Culture & History

There are tonnes of notable places to see in Sheffield, but here’s a collection of our favourite places for culture and history:

Retail & Food

There are several clusters of shops and foot outlets in Sheffield:

  • The most popular is Meadowhall, a large shopping centre near j34 of the M1. They have a huge Oasis area of restaurants too.
  • Sheffield City Centre is undergoing a lot of regeneration at the moment, and is gaining in popularity again which is nice. Parking in the city isn’t always easy though. Head to Fargate and The Moor for the biggest concentration of shops, and Division Street for more small independent shops.
  • Eccleshall Road – a bustling stretch of restaurants and shops
  • Abbeydale Road – known as Sheffield’s Antiques Corner

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Gardens & Green Spaces

Of course, we are set in the heart of the Moss Valley, and have the Peak District on our doorstep, so green spaces aren’t something we need to hunt for. However, there are a few places in Sheffield that are worth mentioning:

  • Botanical Gardens – over 5000 species of plants in 19 acres, just off Eccleshall Road (pictured)
  • Peace Gardens – an urban green pace in Sheffield City Centre. Probably not worth going in to Sheffield just to see, but a nice spot for lunch if you find yourself there
  • Winter Gardens – a temporate glass house in the centre of the city
  • Renishaw Hall & Gardens – a stunning garden, especially in spring when the bluebells are out!

For the Children

There’s loads of fun things for children, here are some of the best:

  • Jump Inc – trampoline wonderland
  • Graves Park – petting farm just 2 minutes drive from Lightwood. There’s also a cafe and large childrens play area
  • Tropical Butterfly House – wildlife and falconry centre
  • Paradise Island – adventure mini golf
  • Valley Centertainment – paradise island is here too, but it also has a cinema, bowling, lazer quest and a variety of restaurants
  • Magna – science adventure centre
  • Rother Valley – country park with a variety of sports and childrens play area
  • Emergency Services Museum – we used to love it here as kids!

There’s more

Of course, this is a non-exhaustive list of things to do in Sheffield, as there is simply so much in this wonderful city!

We are also on the doorstep of the Peak District with a wealth of hiking, mountain biking and various other sports.

If you’re looking for a more relaxed break, why not try some shorter woodland walks in the beautiful Moss Valley. You can explore here directly from the Caravan Site without needing to drive anywhere as we’re lucky to be in the heart of it.