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Top 5 free things to do as a student in Sheffield


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Looking for free things to do as a student in Sheffield? We have picked out the top 5 free things to do in the city that will allow you explore all Sheffield has to offer on a budget!

Victoria Quay’s

Located just behind The Pinnacles student accommodation in a beautiful canal setting, Victoria Quays is home to Quayside Market, an open-air market with water views.

If you want to experience life in Sheffield as a local, this is the place! There are lots of independent stalls where you enjoy world street food, live-music, craft beer, cocktails and more!

It is very student friendly; food vendors will often give you free samples of their produce so you can try before you buy. If you don’t fancy the Market, you can simply relax and take in the picturesque views at Victoria Quays.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens are a calming oasis of greenery at the heart of the Steel City. Situated near Eccleshall Road, it is a great day out for students looking for a quieter scene to embrace.

The gardens are completely free to visit, offering peaceful retreat away from the urban city scape of Sheffield.

It is a listed English Heritage site, complete with glass houses which are home to over 2,000 species of plants and flowers. The botanical gardens are also a perfect spot for taking your Instagram pictures in Sheffield!

The Millennium Gallery

Listed as one of the most impressive art and culture galleries in the northern England, The Millennium Gallery boasts unique exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and artefacts of national and international status.

It recognises the creative talents of South Yorkshire so you can really appreciate local talent in the area.

Their Metalwork Collection is an exhibition that pays homage to the industrial heritage of the city and Sheffield metals. It is definitely one to visit if you wanting to learn more about your new student city.

Devonshire Green

Located just a 15 minute walk from DIGS The Pinnacles. Devonshire Green Park is a lovely green space situated in the city centre.

It is surrounded by student-friendly bars, restaurants, and clubs in Sheffield. International cuisine and high street favourites such as Taco Bell and Dunkin Donuts are also nearby, making Dev Green perfect for a chill and bite to eat.

The park hosts live music in the summertime, it is an area of general hustle and bustle so you can grab some drinks with friends and sit in the sunshine!

Our Cow Molly Diary Farm & Ice Cream Shop

The neighbouring countryside of Sheffield is home to some of the best farms to visit in South Yorkshire.

You can pop in to see some cute cows and sample some freshly made ice cream at Our Cow Molly Dairy Farm’s ice cream parlour!

It really is the perfect activity to have some time away from your University studies and meet some friendly animals.

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