Things to do

Whatever your interests there are plenty of things to do in South Yorkshire and the surrounding area. We've put together a collection of our own and previous guests' favourites here all of which can be reached within an hour of Throapham House. So - when are you coming to Throapham House?


explore Heritage & museums…
Roche Abbey

Roche Abbey (courtesy Welcome to Yorkshire)

Our area is rich in the country’s heritage including nearby Roche Abbey, some of England’s finest stately homes and many exciting museums marking the region’s industrial past.
Why not consider incorporating a visit to one or more of these during your stay with us?

explore Horse racing and eventing…
Welcome to Yorkshire Summer Racing Festival

Summer Racing Festival (courtesy Welcome to Yorkshire)

The oldest of classics, the St Leger Stakes, which is run at Doncaster in September each year has its origins in the nearby villages of Laughton en le Morthen and Firbeck where Anthony St Leger bred and raced horses.

explore Nature & wildlife…
Peacock butterfly at Throapham House

Peacock butterfly in our garden

There’s plenty of local nature and wildlife to explore in the many varied habitats around Throapham House, but if you want to try something more exotic then we’ve several award winning wildlife parks and sanctuaries nearby.

explore Parks & gardens…
Open air concert at Clumber Park

Open air concert at Clumber Park

We’ve got some great parks and gardens for you to enjoy near Throapham House, from the formal gardens of Renishaw Hall to the wild moorlands of the Peak District National Park while Clumber Park has been a favourite family day out for local people over many years.

explore Performing & visual arts…
Have a great night out Sheffield Theatres

Have a great night out at Sheffield Theatres (courtesy Welcome to Yorkshire)

Sheffield boasts the world famous Crucible and Lyceum theatres where you can enjoy productions by leading companies while the Motorpoint Arena and Sheffield City Hall regularly stage concerts by top artists and orchestras. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Wakefield are both just a short trip up the motorway from Throapham House.

explore Sport and leisure…
Rock climbing in the Peak District

Rock climbing in the Peak District (courtesy Welcome to Yorkshire)

South Yorkshire today has world class athletic and swimming facilities with many international competitions taking place each year in the area.
Golfers wanting a challenge will find we have several excellent courses nearby with the old Ryder Cup course at Lindrick being only 10 minutes away.
The Peak District National Park offers some interesting natural challenges to rock climbers at Froggatt Edge and Stanage Edge.

explore Cities and shopping…
Sheffield city centre  has a great selection of shops and restaurants

Sheffield city centre (courtesy Welcome to Yorkshire)

We’re a short trip from Sheffield city centre with its excellent range of shops, restaurants and buzzing cultural areas.
The historic cities of York and Lincoln are both about an hour away with Doncaster, Nottingham and Leeds closer still.
And don’t forget to explore the local market towns at Bawtry and Retford.

explore Walking…
Doorstep walks from Throapham House

Doorstep walks from Throapham House

There are some easy walks around our local villages documented in this series of trail leaflets and doorstep walks. If you prefer more demanding walks then the Longshaw Estate (National Trust) in the Peak District National Park is about 21 miles from Throapham and is a good place to being exploring this wonderful countryside.


Yorkshire – When are you coming?

If you want to look a little further afield you might like to watch this short video for a few more ideas…


Peter Kay, Leona Lewis, JLS, Rihanna, Michael Buble, Westlife, Lady Gaga, Dancing on Ice Tour, X Factor 2010 Tour and Strictly Come Dancing

These are just some of the fantastic events appearing at the Sheffield Arena in 2010. If you are attending any one of these events, why not extend your stay and enjoy some of the many places to visit nearby such as York, Chatsworth House, Clumber Park to name a few or perhaps shopping at Meadowhall(…)

‘Are you havin’ a laugh?’ – Grin up North, the Sheffield Comedy Festival is back for the whole of October

Live comedy from some of the best comedians from around the world in Sheffield during October. Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, Toby Foster, Jimmy Carr, Alistar McGowan, Julian Clary and Nicholas Parsons to name a few. For a full list of events in the Grin up North Comedy Festival click here. Throapham House is situated close(…)

Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Elton John The Red Piano Tour, Eddie Izzard, Green Day, Pink, Fleetwood Mac, Thriller – Live, BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2009, ABBA – The Show, Strictly Come Dancing Live 2010, X Factor Live Tour 2010 at the Sheffield Arena.

These are just some of the fabulous acts appearing at the Sheffield Arena in the forthcoming months. Throapham House is situated close to junction 31 of the M1 and is approximately 13 miles – 20 minutes by car from the Sheffield Arena making us an ideal location from which to base your visit.

WEEKEND@LAST: Scouting For Girls and The Saturdays to appear at Sandbeck Park, Maltby, Rotherham

Heading the line up at the spectacular 2-day event will be Scouting For Girls and The Saturdays on Friday 10 June while on Saturday 11 June The Music of Queen, A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular will draw to a close what will be South Yorkshire’s most exciting and live outdoor musical event. Throapham House bed(…)