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“Great family park” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Millhouses Park

Millhouses Park
Ranked #19 of 163 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.
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Great family park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

When I grew up in the 70's & 80's in Sheffield, I remember most of the Parks being pretty tired affairs, the exception to the rule was always Millhouses

Now that I'm a father of 2 young lads I can safely say that the park has gone from strength to strength.

We live near London now, but whenever we come up to see my folks, we have the same routine, a morning in Derbyshire on Higor Torr and then we drop back down from the hills to Millhouses Park

The kids love the climbing frames but absolutely worship the skate park - they can literally spend 3 hours in there on their scooters whatever the weather

Visited August 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A nice park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

here we have a nice park lots of things for the kids to do swings and climbing frames/walls a splash area and plenty of space for them to run around/fly kites and ride bikes ,there's a great little café serving all freshly cooked food ,great little boating pond where you can bring your RC boats. its a nice park to stroll through in the evening with a pub not so far away.
moving away from the area but am sure to keep coming back from time to time .

Visited July 2013
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wibble41c, at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Hello CamperStamper

Thanks for your review - we hope you continue to enjoy Millhouses Park.

Come back and visit us soon from your new place!

Richard.
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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“Good family day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a nice place to take the kids etc as there is a boating lake and good cafe on site.It is worth a aftnnoon if the sun is shinning

Visited August 2013
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wibble41c, at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Hello GarryB

Thanks for your review - we hope you continue to enjoy Millhouses Park.

Come back and visit us soon!

Richard.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Sheffield's Best Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

A park for all tastes, young and old, adventurous or carefree.

From my childhood to my adulthood this is a special place, always clean and safe!

Visited July 2013
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wibble41c, at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Hello SunnyShaz

Thanks for your review - we hope you continue to enjoy Millhouses Park.

Come back and visit us soon!

Richard.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Millhouses Park, Sheffield”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Millhouses Park, Sheffield is an excellent Park for young and old and has been in the South of Sheffield for as long as I can remember. The Park is always well kept and has a boating lake mostly for children and a fishing area and tennis courts. The park is located in the south of Sheffield and although a little far out from the city there is easy access to shops and required facilities. There is a small paddling area for children and would be very adequate for a family day out with watering holes also close on hand Lots of grassy green areas to sit - a must for a day out for every age.

Visited June 2013
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wibble41c, at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Hello Wonderful0615

Thanks for your review - we hope you continue to enjoy Millhouses Park.

Come back and visit us soon!

Richard.
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