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Weekend Wonders: Things to do on a Sunday in Sheffield

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Ah, Sundays in Sheffield! If Sunday isn’t your favourite day of the week, you must be doing it wrong…

The 24 hours when the ‘Steel City’ transforms into relaxation mode, jam-packed with family activities, Sunday roasts, and the ultimate day for birthday celebrations.

If you’re searching for things to do on a Sunday, we’ve compiled a go-to itinerary to make your weekend in Sheffield nothing short of spectacular. Whether you’re a history buff, obsessed with game bars, reckon you’re an art connoisseur, on the hunt for the best Sunday roast, or looking for birthday day out ideas, our list of things to do on a Sunday will keep the whole family entertained!

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Hands-On History

Get a real taste of the city by exploring Sheffield’s history and culture through the many museums and galleries – all without breaking the bank. The ‘Tour de Sheffield Museum’ includes Kelham Island Museum, Weston Park Museum, National Emergency Services Museum, and Millennium Galleries – the ideal family activities.

Gamers’ Paradise 

Next up on our compilation of things to do on a Sunday is… Game bars! When it comes to game-style venues, Sheffield really is the bee’s knees. Over the past few years, the city centre has seen a rise in spots including Boom Battle, Lane 7, Roxy Ballroom, and The Treehouse Board Game Café – Each showcases unique games and interactivity.

Weekend Wonders: Things to do on a Sunday in Sheffield - Owlerton Stadium

Off the Beaten Path

Fancy stretching your legs and soaking up Sheffield’s stunning landscapes? Well, we’ve got the perfect locations for your next outdoor adventure. The city’s best picks include Millhouses ParkGraves Park, Rother Valley, Ecclesall Woods, Ulley Reservoir, and the Botanical Gardens. A round-up of things to do on a Sunday wouldn’t be complete without a scenic walk.

Greyhounds Galore  

Last but definitely not least is our very own Owlerton Stadium – which has been open on Sundays since January 2024!

Alongside the usual Friday and Saturday race days, the greyhound racetrack is now bringing the fun on Sunday afternoons. From anniversaries and Christenings to just a weekend treat out, Owlerton welcomes all ages to enjoy Sundays at the dogs.

Panorama Restaurant: Family-Friendly Restaurants Near Me

If you’re anything like us, ending the weekend with a Sunday roast is non-negotiable. The Panorama Restaurant offers your favourite roast trimmings to tuck into.

Not craving a roast? Not to worry, the current lunch menu* boasts slowly braised pork, salmon escalope, veggie cottage pie, chargrilled beef burger and plenty more. Panorama’s menus change seasonally to bring you the freshest ingredients and a delightful change of flavour each visit.

*Two courses for £18 for adults and two courses for £9 for kids (tailored children’s menu).

Weekend Wonders: Things to do on a Sunday in Sheffield - Owlerton Stadium

Eat for Free: Birthday Day Out Ideas 

Sundays are the quintessential days for family gatherings, particularly birthdays! It’s when everyone, from Grandad Bill to second cousin Holly, can come together to celebrate.

Book your celebrations at Owlerton Stadium on any date during your birthday month and receive your race package for FREE*! That’s a free Sunday lunch or a Sunday Trio.

*T&Cs Apply

Trackside Action

If you’re eager to be right in the action, Owlerton has a variety of bars to choose from with tasty snacks and refreshing beverages. If there’s one thing we know how to do well, it’s things to do on a Sunday on a budget – Our packages start from only £7 per person and include admission, a drink, and either hot beef sandwiches with roast potatoes or chicken strips and fries.

So, where will you start your Sunday fun day… 

If our things to do on a Sunday in Sheffield guide has inspired you to start planning next weekend, fire up the family group chat and get booking. Plus, admission to Owlerton Stadium on Sundays is absolutely FREE!

With something for everyone and all ages, Sheffield shines bright with activities (especially over Hillsborough, where Owlerton is nestled).

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