We have our Spring calendar of work and events planned for this year with our first event this weekend for those not running the Sheffield Marathon!
Sunday 14 April: Spring clean
Meet at 10am by the cafe, litter pickers and gloves supplied but bring your own if you have them. As always all ages welcome, spread the word please and bring a friend!
Saturday 27 April: Spring bird walk
Meet at the foot of the steps into the park from Archer Road at 8am. The gentle walk through the park to Tyzack’s Dam, returning through part of Ecclesall Woods will last about two and a half hours and, as ever, all are welcome.
Binoculars will be available to borrow.
Sunday 28 April: Holly hedge gardening
Tuesday 30 April: Friends of Millhouses Park AGM
Date TBC: Willow Den weaving and repair
Sunday 19 May: Spring gardening
Sunday 26 or Monday 27 May: Duck races
Look out for more information about each event!
Don’t forget the Autumn Bird Walk this Saturday – a great way to enjoy this glorious Autumn!
The Autumn gardening is rescheduled for Sunday 18 November, 10-12 meeting at the Sensory Garden.
We look forward to seeing you at either or both!
On Saturday 3 November the Autumn Bird Walk will take place, setting off at 8am from the bottom of the steps into the park from Archer Road. This leisurely walk will go through the park to Tyzack’s Dam and back through Ecclesall Woods. Everyone is welcome to join in, and binoculars will be available to borrow.
Join in with the Autumn gardening at the Sensory Garden from 10-12 on Sunday 11 November. Pruning, digging and weeding will be the order of the day! Gloves and some tools will be available, but do feel free to bring your own.
We are incredibly proud and beyond delighted that the park has been awarded a Platinum Award from Yorkshire in Bloom 2018. Huge thanks are due to all the hardworking park staff and Friends of Millhouses Park volunteers who made this possible.
To Keep the park in tip top shape there will be a litter pick and clean up of the park on Sunday 30th September from 10 to 12pm. We will meet as usual at the cafe and we will supply litter pickers, gloves and sacks. I hope you can come along and please spread the word.
Are you still missing the excitement of Wimbledon? Don’t forget the great tennis facilities in the park, visit www.tennissheffield.com/ to find pricing of court hire, coaching times and instructions on booking a court or session.
Thornberry Animal Sanctuary will be holding an event in Millhouses Park on Sunday 30th September 2018 from 12-4pm. They will be raising some much needed funds for their kennel refurbishment. The event will consist of a Dog Walk around the perimeter of the park and a dog show consisting of two show rings with a selection of trade stalls selling Doggy related goods, and an Artisan Market featuring exhibits including local artists and craft stalls.
For further details visit morfittsmith.co.uk/poochesinthepark
This Saturday the Friends of Millhouses Park will be back with our fabulous free duck races at the fishpass in the park.
The ducks will race on the hour every hour from 11 til 4 – choose your duck early to avoid disappointment!
Should the weather scupper the event we will postpone til Sunday or Monday and keep you updated on Facebook and our website
Open to all interested folk, the next Millhouses Park Bird Watching Walk will be on Saturday 28 April. Meet at 8am at the foot of the steps into the park from Archer Road. The walk is a fairly leisurely stroll and should take about two and a half hours.
*Kingfisher not guaranteed!
SCC is currently considering a plan to fence off and lease an area of the park from the public for private business use. This sets a worrying precedent that the park is seen as a commodity. The Friends group strongly opposes this: the whole park should remain free for all to use.
You can help us to protect the park – please sign the petition in the link below:
Join us this weekend for Autumn Gardening in the Sensory Garden on Sunday 12th Nov, 10-12. Some forks, secateurs and gloves will be available to borrow, but do bring your own tools if you have them. We look forward to seeing you there.