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Sheffield Walking Tours

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones
  • Explore Sheffield's historic landmarks and hidden gems
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Compete for top spot on the Sheffield leaderboard
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Next Steps

1. Select your game, pick a trail of your choice and receive your welcome email.
2. Rally your team and enter a team name and phone number(s) into the system.
3. Receive your welcome text, then head to the start location on a day and time of your choice.
4. Text START to receive the first in a series of cryptic directions. Solve the puzzles to unravel your mystery.
5. Discover unique places, the secret and hidden of your city - and great independant pubs/cafes!
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CityDays Sheffield Hunts

Each hunt explores a different area of city in one of two ways. Our classic treasure hunts & scavenger hunts use puzzle-filled directions to guide players to exciting new sights. Our Story trails do all this with the added bonus of an immersive story on top - play the main character and relive a tale from the city's past or experience a story all your own.

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Action-packed Sheffield Walking Tours in Sheffield

How the Sheffield days out work

Discover Sheffield's secret places

Experience Sheffield's unique places and share stories in independent pubs & cafes, curated for each Sheffield Sheffield walking tour.

Fun challenges

Engaging puzzles and captivating stories reveal Sheffield in a new light.

Play together or competitively

Work as a team or compete head-to-head to set the fastest time on our Sheffield leaderboard.

Fully flexible bookings

Alter your booking freely; change the date, time, number of people or chosen Sheffield Sheffield walking tour. Even stop and start once you've begun.

Fun activity for all groups

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Sheffield walking tour Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Sheffield Walking Tours

Carolines over 50's Club Sheffield walking tour

Carolines over 50's Club

Fantastic trail , really enjoyed 10/10

Golden Pineapple Sheffield walking tour

Golden Pineapple

Amazing experience. Great ways to show little nooks and crannies you would otherwise miss. Really fun clues. Would full…

MAD MAX Sheffield walking tour

MAD MAX

Beautiful experience, group absolutely loved it. Great history and storyline, only thing is that there could’ve been mo…

Candler Clan Sheffield walking tour

Candler Clan

Had a fantastic day out! We loved the clues and they were the right level of difficulty for the whole family - age 11+.

The Ginger & the Gay Sheffield walking tour

The Ginger & the Gay

David and I had the BEST day exploring York, solving the clues, and had such a wonderful time over the whole day. What…

Mumson Sheffield walking tour

Mumson

Had a great day out in London doing the outdoor escape room, I have been round London hundreds of times but found areas…

Shell and Phil Sheffield walking tour

Shell and Phil

Brilliant clues and a great way to see the city. We will be looking to see which other cities we can do this in!

The Gunners Sheffield walking tour

The Gunners

We had a great few hours following the clues and exploring a part of London. Definitely tested the brain cells! Loved i…

Brains and Whiston Sheffield walking tour

Brains and Whiston

Was a intresting and fun filled day 😁. FromBrains & whiston

Special six Sheffield walking tour

Special six

A fantastic day out finding new places and spotting things you would normally just walk by! Highly recommend this activ…

Rocky Sheffield walking tour

Rocky

Great for getting out and seeing parts of the city you wouldn't other wise see. Plenty of places for food and drink on …

Wiggins and Simpsons Sheffield walking tour

Wiggins and Simpsons

Such a great time. We had an amazing afternoon, and enjoyed all the stops along the way!!

Priceless Sheffield walking tour

Priceless

Great way to explore London. Even if you live here you will discover hidden gems and lots of fun facts

Rescue Aid Society Sheffield walking tour

Rescue Aid Society

Fantastic day out! Wet and windy, but helped us see a city we are familiar with in a whole different light! Great fun!

Kanye Quest Sheffield walking tour

Kanye Quest

Very fun to see some areas where we've never been! Good riddles, not too hard but not too easy.

Team PP Sheffield walking tour

Team PP

It was fantastic! Really interesting clues and made me see my home town in a new way - looking for our next one!

BBSS Sheffield walking tour

BBSS

It was really excellent experience. We saw lots of places we had never seen and enjoyed the challenge of the clues. We …

A and L Sheffield walking tour

A and L

We loved the tour! Made us think, tired us out and was great fun! Thank you

Callaghans Sheffield walking tour

Callaghans

What an excellent way to explore Bath. We had great fun following the clues and finding all about the city. Brilliant w…

SBM Sheffield walking tour

SBM

Was a fantastic day out! Cannot fault it. Got us thinking, was the right level of challenge, and took us to some beauti…

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Walking Tours of Sheffield with CityDays

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Your urban odyssey starts here!

Welcome to Sheffield, South Yorkshire’s industrious city gem with a riveting and unexpectedly tumultuous history.

Home to over 746,000 people, Sheffield has procured its place as a go-to destination for everyone from sports fans to students. 

But beyond its reputation as a pioneering powerhouse, Sheffield is home to a lot of fascinating and overlooked historic gems that unite local feats and figures with global history. 

Our gamified Sheffield walking tours show you everything you need to see and do in Sheffield while also uncovering some lesser-known facts, places and secrets that even many locals don’t know about – all while having fun with the people you like most!

Get The Most Out of Your Walking Tours in Sheffield

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Our Sheffield walking tours transform you and your friends, family, colleagues or whoever into detectives, explorers and tour guides all at the same time. 

You’ll be tasked with solving a murder mystery in Sheffield that has dumbfounded even the likes of Sherlock Holmes. Luckily, he’ll be playing along beside you as you scavenge the city for clues, hunting down historic sights and collecting pieces of trivia along the way. 

You answer the clues, you discover the secret sights and hidden gems, and it’s your team that competes for top spot on our leaderboard.

We’ve worked hard to make sure there’s something for everyone who plays our Sheffield walking tours. So if it’s history, pubs, cosy cafes, weird geographical quirks or the satisfaction of solving a murder mystery you’re after - know that you’ll find it with CityDays!

See The City Your Way: Sheffield City Walking Tours

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No queues, no hassle, no guide, no strangers. 

Your enjoyment is at the heart of what we do. That’s why we create trails that help you explore a city without any of the downsides of doing so on a typical sightseeing tour.

You decide who you do your tour with: whether it’s just you or you invite your friends, family, other half or colleagues along for the journey, rest assured that no strangers will be crashing your adventure.

Take your time or race ahead: We have an opt-in competitive element to our games. That means that if you answer the clues in record time, submit the best photo or take part in any of our other challenges, your team will be in with the chance to win fun prizes.

However, these are totally optional and if you want to take your time exploring the sights or nipping into cosy shops, rest stops or attractions along the way, by all means do!

In fact, we encourage rest stops: We want you to experience the best of Sheffield. That’s why we recommend pubs, cafes and bars that you can use as rest stops along the way if you want to. If you’re raring to go or have other commitments in mind, that’s fine too. You’re welcome to pause the game at any point and resume it when you’re ready.

Stop or start whenever it’s convenient for you: Babysitter or train cancelled? No problem! Our games can be played at any time, although we do recommend playing during daylight hours (it’s hard to spot clues in the dark and your safety is a priority for us). 

All you need is a phone, comfy shoes and a sense of adventure: really, that’s it. If you have a good bunch of people around you, all the better. 

The Best Sheffield Walking Tours

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Our walking tours of Sheffield are self-guided and designed to show you the good stuff, cut out the boring stuff, and get you interacting with your surroundings. 

How do we do that? 

Well, we put the activity back in your hands. We curate our trails so they take you around a city’s most interesting streets, landmarks, history, and introduce you to its famous figures. The only catch is - it’s up to you to solve our puzzles, riddles and clues to take you from each one to the next! 

Instead of a traditional guide leading you from pillar to post, we send puzzles, riddles and clues to your phone that contain the answers and directions for your next stop. Don’t worry - you don’t need to be tech-savvy to play. If you can send text messages, you’re more than qualified!

Still a bit confused? Here’s how it works

Historic Sheffield Walks: Unveil History With your Senses

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Believe us when we tell you that Sheffield is full to the brim with clues to its past - you’ve just never noticed them before. 

On this Sheffield walking tour, you’ll traverse Sheffield’s city centre while visiting many of its major landmarks, such as Sheffield Cathedral, The Peace Gardens, Crucible Square, Victoria Quays and Kelham Island. 

We love history - but we understand that not everyone is as fanatic as we are. Don’t worry - you don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy our walking tours in Sheffield. You don’t need any prior knowledge to solve our clues, although a curious mind and an eye for detail will help! 

All you have to do is crack our puzzles, riddles and clues to take you around.

Available Trails and Sheffield Walking Tours

Interested in finding out more about the kinds of self-guided Sheffield walking tours we provide? Here’s where you get a tiny sneak peek into where you can find your next adventure…

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Murder on The Don

Embark on a puzzle-filled adventure through Sheffield, exploring its rich history via architecture, sculptures, and artworks - all while solving a murder mystery.

Unravel clues and solve challenges that reveal Sheffield’s historic gems while journeying through a fictional murder mystery. Aided by Sherlock Holmes himself, you’ll uncover secrets around the city centre and the former industrial hub of Kelham Island. 

Enjoy a scenic route that passes through iconic Sheffield landmarks and unravel a classic murder mystery with a twist on this Sheffield walking tour that is perfect for both locals and first-time visitors to Sheffield! 

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