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Rother Valley Country Park

Type:Country Park

Mansfield Road
Wales Bar
S26 5PQ
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Rother Valley Country Park


Rother Valley Country Park offers 750 acres of beautiful landscape to explore and enjoy. Whether you’re into outdoor activities or searching for a little bit of peace and tranquillity, we have something for you.

Our miniature railway is very popular with families with young children. Bird food is available from our on-site café. For the more active, we have a number of cycle hire options available including; single cycles, double choppers, go karts, family cycles for up to six people, and family electric cycles. We also have opportunities for mountain biking.

On the water, you can hire one of our family boats, miniport electric ships or row boats. Or have a go at water zorbing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding sailing, and windsurfing.

For the more adventurous, Sheffield Cable waterski at the park offers wake boarding and, cable water-ski and. There is also the aqua park – the North’s biggest inflatable assault course, with huge slides, trampoline, and climbing wall. Wetsuit hire is available.

The park is home to a variety of birds and mini-beasts, and part of the park is an official nature reserve. Over 260 species of birds have been recorded at the park including; Herony, Little Egret, Buzzards, Kingfishers, spring and winter migration birds. If you’re lucky, you may spot one of our many small mammals such as voles, shrews, hare foxes.

In areas where the vegetation has been cut and allowed to rot grass snakes can sometimes be seen. The grasslands are carefully managed with grazing animals such as sheep and, if you pop into the fields near to the main entrance to the park, you can see the local farmer’s highland cattle.

Fishing is also possible in the Park’s two lakes.


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  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted



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    Recent Reviews:

    • kimharley
      Sheffield, United Kingdom
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      Great walking and dog swimming!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 1st December 2020
      Fantastic place to go with your family and dogs, my dog loves to go in the water with the ducks and then gets hissed at by the swans! Read full review
    • DaringExplorer19
      Dangerous loose dogs, drugs and very muddy.
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 20th March 2021
      Loud, thumping music when I thought this was a country park for a quite relaxing walk but it's more like a rave on the M6 at rush hour. This isn't good for wildlife yet was coming from one of the... Read full review
    • Vikinglongboat
      Derby, United Kingdom
      Hit and miss.
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 16th April 2021
      Ok for a short visit if you are in the area or live locally. Nice walk around the lake although there aren't many benches to sit on the far side of the lake. Cycle hire was really good. Cost £7.50... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From Junction 31 M1 Motorway (follow the brown signs to Rother Valley Country Park) When you get on the A618 at the traffic lights go straight on down the hill and the country park is on the right.

    Junction 31 M1 Motorway, Follow A57 towards Sheffield, at the roundabout turn left on to the A618, at the traffic lights go straight on down the hill and the park entrance is on the right.


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