10 romantic things to do in Sheffield

Tuesday, 13th February 2018, 2:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th February 2018, 2:39 pm

If you're looking to impress your loved one on Valentine's Day - or any day for that matter - try out these fun and romantic activities in the Steel City.

Watch a film at the Showroom Cinema

Date ideas don't come more tried and tested than a meal and a film - the unique Showroom Cinema offers a pleasant departure from standardised chain cinemas, however.

Start with dinner and a few drinks in the stylish Showroom bar, before heading through to watch the latest arthouse romantic movie or Hollywood blockbuster on the big screen.

Visit: 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2B - showroomworkstation.org.uk

Climb at the Foundry Climbing Wall

If you're willing to put your life in your partners' hands, try rope climbing at the Foundry on Mowbray Street.

Rope climbing lessons for a couple are available for £50.

Visit: 45 Mowbray Street, S3 8EN - foundryclimbing.com

Relax at Spa 1877

Enjoy a relaxing massage, or a dip in a Turkish bath alongside your partner in the relaxing setting of Spa 1877.

Quality time together doesn't get much better than this.

Visit: 67 Victoria Street, S3 7QD - spa1877.com

Admire the Park Hill Graffiti

When Shah Jahan ordered the building of the Taj Mahal in the 17th century, it was as an act of love towards his favourite partner, Mumtaz Mahal.

Sheffield has its very own public declaration of love by the iconic Park Hill Flats - the words I Love You, Will U Marry Me are emblazoned on a bridge by the Grade II listed building.

The grafitti has since become a pilgrimage spot for Steel City couples.

Visit: 218 Norwich Street, S2 5SB

The Park Hill Flats graffiti was scrawled in 2001 (Photo: Shutterstock)

Afternoon tea at the Vintage Pantry

If you're after something more civilised, visit the Vintage Pantry and enjoy an afternoon tea with your partner.

The quaint tearoom serve up delicious cakes and soul-warming cups of tea at a very reasonable price.

Visit: 178-188 Broadfield Road, S8 0XL - sheffieldantiquesquarter.co.uk

Visit a secret garden

Tucked away at the side of Hillsborough park is a romantic walled garden.

Punctuated with roses, fountains, and ponds, there are few settings as romantic as this peaceful garden in the city of Sheffield.

Visit: Hillsborough Park, S6 2AS

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Make pottery at Fired Arts

Anyone who has watched Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore film Ghost, knows just how romantic making pottery can be.

You can get creative with your loved one and create your very own piece of art to keep at Fired Arts.

Visit: 957 Ecclesall Road, S11 8TN - firedarts.co.uk

Skate at Ice Sheffield

Take to the ice alongside your partner and have a go at impersonating Torvill and Dean at Ice Sheffield.

Whether you're gracefully gliding across the ice, or spending most of the time on all fours, a trip to the rink is guaranteed fun.

Visit: Coleridge Road, S9 5DA - siv.org.uk

Enjoy the best view of Sheffield

Surrounded by hills, the city of Sheffield is spoilt for viewpoints.

The pick of the lot, however, can be found at Meersbrook Park on the city's south side which offers expansive views.

If you're lucky you can enjoy a sunset with your partner from the peaceful park.

Visit: Chesterfield Road, S8 9FB

Views from Meersbrook Park of the city are simply stunning (Photo: JP)

Have a pint by the fire

There are plenty of pubs in Sheffield with real fires, but a firm and reliable favourite is The Fox House.

After a good stomp around Burbage Edge and the Longshaw Estate, retreat to this cosy pub and enjoy a pint by a roaring fire.

Visit: The Fox House, Hathersage Road, Longshaw, S11 7TY - vintageinn.co.uk