One our recent little jaunt away we visited the beautiful Endcliffe Park in Sheffield. It was about a ten minute walk along Fulwood Road (where our hotel was) and down through the beautiful, leafy streets, lined with exceedingly grand houses to the park entrance.
Endcliffe Park is a decent sized park about 2 miles out of Sheffield city centre. It’s a hidden gem in a bustling area.
The park was opened in 1887 to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria and is nestled between a residential area on one side and a busy road on the other.
It’s quite a long narrow park, but its size is rather deceptive from the outside. It doesn’t look anywhere near as big as it actually is.
The beautiful green park is a haven away from the busy Sheffield streets and has a plethora of activities and things to see.
There are plenty of benches, open grassed areas, duck ponds, waterfalls, a trickling little river and a well equipped children’s play area.
Although it was a gorgeous sunny day the park wasn’t too busy and we were able to comfortably walk through the park without having to fight our way through crowds of people, though there were MILLIONS of people out jogging.
There’s a large grassed area at one end of the park which was full of children playing football and families picnicking on the grass in the sunshine.
There were plenty of tracks to wander along and all the ones we used were suitable for our push chair.
There were children with fishing nets in the water and others climbing across the home made dams and stepping stones.
There are statues and sculptures dotted around the park, the one below is dedicated to Queen Victoria and stands rather grandly near one of the entrances to the park.
The children’s play park had a good selection of equipment all of which was in good usable condition. There was no noticeable rubbish or graffiti and everything appeared well maintained.
There’s a cafe in the park called Epic. It looked very busy and lively when we walked past but we didn’t go in so I can’t tell you what they offer, or whether it’s any good.
When we visited we intend on a quick ten minute walk in the park before we went for tea. We ended up spending three hours wandering through the greenery, taking in the sites and simply enjoying the warm sun on our faces.
The park is completely free and there is even free on road parking nearby. I wish we lived closer as it’s a beautiful place where you could easily spend a full day.
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