Norfolk Heritage Park is a Victorian park with an English Heritage Grade 2 Star listed landscape.
It's a City Park close to Sheffield city centre providing great play, sport and café facilities.
The park is supported by the Friends of Norfolk Heritage Park.
Admission and opening times
There is no admission charge and Norfolk Heritage Park is open at all times.
The Centre in the Park is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.
The cafe is open 7 days a week. Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. Weekends from 9:30am to 4pm (longer during the summer).
Features and facilities
Centre in the Park
- multi-purpose community building
- visitor reception
- meeting rooms for hire
Family picnic and play area
- kettle drums
- toddler bike track with road markings and earth mounds
- grassy banks
- picnic areas
- car park off Guildford Avenue (free of charge)
- disabled access parking at this entrance
- car park
- serves local produce
- lunchtime daily specials
- provides catering for meetings in the Centre
Woodland play area
- cantilever swing
- climbing boulder
- zip line
- toddler climbing unit
- sports pavillion
- football pitch
- multi-use games area
- bowling greens
Getting to the park
There are a number of entrances to Norfolk Heritage Park, the main ones being off: Granville Road, Norfolk Park Road and Guildford Avenue.
Walking and cycling
There is a walking and cycling route from the city centre that is signed from the tram stop at the rear of the train station. It goes up through South Street Park, through Claywood, cross Granville Road at a pedestrian crossing and into Norfolk Heritage Park.
The nearest tram stop is on Park Grange Road (close to the Norfolk Park Health Centre).
About the landscape
The overall landscape character is that of a traditional country estate with extensive rolling grassland comprised of improved grassland, acid grassland and fine turf areas, each with their own maintenance regimes.
A series of tree belts and some structural planting create a host of framed vistas throughout the park. The central features are surrounded by a circular carriageway, which was a key feature in the park’s original design.
Two avenues connect this circular carriageway to the entrances at Norfolk Park Road and Granville Road. Both these avenues are tree lined with lime trees along the avenue to Norfolk Park Road and turkey oaks along the avenue to Granville Road, all of which were planted during the 1840s.
Jervis Lum Ravine
In the southern section of the park lies Jervis Lum, a local nature site. This is an area of extensive woodland lying within a steep sided ravine. The ravine contains a small stream, which disappears into a culvert in the south west of the park before running underneath the neighbouring housing estate. A small network of footpaths can be found throughout Jervis Lum for people to explore the more natural setting.