Believe it or not- this does happen sometimes! The sun is shining and you really want to get outdoors but you are unsure what to do and where to go on a tight budget. Try these places for a great day out and all of them will be a great way to catch the sun rays too.
Graves Park is one of my favorite places in the whole of Sheffield. Here, you can have a wander around the park but you can also visit the park’s farm for free. Here they house a number of rare breed chickens, highland cattle and much much more. Even better, you can feed the animals for only £1. This is a great day out and don’t forget to take your picnic basket.
The Peace Gardens
This is an absolute must in the summer months. Here, you can relax listening to the massive water feature but if you are feeling up to it, you can run through the main fountain. If you are feeling peckish, there are loads of cafes and restaurants in which you can grab a snack.
The Peak District
You can be in the peak district in 20 mins from anywhere in Sheffield- So if you want a leisurely walk or to explore something new, why not have a wander in the Peaks. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not check out Mam Tor, one of the highest peaks in the peak district, for those of you who prefer to be a bit more relaxed, Bakewell is for you. Here there are loads of little bazaars and plenty of places to sample Bakewell Tart and Bakewell Pudding (yummy)
There are loads of festivals that are happening this year in Sheffield. Highlights include the Olympic Torch Relay Celebrations on the 25th June, Tramlines between 20th and 22nd July and Sheftival on the 4th and 5thof August . Most of these are free so why not check them out; you never know what you might discover!
Last but not least….
Ok, these are the most expensive options, but why not try something EXTREME. Alton Towers isn’t that far away and with some of the best rides in the country (which I won’t go on as I have a vertigo problem), you will be scared to your wits end (while I laugh at you). If you want to do something a bit closer to home why not try a high wire course- there is Ariel Extreme at Ice Sheffield (which I have never been to) or you could try Go Ape in Nottingham (I have done this twice- it is great). These are a tad expensive but they are really good fun and you will get a real sense of achievement at the end.
Sheffield is a gorgeous place in the sun, so please make the most of it… Get outdoors and join in the fun.