Leisure, Culture and Sport

From the world’s biggest bouldering wall to the deepest diving pool, Sheffield can keep you entertained and active. If you prefer more leisurely pursuits, the 13 city parks, 20 district and 50 local parks mean you need never be at a loose end at weekends – be it feeding the ducks or people watching as you enjoy a cappuccino!

The city’s theatre complex ensure theatre goers are well catered for by the range and quality of productions at the nationally recognised Crucible Theatre, which is also home to the annual World Snooker Championships.

There is also great retail therapy opportunities with Meadowhall on the doorstep, plus a great choice of cosmopolitan and independent shops, together with bars, restaurants and cafes to relax in and watch the world go by in the city centre.

The impressive interactive museums, such as Weston Park and the Millenium Galleries, host major exhibitions from the V& A and Tate Galleries and are wonderful places to while away the hours. While a short drive out of the city takes you to the impressive Chatsworth House and gardens, home to the Dukes of Devonshire, and steeped in history and breathtakingly beautiful.

Sheffield’s almost legendary nightlife offers vibrant bars, restaurants and clubs – its well known music scene takes you from the Human League to the Arctic Monkeys. 

For more information on what to do in Sheffield, take a look at the Visit Sheffield section of our website.