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“Great place for all ages”
Review of Millhouses Park

Millhouses Park
Ranked #20 of 167 things to do in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place for all ages”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Millhouses has something for everyone. The cafe is a good place to sit and watch kids having fun on the boat lake (It can get quite busy and finding a table in the sunshine once you've queued for ages for your refreshments is sometimes a nightmare). it has a skatepark, a gym, tennis courts, lots of open areas to play football, a small play area with water games for young children and climbing, assault course and swings for slightly older. The gardens are kept tidy and provide pleasant surroundings for picnics or just a quiet sit/read and there are plenty of paths to walk by the river and around the park. 2 car parks and also an icecream van most summer days.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Tina186364
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wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Hello Tina186364,
Thanks for your review - we hope you continue to enjoy Millhouses Park!
Come back soon!
Richard.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great park”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Well planned and thought out. A mix of the old and the new. Great cafe services and interesting playground area.

Visited April 2012
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wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Thanks for your great review! I'm sure you'll be back soon!
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“Best park ive ever been too”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

had a great day at the park with my 2 girls aged 4 and 7 who loved it.. The only concern and i wasent alone here was a boy totaly naked running around the water section. He must have been at least 8 or 9 and with his parents who should have known better and had some respect for other park use`s if it wasent for the mrs telling me to ignore it i could have got seriously upset with the parents....how about some signs going up saying appropriate clothing must b worn at all times my 2 young girls dont need to c sutch a thing

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Thank gr1cey
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wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to write your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and sorry that you had to witness this uncomfortable incident. I'm sure it hasn't put you off visiting the park and I will forward your comments to the Friends of Millhouses Park so that some signage can be considered for the next season.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“popular park”
Reviewed 14 September 2012

This park now lacks what was once a popular feature. There were paddling pools which my children and grandchildren used often in the summer. These have been filled in but there is provision for water play and there is play equipment for different age groups. it is quite a welll kept park with bowling greens and tennis courts.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Patricia P
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wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Thanks for your review! Unfortunately the paddling pools were in a dreadful condition and couldn't be returned to use - hence the creation of the FISH PASS which is an amazing addition to the park. The SPLASH Waterplay area is much more in-keeping with today's expectations of a modern water-play area and the fish pass gives somewhere for people to paddle and take a peek under the rocks to see what creatures live there!
I'm sure you'll be back soon! Thanks for taking the time to write your review!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Great for kids”
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Have used this with the kids for years. It has just about everything from skate park to stream to play by.. boating lake, tennis courts and somewhere to play football. The woods leading up the hill are great for playing in. There is also a great cafe! What more do you want!

Visited September 2012
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wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Wow! What a great review! Thank you so much!
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