16 Day trips from Sheffield | Easy, quick and fun days trip ideas

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Are you looking for day trips which don’t take long to get to from Sheffield? Here’s 16 of my favourite Day trips from Sheffield, and all of these places are suitable with or without children and for public transport. Enjoy! 1. Matlock Bath There’s lots to do in Matlock and Matlock Bath. Getting to Matlock on […]

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Beautiful free day out in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire | River Derwent Walk

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Matlock Bath is a lovely little place for a day out. Are you wondering what there is to do in Matlock? The answer: so much! We came just for a relaxing day out and wanted it to be cheap, or better, free. So we went on a river side stroll and found some playgrounds. Matlock […]

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Paddling at Low Bradfield and Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield | Free day out in the countryside

Paddling at Low Bradfield and Damflask Reservoir, Sheffield

I love taking Eric out into the countryside for a picnic, a walk and some wild paddling. Eric loves this simple activity – he loves to throw rocks around, spot wildlife, get messy and most of all IT’S FREE FUN! One of my favourite places to go wild paddling is Padley Gorge, but another place we […]

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The best picnic spots in and around South Yorkshire | Top 12 places for picnics suitable for all year

best picnic spots in and around South Yorkshire

Who doesn’t love a good picnic?! Here are 12 best picnic spots in and around South Yorkshire. These are favourites of ours for picnic days out; lots of them are free and suitable all year round. Let’s go!… Chatsworth house farmyard and playgrounds Click here for a blog and video of Chatsworth House playgrounds. A picnic […]

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Wildlife and nature in the rain at Kiveton Community Woodlands with Northern | Free day out outdoors

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You might already know that we go on trains quite a lot. We don’t drive and go absolutely everywhere; walks in the countryside, city trips to museums and family attractions, local days out, parks, farms, zoos and everything in-between… and yes, without a car. Living in Sheffield, we are regular passengers with Northern as it is […]

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A new Woodland Path & Longshaw Estate: 5 Things you didn’t know – National Trust day out

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You’ll know I love Longshaw if you know me well, you can see our last video and blog here. It’s my local National Trust and somewhere I visit often with friends and family. I arrange meet ups there for my local parents group throughout the year with picnics and paddling down at Padley Gorge, and autumn […]

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6 Reasons why you’ll love Forge Dam in Sheffield | Parks with playgrounds and cafes

Forge Dam in Sheffield

Forge Dam in Sheffield is one of my favourite parks and days out. I’ve wrote about it before, in my 5 parks and playgrounds post, and 9 ideas for fun and interesting walks for families. I love it because it always feels like somewhere special, there’s just a unique atmosphere about it. Here’s a videos […]

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Historic & Beautiful; National Trust family day out at Hardwick Hall!

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It was a beautiful sunny day, and we were very lucky… as this was the day we had planned to go on a big family day out at Hardwick Hall! We have had many days out at National Trust, but had never visited Hardwick Hall before; so I was so excited to try somewhere new! Who doesn’t […]

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Public Transport: Over 101 days out from Sheffield | All buses, trains and trams with information on each route and where to go

Days Out without a car using Public Transport from Sheffield

Days out without a car? YES! Here’s a complete guide to over 100 Days Out without a car using Public Transport from Sheffield. This guide is jam packed of things to do on bus routes, tram routes, and trains for day trips and overnight stays. I considered splitting this into separate blog posts as it’s […]

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Choo choo! 10 fantastic days out with trains for families in and around Sheffield and South Yorkshire including museums, miniachure railways and steam trains

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Who has a child obsessed with trains? ME! My toddler loves trains and let’s be honest, they are pretty cool! Here are 10 places you can go for a day out that include trains of all shapes and sizes. Elsecar Heritage Railway, Barnsley. This is a really great place. Elsecar heritage railway is at the […]

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