How to Spend a Summer in Sheffield


By Abbie Dodson

Breathe that sigh of relief as you submit that final piece of coursework and think about how you’d like to spend your summer. Since Coachella and touring America might not be a realistic option for those on a budget, Sheffield has its own hidden gems. The city has many affordable and interesting places to visit, which will surely fill a few days for those staying in the city over the summer. To help, we have compiled a helpful list of places to go and things to do to keep your summer interesting and full of new experiences.


Things to Do in Around Sheffield:

Graves Park

Website: https://m.facebook.com/gravesparkanimalfarm/

Admission Fee: Free

What It Is: A small interactive farm including rare breeds of sheep and cattle. There is a café and a large field perfect for picnics.


Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre

Website: https://www.butterflyhouse.co.uk

Admission Fee: £12.50 (student price)

What It Is: A large zoo with meerkats, birds of prey, butterflies and prairie dogs. 


Rother Valley Country Park

Website: http://www.rvcp.co.uk/Home.aspx

Admission Fee: free entry (£3.00 parking)

What It Is: A large scenic country park with beautiful views, different walks and a water sports centre and a café. Bikes and boats can all be rented.


Weston Park Museum

Website: http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/museums/weston-park/home

Admission Fee: free entry

What It Is: A small museum close to the city centre with exhibit including ‘Sheffield in the Sixties’ and ‘Nordic by Nature’.


Kelham Island Museum

Website: http://www.simt.co.uk/kelham-island-museum

Admission Fee: £7.50

What It Is: An interactive gallery which details Sheffield’s history throughout the Victorian Era, two world wars and the Industrial Revolution.


Events in Sheffield:


Tramlines Festival

Website: https://tramlines.org.uk

Admission: Day tickets from £40

What It Is: A weekend long music festival played in Hillsborough Park, with acts such as Two Door Cinema Club, Reverend and the Makers and Lewis Capaldi.

When: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July.


Comedy Club Night

Website: http://www.orh.org.uk

Admission: Tickets can be bought online.

What It Is:  A fun night with three hilarious comedians with a licensed bar and free nibbles.

When & Where: The Old Rectory on Friday 6th July.


Sheffield Vegan Festival

Website: http://www.orh.org.uk

Admission: Tickets from £2

What It Is:  A selection of traders and visitors offering a huge selection of vegan foods.

When & Where: The Megacentre on the 15th September.












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