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.

Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival has announced the line-up for its 2021 event, taking place at Hillsborough Park from 23 - 25 July, with main stage headliners including The Streets, Royal Blood and Richard Ashcroft, plus over 40 more acts.

As we emerge from lockdown Jack Arts use their city centre sites to present a series of meaningful artworks which celebrate the city, its rich history and its vibrant mix of cultures. 

Sheffield’s hospitality businesses have been working hard to welcome you all back safely to their outdoor spaces and there's lots of great options across the city to try.

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.

This year's Betfred World Snooker Championship will help pave the way back towards normal life for millions of people in the UK, as the tournament has been selected for the UK Government’s Events Research Programme.

The Together Season Festival will present 13 new works, set to take place 24 May – 5 June at the Crucible. The programme is part of an ongoing initiative to champion new work and give a platform to local talent.

The Bears of Sheffield art trail will begin in July 2021 with 60 2-metre tall bears, sponsored by local businesses, organisations and families, plus 100 little bears which have been fundraised for and decorated by schools, nurseries and colleges.

The new programme is set to explore the merging of digital and physical realities through immersive online exhibitions, discussions, family workshops, reading groups, screenings and more.

A safe cinema experience to enjoy with your bubble, The Village Screen will be bringing an epic cinematic line up of retro films and more modern releases to the beautiful grounds of Gulliver’s Valley 14-25 April.

As days are getting warmer/brighter with the arrival of spring, it’s a great time to meet up with friends and family outside. We’ve rounded some suggestions for city strolls you can combine with grabbing a takeout brew or an iced beverage.

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’.

If you fancy delving into some culture from the comfort of home, here’s a round-up virtual events and festivals to enjoy over coming weeks. There's plenty going on online.

'Join the Conversation' as the largest non-partisan politics festival in the UK returns 4 May - 6 June, with more than 40 live-streamed online events. Here are just a few highlights of the great events on offer...

The striking art installation sees 36 banners hung across the square bearing messages of optimism and  inspiration, from a mixture of Sheffield’s famous citizens.

Get Together's line-up for 7 - 8 August 2021, includes Black Honey, Self Esteem, Dream Wife, The Orielles, Tim Burgess, Willie J Healey and many more...

My Busy Box provide fun projects that help develop the imagination of young people, teach them skills & grow their confidence all in a box that fits through a letter box.

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…

The cycle routes are located Stocksbridge, Wharncliffe,Loxley, Rivelin and Redmires. To celebrate the launch of the routes,Trek Sheffield Fox Valley have added their support and are giving a free t-shirt to people who ride all five.

Lots of Sheffield’s indie retailers have been working really hard to make sure you can shop their unique wares from the comfort of your own home.

Whether it’s ordering your weekly shop or a tasty takeaway, the advantage of using one of these providers is that you’ll be supporting the local economy, while the independents you buy from will likely keep more of their profits too.

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