Easter Break in Sheffield
Good Friday 29th March 2013
Easter Monday 1st April 2013
School Holidays 28th March – 15th April 2013
Get away from it all this Easter and enjoy a well-deserved break at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park.
Don’t let Sheffield’s 19th century reputation as the “city of steel” fool you into thinking its landscape is very urban. Whilst many industrial revolutions were developed locally, Sheffield has more trees per person than any other city in Europe, and according to Sheffield City Council, is England’s greenest city!
Over half of Sheffield’s entire area is green space, and a third of the city lies within the Peak District National Park. There are more than 200 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city with the highest ratio of trees to people than any city in Europe.
Shortlisted for the first city to be designated UK City of Culture, Sheffield is a hub of cultural activity home to award-winning galleries and museums and is nationally renowned for its theatres.
Things to do
You will be spoilt for choice with things to do in Sheffield – so much so, you may even need to extend your stay to fit it all in!
Sheffield is geographically, very diverse with much of the city built on the hillside and a third of the city within the Peak District. It offers both the amenities of an urban area, set within a beautiful location, with some of the most spectacular views right on its doorstep.
For an action-packed Easter break, why not start by visiting the adrenaline churning Aerial Extreme. With 34 challenging obstacles, it is a great day out for all to enjoy. The adventure ground will have you jumping, dropping, laughing and screaming from speedy zips, mid-air jumps, suspending gravity defying climbing walls and much more. And what’s best, the course has a clip and go failsafe system which enables the whole family to join in (6 years +).
If that’s not enough, the Peak District is a stone’s throw away from Sheffield with 555 square miles of undulating landscape waiting for you to climb, cycle, horse ride, sail, canoe and even paraglide through the peaks and troughs and take in the breath-taking views of rolling hills and outstanding scenery.
For a more relaxed experience of the Peak District, long trails pervade the picturesque landscape, with over 1,800 miles of footpaths, as well as large open access areas, available for hillwalking and hiking. There are dedicated walks throughout the Peak District in honour of the famous works: visit the many inspirations of Charlotte’s Bronte's Jane Eyre; recreate the scene from Pride & Prejudice above Stanage Edge and visit the grave of Robin Hood’s sidekick Little John.
On your travels, why not visit the beautiful stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House. Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth House offers spectacular landscaped gardens and exquisite architecture set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland. Passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family, Chatsworth House has over 30 rooms to explore, regal state rooms and magnificently restored art galleries, with one of Europe’s most significant art collections, shops, restaurants and an award-winning Farm shop. The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire hold events throughout the year for all the family to enjoy including summer fairs, flower festivals and tours.
For an action-packed, science-filled day out, why not go to the UK’s first science adventure centre – Magna Science. Based in the Templeborough steelworks district of Rotherham, Magna Science offers a truly mind blowing experience exploring the four elements in a hands on way. Take control of a real-life JCB and explode a quarry in the earth pavilion; make cables glow red hot and paint heat patterns with your hands and enjoy the ambience of the big melt.
Take a trip to Heeley City Farm, a wind and sun powered farm designed to educate and nurture, with friendly farm animals, wildlife and organic gardens. Visit Rhaj and Rekah, Heeley’s very own peacocks or Clover and Buttercup, two jersey cows. With a chidren’s playground and adjoining park and a healthy eating café and peat free garden centre, children can learn and play and get close to some of their favourite furry animals.
For a more tropical experience, visit the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre; a lush rainforest in Sheffield! See the free-flying butterflies, birds and bats and keep a look out for the shy iguanas. . The Butterfly House has a whole host of fascinating creatures for you to spot, from meerkats and owls, to snakes and leaf cutter ants carrying supersized loads. Enjoy Aerial Antic displays, featuring spectacular birds of prey and free-flying Macaws, and the Parrot Display, where the flock show offer a variety of talents.
Sheffield’s vast open landscape lends itself to some fantastic sporting venues and activity centres including Paradise Island, a crazy golf centre set amidst tiki huts, palm trees and exotic plants, or why not go to iceSheffield; an ice arena consisting of two Olympic sized ice rinks, which hosts a range of exhilarating skating events for all the family to enjoy.
What’s on offer
DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park offers the perfect suburban getaway, with great access to Sheffield, Chesterfield and the Peak District. Enjoy the comfort of our luxury accommodation and take advantage of our first-class facilities including our sparkling heated indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool.
To make your stay that much more enjoyable, DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park has put together some fantastic offers to enjoy a stress free Easter Break …
Easter Breaks from just £59
Easter break with our special discounted accommodation rates 31st March - 7th
Just £59 (Room only) or £69 (Bed and Breakfast) per room, based on two people sharing a twin or double.
Rate includes use of leisure club, free parking and complimentary WiFi.