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Things to Do in Sheffield: Planning your OEC Experience

The team at OEC Sheffield realised something… Many of our wonderful guests travelling from nearby cities and towns may not know about all the fantastic things to do in Sheffield! 

Nestled in the heart of Sheffield, OEC is a gateway to the city’s impressive range of activities and nightlife…

Have an OEC event coming up and wondering how to maximise your itinerary? Whether you’re gearing up for an event or winding down after, we’ve got your back with our handy guide to all the best spots and events in Sheffield.

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Brunch Spots 

Your list of things to do in Sheffield wouldn’t be complete without diving into the incredible foodie scene!

If your OEC event is locked in for the evening and you’re on the lookout for a tasty lunch spot to set the stage for the night’s action and excitement, you’re in luck, as Sheffield boasts brunch-worthy locations. 

Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty English breakfast, artisanal pastries, or contemporary plant-based dishes, the city’s eclectic mix of independent cafés in Kelham Island and stylish bistros in Sheffield City Centre ensures there’s something for everyone… 

  • Tamper Sellers Wheel
  • Couch
  • The Cabin 
  • Steam Yard
  • Howst
  • Marmadukes
  • The Grind Cafe
  • Coffika

But remember to save room for your mouthwatering 3-course meal at OEC Sheffield!

Country Walks 

After an evening of dancing and laughing at OEC Sheffield, how better to relax and embrace the fresh country air than a Sunday morning walk? Located on the edge of the stunning Peak District National Park, the Steel City offers a variety of scenic country walks within a 20-mile radius – with plenty of public transport options via bus and train too!

Some of the most-loved walks just a stone’s throw from Sheffield include:

  • Stanage Edge: A popular spot for walkers and climbers, offering stunning views over the Hope Valley. 
  • Padley Gorge: This walk takes you through ancient woodland and along a picturesque stream.
  • Ladybower Reservoir: Known for its stunning views and dam architecture, Ladybower offers several walking routes to choose from.
  • Rivelin Valley Nature Trail: A gentle walk along the Rivelin River, passing by old mill ponds, weirs, and waterfalls. It’s a family-friendly route with plenty of spots to enjoy a picnic.
  • Higger Tor and Carl Wark: A walk that includes two striking rock formations with historical significance. 

Ask any local, and they’ll tell you one of their favourite things to do in Sheffield is being immersed in the post-card-perfect countryside!

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Before OEC & Beyond

The fun doesn’t have to start and stop at OEC Sheffield, oh no, the city is brimming with venues to kick your evening off or to keep the party alive well into the early hours. 

If you’re visiting from further afar and not up to speed with things to do in Sheffield, here are a few popular bars and pubs not too far from OEC Sheffield in Hillsborough, Kelham Island, and Sheffield City Centre:

Culture Vultures

Once OEC Sheffield has showcased the bright lights side of things to do in Sheffield, make sure your calendar of events in Sheffield is overflowing with culture – by visiting some of the area’s most popular attractions! Ideal for Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons… 

  • Sheffield Winter Garden
  • Sheffield Cathedral 
  • Millenium Gallery 
  • Kelham Island Museum 
  • Sheffield Theatres 
  • Graves Gallery 
  • Botanical Gardens 
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So, which stop first?

Whether you choose to unwind with a nightcap at a local pub, explore the city’s cultural gems, or simply stroll through the idyllic country, there’s always something more to discover before and after OEC Sheffield’s entertainment!

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