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Things to do in Sheffield

Vibrant and metropolitan, it is also reputed to be England's greenest city. Why be bored in Sheffield when there is so much to do? Check out all of these places to go in your free time.


Sheffield has a wide variety of attractions for all ages and interests. Famous for snooker, swimming and its theatres, it provides engaging and diverse entertainment. The city boasts a lively nightlife, with many pubs, clubs and restaurants to choose from. Situated right on the edge of the peak district, it is a beautiful place to visit. It has an estimated 2 million trees, 170 woodlands, 78 parks and 10 public gardens.

Known for...   Sheffield Steel, Sheffield Cathedral, Snooker, University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, The Full Monty, Meadowhall shopping centre and Sheffield Supertram


Did you know...

  • Sheffield's economy was built on steel, engineering and cutlery.
  • A third of Sheffield lies within the Peak District National Park.
  • Sheffield has more trees per person than any other city in Europe.



 

  Attractions

Sheffield Cathedral FREE

Historic cathedral site.
Church Street
Sheffield
S1 1HA

01142753434

 

Sheffield Canal Basin Victoria Quays

Sheffield Canal Basin, now known as Victoria Quays, is at the head of the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal, close to the City Centre.
2 The Warehouse, Victoria Quays
Wharf Street
Sheffield
S2 5SY

 

Sheffield Town Hall

Sheffield's Town Hall was built considerably later than those of the same period in other industrial centres of Northern England.
Pinstone Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 2HH

 

The Great Escape Sheffield

New and exciting live escape room experience.
Avec Building
3-7 Sidney Street
Sheffield
S1 4RG

 

Fired Arts

If you’re looking for an experience that’s decidedly different, utterly absorbing, totally creative you’ve come to the right place.
957 Ecclesal Road
Sheffield
S11 8TN

01142670797

Recommended by Sally Wheeler, Sheffield

 

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Stunning garden attraction.
Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield
S10 2LN

01142686001

Recommended by Rachel Bevan, Sheffield
“'Relaxing, peaceful and beautiful '”

 

Heeley City Farm

Welcome to Heeley City Farm - a friendly farm and environmental visitor centre in the heart of Sheffield.
Richards Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S2 3DT

Recommended by Tony Tyler, Sheffield

 

Sheffield Manor

Sheffield’s stories are being brought to life through an exciting range of themed activities, events and exhibits.
115 Manor Lane
Sheffield
S2 1UH

 

Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Indoor mini golf set in a tropical paradise.
Valley Centretainment
Broughton Lane
Sheffield
S9 2EP

01142560950

 
 

  Museums

National Emergency Services Museum

Fascinating museum located in one of Yorkshires first purpose built combined Fire and Police Stations.
The Old Police/Fire Station
West Bar
Sheffield
S3 8PT

01142491999

Recommended by Jack Truman, Sheffield

 

Weston Park Museum FREE

The Story of Sheffield from pre-history to present. Fun and educational day out.
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TP

Recommended by Jodie Bailey, Sheffield

 

Kelham Island Museum

Fun and informative Industrial Museum. Great for kids.
Alma Street
Sheffield
S3 8RY

01142722106

Recommended by Jodie Bailey, Sheffield

 
 

  Parks

Weston Park FREE

The park was opened on 6th September 1875 in the grounds of Weston Hall.
Western Bank
Broomhill
Sheffield
S10 2TP

Recommended by Lucy Hall, Chesterfield
“Lovely grounds for a picnic and there is a museum in the old hall”

 

Cholera Monument Grounds And Clay Wood FREE

The Monument Grounds are the burial ground for most of the victims of the cholera outbreak of 1832, in which over 400 people died.
Norfolk Road
Sheffield
S2 2UB

 

Peace Gardens FREE

Award winning public space situated along Pinstone Street, near the Winter Garden.
Pinstone Street
Sheffield
S1 2HH

 

Sunnybank Nature Reserve FREE

A small but well-used urban reserve.
Broomhall Place
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S10 2DG

 

Sheffield Winter Gardens FREE

Popular gardens. Great spot for a family picnic.
90 Surrey Street
Sheffield
S1 2LH

 

Twentywellsick Wood Nature Reserve FREE

Twentywellsick Wood is a small but fine example of an ancient mature oak woodland with an abundance of woodland birds.
Twentywell Lane
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S17 4QA

 

Beacon Wood FREE

This ancient oak woodland is located just off the western fringe of Sheffield, in a narrow band between the city and Peak District.
Sheffield
S6 6SD

 

Ecclesall Woods FREE

The woods are an extremely popular visitor destination and are particularly valued for their wildlife, history and archaeology.
Abbeydale Road
Sheffield
S8 OBJ

 

Firth Park FREE

The Park was given to the people of Sheffield by Mark Firth in 1875, and opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Firth Park Road`
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S5 6QQ

 

Blacka Moor Nature Reserve FREE

Situated just outside Sheffield, this magnificent moorland is the largest of Sheffield Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves.
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S17 3AH

 

Rivelin Valley Park And Paddling Pools FREE

Rivelin Park is the only park in Sheffield that has fully functioning paddling pools which have recently undergone major upgrade.
Rivelin Park Road,
Sheffield
S6 5GE

Recommended by Nancy Tasker, Sheffield
“The new paddling pools are a great place to be in this hot weather!”

 

Moss Valley Woodlands FREE

Rare flora and fauna distinguish this beautiful and ancient woodland, through which the Moss Brook meanders.
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S8 8DZ

 

Hammond's Field Nature Reserve FREE

One of the few remaining areas of unimproved farmland around the moorland fringes.
Redmires Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S10 4QZ

 

Salmon Pastures FREE

Once part of an industrial site, now home to an abundance of plants and insects.
Attercliffe Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S9 3QA

 

Norfolk Heritage Park FREE

Norfolk Heritage Park has a long history, as it is one of the oldest public parks in the country.
Guildford Avenue
Sheffield
S2 2PL

 

Longley Park FREE

Longley Park has always been a favourite park for local people, due to its unusual undulating landscape and magnificent views.
Crowder Road
Sheffield
S5 7PQ

Recommended by June Dawson, Yorkshire
“Peaceful Sheffield park, great for walking the dogs and has one of the biggest Elm trees in England”

 

Stanage Edge FREE

Located in the Peak District National Park, Stanage Edge is the largest of the gritstone edges that overlook Hathersage.
near Hathersage
S10 4QZ

Recommended by Brenda & Jim Dawes, Leeds
“Stunning scenery and miles of moors to explore, a rock climbers paradise”

 

Hillsborough Park & Walled Garden FREE

Hillsborough Park is located approximately 3 miles north-west of Sheffield city centre, off the A61 Penistone Road.
Middlewood Road
Sheffield
S6 4HD

 

Bitholmes Wood FREE

Bitholmes Woodlands has been formed by the amalgamation of three formerly separate sites into a single management unit.
Oughtibridge
South Yorkshire
S36 2PG

 

Carr House Meadows FREE

An example of English countryside as it used to be.
Wharncliffe Side
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S35 0DD

 

Agden Bog Nature Reserve FREE

Agden Bog Nature Reserve is a classic example of a type of bog that has now mostly disappeared from our landscape.
Smallfield Lane
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S6 6LJ

 

Fox Hagg FREE

A tiny reserve perched high on a hillside overlooking the Rivelin Valley.
Lodge Lane
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S10 4LW

 

Wyming Brook Nature Reserve FREE

A stunning woodland reserve home to an abundance of wildlife.
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S10 4QX

 

Crabtree Ponds FREE

A small urban reserve featuring a pond with a variety of wildlife.
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S5 7AQ

 

Carbrook Ravine Nature Reserve FREE

A small but varied reserve nestled amongst the urban landscape.
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S2 1DS

 

Greno Woods FREE

A large ancient woodland in the north of Sheffield.
North of Grenoside
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S35 8RS

 

Endcliffe Park FREE

2 miles south-west of Sheffield City Centre.
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S11 7AA

Recommended by Nick James, Sheffield
“Plenty of space to roam and good childrens playground for the kids to run off some energy”

 

Millhouses Park FREE

Green Flag award-winning park with boating lake, spalsh play park, river to paddle in and woods to explore.
Abbeydale Road
Sheffield
S7 2QQ

01142500500

Recommended by Jo Bromley, Sheffield

 

Graves Park FREE

Sheffield's biggest park with great walks, farm animals, play areas and a cafe.
Hemsworth Road
Norton
Sheffield
S8 8LL

Recommended by Jodie Bailey, Sheffield

 
 

  Galleries

Graves Art Gallery FREE

Home of Sheffield’s visual art collection. Situated above the Central Library, away from the noise and traffic of the city centre.
Leader House
Surrey Street
Sheffield
S1 2LH

Recommended by Hugh Waters, Sheffield
“Some big name art on display from the likes of Turner and Hurst, as well as many local artists”

 

Millennium Gallery FREE

Contemporary Art Centre.
48 Arundel Gate
City Centre
S1 2PP

01142782600

 

Site Gallery FREE

Site Gallery is Sheffield’s leading international contemporary art space. It is a place for artistic development.
1 Brown Street
Sheffield
S1 2BS

01142812077

 
 

  Bowling

1st Bowl Sheffield

24 lane tenpin bowling centre.
Sicey Avenue
Firth Park
Sheffield
S5 6NF

08432908918

 

Hollywood Bowl

Ten pin bowling alley.
Valley Centertainment
Sheffield
S9 2EP

08448261467

 
 

  Cinema

Showroom Workstation

Independent cinema, bar, cafe and exhibition centre.
15 Pasternoster Row
Sheffield
S1 2BX

01142757727

 

Odeon Sheffield

Multi-screen cinema (Odeon Luxe).
Arundel Gate
Sheffield
S1 1DL

03330144501

 

Curzon Cinema Sheffield

Independent cinema.
16 George Street
Sheffield
S1 2PF

03333210104

 

Valley Centretainment

A leisure park containing large cinema, bowling alley and restaurants.
Broughton Lane
Norton
S9 2EP

 

Cineworld Sheffield

Multi-screen cinema.
Valley Centertainment
Sheffield
S9 2EP

03303334444

 
 

  Theatre

Crucible Theatre

The Crucible opened in 1971 replacing the Playhouse Repertory Theatre in Townhead Street.
55 Norfolk Street
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 1DA

 

Sheffield Theatres

The Crucible and The Lyceum. Full listings available.
55 Norfolk Street
Sheffield
S1 1DA

 

Lantern Theatre

The Lantern is passionate about high quality, highly varied theatre, and is an exciting venue for professional touring shows.
18 Kenwood Park Road
Sheffield
S7 1NF

 
 

  Live Music

Sheffield City Hall

Events in Sheffield at the Sheffield City Hall are always in high demand.
Barkers Pool
Sheffield
S1 2JA

 

The Plug

Intimate live music venue and nightclub.
14-16 Matilda Street
Sheffield
S1 4QD

01142413040

 

The Leadmill

Sheffield's longest running independent live music venue.
6 Leadmill Road
Sheffield
S1 4SE

01142212828

 

Corporation

Rock/metal live music venue.
Trafalgur Court
2 Milton Street
S1 4JU

01142760262

 

O2 Academy Sheffield

Popular live music and entertainment venue.
37-43 Arundel Gate
Sheffield
S1 2PN

01142537777

 

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Live music in Sheffield at the Arena.
Broughton Lane
Sheffield
Yorkshire
S9 2DF

 

Sheffield Arena

Hosts large scale concerts, shows and sporting events.
Broughton Lane
Sheffield
S9 2DF

01142562002

 
 

  Comedy

Last Laugh Comedy Club

Popular comedy club.
Barkers Pool
Sheffield
S1 2JA

01142233740

 
 

  Golf

Moor View Golf Centre

Golf shop and driving range in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Bradway Road
Bradway
Sheffield
S17 4QU

 

Birley Wood Golf Club

Golf Club.
Birley Lane
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S12 3BP

 

Hillsborough Golf Club

Golf Club.
Worrall Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S6 4BE

 

Tinsley Park Golf Club

Golf Club.
High Hazel Park
Darnall
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S9 4PE

 

Dore & Totley Golf Club

Golf Club.
Bradway Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S17 4QR

 
 

  Leisure centres

Nature's Own

Nature's Own offer a wide range of Vitamin and Mineral supplements delivered directly to your door.
Sheffield
S1 1HA

 

Ponds Forge

Swimming Pool and Sports Centre.
Sheaf Street
Sheffield
S1 2BP

01142233400

 

Living Well

Health and fitness club.
Victoria Quays
2 Furnival Road
S4 7YA

01142525566

 

Greens

Gym and fitness club.
Napier Street
Sheffield
S11 8HA

01142765333

 

English Institute Of Sport

EIS Sheffield is one of the UK's most impressive indoor sports facilities making sports accessible for all.
Coleridge Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S9 5DA

 

Virgin Active Sheffield, Millhouses

Health and fitness club.
1 Archer Drive
Sheffield
S8 0LB

01142505000

 
 

  Karting

Parkwood Karting

Outdoor karting circuit.
Parkwood Road
Sheffield
S3 8AH

01142799666‎

 
 

  Sport

The House Skatepark

Sheffield's largest indoor skate park.
Bardwell Road
Sheffield
S3 8AS

 

Skate Central

Roller skating fun for all the family.
Queens Road
Sheffield
S2 4DF

01142723037

 

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium

Experience the thrills and excitement of first class greyhound racing at Yorkshire's premier racetrack.
Peninstone Road
Sheffield
S6 2DE

01142343074

Recommended by Jodie Bailey, Sheffield
“'You can have a meal and drink with your friends plus they have different events from dog racing to speedways.'”

 

Ice Sheffield

Ice skating centre.
Coleridge Road
Norton
S9 5DA

01142233900

 

Ariel Extreme

Adventure high rope course.
Coleridge Road
Sheffield
S9 5DA

08456521736

 

Greentop

Community circus school, for all abilities.
St Thomas Building
Holywell Road
S4 8AS

01142448828

 
 

  Riding

Smeltings Farm Riding Centre

Lessons available for adults and children.
Ringinglow Road
Sheffield
S11 7TD

01142307661

 
 

  Climbing

The Edge Climbing Centre

Indoor rock climbing centre.
John Street
Bramall Lane
Sheffield
S2 4QU

01142738899

 

Foundry Climbing

World class indoor climbing centre.
45 Mowbray Street
Sheffield
S3 8EN

01142796331

 

The Climbing Works

World's largest bouldering wall centre.
Centenary Works
Little London Road
Sheffield
S8 OUJ

01142509990

 
 

  Laser

Laser Zone

Futuristic laser tag game experience.
4 Bank Street
S1 2DS

01142721400

 

Laser Arena

Unique outdoor laser tag experience.
The Strines Wood
Mortimer Road
S6 6JE

01142852477

 

Sheffield Ski Village

Ski and snowboard venue, plus laser tag gaming centre and bowling alley.
4 Vale Road
Sheffield
S3 9SJ

01142760044

 

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