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Sheffield Manor Lodge, Sheffield

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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  • I have visited Sheffield Manor Lodge many times and each visit is a great experience. With a lot of history to learn about, animals to see and a great place to eat, you could spend most of the day at ...  read more »
  • Manor lodge as open days and activities throughout the year and they are always worth a visit, the visitors centre has craft activities for little ones,adults can join in too! There's a snack bar as w...  read more »
  • We visited today as part of the Heritage weekend. We took a tour with a tour guide which was very interesting but took an hour and 20 minutes which was a little too long for the children so by the tim...  read more »
  • Hidden gem. Great for kids to run around. When lodge open, grounds have great sand pits for kids. There is also a big slide hidden in grounds outside and the rhubarb shed cafe is lovely.
  • Great to look around the turret house. Interesting to visit, particularly if you're interested in history.
  • I recently got married and held the wedding and wedding breakfast at the Turret House which is in the grounds of the Sheffield Manor ruins. When myself and my husband first visited to take a look around, we were really impressed, the site is bigger than we expected and has some wonderful areas such as the Rhubarb Café, Wild Flower sections, Discovery Centre and the ruins. The people who work there are knowledgeable and friendly, and the staff who helped to organise the wedding were organised and flexible, which helped a lot as there were last minute changes etc. Our wedding was an informal occasion (but I can see a more formal celebration working too). It was a very relaxed atmosphere, we had a busker playing in the background during the wedding breakfast which everyone enjoyed and this wasn't an issue for the Manor Lodge Staff, in fact, I can't think of one idea that we had that they didn't agree to and they offered us some lovely ideas too, this enabled us to arrange the perfect day. The Manor Lodge staff ensured we had nothing to worry about during the organisation and the actual day. We used the Rhubarb Shed as the caterers, and were expecting a buffet but got a banquet placed over two floors of the beautiful historic Turret House. The site is fantastic for wedding pictures, the ruins and the house make a beautiful background, no need for wedding decorations because the house and grounds are perfect without them, but the Manor Lodge do have some little Turret Tents that they put up which looked lovely. The day, the friendly helpful staff, and the food exceeded our expectations and we would recommend the Manor Lodge and the Rhubarb Shed if anyone is currently planning a wedding or any other celebration, we couldn't have asked for more. Friends and family have visited the Manor Lodge since the wedding, and have always enjoyed their day. The site hold all sorts of events/activities for all ages and do tours which I am sure we will go on one day soon. We have met some wonderful people at the Manor Lodge, but would like to give special thanks to the people who helped with our wedding plans and day. Thank you Kate, Andy, Jon and Tony for making our day special and memorable.
  • What a find! - can't believe I've lived in Sheffield 27 years & never visited. Top tips - 1.Check the website for opening times / activities etc. 2. Start at the Discovery Centre & the small exhibition & find out about the history of the site etc. Clue: Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for about 12 years! There's a wonderful 50p coin-operated model of Mary getting her head chopped off - the boys that had gathered round thought it was great (if a bit gross!) The Discovery Centre it was buzzing with kids enjoying craft activities (3 different types to do!), mums chatting & feeding babies drinking coffee. I had a great time looking at the exhibition, while my daughter did the rag rug making. Entry to the ruins is through the Centre - loved the restored lavender court garden & the contemporary apothecary area. Tour of the Turret House (£3) at the weekend so will visit again for that. The site has picnic tables and plenty of benches around the site. Superb views of Sheffield esp. from the main viewpoint (I'll take binoculars next time). Numerous wildflower areas (poppies, cornflowers, cow parsley) dotted around the site and modern sculptures (loved the cows!). Great to see kids enjoying the fresh air. 5 minutes walk away is the Rhubarb Shed cafe - also busy - v friendly staff & great food (inc. burger / chips if that's what your kids like - but specials too) Indoor & outdoor space - lots of info on wildlife in the cafe too. Still full from my Bacon & Brie butty 5 hours later. Wandered around the little farm area and saw the animals (rabbits, pigs, chickens etc.) Back to the Discovery Centre & little shop for a drink (I bought the guide for £2) - exhausted but a great time - we were there 4.5 hours. Parts of the site are only open at the weekend so bear in mind when you plan a visit - probably best to visit when dry but the showers didn't spoil our time - just got damp feet - no harm. So glad I didn't let the negative reviews put me off (the family do love all things historical though). Staff & volunteers friendly & chatty. There are plans for developing the site as and when funds allow. A theme park it isn't - but IMO, kids need to be taught the value of the simpler things in life like fresh air & exercise - and need to learn to use their minds. Gets them away from the rectangular screens! Thanks to everyone at the site.
  • Wouldn't waste your time on it. Grass hills, some ruins and a building falling apart.
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