!

Please note all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Central Library 

Mini Makers (drop in) Wednesday 25 July (10am to 12pm) Aged 3 to 8 
Lego & board games Wednesday 25 July (2pm to 3pm) Aged 3+
Lego & board games  Tuesday 31 July (2pm to 3pm)  Aged 3+ 
Puppet making Friday 3 August (10.30am to 11.30am) Aged 3+
Lego & board games  Wednesday 8 August (2pm to 3pm) Aged 3+
Crafts Thursday 9 August (10am to 11.30am) Aged 3+
Lego & board games  Monday 13 August (2pm to 3pm)  Aged 3+
IPad games and crafts Wednesday 15 August (2pm to 3pm) Aged 3+
Painting Beano characters Monday 20 August (2pm to 3pm)  Aged 3+
Lego & board games  Thursday 23 August (2pm to 3pm) Aged 3+ 
Lego & board games  Wednesday 29 August (2pm to 3pm) Aged 3+

Cudworth 

Paint a pot and grow your own cress head Wednesday 25 July (10am to 11.30am)  Aged 4 to 14
Papier mache trousers (week 1)  Wednesday 1 August (10am to 11.30am)  Aged 4 to 14 
Papier mache trousers (week 2) and canvas bag painting  Wednesday 8 August (10am to 11.30am) Aged 4 to 14
Dreamcatchers Wednesday 15 August (10am to 11.30am) Aged 4 to 14
Origami  Wednesday 22 August (10am to 11.30am) Aged 4 to 14
Fun with food  Wednesday 29 August (10am to 11.30am) Aged 4 to 14

Darfield 

Sand art.  Free snacks and refreshments. Friday 27 July (11am to 12pm)  Aged 3 to 11

Patsy’s Fun Show – Punch & Judy, magic and balloon modelling.  Free refreshment.

Monday 30 July (2.30pm to 3.30pm)  All ages
Dog's Trust  Friday 10 August (10am to 11am)  Aged 3 to 11
Mini makers (drop in)  Friday 17 August (2pm to 4pm)  Aged 3 to 8

Fun Science CSI workshop.  Free snacks & refreshments.

Monday 20 August (11am to 12pm)  Aged 5 to 11

Magic Daz & Miss Bumble's Magic Show. Free refreshments.

Friday 24 August (10.30am to 12.30pm)  All ages
Jewellery making.  Free snacks and refreshments.  Tuesday 28 August (2.15pm to 3.15pm) Aged 5+

Dodworth 

Summer Sporting Fun Day - sport themed crafts and games on a Beano theme to celebrate the summer reading challenge. Fancy dress competition with prizes at 12pm - come as your favourite Beano character. Free hot and cold drinks. Bring your own picnic.  Tuesday 24 July (11am to 3pm) All ages
Mini Makers (drop in)  Thursday 9 August (2pm to 4pm) Aged 3 to 8
Decorate Dinosaur Biff Bats and trinket boxes Friday 10 August (2pm to 4pm) Aged 5 to 11
Craft activities, masks, door hangers and finger puppets Thursday 16 August (2pm to 4pm) Aged 5 to 11
Football Tournament.  Come and join Reds in the Community for an afternoon of fun.  There will be football themed crafts and free refreshments provided for children, there will be a small charge for refreshments for adults.  Thursday 23 August (1pm to 4.30pm) All ages

Goldthorpe 

Magic show. Free refreshments. Monday 23 July (10.30am to 12.30pm) All ages
Unicorn crafts. Free refreshments.  Tuesday 24 July (11am to 12pm) Aged 16 and under
Fun science - sweet making. Free refreshments. Monday 30 July (11am to 12pm)  Aged 16 and under
Masquerade mask making. Free refreshments.  Tuesday 31 July (3pm to 4pm)  Aged 16 and under 
Sand art.  Free refreshments.  Tuesday 7 August (11.30am to 12.30pm)  Aged 16 and under 
Beano fun with Noodle Performance Arts Wednesday 8 August (2pm to 3pm)  All ages 
Decorate your own cube money box. Free refreshments.  Monday 13 August (11am to 12pm)  Aged 16 and under 
Magic show. Free refreshments.  Wednesday 15 August (2pm to 4pm)  All ages 
Dinosaur glider craft. Free refreshments.  Monday 20 August (11am to 12pm)  Aged 16 and under 
Sand art. Free refreshments.  Tuesday 21 August (11.30am to 12.30pm)  Aged 16 and under
Mini Makers (drop in). Wednesday 22 August (2.30pm to 4.30pm) Aged 3 to 8
Biff bat craft.  Free refreshments Wednesday 29 August (11am to 12pm) Aged 16 and under
Punch & Judy show.  Free refreshments.  Thursday 30 August (2pm to 4pm) All ages

Grimethorpe 

Make a garden bird feeder Thursday 2 August (2pm to 3pm) Aged 8 to 11
Make and decorate a paper fan Thursday 16 August (2pm to 3pm) Aged 8 to 11
Make a ladybug rock Wednesday 8 August (10.30am to 12pm)  Aged 4 to 8
Make a seed tub garden bird feeder Wednesday 22 August (10.30am to 11.30am) Aged 4 to 8 

Hoyland 

Silly science session Monday 23 July (4.30pm to 5.30pm) Aged 5 to 11
Create your own comic characters Friday 27 July (10am to 11am) Aged 5 to 11
CV writing session  Thursday 2 August (10am to 12pm) Aged 16 to 18
CSI Crime workshop Thursday 2 August (2pm to 4pm) Aged 10 to 18
Clay model making  Friday 3 August (10am to 11am) Aged 5 to 11
Dog Trust presentation Monday 6 August (12.30pm to 1.30pm) All ages
Clay model painting  Friday 10 August (10am to 11am) Aged 5 to 11
Mini Makers (drop in) Tuesday 14 August (2pm to 4pm)  Aged 3 to 8 
Sand art  Wednesday 15 August (11am to 12.30pm) All ages
Cone comic characters  Friday 17 August (10am to 11am) Aged 5 to 11
Sand art Wednesday 22 August (2pm to 3.30pm) all ages
Plant pot decorating  Friday 24 August (10am to 11am) Aged 5 to 11
Silly science session Wednesday 29 August (2pm to 3pm) Aged 5 to 11
Barclays life skills (money) Thursday 30 August (1.30pm to 3.00pm) Aged 14 to 16
Creative chaos Friday 31 August (10am to 11am) Aged 5 to 11

Mapplewell 

Mini Makers (drop in)

Monday 23 July (10am to 12pm) 

Aged 3 to 8 
Make a pen holder Thursday 26 July (2pm to 3pm)
Friday 27 July (2pm to 3pm)
Aged 4 to 12
Make a bird house Monday 30 July (10am to 11am)
Thursday 2 August (2pm to 3pm)
Friday 3 August (2pm to 3pm) 
Aged 4 to 12
Make a wreath Monday 6 August (10am to 11am)
Monday 6 August (2pm to 3pm)
Thursday 9 August (2pm to 3pm)
Friday 10 August (2pm to 3pm)
Aged 4 to 12
Frog bean bags Monday 13 August (10am to 11am)
Monday 13 August (2pm to 3pm)
Thursday 16 August (2pm to 3pm)
Friday 17 August (2pm to 3pm)
Aged 4 to 12
Craft snails Monday 20 August (10am to 11am)
Monday 20 August (2pm to 3pm)
Thursday 23 August (2pm to 3pm)
Friday 24 August (2pm to 3 pm)
Aged 4 to 12
Lolly stick puppets

Thursday 30 August (2pm to 3pm)
Friday 31 August (2pm to 3pm)

Aged 4 to 12

Penistone

Mini Makers (drop in).  Thursday 30 August (2pm to 4pm) Aged 3 to 8

Royston 

Crafty Mischief Makers Thursday 12 July (4.30pm to 5.30pm)
Thursday 19 July (4.30pm to 5.30pm) 
Thursday 26 July (4.30pm to 5.30pm) 
Aged 5 to 12
Mini Makers (drop in) Monday 30 July (10am to 12pm) Aged 3 to 8
Make a foam hat Wednesday 1 August (10.30am to 11.30am) Aged 5 to 12
Make a monster bag Thursday 2 August (4.30pm to 5.30pm) Aged 5 to 12
Making fish Wednesday 8 August (10.30am to 11.30am) Aged 5 to 12
Roman helmets Thursday 9 August (4.30pm to 5.30pm) Aged 5 to 12
Mask making Wednesday 15 August (10.30am to 11.30am) Aged 5 to 12
Make your own comic strip Thursday 16 August (4.30pm to 5.30pm) Aged 5 to 12
Funky frog bean bags Wednesday 22 August (10.30am to 11.30am) Aged 5 to 12
Paint and grow
Painting plant pots and growing seeds
Thursday 23 August (4.30pm to 5.30pm) Aged 5 to 12
Making biff bats Wednesday 29 August (10.30am to 11.30am) Aged 5 to 12
Woodland animals cross stitch Thursday 30 August (4.30pm to 5.30pm) Aged 5 to 12

Thurnscoe 

Patsy’s Fun Show – Punch & Judy, magic and balloon modelling.  Free refreshments. Tuesday 24 July (11am to 12pm)  All ages
Sand art.  Free refreshments.  Tuesday 31 July (11.30am to 12.30pm)  All ages 
Dog's Trust. Crafting session and talk about Dog's Trust and caring for your pet. Free refreshments.  Monday 6 August (10am to 11am) All ages 
Magic Daz & Miss Bumble's Magic show and free face painting.   Free refreshments available Tuesday 14 August (10.30am to 12.30pm) All ages
Summer crafts.  Free refreshments.  Thursday 16 August (11am to 12pm)  All ages
Mini Makers (drop in) Wednesday 22 August (10am to 12pm)  All ages
Summer crafts.  Free refreshments.  Thursday 30 August (11am to 12pm)  All ages

Wombwell 

Fun with phonics - games and crafts. Free refreshments. (drop in).   Monday 23 July (2pm to 3pm)  All ages
Super Steve's Disco and Karaoke. Party food provided.  Thursday 26 July (4pm to 6pm) Ages 2 to 11
Dog's Trust. Crafting session and talk about Dog's Trust and caring for your pet. Free refreshments.  Wednesday 1 August (10am to 11am) Ages 4 to 11
Mini Makers (drop in) Monday 6 August (10am to 12pm)  Aged 3 to 8 
Sand art.  Free picnic.  Thursday 9 August (2pm to 3pm) Aged 4 to 11
Crafts session supported by Tesco.  Free picnic. Friday 10 August (2pm to 3pm)  All ages
Fun science.  Free picnic.  Monday 13 August (11am to 12pm) Aged 4 to 11
Fun with phonics - games and crafts. Free refreshments. (drop in).  Wednesday 15 August (10am to 11am) All ages 
Cross stitch crafts and free picnic for children.  Friday 17 August (2pm to 3pm)  Aged 4 to 11
Fun with phonics - games and crafts. Free refreshments. (drop in).  Tuesday 21 August (2pm to 3pm) All ages 
Cat's protection- crafts and quizzes themed around owing a cat. Includes free picnic.  Thursday 23 August (2.30pm to 3.30pm) Aged 4 to 11
Board games. Includes free picnic.  Tuesday 28 August (2pm to 3pm)  Aged 4 to 11
Indoor sports with free picnic.  Thursday 30 August (3pm to 4pm)  Aged 4 to 11

Worsbrough 

T-shirt graffiti - art and design session using stencils, sponges and special paint pens to design your own t-shirt.  Friday 27 July (11am to 12pm)  Aged 3+
Mini Makers (drop in) Thursday 2 August (2pm to 4pm)  Aged 3 to 8
Park Games - fun and games in the park for the whole family (drop in).  Tuesday 7 August (11am to 12.30pm) All ages
Sand art. Create a free picture to take home.  Thursday 16 August (3pm to 4pm)  Aged 3+
Fun science - human body. This is one of our most disgusting sessions (and one of the most popular!).  Poo making, mucus mixing and investigating our heart and lungs.  Friday 17 August (11am to 12pm)  Aged 3+
Comic book design - Design and create a comic book, the best design will win a prize (drop in).  Tuesday 21 August (11am to 12.30pm) Aged 3+
Animal encounter.  A chance to meet some small animals and learn more about them.  Wigfield Farm will be hosting the event.  Friday 31 August (10am to 11am) All ages