Located in South Yorkshire is the bustling town of Rotherham, which together with its outlying settlements to the north, south and south-east forms the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham.
The town centre of Rotherham occupies a valley between two hills: the Keppels Column and Canklow Hill. Being located only a short drive away in Wakefield we have a strong understanding of what the area has to offer for our foster families.
Rotherham has a wide variety of characterful pubs and restaurants, offering every kind of delicious menu from fine dining to local specialities, as well as a full range of Indian, Chinese and other ethnic cuisine experiences.
Business and leisure activities are supported by excellent communications between the town and other parts of South Yorkshire. For instance, the Tram Train service, which has been operating between Rotherham and Sheffield since December 2018, won the prestigious Global Light Rail Award, for “recognising excellence and innovation in the global light and urban rail sector.”
The town is surrounded by glorious areas of natural beauty, which means the local residents of Rotherham are spoilt for choice when it comes to getting away from the humdrum city life.
For those with families there are various parks that cater to family days out. Rother Valley Country Park, located in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, which consists of 750 acres of parkland and includes areas of open water, grassland, woodland as well as footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes. A haven for wildlife, as well as a centre of excellence for education, water sports and other outdoor pursuits. If you are fostering in Rotherham, there are many terrific attractions for all the family to enjoy.
We have also been able to identify activities for those looking to enjoy the culture Rotherham has to offer. The Clifton Park Museum and South Yorkshire Transport Museum provide a fantastic insight into the history of the town. Additionally, both visitors and residents can enjoy walks around Wentworth Woodhouse, a Grade 1 listed country house with beautiful gardens to explore.
Furthermore, for fans of Harry Potter and Hogwarts, young and old alike, a visit to Grimm & Co Apothecary to the Magical will be a dream come true. This unique Rotherham attraction explains that: “Our apothecary is a visitor experience with a fairy tale mail service, the library of forgotten books (free books for all visitors), the famous magic-o-meter, the museum of artefacts from the Fairy Tale Kingdom and not forgetting our beautiful, artisan magical gifts to suit all tastes.” Their many products include ready-blended potions for the busy witch/wizard, human disguises, disenchanted wood and much more besides.
As if that wasn’t enough, they add that: “Our apothecary also houses Yorkshire's own School of Wizardry and Wonder with workshops for the apprentice sorcerer (age 3 to 922) from wand crafting to potion creations.” In other words, it will be a thoroughly entertaining experience for all the family to enjoy.
If you live in Rotherham and are considering fostering a child or young adult, we would love to hear from you. At Fostering to Inspire we pride ourselves on getting to know as many people in the community as possible to work through any issues our carers might have. We understand the challenges that can come with fostering a child or young adult and because of this, offer support and guidance throughout the process.
There are many different types of fostering to suit different families, and we can take the time to talk you through the options available for you. We believe that a child’s development starts in the home, which is why we take the time to understand you and your family. If you’d like to find out more, or are simply looking to discuss your options, please get in touch today.