City Guides Days Out Ideas

Free Days Out In Sheffield

Written by Louise Winter

Feeling frugal or just watching your money?
Here’s some inspiration to keep your Half Term sunny!
Botanical gardens and a city farm too,
So many fun things that you can do!

The Winter Garden

One of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years has created a stunning green world in the heart of the city. Housing over 2,500 plants from around the world the building is 70 m long and 22 m high (that’s 5,000 domestic greenhouses!). A wide range of refreshments and facilities are available. Click here for more information.

The Millennium Gallery

This is Sheffield’s most popular destination for art, craft and design. Sample the unique metalwork heritage and enjoy the fantastic modern art and design exhibits. Watch out for their great family events and exhibitions! Click here for more information.

Rother Valley Country Park

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With over 750 acres of beautiful countryside including the Trans-Pennine way, a nature reserve and cycle routes, there are loads to do that won’t cost a penny! Perfect for picnics, nature walks and a brisk cycle. Don’t forget to check out Adventure Valley to make sure the little ones are tired out before you head home! Click here for more information.

Millhouses Park

Fancy soaking Dad or drenching Mum? Then Millhouses Park is your next stop! Home to Splash Water Play is located on the site of the old swimming pool and lido.  It is an interactive play area and includes an Archimedes screw, hand pumps and seesaws that pump water into a large channel, where it can be dammed in several places before being scooped by a water wheel and fed into a recycling tank. Great facilities and pretty areas for picnics are provided. Click here for more information.

Heeley City Farm


The perfect place to get up close and personal with farm animals, this friendly farm and environmental visitor centre lies in the heart of Sheffield, Heeley, South Yorkshire. Meet the animals, play in the playground and join in one of the many events and activities held throughout the year! Click here for more information.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

For a delightful day out with the family, head to the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Walk around the gorgeous gardens and discover stunning flowers and plants, coupled with wonderful sights and smells. Check out the Rose Garden, Asia Garden, Evolution Garden, Victorian Garden, Rock & Water Garden, Four Seasons Garden. How many can you tick off in a day? Click here for more information

Weston Park Museum Sheffield

The museum takes you from prehistoric times to present day Sheffield. Made exciting for kids lots of interactive displays and different zones exploring nature, humans and geology. There’s lots to keep the whole family entertained. Keep an eye out for regular family-friendly events! Click here for more information

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