Although you pretty much could spend all day reminiscing through the Leopold Hotel, we have compiled a list of other things that you could do after you complete your magical exploration of our historical building during the Spring season.
1. Leopold Square
The Leopold Hotel is centrally located on Leopold Square, a unique destination in itself as it sits amongst an array of fantastic bars and eateries. The Square has been described as “a jewel nestled in the heart of Sheffield; a vibrant oasis of entertainment in a frenetic city; a secluded retreat, a million miles away from the busy concrete pavements”. With its stunning architecture, it is a perfect destination for friends and family, during any part of the day. For the Spring season, Leopold Square will be hosting a live entertainment music series every weekend from May to September.
2. The Botanical Gardens
Just nestled outside the city centre is one of the cities best kept secrets, The Botanical Gardens.The Gardens of Sheffield has been voted by TripAdvisor as the #2 destination out of a list of 158, and has received it’s TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its consistency in earning great reviews from travellers. Every season at the Gardens is special, but Spring is the utmost beautiful with its newly revived flowers and colors. The Gardens include everything from fossilised trees to a bear pit, temperate glasshouses to a café/shop and is a great place to relax and explore and get in touch with nature. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable and eagerly explain the surroundings to those who are interested.
3. Graves Park of Sheffield
The Graves Park of Sheffield, located just 3 miles south of Sheffield city centre, has been voted best in it’s class of parks. Known for its massive size at 87 hectares, and the city’s largest public park, it accommodates both families with children, as well as the individual who’s like to spend hours in nature reading a favorite book. It’s facility and features include:
- Animal farm
- 2 Children’s playgrounds
- Outdoor events
- Outdoor sports: Bowling Greens*, Cricket*, Football*, Tennis, 9 Hole Pitch & Putt*
- Sheffield Round Walk
- Nature trail
- Landscape and floral features
4. Kelham Island Museum
Interested in learning of the industrial heritage of Sheffield and how it was the leading steel producer? The Kelham Island Museum is located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts and stands on a manmade island that is over 900 years old. The museum opened in 1982 and exhibits objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story, and how Sheffield’s position during the Industrial Revolution. On a beautiful spring day viewers cen even witness the mighty River Don steam engine being revved up!
5. Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre
The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre has been voted the number 1 destination to visit in Sheffield. With it’s rave reviews, one can only imagine the fantastic creatures and views to be discovered. In the Spring, when the weather is absolutely perfect for outdoor activities, one can spend hours exploring the Centre, and find its landmark Butterfly House full of flying, little beauties! The facilities include a Picnic Room, a Jungle themed gift shop and a modern dining facility called the Butterfly Cafe which serves freshly prepared hot and cold food and homemade cakes and deluxe teas. The Tropical Butterfly House is open daily and is located just 5 minutes from M1, junction 31.
During any season, Sheffield is full of adventurous destinations to enjoy. However, in the Spring, when the weather is dry and the climate great for outdoor activities, travellers can enjoy many offerings surrounding them during their stay at the Leopold Hotel.