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Historic Site, free entry

Norfolk Heritage Park

Norfolk Heritage Park

Norfolk Heritage Park



0114 286 0400


Norfolk Heritage Park,
Guildford Avenue,
S2 2PL


Norfolk Park - known today as Norfolk Heritage Park - was one of the first free public parks in the country. The laying out of the Park commenced in 1841, and it was opened in 1848. The overall landscape character of Norfolk Heritage Park is that of a traditional country estate, consisting of extensive rolling grassland with structural tree planting to frame vistas. The general layout of the park was based around a circular 4m wide carriageway linked to the main entrances by tree-lined avenues. The avenue to Granville Road is of Turkey Oaks and the avenue to Norfolk Park Road is of Lime trees. The original park boundary is listed as Grade 2 on English Heritage’s Resister of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest. The park contains 5 Grade ll listed buildings / structures of architectural or historical interest.

Norfolk Heritage Park offers the following outdoor facilities for park visitors:

Under 8's playground
Adventurous playground for over 8's
Football pitches
2 bowling greens
Multi-use games area
Wild flower garden
Outdoor Events, including the free community event (Sheffield Fayre) over the August bank holiday weekend
Norfolk Heritage Trail
Community Building

The Centre in the Park is a purpose-built, community building and has a range of facilities including:

Ranger base
Youth Club
Meeting rooms for hire, including an IT Suite
Fully accessible toilets, level-floor access and Braille signage
A varied programme of adult learning opportunities

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry

Free entry

Events at this Venue


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Map reference: SK 368857  Lat: 53.36690 Long: -1.44841

By Tram - the nearest tram stop is Arbourthorne Road. There is a five minute walk from the tram stop to the Centre in the Park.

Further information on trams and buses is available from the South Yorkshire Traveline 01709 515151.

By Train - the Centre is approx. 1 mile from Sheffield Train Station. Visitors arriving by train can either travel onwards to the park by foot, tram, bus or taxi.

By Car - the Centre has its own dedicated car park, which is close to the building. The car park is located off Guildford Avenue entrance. The car park and the Centre are monitored by CCTV. Please note places are limited. Alternative parking can be found on Guildford Avenue or in the Church of the Nazarene's car park off St Aiden's Avenue.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Sheffield station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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