The top attractions in Sheffield every fresher should know

The City of Sheffield has a lot of amazing attractions every fresher should explore and to help you out Unifresher have been onto Tripadviser to the create the ultimate Sheffield attractions.

1. Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre

Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife and falconry centre sheffieldWhere?: Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, S25 4EQ
How much?: £10 for students, £11 for adults

Student halls can very much be like a zoo. What with all that noise, colour and food left everywhere you’ll feel right at home at the Tropical Butterfly House in North Aston. Take advantage of the daily shows including a lemur walkthrough and meerkat display.

2. Crucible Theatre

Crucible sheffieldWhere?: Sheffield Theatres 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
How much?: Costs vary depending on the event

World famous for hosting the World Snooker Championships (well, famous in snooker-playing nations anyway), the Crucible is also home to some incredible theatre.

3. The Botanical Gardens

Where?: Clarkehouse Road, Broomhall, Sheffield, S10 2LN
How much?: Free

Take in the many beautiful sights and smells of The Botanical Gardens in Sheffield. Events and activities take place throughout the year, so keep an eye out for extra special days at the venue which has been around since 1836.

4. Holly Hagg

Holly HaggWhere?: Long Lane, Sheffield, S10 5PY
How much?: Alpaca trekking costs £15 for students, £20 for adults — discounts are available

Dog walking is so passé, now it’s all about alpaca trekking. Take one of these, let’s be honest, pretty strange-looking creatures on a 45minute walk over rocky terrain and occasional steep inclines. You’ll also be trained on how to feed them by hand — cute!

5. Graves Park

Graves Park Animal FarmWhere?: Woodland Road, Sheffield, S8 8LL
How much?: Free

If alpacas weren’t enough to sate your need for all things cute and cuddly, Graves Park Animal Farm offers the chance to get personal with adorable farm animals. The park itself is a great place to go for a run or let off some steam.

6. Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum TheatreWhere?: Sheffield Theatres 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
How much?: Costs vary depending on the event

The Lyceum will fulfil every craving for theatre you have throughout your time at university. Already planned for 2018 is the touring show of musical Hairspray, Fat Friends with former cricketer Freddy Flintoff and much, much more.

7. Our Cow Molly Dairy Farm & Ice Cream Shop

Our Cow MollyWhere?: 32 Hill Top, Dungworth, Sheffield, S6 6GW
How much?: Costs vary depending on product

The team at Our Cow Molly were faced with an issue. The plunging costs of milk were hitting them hard and they needed a way to make some extra income. And so Our Cow Molly ice cream was created. The team use fresh cream and milk to produce their product, all taken from their 80 cows. Go on, treat yourself.

8. Sheffield Winter Garden

sheffield-winter-gardenWhere?: Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH
How much?: Free

More than 2,500 plants from around the world grace the spectacular Sheffield Winter Garden. The building itself is truly stunning and, as one of the UK’s largest temperate greenhouses, could fit 5,000 normal-size greenhouses in it.

9. Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island MuseumWhere?: Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY
How much?: £5 for students, £6 for adults

Standing on a man-made island which is nearly 900 years old, is the Kelham Island Museum. Here you can explore the science and the industrial-history of Sheffield.

10. The Peace Gardens

Sheffield Peace GardensWhere?: Town Hall Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH
How much?: Free

There is no better place in Sheffield to sit and people watch. The Peace Gardens are the perfect place to just sit back and relax, once those Januray exams are done and forgotten about.

 

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