Make it a date to remember in Sheffield. This bustling northern city offers plenty for those seeking fun and romantic things to do on a date — from gorgeous green spaces and gardens to a vibrant bar and club scene.
To get you started, this article will show you some of our favourite date ideas in Sheffield, including:
- Daytime Date Ideas in Sheffield
- Sheffield Date Night Ideas
- Ideas for Gay Dating in Sheffield
Daytime Date Ideas in Sheffield
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Sheffield’s stunning 19-acre Botanical Gardens make for a tranquil green refuge right near the city centre. Enjoy strolling with your date through flower beds and glass pavilions, and don’t forget to check out the famous 300-million-year-old fossil tree! Best of all, entry to Sheffield Botanical Gardens is completely free.
Sheffield Winter Garden
If you’re looking to get your nature fix during the colder months, Sheffield Winter Garden offers an indoor alternative to the Botanical Gardens. It’s one of the UK’s largest temperate glasshouses, so you can stay shielded from the outside weather while admiring the diverse display of over 2,500 plants. It also includes shops and cafés for you to rest and get refreshments during your date.
The Tropical Butterfly House
Your date won’t be the only thing giving you butterflies! The Tropical Butterfly House is a wildlife conservation project allowing you to explore an indoor tropical rainforest. And, there’s more than just butterflies to look out for: you and your date can have fun spotting exotic birds, fish, reptiles, lemurs and other creatures.
Sheffield Date Night Ideas
Showroom Cinema is part of Showroom Workstation, a cultural hub for creative industries encouraging learning and innovation in the arts. The cinema hosts unique independent films for those seeking an evening that breaks the mould from the classic cinema date.
Abbeydale Road Bars
Abbeydale Road is an epicentre for thriving independent businesses in Sheffield, complete with a whole range of unique bars to choose from for date night. Taste the best Sheffield has to offer in craft beers at Two Thirds Beer Co., or play some pool with delicious food and drinks at Picture House Social. If you’re feeling a late one, Gatsby is open until 3 am with local DJs on the decks, a heated beer garden and free entry all evening.
Impress your date with your bowling skills at Lane7 Sheffield, accompanied by food, drinks, and buzzing vibes. If bowling isn’t your thing, the venue also offers ping-pong, pool, an arcade, and darts, so you’re sure to find something you’ll both enjoy.
Gay Dating In Sheffield
This creative space includes two performance studios and a 1,000-seat theatre renowned for its quirky and elaborate shows and support of LGBTQ+ events. This includes LGBTQ+ disco nights, and Verse Matters, a monthly feminist spoken word and poetry night. There’s also a ground-floor café and art space which hosts workshops if you’re looking to try your hand at arts and crafts as a more creative date idea.
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