11 things almost everyone in Sheffield should have done by the age of 40

Sheffield is a city with a wealth of traditions and there are some activities, foods and experiences that almost everyone from the Steel City will have indulged in at some point.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 29 November, 2018, 13:19
Sheffield city centre

Here are 11 things we reckon everyone will have done in Sheffield by the time they are 40.

Whether you love it or hate it, Meadowhall (or 'Meadowhell') is an unavoidable part of living in Sheffield... especially at Christmas!
Whether you're an Owl or a Blade, Sheffield has one of the biggest city rivalries in the world... and even if you're not a football fan, you won't miss the buzz around the city on derby day.
Made in Sheffield for over 100 years and an essential addition to any important meal, everyone loves Hendo's!
After the baking hot summer we just had, how could you resist dashing through the fountain to cool off?
The rumble of a tram is never far away in Sheffield and it's an unavoidable part of city life if you use public transport to get into town.

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Whether it's the Lyceum or one of the many other theatres in Sheffield, a trip to see a show or a pantomime is a must - especially with some of the biggest touring productions in the UK stopping off at the city.
Whether you go to Leadmill, Corporation or a bar crawl up West Street, Sheffield is well known for its nightlife.
Or listened to one of their albums. Or just remember them as a group of High Green lads before they got big.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe park are some of the most beautiful spots in the city and there's always wildlife on hand looking for something to eat.
It's Sheffield's answer to Glastonbury and gets bigger every year so it's inevitable you'll go to Tramlines at some point if you live in the city.
Kelham Island is said to be home to Sheffield's ultimate pub crawl and has even been praised in the national media for its range of pubs serving craft beers.