Free day out: Millhouses Park, Sheffield with free splash park!

We had a lovely day out at Millhouses Park the other day and spent longer than than I thought we would. I haven’t been in so long, probably about a year, actually! I do prefer more walking type parks with woodlands, but this park was really good for Eric with all the good play areas. Definitely worth a visit with children, even if you live outside Sheffield; it may be worth the trip. This park also has a free water splash play area which is very popular for toddlers!  Things To Do with Kids in Millhouses Park, Sheffield

Things To Do with Kids in Millhouses Park, Sheffield

Free day out: Millhouses Park, S7 2QN

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  • Have fun in the water play area. It’s small and perfect for toddlers, no paddling bits or fountains but shallow paths with Archimedes screw equipment. I recommend taking toys to play with in the water. There’s grass to picnic all next to water play areas.
  • Hire a boat! There’s cute little pedelo boats on the water, some of them look like big swans. The prices very reasonable, too.
  • Enjoy a yummy picnic or visit the good cafe. The cafe is run by pudding ladies, the same as Rivelin Valley Park cafe and is very popular; and rightly so. Good food, hot and cold, ice cream, drinks and outdoor seating.
  • Let lose in the playgrounds. Great equipment with lots of swings, climbing frame/slide, then wooden obstacle course and zip wire. I would say the play frame equipment is better suited for toddlers and not very suitable for little ones as in quite advanced.
  • Go paddling! Just behind the outdoor exercise gym is a great shallow part for a spot of paddling.


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And best of all, if you take your own food, it’s all free! 🙂


  • Boating lake for paddle boats and model/radio controlled boating
  • Cafe
  • Football pitches
  • All-weather 5-a-side pitch
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Crown Bowling greens
  • Cricket pitch – home to Millhouses Works Cricket Club
  • Boating lake for paddle boats and model/radio controlled boating
  • Basketball court
  • Children’s play area
  • Skate park
  • Adventure playground
  • Zip Wire
  • Splash Water Play
  • Tennis courts
  • 9-hole putting course
  • Outdoor Gymnasium
  • Parking is now charged

Millhouses Park Free Water Splash Park:

Millhouses Park Free Water Splash Park
Millhouses Park Free Water Splash Park
Millhouses Park Free Water Splash Park

More things to do…

  • Explore in Ecclesall Woods, just opposite Millhouses Park. One of the biggest ancient woodlands in South Yorkshire, forest school activities and woodland discovery centre cafe (not open Monday)
  • Food & drink at Waggon and Horses, just outside Millhouses Park on Abbey Lane. This pub has just changed management and has a fantastic menu and good outdoor seating.

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