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Millhouses Park

Abbeydale Road South | Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ, England
+44 114 262 0147
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Family fun

Sheffield has many wonderful parks, but this is my favourite...such a wide variety of things to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Family fun

I have 4 girls aged between 4 and 10, they all love visiting millhouses as there's something for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Catherine C
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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%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Abbeydale Road South | Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ, England
+44 114 262 0147
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sheffield has many wonderful parks, but this is my favourite...such a wide variety of things to do, whether making your own or using the excellent facilities on site...can spend many hours here with the kids.

Thank grrth1314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have 4 girls aged between 4 and 10, they all love visiting millhouses as there's something for all ages. The water area is a lovely idea and it teaches the kids without them realising. The only problem I've had is the lack of toilets,...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely park with lots to do. Boating lake, skatepark, water area and plenty of adventure playground type park. First water area I've seen like this in a park. Quite educational in the way you can found out how water moves and how different actions can...More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 1 year old son for a day out and he loved it, so much for all ages, the water play area was great on a hot day and the park is very clean. This was a family favourite when I was a kid...More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here as a child and came back after 11 years, and it was good to relive my childhood. The car park was good, however there was only one way in and one way out which caused some congestion of those leaving and those going...More

Thank Lucyj96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good park, small enough to get round. One downside is the car park, one way in and one way out - difficult to turn right due to cars parking on either side of the entrance so can make that quite dangerous on busy days. Also,...More

Thank Mags C
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely love millhouses park and we spend every weekend there with our young sons. We have however, stopped visiting the cafe there. The service is terrible and very slow. It doesn't matter whether the park is busy at the weekend or...More

Thank sfca0
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Great park for a stroll and chilling out in. Plenty going on, tennis, boating pond, skate park, bowls, cricket, football and a river running through it. There is a super cafe in the middle, overlooking the boating pond.

Thank Happy_traveller726
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon with my family. We had been once before and enjoyed it the first time. Large car park, but lots of people were parking on the road to avoid fees. Lovely and clean, the sun was shining and everyone was having...More

Thank moojoo29
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Millhouse park is fab for dog walkers, footie players, little ones wanting to go on the mini bike / scooter course Picnic areas Fabulous animal free child's play area Boating lake Tennis Boules Table tennis Fab cafe. Cycling jogging along the riverside Cricket There are...More

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17 March 2016|
Response from Philip S |
120 to high street, then change to 97 or 98 to the park
Rachel M
14 July 2015|
Response from Philip S |
it closes when the sun goes down, as its manually controlled,