What’s going on in Rotherham?

 Across the summer Rotherham has some great local events planned. Keep an eye on our social media channels such as our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for regular summer activity ideas. 

National
World Photo Day is coming up on 19 August. Send us your best Beat the Street photos in via FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

Big Butterfly Count 2021 runs from Friday 16 July to Sunday 8 August. How many types of butterfly can you spot? Find out more information here.

Playday 2021 is back on the 4 August. The theme this year, Summer of Play. Families and carers are being encouraged to celebrate children’s right to play in their local communities.

Local
Rotherham Council
Rotherham Council has ambitious plans to improve Rotherham Borough’s cycling provisions. Their aim is to encourage more people to make journeys by bike. 

Whether you are a keen cyclist already, a complete newbie, or it’s something you’d like to take up, you can add your views on the Rotherham Cycling Strategyhere. This will be the guiding principle for helping a great number of people cycle more often. It is also Cycle to Work Day on 5 August so why not give it a go?  

Rotherham Council – Summer Activities
This summer Rotherham Council and partners are putting on a host of activities in some of Rotherham’s many parks and green spaces, including; music, arts, sports, and even some magic! Find out more here

Wentworth Woodhouse
Visit the beautiful Georgian House and gardens a 15-minute drive from the centre of Rotherham, or a half-hour walk from Greasbrough. They will be running lots of fun family events such as artist workshops and outdoor shows. If that doesn’t take your fancy, why not just go for a walk around the gardens and see what wildlife you can see? More information here

Daily Mile

Remember, you can still take part in the Daily Mile. Now that the Olympic Games have started in Tokyo, you can get inspired by the games here. You can even plot your route to Tokyo! Keep your eyes peeled on our social media for some fun Olympic treats! Find some other fun resources here

Kick off with Rotherham United Community Sport Trust
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust has announced the return of their Future Stars (girls and boys aged 5-14) and Mini Millers (18 months to 4 years) summer camps in July and August. Find out more here
 

Oh it’s a wild world
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge in Rotherham draws on nature for inspiration! Join the Wild World Heroes for the Summer Reading Challenge and discover how you can make a difference to the environment too. Find out more here.

Beat the Street Nature Trail & Bingo!
Beat the Street are arranging a fun post-game Nature Trail & bingo! Keep an eye on our social media for more information on how to play. You will be able to explore your local parks and green spaces once more.

Youth Sport Trust
Another great place to find some fun summer activities is Youth Sport Trust. Check them out here. They have some great downloadable resources available. 

Stay safe Rotherham!