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Things To Do in Sheffield This Weekend – Attractions Nearby the OEC

Welcome to the vibrant city of Sheffield: Famous for boasting the most trees in Europe, legendary Henderson’s Relish, a thriving music scene, the world’s oldest football club, and of course… steel! So, it’s no surprise that if you’re looking for exciting things to do in Sheffield this weekend, you’ll discover an abundance.

With stunning landscapes, its hub of culture, a huge passion for independent businesses, and friendly locals in their plenty, there’s no doubt an incredible few days of activities are on the cards for a weekend getaway in ‘Steel City’.

At OEC Sheffield, we want to make sure you have an unforgettable experience both before and after visiting our wonderful venue – that’s why we’ve compiled an interesting array of the best things to do in Sheffield this weekend!

Whether you’re a keen gig-goer, a self-confessed history buff, or simply love a cracking night out, you’ll want to keep reading to find out what this charming South Yorkshire destination has to offer.

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Sheffield Nightlife

Perched on the buzzing Penistone Road, the OEC is surrounded by a world of things to do in Sheffield this weekend – one of the major attractions being the dynamic Sheffield nightlife.

Currently standing as the sixth largest city in the UK – beating major spots like Leeds and Liverpool – you can expect a bustling atmosphere and plenty of fun from Sheffield’s nightlife. Both Penistone Road and other popular areas offer heaps of fantastic destinations to have a craft ale, locally distilled G&T, or a fruity mocktail if you’re on driving duty.

Most of OEC Sheffield’s dazzling events start at around 7 pm and keep the party going with a late bar and DJ until 1 am, but if you want to kick off the celebrations early there are lots of lively locations just a stone’s throw away – including Leopold Square, Devonshire Street, West Street, and Orchard Square. Not to forget our Penistone Road next-door neighbour, Napoleons Sheffield, who stay open ‘till 6 am!

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A Proper Yorkshire Staycation 

If you’re visiting us at the OEC from a nearby city, why not make a ‘holistay’ of it and plan a whole itinerary of things to do in Sheffield this weekend? The ‘Green City’ has something for everyone from family-friendly thrills to unique pursuits.

Some of Sheffield’s most iconic hot spots include:

  • Sheffield City Hall
  • Sheffield Crucible
  • The Leadmill
  • Weston Park Museum
  • Indoors sports like Golf Fang, Lane7, Roxy Ball Room, and many more
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Millenium Galleries
  • Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre
  • Peak District walking trails

The Wonders of Kelham Island

A list of things to do in Sheffield this weekend wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Kelham Island!

Voted in the top 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world by Time Out, Kelham Island is just two miles (8 minute drive) from the OEC. A few of the gentrified area’s top picks are: 

  • Cutlery Works
  • Peddlers Market
  • Breweries
  • Kelham Island Museum
  • Rex Market
  • Indie shopping: The Kelham Flea, The India Arcade
  • Enjoy the wall art murals
  • Foundry Climbing Centre
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Kickstart your Sheffield Experience at the OEC

So, now you’ve got a diverse and exciting compilation of things to do in Sheffield this weekend, it’s time to choose which OEC experiences take your fancy!

Our 2024 events calendar is already looking fabulous and jam-packed. Start planning your new year spectacles before availability is limited. Here’s what you can expect from just January and February:


Saturday 20th: Ladies Night

Saturday 27th: Atomics 80s (Lunch & Evening)

Sunday 28th: Drink & Draw Live Drawing


Saturday 3rd: 90s Britpop & Indie Classics

Friday 23rd: Madonna, Cher, & Tina

Saturday 24th: Drink & Draw Life Drawing

Not to forget the world of further offerings at OEC Sheffield, from wedding venue hire to corporate networking; which can also be transformed into a full weekend of entertainment in Sheffield!

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