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“Great day out for a young family”
Review of Graves Park

Graves Park
Ranked #4 of 170 things to do in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Animal Farm
My kids love the animal farm.
Completely free to enter (80p to park for 2 hours) & a cup of animal feed costs £1.
It's got Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Horses, Donkeys, Cows, Chickens, Ducks, Turkeys, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Llamas, Owls & Other birds.
My kids just wander round with handfuls of feed letting the animals lick them & they love it.
All paths are tarmaced so easy access for wheelchair & pram, everything is low down for kids too.
It's very clean, handwash sinks & hand sanitisers are provided.
Animals have signs for which can be fed & which can't, but all are very friendly as they know you've probably got a a cup of food.
It's all out doors & very compact, plenty of benches.
My kid's can wander round for a couple of hours but old kids might get bored quick.
It's even better in spring as all the animals will have had babies & the kids get to see these too.
Only down side is that all animals can be bought & there are signs up with the prices on, as soon as my kids can read there gonna be nagging me to get them a cow or a donkey!

Playground
The play ground is free & very large.
Everything you'd expect at a kids playground & there's lot of things for small kids from trampolines in the floor to very tiny climbing frames which I've not seen anywhere else

Park
Outside the animal farm is the park which is always very clean & litter free.
Mainly plain open fields.
There's usually a bouncy castle all year & an ice cream van on hot days.
There are a couple of ponds to feed ducks & plenty of paths to walk round.
It is quite hilly & snow/ice usually isn't cleared away.
There is a cafe but I've not been inside as the kids are too busy.
There's an old sculpture of a horses skeleton which is rusted & collapsing. This needs taking down as it's dangerous & it never looked any good before it was broken.

1  Thank Leon D
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Go see the animals then wander over to the improved play area. After all that pop into the Rose cafe for a drink and a snack.

The cafe could do with upgrading and it wouldn't hurt the staff to smile once in a while, especially since it's mainly children who are visiting the place!

Thank Sam M
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

When i have no idea where to go when i babysit my son of 2 i know i can go to Graves Park and have some good time out!

It probably isn't the absolute best park in itself but the farm and the services offered there make it stand out from the crowd.

It is always a sure bet when going out with the family for a relaxing walk and some fun time with the little one. The bar on the site is fine for the place and a life saver on windy days!

Thank Love food G G G
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

A lovely park to take a morning stroll, ideal for families with children young and old. Fantastic childrens play area keep them amused all day. Ideal for picnic's when the weather is suitable you can buy hot and cold drinks and food in the cafe prices are very reasonable. The farm which is a few minutes walk from the car park is free, but you have to pay for parking so bring some change with you.

Thank whatsthetime
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

I love this park, I have lived in Sheffield for 20 years and visited it only a few weeks ago, we went to see the farm, and had coffee and cake in the Rose garden cafe, really nice, clean lovely coffee, friendly staff, the park is the largest in Sheffield , giving great views over a a lovely city,

Thank citychick-11
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