Rother Valley Country Park

in Sheffield

Address: Mansfield Road, Wales Bar , Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 5PQ

Phone: 0114 247 1452


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Rother Valley Country Park offers 750 acres of beautiful landscape to explore and enjoy, whether you are into outdoor activities or searching for a little bit of peace and tranquillity.
Bring a picnic or buy a tasty treat from our own Stables Café, where you can purchase traditional home-made scones or an ice cream.

You will see a variety of wildlife around the park, on main lake the birds approach visitors to be fed (even though they have plenty of natural food around the park). For bird enthusiasts at the nature reserve there have been over 260 different species of birds recorded.

The country park is a family, and dog friendly attraction ideal for a day out, or if you wish to stay longer book to stay at our 5 pennant gold award winning campsite

The craft centre is home to Sophia and Ruby’s Dog Bakery, an award-winning artisan provider of excellent treats for your four-legged friends and fur babies.

For the more active visitor, the cycle routes vary from an easy flat trail around the leisure lakes to more exciting mountain bike trails through the woodlands for the more experienced riders.

The Cycle Hire Centre is open all year round offering several cycle hire options including single cycles, double choppers, tandems, go karts, family cycles for 4 people or up to 6 people. Accessible cycles, wheelchair hire, and mobility scooter hire is also available.

On the water, you can launch your own craft or hire our equipment from the Watersports / Activity Centre. (This is a seasonal operation, please check our website for further details). Rowing boats, pedal boats and electric family boats are all ideal for families. Or have a go at water zorbing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, sailing, and windsurfing. Courses and coaching are available with our qualified instructors if you wish to learn something new or brush up on your existing skills.

The miniature train Bluebell or Basil operates on weekends and in the school holidays (on good weather days), this has an accessible carriage for wheelchairs / pushchairs.
Fishing is permitted with your own equipment at two of the lakes and on the River Rother.

On a Sunday, the Northern Newfoundland Dog Club undertake their amazing Water Rescue Training at Northern Lake and The Dog Agility Club try out their obstacle courses on The Green.

The park is home to Sheffield and District Jet Ski Club, so you may witness one or two of them practicing competition freestyle tricks.
ParkRun on a Saturday morning accepts ParkRun tourists, register on their website prior to your holiday to take part.

The Sheffield Cable Waterski Centre offers the opportunity to try out wake boarding and the very popular Aqua Park, please book direct on their website.

The Rother Valley Golf Centre has Footgolf, a floodlit driving range, 9- or 18-hole rounds of golf. Please contact them direct.

Please check the latest information on our website for the facilities that are available prior to visiting.


Type Price
Parking £5


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Pets Accepted
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Outdoor
  • Card Payment

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