South Yorkshire - A Premier Destination
As Sheffield United prepares for its first home game after re-entering the Premier League, we take a look at some of the best places to visit in South Yorkshire.
Also known as ‘The Outdoor City’ due to the sheer volume of activities on offer and a third of it being nestled within the stunning Peak District, Sheffield is a haven for walkers, climbers and cyclists. Just ten minutes away from the city centre, outdoor enthusiasts can spend days exploring and taking in the breathtaking scenery.
Enjoy a great family day out full of nostalgia and innovation at this showcase of Sheffield’s industrial story. From light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production, from early industrialization to modern times where ‘Made in Sheffield’ remains a mark of quality worldwide.
Home to one of the UK’s biggest inflatable outdoor water assault courses, Sheffield Cable Waterski and Aqua Park is a fun-filled, action-packed day out of water-sports fun, complete with huge inflatable slides, trampoline, inflatable climbing wall, and runways to bounce, slide and splash around the course.
The stories of the country’s emergency services are told in a historic Victorian combined fire, police and ambulance station, full of interactive displays, vintage vehicles and hands-on history. Riding on a fire engine and getting up close and personal with one of the UK’s last horse-drawn ambulances are just some of the treats inside!
Sitting in the rolling Pennine foothills, Cannon Hall Farm is home to hundreds of animals, waiting to welcome you to a world of animal magic. The farm features one of the biggest and best equipped playgrounds in the north of England and the largest tube maze in Europe.
Art aficionados will love this gallery which always has an exciting permanent collection and a programme of contemporary exhibitions featuring work by international, national and local artists. A vibrant and creative art-space in the heart of the town, it also hosts a regular schedule of up-to-date touring artwork and events.
Built in around 1735 and featuring the longest façade of any country house in England, this Grade I listed stately home stands in 87 acres of gardens and grounds. Nowadays, visitors can wonder at the size and scale of Wentworth Woodhouse, listen to stories from through the ages, and marvel at the state and family rooms.
For a taste of magic, Grimm & Co in Rotherham is the place to be! The museum of magical artefacts includes an amazing collection of objects and workshops for the apprentice sorcerer, from wand crafting to potion creations. Visitors can even take away a free book from the ‘Library of Forgotten Books’.
Built in the 1860's, Brodsworth Hall is one of England’s most complete surviving Victorian country houses, and visitors can take a unique tour led by knowledgeable guides. Many of the original fixtures and fittings are still in place, including grand furniture and family mementoes that have been gathered over the last 130 years.
It’s home to nearly 400 animals and 70 different species, from the only polar bears in England to majestic lions and tigers. Most of the animals at the park are either endangered or threatened, so the team work closely with charities to help the conservation of endangered species in the wild and captivity.