26 Aug
City centre transformed into one big playground

Cliffhanger returns to the city this August Bank Holiday weekend, once again transforming Sheffield city centre in to one big playground with three days of free fun activities and entertainment for all the family.

Sheffield’s festival dedicated to celebrating the great outdoors – Cliffhanger - is back in the city centre on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August with the exciting British Bouldering Championships once again taking centre stage. 

The nation’s best climbers will battle it out on the wall for the top spot, while spectators watch in awe. 

It is also the final weekend of Sheffield By The Seaside – the inner-city beach that transforms the Peace Gardens into our very own seaside, complete with Helter Skelter, seaside rides, live entertainment, character visitors, sandy areas for digging and sandcastle building plus a splash in the fountains.

Councillor Martin Smith, Chair of the Economic Development and Skills Policy Committee at Sheffield City Council, said:

“Sheffield has certainly put on a great show so far this summer and the coming bank holiday is another fantastic opportunity for local people and families to get out and enjoy the brilliant free activities and entertainment we’re putting on.

“There are not many cities where on the same weekend you can watch live national championship sport for free, have a go at axe hurling, make sandcastles and whizz down a Helter Skelter all in the city centre.

"Sheffield is a massive adventure playground and whether you’re a fan of sport, the outdoors, arts and craft, the seaside, or rides and shows there’s a lot of fun to be had this bank holiday.”

Diane Jarvis, Head of Business Operations at Sheffield BID said:

“Sheffield BID is delighted to be supporting the outdoor extravaganza that is Cliffhanger once again. 

"The city centre has been a real hive of activity over the summer, with a packed programme of events including The Fringe at Tramlines, the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 and most recently Sheffield Bricktropolis, all events that we have been proud to either directly support or deliver ourselves. Cliffhanger will bring a memorable summer of events and attractions to a close in a truly fitting way.

“With so many amazing things happening over the Cliffhanger weekend, it is sure to be a special weekend, one that will increase footfall and encourage dwell time and spend into our local businesses. Cliffhanger provides another reason for visitors far and wide to rediscover their city centre and see what makes Sheffield The Outdoor City.”

Cliffhanger is organised by Sheffield City Council in association with Sheffield BID. 

Photo credit: Alex Messenger