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Herd of Sheffield Farewell Weekend
14th, 15th and 16th October 2016
Book your tickets here and grab one last selfie with your favourite elephant!
Tickets are priced at £4 for adults, £2 for children (aged 3-15yrs) and £10 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children). Free for under 3's. Please note tickets may be subject to booking fees.
The Herd of Sheffield has been the biggest public art event Sheffield has ever seen. It’s brightened the city’s streets and open spaces throughout the summer of 2016 whilst celebrating Sheffield’s Steel City heritage and creative talent.
The Herd of Sheffield Farewell Weekend is your chance to say a last goodbye to all 58 large elephant sculptures as they gather in one place for a final send-off at Meadowhall.
This special event will give visitors a chance to see the entire herd in all its glory - from the signed Arctic Monkeys’ 'AM' elephant, right through to 'SnookHerd', autographed by a host of international snooker players including current world champion Mark Selby.
Meadowhall, along with its joint owners, British Land are very proud to be supporting The Children's Hospital Charity as host sponsors for the Herd of Sheffield Farewell Weekend.
Please note that the Little Herd elephants will not be on display as they will be returned to their school for pupils to enjoy.
FAQs for attendees
How much does it cost?
Tickets for the Herd of Sheffield Farewell Weekend are priced at £4 for adults, £2 for children (aged 3-15yrs) and £10 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children). Free for under 3's. Please note tickets may be subject to booking fees.
Where does this money go?
Money raised from the weekend will help fund a new multi-purpose Fluoroscopy System for Sheffield Children’s Hospital, a life-saving piece of equipment which is used to obtain real-time moving X-rays.
The proposed machine is the current gold standard for the timely diagnosis and treatment of vascular trauma injuries and operates with as little radiation as possible, meaning the process is as safe as it can possibly be.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event or can I show my ticket on my mobile?
Please bring proof that you have reserved your place either on your mobile or as a print out and have this ready to show a member of the Herd of Sheffield team when you arrive.
What entrance shall I use?
The entrance is located in Meadowhall’s Orange Zone 1 car park situated at ground level outside Argos.
Leave Sheffield City Centre along the A61, leading onto the A6109 (M1 North) Brightside Lane. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles. Go straight on at the roundabout with Forgemasters on your right, then turn right at the 4th set of traffic lights.
Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.
What time shall I arrive?
We advise that you arrive within the first fifteen minutes of your allocated time slot. This will then give you 45 minutes to enjoy all the elephant sculptures.
What will be on view?
You will see 58 large elephant sculptures which have been decorated by professional artists. Please note that the Little Herd elephants will not be on display as they will be returned to their school for pupils to enjoy.
Can I change my time slot once I've registered my place?
Unfortunately we are unable to change your time slot once it is booked. Please note that random ticket checks will be in operation during the event.
Can I receive a refund?
Unfortunately all tickets are non-refundable.
What should I bring?
Please note that this is an outdoor event so please come prepared for all weather conditions.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
We ask that anyone under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Meadowhall has over 12,000 free car parking spaces. There are 350 disabled spaces available. Please head to the Pink Car Park for the disabled spaces closest to Shopmobility.
Motorcycle parking in lower red, lower pink and yellow car parks, as well as orange zone 4 car park.
207 parent and child spaces can be found across Meadowhall car parks except zones 3 and 4.
Please note that car parks are monitored to ensure instructions are followed for disabled and parent and child spaces. Failure to comply with parking terms conditions may result in a Parking Charge Notice.
Car Park height restrictions are 2.1 mtrs or 6’10” across all car parks with the exception of the Orange Zone Car Parks. There is no height restriction on the Orange Zone Car Parks.
What can I bring to the event?
There is access for wheelchairs and pushchairs - please let us know this when registering by ticking the appropriate box. We allow cameras and video recorders.
What can't I bring to the event?
No food or drink is allowed into the Farewell Event arena.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please call The Children’s Hospital Charity on 0114 271 7203 or email email@example.com
Can I buy merchandise?
Yes. There will be merchandise available within the Farewell Event arena.