Things to Do

Experience the best things to do in and around Sheffield.

Whether you’re adventuring out and about or lingering longer, make the most of the local area and all that is has to offer.

We truly cannot wait to welcome you to The Quays Hotel Sheffield.

On the Doorstep

Nature, culture, people, peaks. Sheffield’s a world unto itself – one of unique contrasts, with endless stories to offer. Lose yourself in one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods and then find yourself on the longest gritstone edge in the country. Go from inner-city paddle boarding to independent shops and enjoy street food among world-class street art.

Experience the music, the comedy, the theatres and drink in this ‘Real Ale Capital of the World’. Explore vibrant suburbs scattered across the city’s hillsides and wander along fascinating riverside trails. Sheffield is home to all the best adventures.

For the top 10 things to see and do in Sheffield, head over to Welcome to Sheffield and click the below link:

There are a number of events that take place within the city and Welcome to Sheffield is the best place for the most up to date information:

Leisurely Day Trips

Chatsworth Estate – 14 Miles / approx. 35 Minute Drive

With a majestic house, 105-acre garden, farmyard, playground and acres of natural parkland to explore; Chatsworth is the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime.

There’s a lot to inspire and delight at Chatsworth. Whether you are interested in discovering the rich art and history of the house, exploring the garden, meeting the animals in the farmyard, roaming the park and woodland, or enjoying a meal made with locally sourced seasonal produce in one of our restaurants, we always look forward to welcoming you.

We also offer a wide range of talks, tours, and workshops themed around gardening, history, textiles, conservation, rural skills, and creative pastimes, allowing you to learn something new during your time with us.

Pre-order a picnic to enjoy in the garden or by the river – the perfect addition to your visit this summer.

Castleton – 18.3 Miles / approx. 40 Minute Drive

Castleton is a beautiful village situated at the head of the Hope Valley in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The village is popular for its show caves, history, shops, Christmas lights, garland ceremony, Winnats Pass, Cave Dale and for those wishing to walk on the numerous footpaths in the area . Surrounded by hillsides and overlooked by Mam Tor (the shivering mountain) and the ancient Peveril Castle.

Bakewell – 18 Miles / approx. 40 Minute Drive

Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, the biggest town in the Peak District National Park’s mellow stone buildings, medieval five-arched stone bridge and quaint courtyards are a magnet for painters, photographers and sightseers alike.

Legend has it that the town’s famous Bakewell Pudding was created by mistake by a local cook in the mid-19th century. Today her delectable ‘jam tart that went wrong’ can be sampled at various bakeries and cafés and posted virtually anywhere in the world!

Cherry-pick choice local produce at one of Britain’s best Farmers’ Markets or browse in specialist shops selling everything from high fashion and outdoor clothing to handmade chocolates and rare whiskies. Savour a light snack, lunch or dinner at a host of cafés, restaurants, pubs and tea rooms and take a brewery tour and sample world-beating craft beers at Thornbridge.

Adventure and Adrenaline

DC Outdoors Is based In Sheffield, The Outdoor City giving us great access to the Peak District. We deliver a large range of outdoor activities including Rock climbing, Canoeing and Stand Up Paddle boarding.

DC Outdoors has over 20 years’ experience delivering high quality outdoor adventure, fun and learning.

At DC Outdoors you shape what your day looks like; we deliver exactly what you want so that when your day arrives, it totally lives up to your expectations.  For DC Outdoors to provide your bespoke day of adventure, fun and learning, we need to have a conversation. We are committed to providing you with a unique experience each and every time. We realise not everyone wants this. For this reason we have created a number of off the shelf adventures for you to enjoy which you can book and pay for online. We’ve called these Off the Shelf adventures.

The Quays Hotel have a dedicated booking link with DC Outdoors so that they know you are staying with us –

Any adventure bookings are made based on terms and conditions set by DC Outdoors and these can be found: