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Millhouses Park

Abbeydale Road South | Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QQ, England
44-114-262-0147
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Ranked #25 of 124 attractions in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I am a member of the model boat club at millhouses , We sail 3 times a week , but over the last 3 years the lake has been neglected , The water is filthy , in summer the lake is covered in weeds which makes it very difficult to sail our models . We share the lake with the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

especially the water area. She asks to come here often and weather permitting gets soaked every time. The water area is great for small and older children. The play area has a decent range of frames/swings and a zip wire. The skate park and mini bike track are great too. Another bonus to this park is that it is flat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Lots to do,lots to see and plenty of space to do it in A lovely park with a boating lake,playground and cafe

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A place I visited as a child and have fond memories of but last year I took my granddaughters and found changes not always for the better the boating lake was filthy and full of paper cans and rotting vegetation but apart from that I would give the park 5 out of 10 for the rest of it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Sheffield is not short of its green space and she looks after her parks; this is just one example of the superb areas on offer in our green and pleasant city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We love Millhouses Park it is great for all ages so much to do a great location. The cafe really lets it down. For 2 tiny salads and drinks we paid £18 today! Open the kiosk every day or go to lovely Martha Heritage across the road where service comes with a smile. This could be a lovely place but... More

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wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review

Hello SuzieToast, Thank you for taking the time to write your report - and for your great rating! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the park and we will shortly be installing 5 refurbished picnic benches in the playground area for you to enjoy your picnic and flask! Please note that the cafe is a private business and not... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Probably the shortest title I've done so far but sums it up ! Lovely park, good walk around, all amenities as expected plus tennis, bowls, play park (was unfortunately too tall to be allowed to play at 40+ !) but all in all a lovely summery (is that a real word ??) experience. Looking at other reviews, I do feel... More

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wibble41c, WebMaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review

Hello Tarndy! Thank you for your review - it made refreshing reading! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the park and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards Richard More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We visited today and I'm sorry to say there was litter absolutely everywhere, there was a skate event going off and the park was filled with young tennagers drinking and smoking weed, not for families

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wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review

Hello, feefeetriksabell! Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I can confirm that there was a skatepark event for teenagers (Milly Jam) when you visited the park, which attracted a very large audience mainly due to the weather on the day. We always publicise all the major events in the park on our website (you'll find the link... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

So the lido of my youth has gone. Despite this, Millhouses is how a family park should be, plenty for the kids and a cafe that sells cake.

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wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review

Hello SheffieldersS6! Thanks for taking the time to write your review! I'm so glad you had such a great time visiting our park! There will always be a sense of nostalgia surrounding the famous Lido! However, we hope we have a modern flavour of this with our SPLASH! Water Play! We even still have the boating lake! "Come in number... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Mill houses is an ideal place if you just want a walk or want to entertain the children, there is a small water play area open summer months, a lovely park and pedal boats, there is a skate park and outdoor exercise equipment, if you want a nice afternoon on Saturdays in the summer you can sit and watch a... More

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Hello Mumtokandh! Thanks for your review! So glad you enjoyed your visit to our park - we hope to see you again soon! Richard. More

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