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Millhouses Park

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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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lovely place for a walk

a lovely place to have a long relaxing walk picnic area we have been there many times and always meet lovely friendly people and all our visuits have been safe ones

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

a lovely place to have a long relaxing walk picnic area we have been there many times and always meet lovely friendly people and all our visuits have been safe ones

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Eyam, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A lovely park, with plenty to do. Great fun in summer to use the water area. The cafe is lovely for coffee and cake or for lunch.

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Sheffield,UK
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We come here a lot and its great for dogs and people. Lots of things for kids to do. Café is fantastic. Lovely food.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

this place has so much to offer, I wish all parks were like this. the only downside - toilets. theres are courts to use/hire, café can get busy but food is nice. lots of place to take picnic lake activities train track next door which the children love watching lots of hide and seek places the childrens area is amazing,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Millhouses' park is a flat park that is nice and easy for walking or for someone who needs to be pushed in a wheelchair ♿ or pram. Lovely views by the river and garden 🏡 there are tennis 🎾 courts putting green five a side pitch bowling green table tennis cycle course play and climbing area for the young ones... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Came here and went on the boats. Very fun. Alot of money has been invested in to this park and it makes it great. They are revamping the small play area for small children to make it look fresh. Would definitely recommend.

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Taganga, Colombia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a public park that has clearly seen a lot of investment and care. As a visiting southerner I was delighted with the warm weather and spent a happy morning wandering all through the park. Basketball, five a side, tennis, and golf putting were some of the sports on offer, and for the kids, a boating lake, adventure playground,... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have been going to the park since I was little , now I go with my children they love the play area and as it's flat excellent for learning to ride a bike, we walk the dog through the woods and then into the park, the children on bikes and scooters, the last time I went I only took... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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