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Address: Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA, England
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+44 1709 336633
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Clifton Park was originally the private ground of Clifton House, and opened...

Clifton Park was originally the private ground of Clifton House, and opened as a public park in 1891 with house opening as a museum in 1893. The park is now the home to one of the region's biggest and best play areas, with the Water Splash, toddler zone, sand play, and plenty for more adventurous kids including a giant tower slide and BMX/Skate plaza. The Museum offers a flavour of how the Walkers used to live as well as allowing you to discover the fascinating history of the Rotherham Borough. The park and museum are both free to visit. You can also participate in a wide range of activities throughout the year, some of which are chargeable. Whilst visiting make time to visit the Granary Cafe for a light lunch or a slice of cake and a refreshing drink. There is also a gift shop to buy your souvenirs.

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Fab day out for kids and adults.

Visited this park with my daughter and my friend and her little boy, we had a fab day. The sun was shining, the park grounds were all lovely and tidy. The rides were in operation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this park with my daughter and my friend and her little boy, we had a fab day. The sun was shining, the park grounds were all lovely and tidy. The rides were in operation from 11am and there is a fab selection of rides for toddlers and young children along with some slot machines. You can buy a pass... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is an excellent attraction, going back to pre-historic times. Displays of Rockingham pottery,town's iron and steel industrial history and Yorks & Lancs Regimental museum. Frequently visit the town archives for local history Love it.

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Thank micim2017
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this review

Lovely to hear you enjoy visiting the Museum and making the most of what is on display. The Archives are a valuable resource and it is good to hear you are are regular user of the service. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you :) More 

Wath-upon-Dearne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in full of enthusiasm and we're utterly disappointed that there were hardly any exhibits. It used to be bursting with art if acts from near and far but the council must have flogged them all to pay for their perks. If you like reading information boards and using your imagination as to how things used to be then... More 

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Thank jagofwath
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. The Museum displays regularly change to allow us to tell the stories of the Borough of Rotherham through the different artefacts we hold. The changes to displays are influenced by customer feedback and if you would like to provide us with themes you would like to see we are happy to look... More 

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

CLIFTON PARK CAFE Whatever you do in your life, DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT EAT THERE!!! me and amy both ordered jacket potato with cheese and beans. Beans which were stone cold and for £3.85 I expect them to be at least warmed up not just the tin opened and put them on. I wanted bacon with my jacket... More 

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Thank andrew s
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this review

We apologise that you feel you had a bad experience in the café. If the food isn't up to standard we do ask that you let us know at the time to be able to rectify the problem straight away, we don’t want anyone to leave unhappy as you have. We are constantly looking at ways to improve our service... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Managed me and my 2 young kids to visit the park but not the museum itseld due to tightness of our time.but when i daw the park itself , i would say its worth to drive from doncaster to clifford park because you hve the park , playground and rides and mostly the splashing water ehich kids will definitely enjoy... More 

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Thank rhutgger
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Taking my two grandchildren to the park museum proved to be a huge hit, they found so much to interact with and we spent two hours exploring all the exhibits. We thrn went into the cafe to choose lunch and found the menu to be very child friendly with many healthy options to choose from. from there we explored the... More 

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Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

wonderful water paddling pool - down side is that there are few toilets.... Still good to go! The theme park is quite cheap and very friendly - parking is not good at the Park - so get there early or get a taxi.

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Thank Jo S
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Not really worth going, i suppose if it was raining and you wanted to keep dry for half an hour while it stopped you could go here (free admission).

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Thank G M
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you found the museum tired and run down, if you would like to contact us at Cliftonparkmuseum@rotherham.gov.uk and give some specific details we will be happy to look at them. Thank you. More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Was surprised being halfterm that not everything in the themepark/amusement area was open and those that were appeared under-staffed, the staff that were there were havin to help each other out in covering rides etc. That said I'd taken my 5 year old lad and two of his friends and all of them had a ggreat time, there was more... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Absolutely great day out for families and youngsters plus there's a funfair at clifton park and beautiful scenery tennis courts crazy golf

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