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“upgrade really does this place justice”
Review of Millhouses Park

Millhouses Park
Ranked #20 of 167 things to do in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“upgrade really does this place justice”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

beautiful scenic park with a gorgeous stream running alongside. Water based play area for the children and a gorgeous cafe with a boating lake on the front lots and lots of open space = very happy children able to run around. astroturf football pitch to use all weather. onlyissue is council are now charging for paring so mars the trip if you have to limit time spent but other than that great fun

Visited September 2012
Thank samuel t
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wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Hi Samuel T,

It's great to see that you had an enjoyable visit to Millhouses Park!

With regards your comment on the car parking charges, all the money collected from these charges pays for our park-keeper and for maintenance in the park of all the fantastic facilities you mentionned in your review!

The Friends of Millhouses Park work hard to get the most from this money and to ensure that it is channelled correctly. Without it, we would be at the mercy of severe cuts to council services. I'm sure you'll agree that the charges are minimal and that the facilities in the park are well worth the small payment.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Kind regards

Richard (Webmaster)
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English first
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“local park”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

our favourite place, plenty to do from using the boats playing tennis, play area for children, watching the trains!

Visited December 2012
Thank fir j
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“nice afternoon”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

My kids used to love this place, but they have grown too old for it. great for primary age kids. Cafe is good.

Visited July 2012
Thank 48angie526
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“River walk along here”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Long park that can lead up to the industrial hamlet. Park is a child and dog friendly place. largish cafe. pond used a lot by model enthusiasts. well worth going too take a look at them.

Visited December 2012
Thank tafsheep
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Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Relaxing place to walk your dog”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Relaxing whilst walking along the river and exercising not only yourself but your dog.
You can pop into the cafe for a hot drink to warm you up then continue through the park.

Visited December 2012
Thank DH40944
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