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Rother Valley Country Park

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Address: Mansfield Road | Wales Bar, Wales, Rotherham S26 5PQ, England
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+44 114 247 1452
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Rother Valley Country Park consists of 750 acres of parkland. It includes...

Rother Valley Country Park consists of 750 acres of parkland. It includes areas of open water, grassland, woodland as well as footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes. A haven for wildlife, as well as a centre of excellence for education, water sports and other outdoor pursuits.

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Lovely walk around lake

Nice place for young children good walk round lake ideal for buggies. Cyclehire available different types of bikes for all ages. Little railway down to play area. Good picnic... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Nice place for young children good walk round lake ideal for buggies. Cyclehire available different types of bikes for all ages. Little railway down to play area. Good picnic area. Only complaint I thing parking charge is high £5 if you go a couple of times a week with small children and a low income this can be expensive

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Thank Gchns
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little day out in the summer for picnic etc kids can run free, car parking around £5 there are some areas where you could probably park for free but it's easier to go to the car park with kids. There's a little train that takes you to a petting area with animals think this cost around £1 per person.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a lovely 3 mile walk round the lake if you want you can hire a bike take different routes there's a cafe for a drink and a snack children's play area, small train to ride on lots of ducks to feed I'm sure you will enjoy it

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Thank Janet T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arranged to meet some friends for a dog walk. Although the place is excellent for walking the dogs, the price of car parking made it a place I will only visit occasionally

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Thank Rosa W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice enough place to walk around, but nothing special, there's very little in the way of signage or information about the site...which may have made it a bit more interesting. The paths are clear and there's decent facilities, but having to pay £5 for a stroll around is too steep. It may be better on a Sunny day.

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Thank Rachbee246
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so the parks are good for kids, you can feed ducks and there is a lovely cafe. You can park for free at beighton enterance. The walk is lovely. There is some very suspicious people walking round there at times. Would not like to go alone. Also there is a little train running through the park this is nice.... More 

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Thank Emma F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is a flood control area turned into a park, so it is very boggy off the paths after rains. Paths can be smooth or a little rough and are shared with families, dogs and bikes. Space is limited and people good natured because they all share the same space without hassle. If easily annoyed, stay away. There is... More 

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Thank Martin L
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

we regularly visit the park, either to walk around the lakes or to cycle on children friendly, traffic free paths. We also try out water activities in the summer - both my husband and daughter took courses to learn how to sail. and we have spent many afternoons watching jet skis perform and dog shows taking place. Café serves good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

A very clean and well looked after country park with loads to do for the entire family. The facilities are excellent and it is very difficult to get bored. My daughter can't get enough of it and I love it for the cycling opportunities. It's a cheap and nice day out.

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Thank HotDiggyDonut
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

Yes the parking is pricey (advertised as £5 but we paid £4 arriving after 2pm) but then the carparks and park was reasonably full on a cold Sunday in February so that suggests its not doing anything massively wrong. Perfectly acceptable for a gentle winter amble on good quality paths and facilities and the chance of a warm drink at... More 

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