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On a sunny day you really are spoilt for choice for outdoor activities in Sheffield. The city is buzzing day and night, so take advantage of the good weather and go exploring. 

Explore the city

The Sheffield Treasure Hunt is a great way to get to know the city a little better or find out something new about your home town. The trail takes around two hours to complete and is perfect for small groups and there’s also the opportunity to get clues via text if needed. Just download the PDF from the website and you’re ready to go!
If you fancy walking further afield, take a self-guided walk with Curious About Sheffield. Whether you’re a visitor or resident, there’s plenty of hidden gems to uncover in the city and the CA booklet is a great way to get outdoors and breathe in the fresh air.


See the city by bike

You don’t have to stray far from the city centre to find some lovely green spaces for picnics and bike rides. You can hire bikes from outside Sheffield train station from Russell’s Bike Shed and before you know it you’ll be riding around one of South Yorkshire’s fantastic parks. Ecclesall Wood can be reached via a scenic cycle route from the city – the 12 mile round trip is a challenging one but is a great way to see the South Yorkshire greenery.


Nature and wildlife

If you fancy a day away from the city, Kiveton Community Woodland is a great spot for wildlife walks and picnics if you catch the good weather. Take a short train journey on the Northern line from Sheffield to Kiveton Bridge station, and you’ll find a lovely playground, plenty of paths to explore and some interesting insects hiding among the foliage. Local blogger Trips with a Tot had a fantastic family day out with us to the woodland – find out more about her day on her blog.


Al fresco dining

On the hunt for an outdoor eatery in the city? Look no further than Marmaduke’s on Norfolk Row. The café has an extensive menu, all of which can be enjoyed in the sunshine in the outdoor seating area. Put on some sunscreen and enjoy brunch in the sun. 
If you’re a coffee connoisseur, be sure to stop by Tamper in the city centre. The New Zealand-inspired café has a lovely outdoor area, perfect for a catch up with friends. Want to improve your coffee knowledge? The café also hosts coffee tasting sessions suitable for beginners and experts alike. Check the website for more information.