Just south of Sheffield city centre and heading towards Chesterfield, the areas of Woodseats, Meersbrook and Heeley offer a perfect blend of trendy, active suburban living with activities galore for all the family to enjoy.
We take a look at a few of the things that make this area of Sheffield so special and such a great place to live.
A sister outlet of Kelham Island’s Bhaji Shop, The Shack follows the current street food craze, in a lively and colourful setting. Offering fresh vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free Indian snacks to eat in or takeaway, the shop uses local produce whenever possible.
Ferdinando’s is an independent family-run Italian eatery with a menu full of deliciously fresh and authentic Italian dishes, proudly prepared by real Italian chefs. Why not take advantage of their reasonably priced two or three course meal offer and treat yourself and your family to a feast?
Fancying something a bit more traditional? The Crown Inn is home to Pieminister’s 100% free-range and farm assured pies. The Monday Pie and pint from £9.95 is a great deal, and you can even bag 15% off food on Thursdays.
A record emporium housing over 3,000 second-hand picks, Spinning Discs is a hipster music-lover’s mecca. As well as selling, they will also take your used favourites off your hand for cash or credit and offer a vinyl cleaning service to bring your well-loved LPs a new lease of life.
Chapel Decorative Interiors sits on the edge of Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter. Selling French Affair restored upholstered bedframes alongside mid-century British and Scandinavian ceramics and furniture, they also offer a range of services. From bespoke furniture making to an upholstery service with designer fabrics, and a home styling service, there’s plenty here for your new pad.
With panoramic views over the city, a woodland area, and playground, Meersbrook park is the perfect place to relax with the family whilst remaining connected to the city. The park’s Walled Garden’s annual summer party and apple days can attract over 1000 people at a time.
A Sheffield family-favourite, Heeley City Farm bills itself as a friendly farm and environmental visitor centre, and they only close once a year on Christmas day. Free to visit, here you can spot goats, pigs, rabbits and more. Produce from the farm is also served up in the café, and those with a green thumb will enjoy picking something up from the garden centre.
Also housing an animal farm home to highland cattle, donkeys, sheep and more, Graves Park is the biggest park in the area. Sporting facilities include Bowling Greens, Cricket, Football, Tennis, 9 Hole Pitch & Putt nature trails, and a fishing lake.
Founded in 1962, Sylvain School of Dance provides tuition in Ballet, Tap, Theatrecraft, Modern Jazz and Freestyle for all ages. Teachers are accredited by the International Dance Teachers’ Association and the British Ballet Organisations, so you know you’re in safe hands to find your rhythm.
Fancy pole dancing, Pilates, or even a bit of “stretchy bendy flexibility”? Butterfly is famous city-wide for its great value classes and experienced instructors who welcome everyone from complete beginners to advanced movers. Eva and Sasha always receive glowing reviews and their packed timetable has a slot to fit everyone.
A small, recently restored venue, The Tramshed stocks a selection of unusual alcohols, and plays host to secret cinema nights and astrology lectures. Before its restoration, the building was identifiable by a mural proclaiming “community lives!” on its frontage. This artwork is now displayed at the back of the bar so you can admire it while grazing on trendy “pinchos”, a kind of Spanish bar snack, and sipping your tipple of choice.
Owned by Sheffield’s famous parody pop group The Everly Pregnant Brothers, The Brothers Arms is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Heely City Farm. They ask you to “Please keep children on a lead and bring well behaved dogs only”, but this is the perfect place for a pint with a view on one of their two patios overlooking the city towards the Abbeydale picture house and Madina Masjid Mosque.