When it comes to a short break, Sheffield has it all. If cities and indulgence are your thing, Sheffield, with its fine dining restaurants, great shopping and culture will be right up your street. Or, if the outdoors and nature is your preferred activity, with the expansive Peak District and masses of outdoor attractions in the region, Sheffield offers every activity to suit your needs. Staying in Sheffield offers exciting nights out and adventurous days of exploring the extensive gardens and parks.
Sport is more than a game in Sheffield, it’s a passion. Pack your kit and get down to one of the welcoming local sports clubs or check out the numerous stadiums, pitches, tracks and pools that Sheffield has to offer. Whether it’s grass roots football or world class athletics, ice skating, diving, climbing or cycling – it’s sporting heaven.
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
SWFC Stadium, Leppings Lane, Sheffield, S6 1SW
Tel: 0114 221 2122 Distance – 0.7m Since 1867 one of England’s oldest and most famous football clubs. Holding corporate events and parties.
Sheffield United Football Club
Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU Tel: 0871 995 1899 Distance – 3.6m
The football club was formed in 1889 as an offshoot of Sheffield United Cricket Club, and nicknamed The Blades due to Sheffield’s history of steel production.
Owlerton Sports Stadium, Penistone Road, Sheffield S6 2DE Tel: 0114 2343074 Distance – 0.4m
Home to the ever popular Greyhound track racing and the Speedway events, always an enjoyable, exciting venue.
Hillsborough Leisure Centre
Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Beulah Road, Sheffield S6 2AN Tel: 0114 231 2233 Distance – 0.7m ‘Sheffield International Venues’ A great fun & friendly environment for keeping fit, relaxing or simply a family leisure day out. Two indoor swimming pools (one leisure pool and one training pool) and a large gym.
Hillsborough Leisure Centre has the following facilities:
- Fully-equipped, air-conditioned fitness area and free weights.
- Group exercise studios running a minimum of 100 classes per week, ranging from aerobics, yoga, spinning and circuits to cardio kick, swimming and salsa.
- Two indoor swimming pools (one leisure pool and one training pool)
- Spa facilities (sauna and steam room)
- Entertainment and social programmes
- Crèche and Children’s activities
- Function rooms for meetings, seminars, conferences and social events, food etc.
- Cafe with a variety of food and beverages on offer.
- Escape Health and Beauty treatment suite
- Sports Hall which is used for badminton, football, trampolining
…plus much more.
Coleridge Road, Attercliffe, Sheffield, S9 5DA Tel: 0114 223 3900 Distance – 4.8m
This state of the art venue is the region’s premier twin padded ice rink. It offers recreational skating, learn to skate sessions and ice disco sessions alongside performances.
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
Sheaf Street, Sheffield S1 2BP Tel: 0114 223 3400 Distance – 3.1m
Ponds Forge hosts major sporting events and is a leading community sports centre. Located in the city centre, it is easy to get to and a great attraction for anyone looking to participate in sporting activity and leisure swimming within first class facilities.
‘The Foundry’ Climbing Centre
45, Mowbray St. Sheffield S3 8EN Tel:0114 2796331 Distance 1.2m
Gain the skills to climb at the Foundry and beyond. Learn the basics of putting on a harness, tieing in, and belaying. After completing the course and registering as a member you will be able to climb independently and sign in two novice guests.
Within easy reach from the Garrison Hotel, you’ll stumble upon Hillsborough shopping centre. For more specialised and high street shopping, visit the city centre, where you’ll find The Moor, Fargate, Division Street and Orchard Square, Devonshire Quarter and West Street.
A little further afield, you’ll find an eclectic mix of shops on Abbeydale Road and the trendy Ecclesall Road and Hunters Bar.
Meadowhall Shopping Centre
Meadowhall Rd, Sheffield, S9 1EP Tel: 0333 313 2000 Distance – 5.5m
If the city centre’s choice of stores isn’t enough, then Meadowhall, located on the outskirts of the city and a quick tram ride from the centre, cannot fail to satisfy. Home to famous fashion brands, the centre also houses travel agents, opticians, home furnishings and electrical retailers. With over 270 stores under the same roof, the centre’s diversity and convenience ensure the perfect shopping trip. Meadowhall also has branded restaurants and a multi-screen cinema.
Fox Valley Shopping Park
Fox valley way, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 2AB Tel: 0114 2138065 Distance – 7.6m
Fox Valley is a unique town centre shopping destination in north Sheffield with direct access off the A616 Sheffield to Manchester Road. With a great line up of stores, restaurants and coffee shops, Fox Valley also has a free four hour car park with 600 spaces.
Entertainment and Attractions
Sheffield is home to some award-winning galleries and museums and is nationally renowned for its theatres.
Whether it’s music, world-class exhibitions, theatre or comedy you’ll be sure to find something that suits every taste. There are cultural centres and attractions in every corner of the city with exhibitions which constantly change so there are always new and exciting experiences to encounter and enjoy when staying in Sheffield.
Sheffield has scooped a massive 22 National Green Flag quality awards for the management of our parks and green spaces… some of the places of note include the Botanical Gardens, Ecclesall Woods, Weston Park, the Peak District, Endcliffe Park, Norfolk Park, Graves Park and hidden gems such as Hillsborough Walled Garden, Heeley City Farm, Shire Brook Nature Reserve and Shepherds Wheel.
Sheffield Arena Broughton Lane, Sheffield, S9 2DF Tel: 0114 256 5656 Distance – 4.7m
Sheffield Arena is a multi purpose indoor entertainment centre. The venue has hosted some of the world’s biggest names from concerts to ice shows, exhibitions and theatre shows.
Sheffield City Hall
Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 2JA Tel: 0114 278 9789 Distance – 2.7m
See a dazzling selection of the worlds finest music and events at Sheffield’s grandest hall.
The Crucible Theatre – The Lyceum Theatre – Studio Theatres
Norfolk Street, Sheffield Centre S1 1DA Tel: 0114 249 6000 Distance – 3.4m
Sheffield boasts 3 world class drama venues attracting the finest acting talent. Major events include The World Snooker Championship in April at the Crucible Theatre. Get set for an electrifying mix of theatre from the classics to the Avant Garde.
Hollywood Bowl – Cineworld Cinemas – Diner Restaurants Distance – 4.4m 15 mins
Valley Centertainment, Broughton Lane, Sheffield, S9 2EP Tel: 0114 2444333
Fun for everyone in the Centertainment complex, with Cinemas, Bowling, and many themed restaurants.
17 Livesey Street, Sheffield S6 2BL Tel: 0114 285 5566 Distance – 0.3m 1 mins
Enjoy a flutter at the casino, with special poker nights and also hosting curry buffet nights with an excellent restaurant!
The Millenium Gallery
Sheffield Winter Gardens Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2LH Tel: 0114 273 6895 Distance – 3.5m
Whether you’re in town or just passing through, the Gallery always has something new to offer and is home to the city’s Ruskin collection.
Sheffield’s impressive multi award winning Winter Garden is one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years and has created a stunning green world in the heart of the city.
Weston Park Museum Weston Park
Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP Tel: 0114 278 2600 Distance – 2.7m
The City’s amazing collections of beautiful, varied and unusual treasures are brought to life through fascinating histories, incredible facts, hands on interviews – wind the children up and let them go! Discover the real story of Sheffield.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 2LN Tel: 0114 268 6001 Distance – 3.4m
Extensive gardens with over 5,500 species of plants, Grade II listed garden pavilion, fully restored and containing a temperate plant collection. The Curators House provides a welcome refreshment stop in this wonderful oasis.
National Emergency Service Museum Old Fire Station
West Bar, Sheffield, S3 8PT Tel: 0114 249 1999 Distance – 2.2m
Attractions include a Victorian fire and police station, vintage fire appliances, British and foreign fire and police artefacts, displays of fire-fighting equipment, uniforms and a giant model railway.
Kelham Island Museum
Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY Tel: 0114 272 2106 Distance – 2.2m
Principally covers the period 1750 to the present day highlighting the major features of Sheffield’s manufacturing industries and their development. Frequent exhibitions are held here along with its own brewery.
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1FD Tel: 01709 720 002 Distance – 7.1m
Magna is the UK’s 1st Science Adventure Centre set in the vast Templeborough steelworks in Rotherham. Fun is unavoidable here with giant inter-activities. A great day out for the whole family.
Tropical Butterfly House and Falconry Centre
Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, S25 4EQ Tel: 01909 569 416 Distance – 15.3m
Discover a wild family day out, catch a glimpse of a far away world and make friends with creatures great and small and the Meerkat mansion.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Branton, Doncaster DN4 6TB Tel: 01302 535 057 Distance – 25.2m Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the UK’s No.1 walkthrough Wildlife Park adventure, with over 300 different animals.
Peak District National Park, Bakewell, DE45 1PP Tel: 01246 565 300 Distance – 18.2m
Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Derwent. Explore the historic house for fascinating stories and one of Europe’s most significant art collections. In the garden, discover water features, giant sculptures and beautiful flowers set in Britain’s most stunning and surprising country estate. Come face to face with farm animals in its working farmyard and enjoy adventurous fun in the playground.
Crack the Code
Carver House, Carver Street, Sheffield, S1 4FS Tel: 07444165714 Distance 1.7 m
If you’re looking for a completely original, escape room experience, you’ve come to the right place! Crack the Code offers not only a thrilling and tense experience, but one which flaunts ingenuity and flair. Visit the escape games, and see if you have what it takes to beat the clock.
Children and Pre-school
Toledo works, Neepsend Lane, S3 8AW Tel: 0114 2218804 Distance 0.7m
Sheffield’s Tallest, Most Action-packed frame unique features and 4 amazing slides!
What a great place to play.
Playtimes Baby & Toddler Sensory Classes
City Limits Dance Centre, 607 – 613, Penistone Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 2GA Distance 0.1 miles
Medieval Mayhem, Toledo works, Neepsend Lane, S3 8AW Tel: 0114 2218804 Distance 0.7m
Playtimes is a fun, structured sensory playgroup for babies, toddlers and pre-school children aged 0 – 4 years. You can expect music and dancing, colouful lights, bubbles, dressing up, fun props, imaginative play, puppets, parachute activities, elements of baby massage/yoga and speaking and listening techniques. A themed activity each week.