Ten places to escape the derby football in Sheffield after the match

The final whistle has blown, the celebrations are over.

Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 2:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 2:45 pm
A family have a go at traditional skills at the blacksmith forge at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

And if the wrong team lost at last night’s Sheffield derby - or the beautiful game isn’t your bag - then the chances are you want to get far, far away from the post match bragging.

Here are nine places to escape the football this weekend.

The launch of Sheffield's first cat cafe Tabby Teas.

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Sheffield Round Walk

This 15 mile stretch takes in parks, woods and suburbs without leaving the city boundary. There are four different sections and the best place to start is at Endcliffe Park.

And it’s long enough that your disappointment over the result should have ebbed away. Almost.

Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen

Bat off the post match blues with a game of squash at Concord Sports Centre, where there are courts available for squash or racketball for up to 45 minutes.

Take a rival fan for a real test of sportsmanship.

Take a deep breath...

Plan some mindful meditation or t’ai chi with Sheffield Buddhist Centre in Commonside, where there is a weekly schedule of events.

The Leadmill

Or call in to a free taster day at Sheffield Yoga Centre in Walkley today, from 2-3pm. Booking required online.

Amble in Bradfield

You’ll be lucky to get a phone signal in Bradfield, which makes it the ideal spot to escape analysis of what went wrong.

Take a walk through the pretty village, call in to the Old Horns Inn or Nags Head for a pint of Bradfield Brewery beer, or call in at Our Cow Molly in nearby Dungworth for an ice cream.

4 June 2014..........Restaurant review The Milestones Sheffield.Belly of pork, fondant potato, chorizo, caramelized shallots, spring greens. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1003/58e

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road

Forget footballers, those who toiled at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet knew what hard work was.

Take a fascinating step back in time to when it was a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century by touring the centre.

Tabby Teas, Cemetery Road

They say petting animals can reduce stress.

An afternoon at Sheffield’s first cat cafe, Tabby Teas, should leave you purring rather than protesting, even if it is a bit close to Bramall Lane.

The launch of Sheffield's first cat cafe Tabby Teas.

Sheffield Antiques Quarter, Heeley

Who needs victory, when you can pick up some vintage bargains?

Sheffield Antiques Quarter is a treasure trove of furniture, fashion and more. Plus there’s plenty of coffee and cake on offer in the many cafes.

The Leadmill, city centre

Bounce around and burn off some off that pent up energy with a night of indie classics at a different city institution, The Leadmill.

Die-hard music fans can also check out a new exhibition of gig posters created by Sheffield artist Martin Bedford running at The Closed Shop, Crookes.

Dick Whittington, The Montgomery

Laugh along with the family as Wales Community Theatre Players perform the familar tale of Dick Whittington.

The show started last night, runs until January 20, and should turn any frown upside down.

Tickets available at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Eat in Kelham Island

The LA of Sheffield, the capital of beer... whatever you brand it, Kelham Island has plenty of places to eat and drink away any mild hangover.

For pinchos tapas try The Old Workshop, Urban Quarter for burgers, The Milestone for classic gastro pub dishes and the new Stew and Oyster for what it says on the tin.

The Leadmill
4 June 2014..........Restaurant review The Milestones Sheffield.Belly of pork, fondant potato, chorizo, caramelized shallots, spring greens. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1003/58e