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Address: Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA, England
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+44 1709 336633
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Clifton Park was originally the private ground of Clifton House, and opened...

Clifton Park was originally the private ground of Clifton House, and opened as a public park in 1891 with house opening as a museum in 1893. The park is now the home to one of the region's biggest and best play areas, with the Water Splash, toddler zone, sand play, and plenty for more adventurous kids including a giant tower slide and BMX/Skate plaza. The Museum offers a flavour of how the Walkers used to live as well as allowing you to discover the fascinating history of the Rotherham Borough. The park and museum are both free to visit. You can also participate in a wide range of activities throughout the year, some of which are chargeable. Whilst visiting make time to visit the Granary Cafe for a light lunch or a slice of cake and a refreshing drink. There is also a gift shop to buy your souvenirs.

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good half day.

All sorts and everything in here. Learn about area. Admission free.cafe on site. This is the Walker family's old home.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
stephen12015
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was surprised being halfterm that not everything in the themepark/amusement area was open and those that were appeared under-staffed, the staff that were there were havin to help each other out in covering rides etc. That said I'd taken my 5 year old lad and two of his friends and all of them had a ggreat time, there was more... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely great day out for families and youngsters plus there's a funfair at clifton park and beautiful scenery tennis courts crazy golf

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All sorts and everything in here. Learn about area. Admission free.cafe on site. This is the Walker family's old home.

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Thank stephen12015
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107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a trip with my nephew, nice experience with quite a bit to see. The staff were really friendly and welcoming , and the place had really good wheelchair access.

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Thank MGRother
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming here since I was a child and now enjoy visiting on rainy days with my grandchildren Nelson the lion is looking his age now though, plenty to do for the kids from playing in the kitchen to getting dressed up or colouring etc

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Thank neil s
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this review

Good to hear that you still enjoy visiting the museum. So many people remember coming as a child and seeing Nelson and now bring their children and grandchildren. Nelson has been here at the museum for just over 70 years, he is still a firm favourite with people of all ages. More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a lovely family outing the summer. You can take a nice picnic to sit on the grass and enjoy the sun. Kids always enjoy the parks and the ride attractions. Haven't been in the museum for years so cant comment on this. Also always a ice cream man. ( In summer )

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Thank kayb1986
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I brought my granddaughter to the museum as it offers lots for all ages and is free! We spent two hours there, where she played in the lion room, colouring, playing with the toys and being fascinated by the animal noise buttons. We spent some time upstairs where there is a room dedicated to children which brought back memories of... More 

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Thank TOM H
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this review

Lovely to hear you and your granddaughter had a great time, there is so much to see and do and things are regularly changing. We will make sure the staff see your kind comments, and hope that you will visit again in the near future. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The last Saturday in October I got married here. It was sooooo nice. The staff and registrar were so nice and so helpful. The room was lovely and all went well except for me sprinting down the isle and getting my hubby's name wrong :) . They did not make us feel rushed and kept the guests to one side... More 

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Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this review

Congratulations on your recent wedding, it is so nice to hear you had a wonderful day. The staff really enjoy helping make sure your day goes well and will be pleased to hear your lovely comments. We are sure your husband forgave you for getting his name wrong and also hope that Nelson behaved when having his photograph taken. We... More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This review will focus on the Clifton Park Museum that I have visited on a number of occasions and have found to be a good visitor attraction for members of the public. Its situated at the top of the park above the rockery and has a range of exibits to suit the needs of young and old alike. All the... More 

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Thank Paul R
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this review

Good comprehensive comments, glad to hear you are a regular visitor and hope to see you again in the near future. A couple of the displays are currently undergoing some changes so hopefully these will be to your liking when you next visit. More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Clifton park is a fabulous place to go with young children. It's steeped in history with a museum that's free. A war memorial and peace garden, a pitch n put plus a splash water park and also skate park and climbing plus slide etc. We gather as a group of friends with children ranging in age from 7 to 16... More 

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Thank Neila E
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this review

Lovely comments, always good to hear of families and friends having a great day out. Lets hope the weather is kind this summer and you get to spend more good days in the park. More 

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