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Things to do in Sheffield with nearly dead relatives.

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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
Following on from the Leeds thread,we are going to Sheffield for a couple of days with my elderly parents and not having visited the City before,(apart from Meadowhall) i wondered if folks had suggestions for daytime visiting of interesting places,apart from Meadowhall.Any suggestions appreciated. :)
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Also Suggestions for a place for a nice quiet meal (for 15 people) on a saturday night please.:)
#2
Wish I could suggest someit bazr...I was a regular visitor to Sheffield but not with elderly folk in tow..so all the places I could recommend would be totally unsuitable..hope you get some helpful suggestions..hope your wound is healing.
#3
the three merry lads up at lodge moor in sheffield is a nice pub to take elderly folks, see alot in the sportsman pub too (thats in crosspool) they do lovely food, dont know how busy it would be on a saturday night, I imagine most of the yobs would be in the crosspool tavern.

theres lots of nice walking areas too, though I doubt they'd want to walk much, however sheffield is very scenic, why not take them up to derwent resevoire, lovely views, duckies, can show them how beautiful sheffield is.

You could try seeing a show in the town hall, though I dont know what theyve got on at the moment, take them to the peace gardens, and if you feel like abit of a drive castleton isnt far away and its so pretty, with a lovely pub "the castle" with nice traditional pub food :thumbsup:
[admin]#4
Give me more details what you like to do during the day (drink...museums...kids?..film) and what kind of restaurant and area and I would be happy to help :)
#5
Admin
Give me more details what you like to do during the day (drink...museums...kids?..film) and what kind of restaurant and area and I would be happy to help :)


which reminds me a new museum had opened up near ecclesal road, and its freee :thumbsup:
#6
take them to see the mighty wednesday
its like a morgue at the moment at hillsborough
#7
Admin
Give me more details what you like to do during the day (drink...museums...kids?..film) and what kind of restaurant and area and I would be happy to help :)

Visiting places of interest during the day,preferably indoor.i.e.museums etc.
We are staying at the Sheffield Hilton,so anything within walking distance of there would be great,same goes for the eating place.We would ideally like a fairly quiet place for a family event (Dads 80th birthday)
I believe there is some winter gardens not far away,what is it like there.
Don't mind travelling by car to places if they are worthwhile.
Thanks,bazr.:):)
#8
currychops
Wish I could suggest someit bazr...I was a regular visitor to Sheffield but not with elderly folk in tow..so all the places I could recommend would be totally unsuitable..hope you get some helpful suggestions..hope your wound is healing.

Would probably like the unsuitable places,but......
Thanks for the concern and the wound is healing fine.Slow job though,will be about 3 months to get it back up to strength.:)
#9
I've stayed in the Sheffield Hilton Bazr - it's very comfortable there.

Might be worth checking the sheffield theatres web site - http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/index.cfm?hometype=html

The hotel is really close to the Crucible - I went to watch a couple of frames there when the snooker was on.
[admin]#10
Sheffield Hilton is more or less in the centre although it's right on the edge and kind of the wrong side of the motorway separating it from the centre proper. The nice thing about the hotel is that you can access the Victoria Quays right from the hotel. There's some canal boats and such there and some shops/restaurants in the arches. Bluwater is a little cafe there that is alright for a coffee. It is a part of Sheffield that direly needs to be connected up to the centre as it is quite charming actually. There is quite a bit of regeneration in this area so be prepared to see lots of cranes and the old tatty Castle Market!

To get to the centre you'll want to take the big foot bridge over the motorway round about unless you want to trek by foot through Castle Market which isn't the most pleasing walk (but safe enough really) :D You mentioned the Winter Gardens and I would recommend going up that way. There is the Winter Gardens which is nice for a short walk but puttering around looking at the plants. Also in this structure is the Millenium Galleries with a permanent exhibit on Ruskin and another on Sheffield metalwork. There is a big exhibit called "Abstraction" which has just started and is supposed to be quite good. See the Sheffield Galleries site for more info:
http://www.sheffieldgalleries.org.uk/coresite/html/

Directly across the street from the Millenium Galleries and Winter Garden is the Graves Art Gallery and Library. Take the lift to the top as your parents won't want to walk five flights of stairs! There is an Angus McBean retro-spective there right now which is worth a wander if they like photos of old stars and such (free).

In this area there are a few chain cafe/restaurants such as Starbucks, Cafe Rouge. There is a coffee/cafe on the bottom floor of the Millenium Galleries which is nice and a coffee place (Zooby's) in the gardens. Attached to the gardens is also a hotel with a cafe, Italian restaurant and grill type restaurant, all reasonably good.

Depending on your parents and your interests there is also the Kelham Island Museum which is an industrial museum with info about Sheffield's metalworking history. Some of the exhibits are more child focussed but they also have a massive steam engine that fills an entire room which is quite cool to see. This would probably be too far to walk for your parents but it would be a cheap cab ride (£5?) from the centre. There are a few very good pubs near to it. The Fat Cat is probably the most famous. Another good one is Kelham Island Brewery which does Pale Rider and quite a few top ales (Fat Cat has them on draught also).

A different thing again would be to go to the Botanical Gardens (cab ride again I would recommend or drive as it's on the other side of the centre and a bit) which are lovely to wander around although maybe still a touch early in the year (also have glass houses though).

For eating it is always a tough recommendation. On your end of town I would say the Wig&Pen behind the cathedral might be a good option? It's a little pricier but the atmosphere is comfortable and homey. It might be a bit far to walk again but a very cheap cab ride from the Hilton.
http://www.wigandpensheffield.com/site.htm

An option would be to go out into the peaks where there are some very nice pubs and beautiful surroundings. That I know less about but it is only a 15 minute drive or so.
#11
Go to Yankees, really nice food, its only a small restraunt but its american style and the staff are really nice. Plus if the weather is decent its nest to that really big park on the hill near the uni, so you could have a stroll around there with them.
[admin]#12
Here's a link to a Sheffield restaurant review site if you want to poke around

http://www.sheffschefs.co.uk/

Click Directory and then City Centre. If you see anything you're curious about ask and I'll let you know what it's like if I've been there :)
#13
Thank heavens there's some common sense coming forward bazr...cos if you were with the lads or a lass I'd recommend the Frog & Parrot and the Devonshire Cat and Fat Cat... where I had many a booze session...and you just may bump into the Arctic Monkeys as they drink there..well they did before fame struck.
#14
Wow,thanks guys,especially admin for that in depth bulletin.:thumbsup: Keep 'em coming.
Some great suggestions,shouldn't be scratching our heads now,wondering what to do.:)
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I was going to say how long have they got, but I won't...or did I? Was that a nearly titled film as well?:thinking:
#16
Crazy1


I was going to say how long have they got, but I won't...or did I? Was that a nearly titled film as well?:thinking:

LOL:giggle:
#17
Try looking at the local paper for events and venues, etc.
http://www.sheffieldtoday.net/newspaper.aspx
#18
Just got back from my weekend in Sheffield and had a great time.Thanks for all the info,came in useful.The only downer was the Hilton trying to rip us off,overcharged us by £60 for an evening meal we had(Charged us £330 instead of £270 for 15 people ) Think they thought we would just sign for it,as they gave us no itemised bill,just a total.Didn't realise they were dealing with a seasoned HUKD member though.LOL.
#19
Glad you had fun, and good thing you noticed the bill!
#20
Yes I like Sheffield..good friendly locals in my experience..glad you enjoyed bazr....shame about the result yesterday...drawing cup games seems to be in fashion!!
#21
Lol, lovely title!!! :giggle: So much more attention grabbing than elderly! :p
#22
pawsntails
Glad you had fun, and good thing you noticed the bill!

Thanks paws and yeah,it's something i always do wherever i am.Can't trust any of em,no matter how big they think they are.:roll:
#23
currychops
...shame about the result yesterday...drawing cup games seems to be in fashion!!

Tell me about it.....had to be one of our old boys,who is now their manager.......Tony Mowbray,a great hero of mine and the rest of the fans,from the not to distant past.Got a fantastic reception too by all accounts.:)
#24
kelly_o_fanatic
Lol, lovely title!!! :giggle: So much more attention grabbing than elderly! :p

Brought 'em back alive as well.Couldn't manage to lose 'em.:whistling:
Only kidding.Wouldn't be where i am today without them.:)

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