Did you know about Highfield Adventure Playground in Sheffield?

There’s an adventure playground in Sheffield that not many people know about. It’s free, it’s community run and even has a cafe: Highfield Adventure Playground in Sharrow, Sheffield. Did you know about Highfield Adventure Playground in Sheffield?

Did you know about Highfield Adventure Playground in Sheffield?

Unlike most playgrounds, Highgield Adventure Playground is a special place. It’s staffed with skilled play workers, has great facilities like toilets, indoor community area and cafe. There’s a busy schedule of events with lots of clubs, classes and activities on throughout the year from Home Ed groups to festivals.

The playground has lots to do and play with. A nature play area with tyres, Wendy house, climbing frame, slide and mud pit is to the side and especially for under 5’s. The main playground has big slides, zip wires, climbing frames and lots and lots of sand. Sand pit areas are kitted out with water pumps, toys and buckets and spades. Mud kitchens are available to play with, little tikes toys, play cars and more. Did you know about Highfield Adventure Playground in Sheffield?

Did you know about Highfield Adventure Playground in Sheffield?

In term time, Highfield adventure playground is open 3 days a week. During school holidays, it is usually open 5 days a week but this is confirmed on their website closer to the time (find here). In 2017, the playground teamed with The Real Junk Food project to provide Tea at Adventures which focused on providing nutritious meals for children.


Term time opening hours are Tuesday and Friday 3.15 pm – 6.15 pm; Saturday 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm, however there are clubs, classes and extra activities available; see the what’s on guide.

What did we think? I haven’t been for over a year now – the opening hours make it tricky for us but we have been to a few of the home ed sessions and during school holidays. It can get really busy especially with older children and teenagers, so do think about this if you have small ones and keep an extra eye on them.


Highfield Adventure Playground is a really great place to go and check out, there is nothing quite like it in Sheffield and it’s a unique play space for children to enjoy. We particularly liked how stripped back it was, the toys, mud kitchens and variety of nature play areas. I think a toddler session would be brilliant for this but not sure how popular it would be.

There’s loads to do nearby in the area, too, like Heeley City Farm, Mount pleasant park and Sheffield Antiques Quarter.

Have you been? What do you think?

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