Norfolk Heritage Park in Sheffield is a fantastic park just outside the city centre with really great adventure playgrounds. In addition to the fantastic play areas, there’s a cafe, toilets, event space, picnic areas and woodlands (with wide, flat paths). The park is high up giving great views over the city, has good transport links and a car park.
Adventure playgrounds at Norfolk Heritage Park, Sheffield
There are two playgrounds: a big adventure playground with frames, a fast zip wire, big slides, stones, swings, roundabout, picnic benches, toddler frame, wobbly bridge, tunnel.
Next to the big adventure playground is a smaller play area suitable for younger children. There’s grassy areas and picnic benches, a little road for scooters, musical equipment, a trampoline on a hill and toddler swings.
Free day out: Fantastic NEW Adventure Playground at Norfolk Heritage Park, Sheffield
We’ve always been a fan of Norfolk Heritage Park. Living close to there when we had Eric, it was the first local park we started taking him to and the playground there was probably the first swings for him; so it’s always going to be special in that sense.
But this summer of 2018 the playgrounds were renovated and now there’s a fantastic adventure playground in the woods, plus a great picnic area opposite it with a skate track, music equipment and baby swings. And the rest of the park is just great… LOTS of greenery, good views over the city, well connected to Sheffield City Centre, ancient woodlands for a quiet stroll, a community centre “Centre In The Park” with cafe and clean toilets including baby change. 5 stars in my opinion. Fantastic Adventure Playground at Norfolk Heritage Park, Sheffield
Where is it? Guildford Ave, Sheffield S2 2PL
There are few entrances to the park. If you are coming by tram, get off at Sheffield College and walk up Granville Road. Approximately half way up Granville Road on the right hand side you’ll find Norfolk Heritage Park through the big iron gates and beautiful tree-lined avenue.
I recommend parking around here and walking up so you don’t miss that part. If you don’t fancy the walk, the tram stop Arborthorne Road is the closest and brings you to the park from the top entrance.
The park has a car park located off the Guildford Avenue entrance, close to the Centre In The Park and cafe.
What to do there?
Have a picnic, explore the ancient woods, play in the woodland adventure play areas, take a scooter/ride on/remote control car for the track, get an ice cream from the cafe, climb the big hills and spot things in the city centre. There is a variety of equipment suitable for toddlers up to teenagers.
The ‘centre in the park’ cafe is more than just a cafe; there’s indoor picnic area, trails and booklets to pick up, a nursery, meeting rooms and toilets.
Norfolk Park is gorgeous in the autumn, specifically with all the colour and huge trees. But it’s lovely all year round. The paths is the woods are wide, flat and accessible.
Every year there are a few popular events at Norfolk Heritage Park such as the Sheffield Fayre and Sheffield Carnival.
Is there a cafe?
Yes, the “Centre in the park” is a big community centre with events space and community rooms to hire, toilets including baby change and disabled, picnic areas/places to sit outside the cafe in the main foyer, and a cafe serving hot and cold food.