Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire which lies in the eastern foothills of the Pennines, with its south western boundary overlapping into the stunning Peak District National Park. Located in the Valley of the River Don with its four tributaries, there are more than 250 parks and woodland gardens within this city. In fact, Sheffield is reputed to have about 4.5 million trees and has been described as the greenest city in Europe.
Being the third largest district by population in England, this elegant metropolis offers a bustling city life, a wide economic base of innovative enterprises and a thriving cultural scene. Known over the world as the “Steel City”, Sheffield came to industrial prominence in the 1900s, and in the Millennium Gallery you will find examples of the metalworker’s craft that made Sheffield famous, along with exhibitions of contemporary art and design. Visit Kelham Island Museum and you will find further examples of Sheffield’s proud industrial heritage on display, including Europe’s largest working steam engine.
When fostering in Sheffield, you will become part of a friendly and helpful population with a very strong sense of community. You will also find that this city offers a host of activities to enjoy. Its Winter Garden offers visitors and local residents a chance to escape the wintery blues and if that doesn’t do the job then the Tropical Butterfly House certainly will.
Take a walk through the Sheffield Botanical Gardens and enjoy nature in all its glory, or sample the culture and gastronomic delights of the city centre. Sheffield has such a diverse range of activities and entertainment to enjoy - award-winning theatre, music, festivals, street art and much more - that you’re sure to never get bored!
But the countryside is never far away and in fact there are a number of nature reserves in the city which when combined occupy 1,600 acres. Or you can take a trip out to nearby Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, set in the magnificent landscape of the Peak District National Park. The 105 acre garden is beautiful in all seasons and younger visitors will particularly enjoy the farmyard with its wide variety of animals and their young, and the spectacular woodland adventure playground.
If you’re thinking of fostering in Sheffield, Fostering to Inspire can help you on your journey. We offer support and guidance with every step of the process, believing that nurturing a child’s development begins with a happy, caring home. We can help with anything from those looking for further information, to aiding with permanent residency for a foster child.
If you’re interested in fostering a child in Sheffield, or simply looking for more information, Fostering to Inspire would love to hear from you, and guide you through the process.