Water sports can provide a great adrenaline rush for the sporty dater. You wouldn’t think of Sheffield as being a location typical of water sports, but actually, there are plenty of opportunities in area. If you want to test the water with your date, why not choose one of these awesome dating ideas for water sports in Sheffield.


Wakeboarding is an incredibly exhilarating surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of the water. As you’re towed behind a motorboat, it’s pretty fast-paced, but can be picked up relatively easily. Beginners can take advantage of lessons at all good wakeboarding venues, while those who’ve mastered the basics can experiment with some tricks. The Rother Valley Country Park is a fantastic place to get involved in a variety of water sports, including wakeboarding, and can be found on Mansfield Road near Rotherham.


Sailing has always been very popular, and could be the perfect activity for a fun date. Ulley Sailing Club offers half day inland sailing experiences in Rotherham and Sheffield, where beginners are introduced to sailing and let out on the water with a qualified instructor. Ulley Sailing Club can be found at Ulley Country Park, Pleasley Road, Aughton, Sheffield.

Kayaking and Canoeing

Sheffield Canoe Club offers outdoor canoeing and kayaking lessons on the River Don at Oughtibridge. You can go along up to 3 times before having to join the club, so it’s an ideal activity to test the waters. There are plenty of coaches to guide you on your way, and you can either bring your own equipment or borrow the club’s.

Water Zorbing

Water zorbing is a relatively new idea, and brilliant fun! Dubbed the closest thing to walking on water, the zorb is a large inflatable sphere that you climb inside and attempt to walk across a body of water. Also known as water balling, you can try out this fun sport at the Stocksbrige Community Leisure Centre every Wednesday from 6pm to 7.30pm.

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