5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park

Endcliffe Park is a large park with woodlands, cafe and a great playground in S11 7AB. I think Endcliffe Park is one of the best outdoorsy free days out in Sheffield considering what there is to do nearby, too. The park is very close to many other things to do with good transport links. My favourite things about it has to be the location, the playground and the woodlands. 5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids

5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids

5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids

5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park, Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids

Have fun in the playgrounds

5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids
5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park, Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids
S11 7TZ 5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids
5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids

In the enclosed playground is a mix of equipment for a variety of edges. Ropes, slings, toddler frames, bigger slide and frame, see saw, spinning dish; all the things you would usually see in a good playground. Plus rocks to climb on and picnic benches.

Outside the cafe towards the woodlands is a parkour area.

There’s also a fun fair! It’s open weekends in winter and usually daily in the summer. In the school holidays on weekends there is a land train, too.

5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids

Explore the woodlands

5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park, Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids

The woodlands at Endcliffe Park are sort of at the back, behind the cafe, funfair and playgrounds. There’s a few ways you can get into them. A path from the entrance of the park, over stepping stones next to the funfair, or past the cafe takes you through some of the woodlands, with a number of paths to choose from. There’s some fantastic twisty trees to climb, a waterfall, bridge, ducks and lots to see and find.

5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park, Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids

Have a picnic or visit the cafe

Endcliffe Park cafe “epic” serves hot and cold meals, snacks, drinks and is child friendly. Although no prams are allowed inside, you can leave them outside or sit outside on the tables and chairs. The menu is good with specials, vegetarian and vegan options. I’ve eaten a handful of times there and always been impressed with the portions. Though to be honest, we usually just get chips!

Outside the cafe are tables and chairs on a huge green which in summer is always popular for picnics. There’s usually an ice cream van in the warmer months and loads of space to go around.

5 Things To Do At Endcliffe Park Sheffield: Playgrounds for kids

Walk to Forge Dam

Forge Dam 8 places to go in Sheffield for a lovely woodland walk this autumn
Forge Dam | 8 places to go in Sheffield for a lovely woodland walk this autumn

One of our favourite walks is from Forge Dam to Endcliffe Park cafe, approx 3.5 miles on flat paths (some cobbles, but suitable for prams) along the porter valley. There’s cafes and playgrounds on both ends. We usually start at the Forge Dam end, but you could start on either!

It’s one of my favourite walks. Lots to see and do on the walk and at both ends, beautiful woods at Forge Dam and the best of both worlds; a busy open park at Endcliffe Park and dark, deep woods of Forge Dam.

The walk is not circular so if you drive you would have to walk back again. Buses 120 go to Fulwood at Forge Dam or for Endcliffe Park there’s buses 81/82/83a/88 and many others.

Explore the area

5 Free Things To Do At Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens

Cafes, shops, pubs and more… there’s a lot to do near Endcliffe Park. Forge Dam is not far, which I have already mentioned, and just wonderful. Closer to Endcliffe Park is Botanical Gardens; an absolute must visit. One of my favourite places in Sheffield.

Just by the roundabout next to Endcliffe Park is the wonderful book shop Rhyme & Reason with a fantastic kids section. The sort of book shop that is piled high, floor to ceiling with books. It’s small and you have to weasel your way to the back where the kids section is – but it is wonderful. If you are a bookworm, you’ll love this shop.

We love going down Endcliffe Park charity shopping. There’s a few good charity shops, independent shops and really good cafes/restaurants, too. You’re pretty spoilt for choice for eating out. Sharrow Vale Road is fantastic for independent shops and eateries, too.

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