Congratulations! You’ve finished your exams and now you can put your feet up, relax and enjoy the lengthy summer holiday. If you’re not careful though the summer can be a little too long ("Surely not!" I hear you say); according to reputable scientific studies, the average human body can only endure a finite amount of Netflix and chill. To overcome the dangers of cataclysmic boredom it is essential to fill your summer with interesting stuff. Thankfully, we at ResLife have worked tirelessly to make a list of the super stuff you can do this summer.
The Peak District
If you haven’t explored this National Park yet you’re missing out. There are so many things to do: you can go cycling and race your friends (you can hire bikes/helmets there), take a guided walk or even spend a weekend camping. For more information go to www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/
For the animal lovers…
Ever wanted to go for a walk with an alpaca? Well now you can. The Holly Hagg Community Farm on the outskirts of the city has a herd of the furry animals and days of satisfaction can be gained from feeding and walking them. Watch out though: they tend to snatch. For more information go to https://hollyhagg.org.uk/
The Steel City also has its own cat cafe, Tabby Teas. This place is awesome; nothing beats the combination of a warm brew and kittens. Go for lunch with friends (or even alone if you’re a hardcore fan) and meet Tabby Teas’ many feline residents. For information and booking see www.tabbyteas.co.uk/
If alpaca and cats haven’t fulfilled your animal addiction, Sheffield’s Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre is the place for you. They have birds, bats, butterflies, lemurs, otters, owls, crocodiles, meerkats, butterflies and much more. See www.butterflyhouse.co.uk
See a show
The Lyceum and Crucible have lots to offer this summer. If you like comedy you should try The Play That Goes Wrong (from 30th July to 4th August) or if musicals play more to your tune, try the Jersey Boys (from 19th to 30th June). For a full list of possibilities go to www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk. Also, Sheffield has lots of cool cinemas. If the Odeon is too boring you have lots of other options. Try the Curzon independent cinema at 16 George St (S1 2PF), The Light in the Moor or The Showroom (15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX). All of them are about the same price as the Odeon but much better experiences.
From the 20th to the 22nd Tramlines is taking over. If you can get your hands on tickets, Stereophonics are headlining and there are lots of events taking place across the city. But don’t worry if the tickets are out as the fringe events are just as good. For more info see www.tramlines.org.uk/