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Millhouses Park

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Address: Abbeydale Road South | Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ, England
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+44 114 262 0147
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Millhouses Park is located approximately 3 miles south-west of Sheffield...

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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A lovely park with a good cafe.

There are several supermarkets close to Millhouses Park. If the sun is shining it is a great place to take a strole and grab a coffee. The park is compact and has a river that is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several supermarkets close to Millhouses Park. If the sun is shining it is a great place to take a strole and grab a coffee. The park is compact and has a river that is just right for dogs. There is bowls and tennis and a boating lake which is shallow and safe for the kids. The cafe is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Go here often, we usually alternate this one with graves park. The park is clean and well maintained. It has tennis courts a basketball court, football area, bowls green, putting green, boating pool, water park, skatepark, nice picnic area's and of course the river ru ning through it. I would give it 5 stars except for two issues. 1. Lack... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

positive - lots to do, great wide space, good for hide and seek, great for climbing and exploring negatives - café expensive, takeaway wasn't open in the morning, toilets not great

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Thank natsheff
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I have been coming to Millhouses park since the 60's. My older sister did her courting here. So did I. It's big, with an outdoor paddling pool and a river perfect for stepping stoning over. Pretty bature walks, lots of grass if tgere's enough for football with j7moers fir goals, shops nearby, cafe, bar, ice cream, and great for cycling.

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Thank Anth723
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This park is continually improving and is ideal for young children. We have two, aged 3 and 5 and they love a couple of hours here pretty much any time of year.

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Thank 733andy
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I lived nearby and walked my dog in the park several times a day. We both loved the park what with the park itself being so lovely and other dog walkers. But sometimes other people on bikes scooters and other contraptions, kids and adults give no consideration to people with dogs especially old dogs. I can just imagine the shoe... More 

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Thank Paul S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Attended Millhouses park, the weather was beautiful, and had a lovely walk around around the park with my husband, the park seemed clean, could see effort had been made to keep the park tidy, but alas there was the inconsiderate dog owners.....We walked up to the boating lake and was sat watching the boats while having an ice-cream, there was... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

3 young boys 1 toddler girl and a baby all had great fun. the boys thought the area for bikes and scooters was great fun and the water activity area very interesting. The park was very busy in these areas but there was space for every one. A visit to the cafe was a little chaotic but the person in... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We like to go here before going shopping at aldi which is just around the corner, its a big clean park, it has basketball courts and food ball, as water rides, a massive play area, and a skate board park for bikers and skateboards to come and ride. its good fun and is well worth popping down. we just dont... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We went on a sunny day whih always helps! Plenty for the kids to do, paddle boats, playground, water features and plenty of grass to play on. Good cafe too. All was clean, plenty of car parking. A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon

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