20 Best Things To Do In Sheffield Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Sheffield

They might say it’s chilly up north but families will enjoy a warm welcome and plenty of fun things to do in Sheffield.

Here’s one attraction in Sheffield that wildlife lovers are sure to get excited about. Head out to Tropical Butterfly House and watch thousands of butterflies fly freely around you; it’s absolutely stunning! Also, it’s been named one of the best butterfly houses in the UK for a reason...

There’s a huge variety of family days out in Sheffield you can choose from. If water’s your element, go for a swim at Ponds Forge, or go wild at Sheffield Cable Waterski & Aqua Park in the warmer months. It’s one of the top inflatable water parks in the UK.

To reconnect with the great outdoors, experience the beauty of South Yorkshire’s unspoilt nature on a woodland walk at Ecclesall Woods, or dip your toes into the charming rural life at Aston Springs Farm

 

If you fancy going a bit further out of town, why not journey underground during the weekend and explore the depths of Peak Caverns? It’s one of the most famous sights in the region, along with Peak District National Park, Stanage Edge and Peveril Castle. 


All the great things to do in Sheffield got you future gazing? Check out the Sheffield school holidays and start planning your next family day out now!

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Some people with their hands up at TeamSport Indoor Karting in Sheffield

TeamSport Indoor Karting Sheffield

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

If you’re in need of a thrill ride, look no further than TeamSport Indoor Karting Sheffield. With a mix of adult and cadet karts available for kids o...

Exhibition room at Millennium Gallery in Sheffield

Millennium Gallery

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Millennium Gallery should be your destination if you and the kids are interested in craft, art and design. The permanent metalwork collection is one...

Laser tag arena at Quasar Sheffield

Quasar Sheffield

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Quasar Sheffield offers a terrific little laser tag arena, with glow in the dark features and other awesome visual and sound effects to make it reall...

People looking at a portrait at Graves Gallery in Sheffield

Graves Gallery

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Graves Gallery has something for everyone with 8 galleries of imaginatively shown artwork. It is worth the walk to the top floor above the city's lib...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Sheffield

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

See the world through the silver screen, and tuck into a big bucket of popcorn while you’re at it, all at ODEON Sheffield. With 10 screens of multime...

Glass roof at The Winter Garden in Sheffield

The Winter Garden

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

The Winter Garden is a great place to stop for a peaceful time out in the heart of Sheffield and it's right beside the Millennium Gallery too so perf...

Boy behind the steering of a vehicle at the National Emergency Services Museum

National Emergency Services Museum

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get hands-on with 200 years of emergency services history at the The National Emergency Services Museum! Step inside a real Victorian combined fire,...

Families in swimming pool at Ponds Forge in Sheffield

Ponds Forge

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Come and make a splash in the Surf City leisure pool at Ponds Forge. The best place in Sheffield for swimming and having fun with all the family! The...

Sheffield's grand town hall on Curious About Sheffield trail

Curious About Sheffield

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Sheffield gives an entertaining glimpse into what makes this fascinating Yorkshire city what it is today. Resident or just visiting you...

Boys on Treasure Hunt Trail

The Sheffield Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Sheffield Treasure Hunt Trail is a sure winner for aspiring spies or pirates in training. After cracking clues and working as a team, any gold do...

Family looking at Bessemer Converter at Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield

Kelham Island Museum

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield's industrial story. Located in one...

Climbing wall at Foundry Climbing in Sheffield

Foundry Climbing

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Foundry Climbing offers over 200 routes, 70% of which are from F5a to F7a. Over 1,100 sqm of climbing walls. Regular clubs for children and adults of...

Hockey team at Skate Central of Sheffield

Skate Central of Sheffield

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Skate Central of Sheffield offers a family oriented modern skate experience with different themed sessions to suit your preferences. Please do check...

The selection of board games at The Treehouse Board Game Cafe in Sheffield

The Treehouse Board Game Cafe

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Who doesn’t love a good board game? Bring the whole family, come to The Treehouse Board Game Cafe and play hundreds of different games. You’ll find s...

Cafe and party area at Megakidz Indoor Play Centre in Sheffield

Megakidz Indoor Play Centre

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Your kids may be tiny, but their imagination is mega! Bring your family to Megakidz Indoor Play Centre where they can explore a fantastic play haven....

Ramps at The House Skatepark in Sheffield

The House Skatepark

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

The House Skatepark is in an airy10,500 sq ft warehouse and offers a variety of street and pro style equipment ranging from friendly to fiendish to p...

Outside view of Weston Park Museum in Sheffield

Weston Park Museum

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Weston Park Museum boasts extensive collections in many areas including social, natural and global history, with a wealth of permanent and temporary...

Go karts at Parkwood Karting in Sheffield

Parkwood Karting

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Whizz through a 470 metre track of challenging corners and sizzling straights at Parkwood Karting , Sheffield. You can have the track all to yourselv...

Highfield Adventure Playground in Sheffield

Highfield Adventure Playground

  • Sheffield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

For exciting outdoor fun Highfield Adventure Playground is the place to be! Kids will love the tunnel slide, wild zip wire and water pumps in the out...

Monument at Norfolk Heritage Park in Sheffield

Norfolk Heritage Park

  • Sheffield
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Norfolk Heritage Park has 30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, a...

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