Make Yourself at Home and Rediscover Sheffield

Sheffield’s fantastic businesses have been working really hard for re-opening and many more are getting excited to welcome you back. This page is a collection of stories and updates showcasing what they have to offer, along with the great things to look forward to and inspiration ideas for rediscovering your city.

We’ll also be sharing more positive community stories about the everyday heroes and organisations, who’ve been putting in the extra effort to make Sheffield feel like home again. If you have a story you’d like to share, please get in touch with us at or tag us in your posts @VisitSheffield #SheffieldMakes.

Sheffield’s ‘Make Yourself at Home’ initiative is all about supporting local businesses and communities as life gradually moves forward - anyone can get involved! Find out how and help yourself to our FREE toolkit here.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is finally hitting our screens! The hugely anticipated film, adapted from Sheffield Theatres’ massively successful stage production turned West-End smash hit, is launching

Bringing together families and friends, businesses, schools, artists and the community, the Bears of Sheffield trail has now begun, with 160 distinctive bear sculptures now installed in public places across the city.

Sheffield is set to celebrate its reputation as The Outdoor City this summer as the council launches a new campaign to encourage people to enjoy all the city has to offer in the coming months.

A new exhibition at the Millennium Gallery set to present some of the last paintings made by one of Britain’s leading abstract artists, Sheffield-born John Hoyland. The exhibition will display several works that have never been shown publicly before.

Sheffield’s favourite fringe theatre is back with the company’s first season of work this year. Theatre Deli is delighted to throw open its doors this autumn with an eclectic programme of the best up and coming performances from around the country.

Fancy seeing how Yorkshire’s first bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker, take cacao from around the globe and turn it into award-winning chocolate? Join Bullion Chocolate for a tour and tasting at their new Chocolate Factory in Sheffield.

If you weren’t already spoilt for choice with the vibrant independent food and drinks places on offer in Sheffield, here’s a whole of new cafes, bars and restaurants to try and some developments to keep an eye out for later in the year…

The Roberts Institute of Art (RIA) and Sheffield Museums are delighted to announce details of an exhibition of works to be displayed from David and Indrė Roberts Collection this summer.

Emotion, energy and hope! Leading light in world of classical music, acclaimed concert pianist Imogen Cooper, to headline concert season at the University of Sheffield. The weekend of concerts will be a welcome return to live music for many.

Reflecting the diverse culture of Sheffield, visitors will be able to enjoy a flavour of the Caribbean with food, clothing, song and dance - bringing old and young people together.

Given all the hills in Sheffield it’s no surprise that many of our favourite parks find themselves incorporating a steep gradient or two, offering stunning views across the city- here’s some of the best to enjoy.

Another special weekend of music, art, technology and dancing and will take place in Sheffield, 15 -17 October 2021 when No Bounds Festival returns with full capacity venues and body shaking sound systems.

When the Sheffield Arena Vaccination Centre closes on 23 July 2021 over 400,000 patients will have received their vaccination at the venue, with the 173 consecutive event days creating a Sheffield Arena record unlikely to ever be beaten.

It's been a while since we could enjoy browsing in person & there are lots of fantastic independent retailers right across Sheffield ready to welcome you back.

Here in Sheffield we are all incredibly lucky to be able to easily get to amazing green spaces and the outdoors – which is what has given us the nickname ‘The Outdoor City’.

Recent times have highlighted how valuable outdoor spaces are. That’s why it’s very important we look after these vital spaces & everyone does their bit to help. Here’s a rundown of the key things we should all remember while enjoying The Outdoor City…

Whether you're an independent business, community group, or work for a larger organisation- we’d really like you to be part of 'Make Yourself At Home'-  find out how you can get involved and download the FREE toolkit. 


Make Yourself at Home has been partly funded by the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as part of the Reopening High Streets Safely (RHSS) project. More info here. 

The project is receiving up to £500,000 of funding from ERDF as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF.

Established by the European Union, ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community