A town like no other, steeped in history, industry, and innovation. Rotherham is an area of contrast boasting green spaces for walking, cycling, and even sailing as well as museums, theme parks and heritage sites. Rotherham is a family friendly place, with opportunities for a short visit or to spend the whole day exploring.
Aston Springs Farm
Chapel of Our Lady on the Bridge
The Chapel on the Bridge has been called ‘a gem in the midst of Rotherham’. Dating back to 1483, the chapel has a deep and interesting past with plenty of stories to tell.
Clifton Park is a Green Flag park, which boasts the highest possible standards, beautifully maintained gardens, and excellent facilities. There is plenty to do with something for everyone, a museum, play park, water splash, tennis, bowls, adventure golf, land train and a fun park, with roller coasters, water rides, bumper cars and much more.
Clifton Park Museum
Clifton House built in 1783 for the Walker family and designed by the great Yorkshire Architect John Carr, was later sold to Rotherham Corporation, and turned into a museum in 1893.
This beautiful building is home to collections, where you can step back in time and explore the story of Rotherham, encounter the weird and wonderful, learn about the Walker family, with additional temporary exhibitions that explore Rotherham’s cultural heritage through its communities.
Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park
A magical family adventure awaits you at Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park
The ultimate urban playground! This jaw-dropping inflatable theme park is Jam-packed with exciting new activities and features.
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Magna Science Adventure Centre is a hands-on experience packed with interactive exhibits. Explore the wonders of science and technology in our four pavilions – Air, Earth, Fire and Water
Meadowhall shopping venue covers 1.4 million sq ft of floor space and inhabits 290 stores from top independent and international brands, 50 places to eat in Sheffield and drink, and an 11-screen cinema. Ever since it opened in 1990 on the site of a former steelworks, Meadowhall’s been the place to shop in the region. There’s also 12,000 free parking spaces and direct access via rail, road and tram.
Nova City Rotherham – Parkour
The largest indoor Parkour Park in the UK, a dance studio, a spring floor, and an aerial performance area. The building hosts classes Monday to Saturday in all feature disciplines. Famous open jam and open sessions regularly plays host to some of the most talented parkour athletes in the world making Nova Rotherham the perfect place to visit.
Shopping in Rotherham, Parkgate Shopping, South Yorkshire offers a wide selection of the UK’s favourite top brand names close to the centre of town.
With a range of the UK’s favourite shops, as well as food outlets, Parkgate Shopping offers all that you would expect and more from a top shopping centre in Yorkshire
Beautifully set in a valley landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th Century, Roche Abbey has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery, laid out as excavated foundations.
Rother Valley Country Park
Rother Valley Country Park is an amazing place for days out and an abundance of adventures for everyone. The site is 750 acres with 3 lakes, an aqua park, cable water ski, water sports centre, cycle centre, a golf course, an onsite café and since 2019 a brand new, award winning campsite, Waleswood camping and caravan site.
The park has plenty of open spaces to play your own outdoor games, walking and cycle trails, with a wide and accessible range of equipment available for you to hire. From sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing to family electric boats, pedal or rowing boats and zorbing there is something for everyone.
South Yorkshire Transport Museum
The South Yorkshire Transport Museum (SYTM) is a transport museum of South Yorkshire and surrounding areas in the United Kingdom. Founded in the 1960’s, the museum features buses, the lower deck of a Sheffield Tramway tramcar, a tractor, a lorry, milk floats and an extensive array of bicycles plus static displays of models and memorabilia.
Tropical Butterfly House
Discover an indoor rain forest paradise with free flying butterflies, tropical birds, creepy crawlies, and reptiles. Green Iguanas, terrapins, ducks, and leaf cutter ants are free to roam. There’s a world of mini beasts – chameleons, caterpillars, beetles, bugs, stick insects, snakes, and glow-in-the-dark scorpions in the Nocturnal Room. Outside, you can meet our lively family of meerkats.
Wentworth Woodhouse is a Grade I listed stately home in South Yorkshire, with the longest façade of any country house in England. It stands in 87 acres of gardens and grounds and has extensive views over former parkland, including a deer park and lakes, which are vested in the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Amenity Trust
Holy Trinity Church, Wentworth is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England in Wentworth, South Yorkshire. The church was built by William Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 6th Earl Fitzwilliam in memory of his parents. Construction started in 1872 and the building was designed by John Loughborough Pearson. It was completed in 1876 and consecrated on 31 July 1877 by the Archbishop of York. On opening, Old Holy Trinity Church, Wentworth was closed.