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…