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Millhouses Park

Abbeydale Road South | Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ, England
+44 114 262 0147
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Meeting point for Steel City Striders running club on Tuesday mornings

Lovely large park with lots of different activity areas including tennis. Excellent cafe which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
uklarka
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Another great Sheffield Park

I have lived in Sheffield for 13 years now and this park is great for our son, we get the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JanetteMarkSheffield
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Sheffield
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Millhouses Park is located approximately 3 miles south-west of Sheffield City Centre. Part of the park was gifted by Earl Fitzwilliam & Marquis of Zetland in 1909, with the remainder purchased by Sheffield City Council. Recent improvements include the Splash! project, located on the site of the old swimming pool and lido and reintroduces water play into the park, many years after the lido was closed and filled in. It is an interactive play area designed to be both playful and educational with kit such as an Archimedes screw, hand pumps and see saws that pump water into a large snaking channel, where it can be dammed in several places before being scooped by a water wheel and fed into a recycling tank. The water then feeds the toilets, can be used to water plants and tops up the boating lake. The Fishway project has seen the old paddling pools filled in and converted into natural habitat that will allow fish such as trout to bypass the two weirs on the River Sheaf and move upstream to spawn. The design is very complex and incorporates rock pools, overhangs and resting places and mimics their natural habitat as much as possible. Park Facilities include:On-Site Parking2 multi-purpose fields Outdoor Gym Skate Park Obstacle Course Traditional Playground Zipwire SPLASH! Waterplay Boating Lake with Paddle Boats Fish Pass Cricket Pitch Tennis Courts Pitch 'n' Put Crown Green Bowling Basketball Court5-a-side all-weather pitch Sensory Garden Formal Gardens Free Toilets Park Cafe & Ice Cream Kiosk (private business)Please use this page to review Millhouses Park. Please note that the Park Cafe is a private business and is not within the remit of the Friends of Millhouses Park.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boating lake” (74 reviews)
“tennis courts” (40 reviews)
“water play area” (12 reviews)
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Abbeydale Road South | Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely large park with lots of different activity areas including tennis. Excellent cafe which serves decent coffee & food. Regular meeting point for Steel City Striders running club (Tuesdays 9.30am, everyone welcome). Free parking on main road outside.

Thank uklarka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in Sheffield for 13 years now and this park is great for our son, we get the playground, the water play area, the scooter track, Zip wire, boating lake, cafe and river walk. Have been several times this year and our 5...More

Thank JanetteMarkSheffield
Reviewed 15 September 2017

nice park for the whole family, it is not the biggest park in Sheffield but lots to do here, tennis, skateboard area, cafe etc

Thank ZoeandChris2011
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a really good park with lots to do for kids and adults, with a boating lake water park tennis courts and a bowling green. Cricket is also played in summer and the park is large enough to take a stroll in, the car...More

Thank junade
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

What a great park in Sheffield. We visited half-term and we entered the free duck race. Excellent event for the children. Great park and water play area. Boating lake and a good cafe. Parking was pretty cheap for Sheffield.

Thank Dazandelise12
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We recently held a 9th birthday party in the park and found the proximity to playground, cafe and water features was just what was needed.

Thank janetbeautyman
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I grew up going to millhouses and it's improved over the years. It's clean for such a big park and well maintained. The kids love watching the trains go by as they play too The cafe is expensive for what it is but there's nothing...More

Thank Rmb1985
Reviewed 28 August 2017

You can park along the road for free however it is a busy ring road so with children it is not advised. There is a car park at 50p an hour so do park there! So much to see and do the park is along...More

Thank GreatDaines
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We were staying in the neighbourhood with our two dogs for a holiday and decided to take a stroll when we came upon the park. We have never encountered a place with such amenities for families and sport minded people. We made use of the...More

Thank stewart l
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the park with 4 children from 3-9. There is something to do for all ages. They especially enjoyed the water play and the boating lake. We visited the cafe for lunch who was nice. Some bits were a little over priced but overall...More

Thank Georgiesheff
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Amy P
31 May 2017|
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Response from wibble41c | Property representative |
Dogs can go anywhere except the children's playground and water play area. These are gated off and there is a bypass pathway for dog walking.
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Happygranny272
16 March 2016|
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Response from Philip S |
120 to high street, then change to 97 or 98 to the park
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Rachel M
14 July 2015|
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Response from Philip S |
it closes when the sun goes down, as its manually controlled,
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