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Summer break ideas in Sheffield

The weather is certainly looking promising for this summer of freedom! What can you do in this amazingly vibrant city during the long summer months before re-joining lectures in September?

More academic classes

Taking a short course online can enhance your CV. Many sites are offering discounts for students, such as Centre for Excellence , Oxford Learning college and Future Learn. Building a portfolio of skills to add to your degree means you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs. It shows dedication and commitment to learning too.

Fun classes

How about learning to make stained glassware for Xmas presents? Or learning to ride a horse , or even drive a horse and carriage?


Sheffield is internationally known for its sports, the ICE rink and Ponds forge swimming are great choices on a hot summers day. Though Tennis, Snooker and Football are all available to either watch or take part in.


After covid, the theatres have taken quite a hit, so why not support them as they return with some fantastic shows! There are several theatres in Sheffield, The Crucible, Studio and Lyceum come under Sheffield theatres. However, there is the Montgomery and Lantern theatres too.

Get outdoors

Head to the Rother Valley Country Park for some great outdoors fun and frolics on and around the reservoir. Or hop on a bus out The Peak District and go for a hike or a bike!


Want something a bit tamer, then the Botanical gardens, Graves Park, Endcliffe Park or Rivelin Valley are a few of our superb gardens and nature trails.

Cuddle an animal

Graves Park also has a petting park, and Heeley City farm is a delightful place full of furry creatures, or head out to Cannon Hall Farm.

Sheffield's Tramline Music Festival

If you want to spend a weekend listening to good music go to Tramlines, Sheffield's music festival, located at Hillsborough Park website link

This is a small taster of the variety of activities in and around Sheffield, what would you add to this list?