Events in August
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12-16 Mayhem Mayhem Summer Holidays

Street market in Rotherham town centre

What to see
You’ll find accounts of Rotherham’s tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Visit Rotherham or Rotherham Borough Council’s events page.

Clifton Park: everything from a mini-golf course to a museum

Comment and colour
‘Clifton Park has everything from a mini-golf course to a museum. I didn’t spend much time at the water splash, the skate park or the play area; I didn’t ride the Clifton Express land train; but the museum and café in the grand old Palladian mansion at the southern corner of the park passed the time very agreeably until kick-off.

Boston Castle, named after the famous Tea Party

‘Clifton House has been the home of Rotherham Museum since 1893, so they’ve had plenty of time to work out how to present themselves. Like the rest of the park, it’s designed to appeal to families. Those exhibits you might expect to be slightly dusty – the history of Rotherham, the story of the York & Lancaster Regiment – turn out to be beautifully done, either through the stunning quality of the pieces (especially some of the Rockingham pottery) or through interactive gizmos.’
Also in Rotherham:
Boston Castle
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Rotherham Heart of Steel
Rotherham Minster
South Yorkshire Transport Museum