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4 Top Outdoor Adventures to Enjoy in Sheffield UK

With the weather finally warming up and long bright evenings to look forward to, it’s the best time of the year to make the most of the great outdoors in Sheffield. There is plenty to do outdoors in Sheffield from water sports and activities to leisurely picnics and drinks on an outdoor terrace.

We’re looking forward to a long hot summer this year and we hope you can join us. To book accommodation in Sheffield in the beautifully unique Leopold Hotel Sheffield, make sure to use our website to guarantee our best available rates. We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy some outdoor fun in Sheffield.


Sheffield opens up in the warmer months with gardens in bloom, shops open late and outdoor terraces open for drinking and dining. Leopold Square is the place to be this summer if the idea of hiking, swimming, or climbing doesn’t sound like your idea of outdoor fun. There are concerts in the square throughout the summer, with a variety of music styles to look forward to.

Most of the performances are free and unticketed so just turn up and enjoy the sounds! If you want to experience music in the square in style, stop for a drink in Leopold Hotel Terrace which is located right on the square, ideal for a warm summer evening. Check the schedule for Leopold Square concerts this summer.


Have you ever watched Total Wipeout on TV and thought, ‘I’d love to try that’? Rother Valley Country Park’s Aqua Park is the place to be! They have an inflatable outdoor water assault course huge inflatable slides, a trampoline, an inflatable climbing wall, runways and of course the blast bag. It’s a fun day outside, ideal for group bookings, team building, stag and hen activities and family days out.

The park itself is set around three lakes with plenty of water sports and activities available or just a quiet place to stretch your legs or enjoy a family picnic. Rother Valley Country Park is over 3 square kilometres (740 acres) in size and is a lovely place to enjoy the Sheffield summertime.


If you have a fun-loving family or group of friends and you want to enjoy a little adventure activity while you’re visiting Sheffield, DC Outdoors is the perfect company to get in touch with. They have over 20 years of experience providing fun days out all around Sheffield. They offer a wealth of adventure activities, including rock climbing, abseiling, weaselling, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding to name a few!

You can enjoy an urban adventure on Sheffield’s waterways to wilder experiences against the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park. Climbers come from all over the world to climb on the famous gritstone edges of Stanage, Burbage, Froggatt and the Roaches and when you book a climbing activity with DC Outdoors, these sublime rock faces are your playground.


Parks are valuable public spaces, especially loved in urban areas like Sheffield. Luckily, there are 13 city parks, 20 district parks and 50 local parks across the county for you to enjoy. Our parks have something for everyone from petting zoos and butterfly farms to wild open spaces and rolling fields. You can do almost anything in a park – relax in the sun and read your favourite book, have a family picnic, play football or volleyball or enjoy some exercise in the great outdoors.

Sheffield parks are well-maintained and interesting often with sculptures, water features, playgrounds and more. Graves Park is Sheffield’s biggest park in the South West of the city and has a petting zoo on-site if you need some entertainment. Our parks are complimented by the beautiful gardens that bring a burst of colour to our city Enjoy a visit to Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Hillsborough Walled Garden, Peace Gardens or Winter Gardens on your trip for a lovely day outdoors in Sheffield.

Exploring the great outdoors of Sheffield is a fantastic way to spend your time here, especially when the weather is on your side. After a long day of adventuring, retire to the comfort and luxury of Leopold Hotel Sheffield in the heart of the city. Enjoy the best available rates for our spacious guest rooms when you book your stay directly on our website.


Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a daytime writer for Leopold Hotel Sheffield, a four-star boutique hotel centrally located in Leopold Square, Sheffield UK. Since this free-spirited damsel loves to go on adventures, she’s got a lot to say about travel, dining, cultural enjoyment, and lifestyle. 

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