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

Northern Rail

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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Exploring Sheffield General Cemetery – Free day out | Bug hunts, mud and history!

Exploring Sheffield General Cemetery

Exploring Sheffield General Cemetery We love finding new places to wander… who doesn’t? Last year I found Sheffield General Cemetery Trust and had never considered going there before for a walk. I just assumed it would be a place to go to pay your respects, I didn’t expect a woodland full of fascinating history. It was a […]

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

Longshaw Estate

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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Hathersage & Bakewell: Two playgrounds in one day & a picnic in the park

a family day out in Bakewell

Following on from my first blog of our Bamford to Ladybower walk in the Peak District which we did for my birthday, this is day 2 where we went to Hathersage for a quick playground and picnic stop before heading for a family day out in Bakewell. We love Bakewell and it’s one of our […]

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Bamford Mill to Ladybower Reservoir Peak District walk | Short Walks in the Peak District for families

Bamford Mill to Ladybower Reservoir Peak District walk

The Peak District is such a beautiful place to go walking. This Bamford to Ladybower Reservoir walk is one of my favourites. For my birthday, we headed out to the peaks and stayed at Ladybower Inn for 2 nights. It was a lovely 3 days full of fresh air and specular views. I wish we […]

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Wigfield Farm, Barnsley and Worsborough Mill and Country Park | Two days out in One that my toddler loved

days out at Wigfield Farm and Worsborough Mill in Barnsley

When I had previously looked up about Wigfield Farm and Wosborough Mill and Country Park in Barnsley, I found that they were not very far apart from each other. I researched how to do both in one day, specifically as we use public transport; so the more we can do on one route, the better. […]

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