A rainy day provides the perfect opportunity to explore some of the best indoor activities Sheffield has to offer. Hop on the train and spend a day getting to know the South Yorkshire city a little better.
Explore the cities museums and galleries
Sheffield museums and galleries are not to be missed and Graves Gallery above the city’s central library needs to be at the top of your list. The gallery is free to enter and plays host to an array of amazing exhibitions and events all year round.
Just five minutes’ walk from Sheffield train station is Millennium Gallery Sheffield, next door to the Winter Gardens, which hosts many different exhibitions promoting the arts and designs of local and international artists. Soak up the culture instead of the raindrops and stop by the Gallery Café for breakfast, brunch or lunch before you head off.
Take in a movie
If you’re continuing your day of culture, be sure to check what’s on at the Light Cinema Sheffield. The venue shows a range of theatre, opera and ballet performances via live screenings and recordings – a perfect way to spend a drizzly afternoon or evening.
If you fancy getting a few lengths in, the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre has a fantastic indoor water sports facility. The venue is home to an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a children’s pool and a Surf City leisure pool. As it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the station you’ll be out of the rain and into the pool in no time.
If swimming isn’t your thing, why not take a trip to Sheffield’s laser tag arena, Quasar. With glow in the dark features and out of this world visual and sound effects it’s definitely one to bring the kids to. Suitable for over 7’s, Quasar is the perfect hangout on a rainy day. What more we even have 2 for 1 tickets available here.
Explore the city’s range of eateries
Worked up an appetite? There’s plenty of indoor eateries to try in Sheffield. Moor Market is one of the UK’s biggest indoor markets and is home to nearly 100 independent retailers. Whether you’re in the mood for cake and coffee or some continental cuisine, the market has it all. Hungry Buddha is famous for its Nepalese nibbles – the homemade chutneys are delicious.
On the hunt for family-friendly food? The Tea Studio at The Art House is a must-visit. The vegetarian and vegan café has a relaxed atmosphere and an accessible menu perfect for little ones and big kids alike. There’s always crayons and paper on the tables to keep children entertained, and of course free Wi-Fi for any teens you may have in tow!