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“Fantastic Skate Park”
Review of Millhouses Park

Millhouses Park
Ranked #19 of 170 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.
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great place for skateboarding and scooters. Even better now there's a place for younger kids to play on their scooters. Outdoor gym is great for adults too!

Thank Jeryl J
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Millhouses is a park with lots to do. There are plenty of smoothe paths for cycling and 2 big open areas of grass where you can play footie/frisbee etc... We haven't used it but the skatepark looks popular. The playground is a highlight with a zip wire, mini assault course, climbing frame and swings. There's also a water park which is great in the summer but does get very busy. The boating lake is quite picturesque, a local model boat group regularly sail there which is interesting to watch. There's also boats children can hire out and a pedalo for adults. The cafe overlooks the boating lake and the food is ok but I bought 2 tea cakes and 2 small cartons of orange for my children which cost £5 which I thought was quite steep. There's also tennis courts you can pay to play on and some pretty gardens to look at, also a sensory garden. All in all, quite a lot to see and do. It's the only park in the country that has a train line running through it too I think. The boys love watching the trains.

2  Thank Owl77Sheffield
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great park with a boat lake and some wondrous garden areas. All flat unlike other places in hilly Sheffield. Cafe is dark, dank, overpriced, with curt, unsmiloing, even hostile staff. Extremely high cost for very average food.

1  Thank travellling1964
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

My kids love to roller blade and ride their bikes in Millhouses Park. The skate park can get busy and the little bumps are great for little ones scooters. Water park is 10/10 especially in the summer, great boating lake, tennis, cafe and the playground is great too. A wonderful, well used facility and asset to all who live near.

Thank Parkyjnr
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

I went to the cafe with relatives for a mid afternoon lunch. Me and my sister in law had pie with mushy peas. I chose mine with out peas.
The price was around £7 each. The amount of food was minimal for the price. They must have made at least £5 in profit per meal. The food was tasty but not worth it.

It was disappointing to say the least!

2  Thank shelley k
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