What is on this July

Green background with cartoon people around the text "UPLIFT".

This July we are running lots of fun events across Rotherham.

You can find the full list of our events here.



UPLIFT returns to Rotherham from Thursday 25 until Saturday 27 July at 11am to 4:30pm.

Transforming the town centre into an urban playground with a variety of amazing activities including a pop-up skate park, roller-skating rink, parkour, dance, live music, workshops, makers' market and more.

Once again, we will be working with The House Skate Park, Roller Girl Gang, Rotherham BMX and Waller BMX. We are also excited to be welcoming Nova City to this event for the first time.

A programme will be available at UPLIFT to guide you around the event.

UPLIFT is brought to you by Rotherham Council, Flux Rotherham, Children’s Capital of Culture, and Rotherham Music Hub.

Find out more on FacebookX, and Instagram.

Our Habitats, Our Home Exhibition

On Saturday 20 July Clifton Park Museum launches their new exhibition, Our Habitats, Our Home.

The Museum’s beloved brown bear, Marco, is back to explore the past, present, and future of Rotherham’s habitats. Nature lovers can discover animals from our huge natural history collection and much more in this family-friendly exhibition.

A variety of activities and workshops will be taking place to celebrate the exhibition over the summer.

On Tuesday 23 July family-friendly activities will be taking place which creatively explore how we can protect our environment for the future.

On Wednesday 31 July there will be a storytelling session exploring Marco’s story with professional story makers and children’s touring theatre company Tell Tale Hearts.

The exhibition and workshops are open to all and free to attend.

For more information, visit the website or their Facebook page.

Robin Hood Pantomime

Rotherham Civic Theatre’s beloved family pantomime returns with the fun filled adventure, Robin Hood.

You can expect all the usual fun Rotherham pantomime madness as Robin Hood inspires Friar Tuck, Little Jane, and Will Scarlett to help feed the poor of Nottingham.

The pantomime will be running from Thursday 28 November to Sunday 5 January 2025.

Book your tickets here.


Rother Valley parkrun in Rother Valley Country Park and the Rotherham parkrun in Clifton Park usually take place on Saturday's at 9am.

Please note that these are not Council run events but led by volunteers.

There are lots of events taking place around Rotherham, here are some more of the upcoming highlights.

  • Greasbrough Creates: Mindful Movement on each Monday in July at 10.30am to 12.30pm at Greasbrough Park. Find out more here.
  • Hovercraft Championships on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July at 10am to 6pm at Rother Valley Country Park. Find out more here.
  • Maltby Model Village Community event on Sunday 7 July at 12pm to 4pm, Opposite Maltby Cenotaph. Find out more here.
  • Harthill Carnival on Saturday 13 July at 12pm to 5pm at Harthill. Find out more here.
  • Children’s Capital of Culture joins Harthill to celebrate its 50-year anniversary on Saturday 13 July from 12pm to 5pm. Find out more here.
  • Rotherham Creative Network Monthly Meet Up on Saturday 13 July at Chapel on the bridge. Find out more here.
  • Cycle Skills Sessions with Crankmonster and Cycle UK on Sunday 14 July at 10.30am at Rother Valley Country Park. Find out more here.
  • Spread the Word Poetry Session on Tuesday 16 July at 10am to 12pm, at Wentworth Woodhouse. Find out more here.
  • Nelson’s Cub Club: Pop! on Wednesday 17 July at 10am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 2pm at Clifton Park Museum in the Drawing Room. Find out more here.
  • Junior Ensemble Auditions for Robin Hood Pantomime on Saturday 20 July at 9:30am at Rotherham Civic Theatre. Find out more here.
  • Our Habitats, Our Home Exhibition launch event on Tuesday 23 July at 10:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 2:30pm at Clifton Park Museum. Find out more here.
  • Boston Castle: The Art of Protest on Wednesday 24 July at 11am to 3pm at Boston Castle. Find out more here.
  • Family History Workshop – ‘Workhouse Records: Unveiling Forgotten Chapters’ on Friday 26 July at 11am to 12pm at Clifton Park Museum. Find out more here.
  • Swim England Open Water Championships on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July at 9am to 6pm at Rother Valley Country Park. Find out more here.
  • Our Habitats, Our Home Storytelling with Tell Tale Hearts on Wednesday 31 July at 10:30am to 11:15am and 12pm to 12:45pm at Clifton Park Museum. Find out more here.

Rotherham Libraries

Rotherham Libraries host regular weekly activities across the borough such as: Lego clubs, Rhymetimes, computer classes, knit and natter groups, advice sessions, craft sessions, readers groups and local history groups.

For more information, follow Rotherham Libraries on Facebook.

For library events happening near you, visit the webpage of your local Library and Neighbourhood Hub or contact them directly. 

Rotherham Theatres

Rotherham Civic Theatre has something for everyone from dance, drama, music, comedy, and musical theatre. Come along and join us at one of the performances.

Find out more about the Civic Theatre shows here.

Rotherham Markets

For more information visit the Rotherham Markets website.

Opening times:

  • General Outdoor Market: Monday, Friday and Saturday, 8:30am to 4pm, Outdoor Market then on Effingham Street from Monday 6 November 2023
  • Secondhand Market: Every Tuesday, 8:30am to 4.00pm, Outdoor Market then on Effingham Street from Monday 6 November 2023
  • Secondhand Market: Every Wednesday, 8:30am to 4.00pm, Outdoor Market then on Effingham Street from Monday 6 November 2023
  • Street Market: Every Tuesday 8:30am to 4pm, Effingham Street, Effingham Square, and Howard Street
  • Rotherham Bazaar: Every Thursday 10am to 4pm, Outdoor Market then on Effingham Street from Monday 6 November 2023
  • Indoor Market: Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 5pm, Rotherham Centenary Market

Published: 3rd July 2024