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Millhouses Park

Abbeydale Road South | Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ, England
+44 114 262 0147
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Hot day out

Took my 1 year old son for a day out and he loved it, so much for all ages, the water play area was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jonathan D
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Rotherham
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Hot Day Out

Been here as a child and came back after 11 years, and it was good to relive my childhood. The car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lucyj96
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“skate park” (34 reviews)
“tennis courts” (39 reviews)
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Abbeydale Road South | Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Josee S
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is very much our local park, and is very popular with people that live in Sheffield. There is a nice river,The Sheaf, running through it. There is a children's activity course, swings, skateboard park, outdoor gym equipment, putting green, boating lake, cricket ground,ornamental gardens...More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite parks but can be made perilous when crossing the road as people park dangerously to avoid paying the minimal parking fee at the two car parks! Lovely for a stroll but fantastic for kids of all ages as lots to do...More

Thank pinkfishSheffield
Reviewed 22 April 2017

we take our grandchild here whenever weather is dry, he loves the play area, swings, slides, climbing frame, and wandering round the water area, even when there is no water. Also a pleasant walk by the river, skate park, boating lake, easy parking, and a...More

Thank johnl1950
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Happygranny272
we can take the 120 bus to high st, how do we get from there please
17 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
What time does splash water park shut
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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