Parks are a great way to get out and about without spending any money. Go on a stroll and listen to a podcast or go on a walk with a mate instead of grabbing coffee or lunch. Try and save some cash by making a hot drink in a flask before you go on your walk or you could even pack a lunch and make a picnic out of it!
Near City Campus
Lovely indoor tropical garden with cafes, independent art shops and linked to the Millennium Gallery.
South Street Park & Cholera Monument
Behind the station there is South Street Park, the Cholera Monument and Clay Wood Bank. This is a lovely place to read a book in the summer or enjoy an outdoor drink with a friend, with lovely views of Sheffield. You can walk through Clay Wood Bank to Norfolk Park.
Matilda Street Pocket Park
Sit by the gentle Porter Brook on this super cute pocket park. Grab a coffee at one of the many cafes nearby.
Fountain Square at Barkers' Pool
A quiet tiny little garden just off the entrance to Fargate, by the City Hall.
Sheffield Central Library (bonus space!)
Not a green space, but a quiet one! Anyone can come and sit in the library if you need a quiet space - you don't even need to show a library card. There's a little art gallery on the 3rd floor.
Closer to Collegiate
One of the best parks in Sheffield with tons of hidden, peaceful spots and very friendly squirrels. Lovely spring flower displays and some amazing plants in the summer!
Sheffield General Cemetery
Historical cemetery just off Ecclesall Road. Not creepy at all but very atmospheric and almost like a little oasis of cool in summer.
Sunnybank Nature Reserve
Tiny nature reserve just at the top end of Ecclesall Road, with some benches.
A student classic! Needs no explanation. Lovely long Victorian park with lots of green space, woodland, a duck pond and access to a woodland trail through Whiteley Woods which eventually leads to the Peak District.
A little bit further away, but a stunning view over the North West side of Sheffield. Sit on the rock edges with some fish and chips but remember to wrap up warm as it gets windy.