We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Nice !!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Millhouses Park

Millhouses Park
Ranked #20 of 163 things to do in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
320 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Nice !!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Probably the shortest title I've done so far but sums it up ! Lovely park, good walk around, all amenities as expected plus tennis, bowls, play park (was unfortunately too tall to be allowed to play at 40+ !) but all in all a lovely summery (is that a real word ??) experience. Looking at other reviews, I do feel sorry for the blame that is being given to the park for the external catering sites that the respondant keeps insisting is beyond their control but still keeps unfairly affecting the rating ! Nice place.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Tarndy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
wibble41c, WebMaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hello Tarndy!

Thank you for your review - it made refreshing reading! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the park and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards
Richard
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

250 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    125
    95
    20
    7
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rotherham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rubbish and weed smokers”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

We visited today and I'm sorry to say there was litter absolutely everywhere, there was a skate event going off and the park was filled with young tennagers drinking and smoking weed, not for families

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank feefeetriksabell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Hello, feefeetriksabell!

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I can confirm that there was a skatepark event for teenagers (Milly Jam) when you visited the park, which attracted a very large audience mainly due to the weather on the day. We always publicise all the major events in the park on our website (you'll find the link at the top of this page) so that you can plan your trip accordingly.

Due to the amazing weather, the park was also very busy - indeed it was one of the busiest days we can recall!

Whilst we cannot control the behaviour of our visitors, we can certainly ensure that the park is returned to its usual beautiful condition after such a busy weekend!

As you will see by the huge majority of the reviews, this is an isolated, annual event and I would like to reassure you that the park is a fantastic place to visit for the whole family. I would love to invite you to return to our park and see what all our other reviewers find so special and unique!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“perfect family park.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

So the lido of my youth has gone. Despite this, Millhouses is how a family park should be, plenty for the kids and a cafe that sells cake.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank SheffieldersS6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Hello SheffieldersS6!

Thanks for taking the time to write your review! I'm so glad you had such a great time visiting our park!

There will always be a sense of nostalgia surrounding the famous Lido! However, we hope we have a modern flavour of this with our SPLASH! Water Play! We even still have the boating lake! "Come in number 22!"

I'm sure you'll visit again soon!

Richard.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
sheffield
Level Contributor
78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Mill houses is an ideal place if you just want a walk or want to entertain the children, there is a small water play area open summer months, a lovely park and pedal boats, there is a skate park and outdoor exercise equipment, if you want a nice afternoon on Saturdays in the summer you can sit and watch a good game of cricket at the cricket pavilion

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank mumtokandh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
wibble41c, at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Hello Mumtokandh!

Thanks for your review!

So glad you enjoyed your visit to our park - we hope to see you again soon!

Richard.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
121 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Lovely park but we miss The Lido!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

In the seventies, Millhouses Park was home to Sheffield's only open air swimming pool, The Lido, now demolished to make way for executive housing, a major tragedy for Sheffield and in my opinion and many others a terrible decision as during the seventies The Lido with its pools and landscaped lawns was a haven for Sheffielders from all over the city.

Now Millhouses Park is still a lovely park with tennis courts, playground area and a stream, but to me it will always be haunted by the ghost of the long-gone and widely beloved Lido.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank sparklingmoon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
wibble41c, Webmaster at Millhouses Park, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Hello Jude!

Thanks for your review!

There will always be a sense of nostalgia about the Lido! There are no executive homes on the site, however... (maybe you are thinking of the old tram terminus opposite the park?)

Our play area now sits where the Lido was... The area between the gates in the Children's Play Area (including the SPLASH! Water Play) was the original Lido site. The old paddling pools have now been landscaped and turned into the Fish Pass - a meandering stream with small rock pools and a haven for all kinds of wildlife!

We can't bring back the Lido - but we hope that with the Fish Pass, the SPLASH! Water Play, the Boating Lake and of course the mighty River Sheaf - the park still retains it's famous water element for those hot summer days!

Richard.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Millhouses Park also viewed

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
 

Been to Millhouses Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing