Millhouses Park, Sheffield

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#8 of 21 in Parks in Sheffield
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.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Came with the family (2 young girls below 4), and it really is a fantastic place to visit. Plenty to do on the park and hours will fly by while you are here. We didn't park in the main car park, but t...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    We spent a nice few hours here, with two children (7+9). They enjoyed using their scooters on the scooter park, and also on the skate park. It was great to see the pedalos available on the boating lak...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    I visited my sister in law this weekend, we always go for a walk in Millhouses Park as it's well kept and buzzing with life and we aren't spring chickens. I love to see families out enjoying themselve...  more »
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  • Scramble eggs & smoked salmon brunch. Lovely food..served with a smile. Excellent coffee too if a little pricey. ..but you get what you pay for. Well recommend ☺
  • Enjoying glorious sunshine and a spinach, avocado, goat cheese and pomegranate seeds salad. Caramel latte as a treat! Yum yum!
  • Great place for a coffee and a catch up. Oh and the foods pretty tasty too
  • Food very good,friendly.The only down side is that it's noisy if you sit in ,very pleasant out side
  • Nice coffee but slow service for a takeaway drink & the large size is more like a medium in other cafes

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