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Eid Festival in the Park

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak

This weekend sees the Eid Festival in the Park!

Click the link to see the poster: Eid Festival In The Park

Everyone is welcome to join the celebrations with stalls, a funfair, bouncy castles, barbecues and much more!

Entrance to the event is FREE so bring the whole family!

A FREE bus will operate from the car parks at the Bannerdale Centre (Bannerdale Centre, 125 Carterknowle Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 2EX) to the park. Parking will be very limited near the park, so please try to use public transport where possible. Details of bus services can be found here:

Go to for more details!

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Summer Family Festival!

19th July at 12:00–20:00

Macmillan extravaganza is a FREE (donation) entry, all day family festival with the aim of raising awareness and funds for Sheffield Macmillan Cancer Support, the events and activities cover from sports to live music, raffle to stalls, kids activities of different types and as many things we can fit on the park in between.

The whole event is show and teach as much as possible to try and encourage as many young people out of the house and into the man great groups and clubs Sheffield has to offer.


On the main stage…
12.00 -12.30 Spill 16
12.40 -13.10 Jack the Lad and Lyrical
13.20 -13.50 TNFS
14.00 -14.45 #100daysofmagic
15.00 – 15.30 Bongo and the Souljars
15.40 – 16.10 Soozehop
16.20 – 16.50 Malcolm Purvis
17.00 – 17.30 Suddenly Us
17.40 – 18.10 Iya Sako and Troupe (djembe drum master)
18.20 – 18.50 Little Robots
19.00 – 19.30 Broken Flowers
19.40 – 20.00 Hannah Cooke.

On the acoustic stage…
12.00 – 12.30 Sue MacFarlane
12.45 – 1.15 Paul Pearson
1.30 – 2.30 Ben Lydiat /Toffee
3.00 – 3.30 Acidpete
3.45 – 4.15 Djembe Weaver
4.30 – 5.00 New Ukes On The Block
5.15 -5.45 Dr Gig [aka Nigel Parsons]
6.00 – 6.30 Julian Socha
6.45 – 7.15 Shaun Hutch
7.30 – 8.00 Soapstone Dragon

On the performers stage…
12:00 -12:20 #100daysofmagic
12:30-13:00 Robert de Born (poet)
13:10-13:30 #100daysofmagic
13:40 -14:10 Carol Robson (poet)
14:20 – 14:50 Chris Hicks (Michael Jackson impersonator)
15:00- 15:30 Dave Attril (poet)
15:40- 16:00 #100daysofmagic
16:10- 17:10 Family themed Spoken word Open mic
17:20-17:40 #100daysofmagic
17:50 – 18:20 TBC
18:30 -19:00 Adele Geraghty (poet; she will be telling us a short story)
19:15 – 20:00 Chris Hicks (Michael Jackson impersonator)
The #100daysofmagic group will be performing their individual acts
The Family themed Spoken word Open mic: To secure a slot please leave a comment on the Open Mic event page

On the sports field…(times to be confirmed)
Show and teach sports stalls through out the day.
Capoeira Didar-Brazilian Dance fighting
Unit 1-Karate and kick boxing
Crystals cheer and dance-cheerleading, street dance, hip hop and more!
Boomshanka tribal-Belly dancing
The last of the Sheffield Majorettes, Steel City Stars!
Tennis coach in Tennis Court.
X-Games. Pro’s on show, bring ur boards n have a go!
Sheffield Saints Juniors basketball team and coach

All other activities…
2 jamming sites and one open mic stage (bring your own instruments). Classic mini and bike display. Stalls. Fairground rides. Raffle. Raynet ( CB radio, show n teach). Pony rides. Petting zoo. Massage tent-including aromatherapy, acupuncture, deep tissue sports massage and more!!


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Great Photos from Cliffhanger

Follow this link to see some great pictures of Cliffhanger 2014!


Thank you Kristy Weir!

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Cliffhanger Weekend!

Cliffhanger is back in Millhouses Park on 21st & 22nd June, so most of the park will only be accessible by ticket available on the gate or in advance. £6 per Adult with accompanied children under 16 free. See

Throughout the Cliffhanger weekend the FoMP run a series of FREE Duck Races along the Fish Pass, on the hour on both days.

The Park Cafe, formal gardens and cricket pitch will all still be accessible free of charge throughout the weekend.

A traffic management plan will be in place in the area, with Park and Ride available from Tesco Abbeydale Road Park & Ride Car Park.

See you there!

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence

Thank you to all of our visitors leaving reviews on our TRIPADVISOR page! We have been awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence! This prestigious award recognises attractions that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor Travellers!


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New Picnic Benches!

BT Staff Work Away Day

Following the restoration work on 4 old benches in 2013, now round the climbing block in the playground, BT Staff  once again embarked on another project of restoration of 5 Picnic Tables rescued from Abbeydale Centre.

The work was organised and run by Sheffield Ranger Service.

The before and after pictures are taken at the Small Mill Building which is used as our centre for these works.

A new Picnic Table costs over a £1000 so BT’s work has added well over £5,000 worth of assets to Millhouses Park.

Watch out for them in the near future!

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River Clean turn Litter Pick!

Sunday 11th May 2014 was set for a river clean through Millhouses Park together with Sheffield Ranger Service.

As it turned out, the river was swollen after heavy overnight rain so we used the time to carry out a deep litter pick from Archer Road up to and round the Café area. 20 willing volunteers turned out to brave the weather and over 20 bags of litter were collected.

Thanks to all who attended, the Rangers and Pete Stow who organised the event.

Litter Pick May 2014

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Milly Jam 2014 Results!

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Congratulation to everyone who took part in this year’s competition – there were record crowds and amazing weather for this year’s event!


1st Oliver Fletcher
2nd Sam Grayson
3rd Joe Barber

Under 14 Skateboard

1st – Joe Cordingly
2nd – Matthew Kiese
3rd – Charlie Appleyard

Under 14 BMX

1st – Evan Jenkinson
2nd – Hal Hoare
3rd – Alex Maynard

High Hop – Flat

Dan Bellamy

High Ollie – Flat

Will Lester (Needed 180s to separate him from Jay Bex)

High Hop – Bank

Luke Gannon (1.95m)

High Ollie – Bank

Will Lester (95cm)

14-18 Skate

1st – Jay Bex
2nd – Joe Keaveney
3rd – Marco Keaveney

14-18 BMX

1st – Sam Marples
2nd – Dan Bellamy
3rd – Madison Hay
BUD BMX Streetest – Arek Tatulinski

Over 18 Skate

1st – Matlock Bennett Jones
2nd – Will Lester
3rd – Dan Beall

Over 18 BMX

1st – Jambul
2nd – Geoff H (!)
3rd – Ian Smith

Credits & Thanks

All the skaters, riders and everyone who came to watch
Waller BMX, Bike Tree, J E James & BUD BMX for BMX prizes
The House, Slugger & Lives & Levels for skate prizes
The House for Scooter prizes & Onboard Skate Park for the free passes
James Folkes – PA/Sound System, High Jump & Trophy engineer
Ed Astill & Shams Drury – PA/Sound system
Jerome Campbell/The Skateboard School – Pole Jam
Toby Jenkinson – Registration & fixer
Jason Bamford, Elijah Hibberd Cath & Cass – T-shirt sales
Joe Winstanley – 2014 T shirt design
Eleven11design – Milly Jam logo
Sam Ward – BMX trophies
Joe Ward – High hop and Ollie trophies
Joel Culf MC & BMX judging
Will Lester on the Mic & Skate trophies
Jay Bex & Dan Bellamy on the mic
June Burke at Sheffield City Council
Andy Varley & team
Friends of Millhouses Park
Everyone else who pitched in to make it an amazing day

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Milly Jam 2014

Yes we’re on again – Milly Jam is back on the 17th May 2014 courtesy of your friendly neighbourhood regulars with the backing of Friends of Millhouses Park. Thanks very much to all those people doing their bit to make this happen.

Plan is pretty much the same as last year but if it rains Onboard have offered to host us so we don’t have to try and delay until the weekend after.

Registration will be 10am onwards at the skate park

Rough Plan from then (timings very approximate):
11.00 – Scooter Jam
11.30 – Pre-teen Skateboard
12.00 – Pre-teen bmx/bike
12-2pm – High hop/Ollie
2.00 – Teens Skateboard
2.30 – Teens bmx/bike
3.00 – Teen+ Skateboard
3.30 – Teen+ bmx/bike

- Joel Culf on the mic for BMX
– Will Lester’s on the mic for skate with some help when he needs to
– James Folkes is on sound/pa system with help from Ed Astill
– Toby J will be handling registration duties
– Prizes: We’ll be begging for prizes from all the local businesses who have provided us with such good support in the past: The House, Slugger, Lives & Levels, Waller BMX, Bike Tree, J E James & Onboard. Plus, The Skateboard School are lending us their support this year.
– The comp has finished for this year’s Limited edition T-shirt design which we’ll sell to to help cover costs and hopefully raise funds towards further improvements to the skate park
– St John’s first aiders will be on hand in case you scuff your knees

See you there!

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What’s On? Dates For Your Diary!

Millhouses Park is BUSY this spring – just check out all the events taking place!

SPLASH! Waterplay is now Re-Opened!

Saturday 19th April – The Birds of Springwood

A chance to look for and listen to the breeding birds in Springwood. The morning should produce over 20 species and we’ll look to see if there’s activity around the nest boxes that we’ve put up there in the last 18 months. Meet at the entrance towards the bottom of Hastings Road at 8 o’clock. We’ll give it an hour or so to see what’s around. Wear suitable footwear. It could be muddy in places.

Tuesday 22nd April – Willow Den Maintenance

Tom Tay will be in the park pruning and reweaving the Willow Domes from 10am for about 3 hours.

Saturday 26th April – The Birds of Millhouses

Our now regular spring bird watching walk through Millhouses Park and back through Ecclesall Woods via the heronry. Meet at the foot of the stairs into the Park from Archer Road at 8 o’clock. The leisurely walk should last about two and a half hours. 

Sunday 11th May – River Clean and Litter Pick

All health and safety, risk assessment and tools and equipment will be the responsibility of the Rangers. We are starting at 10.30 am and will go on no later than 2.30 pm. We will meet at the cafe at 10.15 am.

With reducing park maintenance we are looking for self arranging individuals or small gardening groups to adopt a flower bed and keep it tidy throughout the season – any offers to keep our park looking good?

Saturday 17th May – Milly Jam

The Annual Milly Jam competition with all the usual excitement and passion! Bring the family to experience a magnificent spectacle!

Monday 19th May – Bench Renovation

Funding is in place for the 10 year life extension renovation as is an agreement for Sheffield Council to provide new safety matting over the full area.

BT Staff and Sheffield Council Rangers last year renovated four Park Benches for parents to sit on round this piece of equipment and another “Away Day” is being arranged with the same team for Monday 19th May down at our Small Mill Building. This will be for another four benches or, we hope, four Picnic Benches from the Abbeydale School site.

Sheffield Council will, after the summer, be replacing parts of the Trim Trail and replacing the bark chippings with something more appropriate.

21st & 22nd June – Cliffhanger and Duck Races

We will be running our usual Duck Races, 100 at a time, throughout the weekend on the Fish Pass during the Cliffhanger Event. Full details of the event will be posted separately closer to the time. Duck races will also take place in the summer so watch this space!

2nd & 3rd July – Eid Festival

Come and join the festivities!

Saturday 19th July – McMillan Extravaganza

More details to follow on this event closer to the time…

Date to be Confirmed – Mill Buildings Open Day

Watch out for an announcement to get your chance to see around the Mill Buildings…

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