With less than one month left before leaving my home of almost 8 years, Dan and I have compiled a list of things to do and places to visit in Sheffield before we go. Some of the places it would be good to visit one final time, others we have been meaning to visit for a while!
As an undergraduate in Sheffield, I mostly visited local pubs/bars, clubs, parks and coffee shops, with the occasional museum trip when family or friends came to stay. Since training for the Sheffield half-marathon in 2013 and recently getting a car, I have seen lots more of the city and the peak district and have come to appreciate Sheffield even more.
Sheffield Bucket List:
1. Tramlines ✓
I’ve been to tramlines festival for the past 5 years as it has got bigger each year! A range of events and music brings Sheffield to life, with plenty to do whether you have a ticket or not!
Alt-J in The Bowery in 2012, after queuing for hours!
FINALLY getting to see Catfish and the Bottlemen this year on the main stage!
2. Peddler Market
Plenty of street food, music and beer, now on the first weekend of each month !
3. Showroom and Curzon cinemas
Sheffield has some great independent cinemas which also host events, with good food at Showroom and a rooftop bar at Curzon!
4. Herd of Sheffield
Catch all the 58 elephants scattered around Sheffield! Almost half way there!
5. Mayfield Alpaca Farm ✓
On the outskirts of Sheffield you can visit and feed the alpacas, reindeer, horses, shetland ponies and other animals living on the farm!
6. Hidden Gem Cafe ✓
Near Mayfield Alpaca Farm, hidden away on a side street is one of Sheffield most delicious secrets. Top food, top service, with peaceful surroundings – not to be missed!!
7. Sheffield Cats Shelter
How I have lived in Sheffield for so long and not visited, I will never know!!
8. Chatsworth House
About 40 mins away is this stately home and gardens, with lots of events over the summer and at Christmas.
9. Queens Head Pub
Ye oldest domestic building in Sheffield, supposedly haunted! With good food and drink!
10. Food on London Road
Many many good restaurants, really need to visit!
11. Forge Bakehouse
Small bakery on Abbeydale road with a cafe serving delicious breakfast and lunch!
12. Rivelin Valley
First went for a wander during a long run, worth visiting for a lovely walk.
13. Antiques Quarter
With independent shops, cafes and tearooms south of the city and pop up vintage markets starting in September.
14. Our Cow Molly Farm
Dairy farm where Our Cow Molly ice cream is made! We visited during the Open Farm Sunday earlier in the year and got to look around the milking parlour and see how the ice cream is made! Also good news that Coops around Sheffield are now starting to stock Our Cow Molly milk!
15. Sheffield Theatres
The largest theatre complex outside of London with the Crucible, Lyceum and Crucible studio! I’ve been a regular panto goer for the past 8 years and have seen a range of other plays and performances, there’s something for everyone!
These are only a small selection of the wonderful things to do in and around Sheffield!