Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks for kids in Sheffield

Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks for kids in Sheffield

Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks for kids in Sheffield
Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks for kids in Sheffield

If it’s something we do well here in Sheffield it’s parks!! Such a green city bursting to the seems with playgrounds, woodlands, ancient green spaces and gardens around every corner.  Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks To Visit In Sheffield

The best parks in Sheffield are not only free, but feature really great playgrounds, free farms, boating lakes and water parks, woodland trails and yummy cafes. Here’s a list of the Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks To Visit In Sheffield. Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks To Visit In Sheffield

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Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks To Visit In Sheffield

Best playgrounds in Sheffield

Graves Park, S8 9FL

graves park

So much to do at this park which is the largest in Sheffield. With a free animal farm, good playground (newly renovated) which includes a sandpit, plus a cafe, woodlands and tons of space it’s a popular free family day out. In summer there is a land train. and don’t forget about the hidden Woodseats Playground. 

Forge Dam , S10 4GL

A wonderful day out with a lovely cafe, woodlands, playground and walking trails. The playground is small but home to a big shiny slide. There are ducks to feed (buy a bag from the cafe), a really nice cafe and I recommend walking all the way to Endcliffe Park through the woods.

One of our favourite free family days out: read this post!

Endcliffe Park, S11 7AB

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Endcliffe Park, Sheffield

Brilliant park for families with funfair, nice cafe, parkour and large playground. Plus woodlands with interesting trees and stepping stones, and open fields for running around. In the summer on weekends is a new safari land train!

Rother Valley Country Park, S26 5PQ

rother valley park train
rother valley park train

Excellent sporting facilities, cafe/kiosks, walks around the water, flat paths for bikes, playgrounds and some animals, too. Plus a miniature train!

Rivelin Valley Park, S6 5GL

Wonderful park with lovely nature trail, beautiful woodlands, good cafe and playground. Rivelin Valley Park is one of our favourite places for exploring in the woodlands. The nature trail very long but the first half from Malin Bridge to the playground/cafe is pushchair friendly. There is a free water park with paddling pool open weekends from June and daily in school holidays.

Ruskin Park, S6 3JQ

This local playground has a sandpit and good play equipment.

It is not too far from Walkley Library which is fantastic for young children with a separate childrens library section, colouring, toys and huge variety of books. And Zest Community Centre.

High Hazels Park, S9 4PE

Large playground with a variety of play equipment, picnic areas and sandpits.

Norfolk Heritage Park, S2 2PL

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Norfolk Heritage Park, Sheffield

One of our favourites!! Large park with ancient woodlands, cafe and community centre. Brand new adventure playground opened July 2018 with slides, climbing frames, picnic areas, tunnels, smaller park with picnic area, trampolines, skate road and more.

Millhouses Park, S7 2QQ

Free splash park alert! Millhouses Park has a free water play area which is so fun for little ones, little squirters and water play equipment with picnic space all around it making this very convenient for families. The playground is great, big and lots of things to play on. Plus there’s a great cafe and boating lake.

Crookes Valley Park, S10 1DJ

Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks for kids in Sheffield Crookes valley park
Crookes Valley Park

Just behind Weston Park Museum, small playground but has all you need for lots of fun, climbing frame, slide, wooden balance beams, etc., plus family pub and a walk around the water. 🙂

Hillsborough Park and Hillsborough Park Walled Garden, S6 2AS

Hillsborough park and playground Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks for kids in Sheffield
Hillsborough park and playground Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks for kids in Sheffield

A wonderful park with duck pond, library, beautiful walled garden (a must visit) and playground with new climbing frame/slide, plus fields for games/running around. Get this free trail for 10 things to spot!

Bole Hill Recreation Ground S10 1QH

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Bolehill Recreation Ground

Fun playground high up in the hills with fantastic views over the city, includes a big slide and new climbing frame, zip wire, rocks to climb, BMX track and picnic areas.

Heeley People’s Park S2 3DJ

Top 14 Playgrounds & Parks for kids in Sheffield

Combine this with a visit to Heeley City Farm to make a really good, all round free day out. The park has great equipment, including a big curved silver slide, swings, boulders, plus little bike track and paths winding around. Lots of flowers in Spring!

Highfield Adventure Playground, S7 1BJ

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Community run and staffed adventure playground with mud kitchens, slides, ropes, sand pits and cafe. Check opening times! Also available for hire.


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