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Address: Abbeydale Road South | Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ, England
Phone Number: 44-114-262-0147
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Great park and cafe

We love going for a walk with the dig, followed by a kick about with the kids and then gorgeous food and drink at the cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We love going for a walk with the dig, followed by a kick about with the kids and then gorgeous food and drink at the cafe.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice walk by the river. Excellent to see a cricket game in action. Good playground. Surprising countryside feel.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My son and I love this park - especially the water bit. For little, little ones there are less swings etc. But we always find something to do if the swings are occupied. Café is AMAZING, very busy, but wonderful, decent priced home cooked food. Homemade fish fingers etc.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

They gave me a completely messed up, wrong order. Took food away then kept me waiting another 20 mins for my correct order. Not impressed. Risotto tasted sweet, quite lemony. Very odd, microwave reheated garbage, do avoid. Also the toilets are old, disgusting..and 300 yards away in the park, yes, the cafe itself has no toilet..it is unbelievable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I live but a short walk from the Park and like to visit as often as possible. I must confess that I miss the old Lido and paddling pools, but hey, you can't stop progress. Needless to say, the fish ladder (don't know if that is the correct term for it, but let's not lose any sleep over that) on... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We visited the park for a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon and it was packed as children were off school, but still enjoyed it. There is plenty for everyone to do there, including grassy areas for ball games, outside gym equipment, skate boarding/bicycle area, large playground, water fountain features, boating lake, tennis courts and a good cafe with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As I spent many of my childhood summer here; swimming and playing in the pools and then lido; playing tennis, outdoor chess and draughts, outdoor bowls and having lots of picnics with friends and family, by the river which runs through it and cooling off underneath the willow trees, this park has a very special resonance for me and such... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Dissappointing food for outrageous prices. Cakes very expensive. Furniture being scraped along the floor by the staff whilst customers dining , surely to pick them up to move would be more considerate and far less noisy. Even a cup of tea was overpriced, either that or the cups aren,t much bigger than egg cups. Would only visit again if I... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I love the park and the flowers, there is plenty to do, nice and green, and the water is lovely. Unfortunately there is a but (pun intended). Sat on the grass with friends (a mix of male and female ) enjoying the nice clean park and the sun when a group of boys probably 16/17 came out of the river... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

yes this is another place we visited regularly as a child , back then there was a lido and also kids paddle pool outside . We spent many a summer in both of these and who can forget the boating lake ! there is also an excellent cafe there , a lot better than when i was younger . They... More 

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Address: Address: Abbeydale Road South | Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ, England
Phone Number: 44-114-262-0147
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Sheffield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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