Fun Things To Do In Sheffield
Looking for some fun things to do in Sheffield? From live music and bottomless brunches to scavenger hunts offering you a new way to explore the city, there's no lack of quirky activities to get involved with here. We've rounded up our top picks, so whether you're visiting for the first time or a lifer in need of weekend inspiration you've got plenty of epic options to fit into your itinerary.
Last updated on 7th August 2023
A quirky way to get to know the city better, this fun scavenger hunt is giving you puzzles, codes and clues that will take you around some of Sheffield's most famous landmarks and historical streets before finishing up with food and pints at a great local pub.
A city with one of the richest musical histories in the country, Sheffield is an excellent place for gigs. From venues hosting some of the brightest young things in the biz, to those showcasing local bands and folk talent, we've got the lowdown on the best spots for live music.
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Head over to Abbeydale Road where Shuffle Shack is bringing you one of the top fun things to do in Sheffield. Whether you're heading down with mates or dates, this quirky activity spot promises competition, cocktails and delicious Italian food.
Adult-only mini golf? Arcade games? Raunchy surprises? It can only be GloryHoles, the most debaucherous of things to do in Sheffield. Head on down to swing your shaft at holes across the courses, before settling down in the lounge for food and booze galore.
One of the best bars on Abbeydale Road, Picture House Social mixes excellent eats and plenty of activities. Alongside a stellar menu of freshly-made Neapolitan pizza and handcrafted cocktails you'll find bottomless brunch, ping pong tables and live performances.
Found on Flat Street in the city centre, Mecca Sheffield is bringing the fun with its brilliant bingo bonanzas. Not only can you play a classic game with your dabbers and fun calls, but also enjoy a bit of a party with live tribute acts and other quirky events.
Taking place in Sheffield, CityDays is one of the best activities in town. Get ready to wander through the city as clues to a murder get sent to your phone. Solve challenges and clues while strolling through the city and if you're smart, you'll catch the killer.
The Crafty Dog are throwing open their doors for Challenge ZERO on the first Wednesday of every month, where you'll enjoy a hot wing eating contest in collaboration with Toddy Burger. There's prizes in store at this spicy night of fun.
Upgrade your boring ol' plans with Oktoberfest at Stein Haus on West Street. Let loose to music from live Oompah bands and DJs, all before digging into delicious Bavarian eats. And if you're feeling thirsty, there are also plenty of lip-smacking steins on offer.
One of the best things to do in Sheffield, this unique afternoon tea at Oisoi Gathering brings you a quirky take on the classic offering. Swapping sarnies and scones for dim sum and delicious sweet treats, the New Era Square restaurant also lets you add some very fine fizz to the mix.
Head over to Kelham Island, where, alongside craft pints and vegan comfort eats, Church - Temple of Fun is serving up a stellar programme of cool and quirky activities, from arcade games and film screenings, to dog life drawing nights.
One of the quirkiest places to eat in Sheffield, Pom Kitchen is the pink-hued hangout fronting Aussie bites and colourful sips. Perfect if you're looking for a fun brunch spot for a birthday or friendly get-together, the Ecclesall Road restaurant offers a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.
Whether you're looking to treat yourself or someone else, afternoon tea at Brocco Kitchen is always an excellent idea. Their menus change seasonally but always promise tier-upon-tier of tasty finger sandwiches, scones, sweets and a glass of something fizzy.