Cliffhanger festival kicks off in Sheffield city centre today

Sheffield city centre is set to be turned into an adventure playground when the Cliffhanger festival returns for its 10th year today.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 3:55 pm
Updated Friday, 8th July 2016, 4:57 pm
The Cliffhanger festival returns to Sheffield today
The Cliffhanger festival returns to Sheffield today

The festival, which celebrates the great outdoors, features the British Bouldering Championships and there is the chance to try a range of activities, including climbing and skateboarding.

In previous years the event has been held in Sheffield parks, but this year the action-packed festival will be held in city centre locations including Devonshire Green, Barkers Pool, the Peace Gardens and the Winter Garden during the course of today and tomorrow.

This year admission to the event is free.

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Councillor Leigh Bramall, Deputy Leader and cabinet member for business and economy at Sheffield Council, said: “People come to Sheffield from across the UK each year for Cliffhanger, an action-packed weekend which perfectly showcases Sheffield’s excellence as the UK’s premier Outdoor City.

“And, with Sheffield being the UK’s leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, city culture and rural escapes, relocating the festival to the centre of The Outdoor City brings all of that together.

“I look forward to seeing people of all ages and abilities testing their limits, trying new activities and enjoying the great outdoors – in a unique urban environment.”

To find out more about Cliffhanger click here.