Great bit of history in the heart of Sheffield. Nice cafe around the corner too.
A place steeped in history. Worth a visit.
Very interesting, local and friendly guides.Who seem to really care about the place.
We love Manor lodge. There are reasonably priced kids crafts on in the holidays and gardens and ruins to explore. There’s a sandpit and games set up and lots of space for picnics and running around. Late spring and early summer sees the wildflower meadows surrounding it looking beautiful and there are other climbing frames and slides nearby for even more entertainment for the kids. A short walk away is the fantastic Rhubarb shed cafe and a farm, making for a fun and good value family day out More...
One of the few reminders of pre industrial Sheffield when cutlery was being made on a small scale and park hill was an actual park
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We did holiday crafts here was abit busy but kids enjoyed then had picnic outside in the grounds. Beautiful
Went there to celebrate a wedding, beautiful place with lots of history, well worth a visit.
Excellent venue, such a beautiful backdrop for a wedding!
Beautiful place, great volunteer guides that bring the history to life
What a great wedding venue.
We had the best day ever for our wedding at the turret house and the new reception venue, just down the road, it is absolutely beautiful. Chaneice in particular went above and beyond with correspondence to put my mine at ease and answer my ridiculous questions throughout. The fact that the venue is all diy also meant we could do everything just how we wanted from the decor to the food to the entertainment - amazing venue! More...
Unique venue - lots of history stunning views and fantastic wild flower gardens. Attentive staff and caterers.
Fantastic place and history free up around here playing in the grounds. An astonished and happy at the way it is now looking and being used. Beautiful wild flowers.
Was a good day out. Much fun for my grandson. And the tour was amazing. The staff do all this volunteering. I will be going again .
Loved it , very informative and a great place to take children . A very pretty place and very easy going .
Nice place. Its also set in very nice grounds
Great place for all the family
Amazing hostory..Building is fought, there are a lot of flowers and herbs still growing
The wildflowers and the views over the City
like coming here but today I visited re-enactment day with my family and we thought the prices were a bit over the top for what was there ! It cost £15 for 2 adults & a child and then an extra £2 each to go in the turret house which we thought should have been in the entry fee More...
We have just had the best day of our lives at this outstanding wedding venue. The sun was shining and we couldn’t have asked for a better backdrop - we were in exceptionally good hands with Chanice who was a calming influence and extremely professional throughout from the day we booked to the wedding day itself. We were also very impressed with Al who was running the bar and couldn’t do enough for us. The new reception venue was fantastic and the hay bails and fire pit were the crowing touch. Thoroughly recommended. More...
Absolutely beautiful, large open space. Perfect wedding venue for large families or small gatherings. Spacious, comfortable and well done new build barn conversion too.
Beautiful wedding venue, staff couldn't do enough to make my daughters wedding perfect.
The ' Mary, Queen of Scots' day was interesting - but very busy! It would have been useful to have 'timed' slots for the tour - as too many people to accommodate in an historic house.
Great day out for the Grandson on Easter Sunday.
Great place for a day out
Nice Hidden gem of Sheffield. Lovely people and views. A good way to spend a couple of hours learning about history and enjoying the nature. The also have lots of activities for schools, kids crafts and even wedding events. To get there you can take the 120 bus. More...
Enjoyed my visit
Great educational site. Learn about site's history & Mary Queen of Scots.
Great piece of local history.
Great place especially in spring
Fascinating historical place, greatly overlooked. A great group of volunteers help to tell the story
first time visit today and a lovely place. definitely somewhere you could spend the day. did make me laugh when I ordered a sanpelligrino and the lady said oooooo bet your rich - wish I was. lovely staff very helpful.
Lovely day , more to see than we realised . Went for the Mary queen of Scots day and learnt more about her time in Sheffield, walking around on the grounds which I never knew you could. Can't wait to go back when they open in April! More...
We love walking around here. Can't figure out quite when the visitors centre is open but we've managed to attend a couple of craft sessions there which were horrendously chaotic and not at all organised. We won't be going to any more. The grounds are lovely though and it's great to be able to walk amongst our history. More...
A great place to spend a long afternoon! I think this place has brilliant guides who offer a great insight in to an interesting and little known part of Sheffield history! I also enjoy sitting in the cafe and just chatting and relaxing for a while with friends. The staff and volunteers do a great job of keeping this part of Sheffield's history alive and this should be more widely supported and encouraged! Will definitely be telling more people about it! More...
We liked it here.
Great day out especially when taking grandk5
Brilliant craft event in half term with tour around the lodge. Good outdoor space.
Very interesting and enjoyable. The guide was very good and there was a surprise event in The Turret house. Wonderful meadow flowers on site also.
This is an absolute gem of a place. It is run by dedicated and very knowledgeable volunteers who bring history to life. The gardens are well worth a walk around and the aim to bring back meadows is a fabulous idea. I would visit every week for the view, walk and a cup of tea if I lived in Sheffield. I'm glad I've discovered it and will be revisiting next season. More...
Fantastic history, staff made us feel very welcome.
Nice place for kids to run about and learn something New, good experience for family that need a few hours of entertainment on a non overly expensive trip.... I've personally enjoyed
Absolutely lovely place my little girl loved the hallowed event.Great that the kids can actually go round an not all blocked off by fences x
Excellent place to visit with children...I had just over 20 excited brownies with me. There was an excellent tour of the place followed by dressing up and writing with quils. They do great activities for schools / group would recommend be great as part of a history topic on Tudors or stoneage. The staff were fab. More...
Great view and lovely heritage site
Just spent today learning about the Stone Age. It was Fantastic! Well done manor Lodge and Thank You!
A lovely historical site in the midst of sheffield
We’ve just a brilliant day at Manor Lodge with our 6 year old granddaughter Barbara is great fun, full of personality and information We loved her, a great day thank you
Excellent day out
Just a shame teenager's burnt a huge chunk of the area... Other than this lovely place, apple orchid full of apples going to waste!
Awesome afternoon out. Lots has been invested in this place and it really brings the past to life. The history of how it used to look and who was there is really interesting and well worth a visit. Not sure about the French accent on Mary Queen of Scots though. More...
What a great place for a wedding! We had such a great day. Thanks to all the staff
This is a little inner city sanctury - great for picnics or lovely cafe - wildflowers are gorgeous and there's history and education too.
Excellent day out all the family loved it. Will definitely go again.
Nice ruined castle and a house with £2 tour and £2 donkey ride, there are also some farm animals
We visited on Easter Sunday. The event was perfectly ran by the volunteers. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. So much to do for the kids. The refreshments were a bargain. We’ll be returning again and I encourage anyone with a young family to do the same! More...
Went to an open day here it was very interesting and little activities for kids.
I know it was not expensive but I had expected a little more from the Tudor day and then on the other hand even less to get into the 1940's cottage and that was brilliant x but all said it was a very enjoyable day xx
I took the boys to a battle reenactment, it was absolutely fantastic. The site itself is beautiful and we'll kept, with a cafe serving hot and cold drinks and a selection of snacks. The toilets are clean and well looked after. Manor lodge is steeped in history and there was a great exhibit explaining about its past.The battle reenactment covered a wide range of eras from world war 2 through to vikings via the civil war and Henry the 8th. Each tent was run by hugely knowledgeable people who are clearly passionate about there roles and times. The boys and I learnt so much from the blacksmith, the surgeon, the musicians, the school mafter (not a typo) the family with kids toys. I would highly recommend popping along to Manor lodge at any time to Lear about Sheffields history, but do keep an eye out for the events as they are fabulous. More...
Absolutely brilliant place. Had a really good turnout for this event. The reenactments were really good and they all knew their stuff.
Special event very good .Well attended. Visitor centre information about the site.Cafe near by.
Great site to visit
Great place to visit
Good history, helpful to students
I'm getting married here, how could I not love it. Amazingly beautiful grounds and the team involved are on point throughout!
Ideal for summer wedding or simerler functions
Historical monument in quiet and pleasant surroundings. Small selection of refreshments available. Car parking and wheelchair accessible.
Attended wedding here. Lovely venue, great and accommodating staff.
Absolutely beautiful venue for a wedding reception
This should be advertised more and shown off more, our city as a rich and varied past and it's one we should be proud of and show off
Very interesting tour by knowledgeable guide. Fantastic views of Sheffield and wildflower meadows in summer.
I attended a private function at the site and it was a truly fantastic day. The staff were incredible and made sure everything flowed smoothly. The grounds were well kept and beautiful to wander around. More...
Awesome day out!
Took our grandchildren to the Re-enactment
Historic heritage site. A good place to visit if you are a tourist to understand the history of sheffield. Tidbit: Mary Queen of Scots was a house guest here for a while.
Love it here. Great place with great staff. Looking forward to going again soon.
Sheffield 's hidden gem. Packed with history.
Sheffield's hidden gem.
Quite good for a cheap afternoon out. Decent little adventure course for kids and daft dads to do. Check it’s open before you go as they have limited open days.
Nice place to take kids. cafe and view point.
Lydia Helen Isobel Griffiths
I had my wedding here on 4th of July 2016 and I have to say it was a amazing day from start to finish. I have so many happy and amazing memories of the day. The staff and volunteers did a great job. And the food from the rhubarb shed was to die for. I really recommend this place for visiting and for any future brides and grooms. If I could give a million stars I would. Words are not enough on how amazing this place. A gem of a place. And the history is also really fascinating. Can't wait to bring my daughter here to show her around and teach her some of Sheffield history. More...
MaElena Rivas de Arslan
Love this place! My kids always have a fantastic time doing crafts or just running around playing in the lavender maze. Staff are all lovely and they have really great events (we particularly love the history re-enactment events).
Really nice place to take kids for a day and lovely members of staff always happy and helpful
Great place for family very interesting
If you love Sheffield you have to visit
Beautiful place that ive always seen but never visited until now. Will go on the open day. 3rd Sunday of every month if anyones interested
brilliant place to show the kids a bit of history ,lovely flower gardens i really recommend a visit.
Very interesting and lovely scenery
Very enjoyable time- even on a cold & blustery day. Food at the Rhubarb Shed Cafe was top notch!
Great place to cheaply kill a couple of hours with the kids
Stunning views and a fun afternoon out. A real local treasure, staffed by people who truly care about the place.
Just had a truly interesting and lovely afternoon. Had a tour of the Lodge itself by well-informed and excellent guides, visited the cafe (very good), and went to the 1940's cottages too. A gem of a place.
Went on a day where there were craft activities on for the kids, cost £3 each and it Included entery into the lodge.The crafts were great to do, lots of games were going on outside also. We loved exploring the ruins and learning some of the history about Mary Queen of Scots.Beautiful grounds and the wild flowers are spectacular! More...
Lovely food at rhubarb cafe . Walkabout farm kids play area.Good for a family day out
A fantastic place to visit, lots of history and many events and activities for all ages.
Attended a private function, lovely grounds and loads of space :)
Attended an absolutely wonderful wedding here, arrival was nice, staff were lovely and the views over Sheffield were amazing. The area is slightly dodgy, but as they can't help that, it is still getting 5 stars More...
Historic. And beautiful. Very beautiful.
Had a realy good day with my son's were born and bred from sheffield i was born very near manor castle great to teach my boys all about sheffield history
An absolute gem of a place. Big spaces, history, loads to do, fantastic cafe. I remember the old days when this place was just the ruins. What a transformation!
Good for children
Fantastic open space for kids, great views, amazing ruins and fun activities. All this combined with friendly staff and affordability. Loved it.
Great place, lots of history and info!
Manor Lodge is a Jewel of outstanding beautiful flowers and surroundings on the edge of the city centre in Sheffield. There are magnificent views over Sheffield and they have lovely, enthusiastic staff and volunteers who are happy to answer your questions. On top of that they have a superb Rhubarb Shed Cafe/ restaurant which is also excellent. Can't get enough of it at the moment because the flowers are so lovely and we'll managed. Well done all who sail in her! More...
Beautiful place so close to home. The history is really impressive. If you from Sheffield and like the history you should check this place out.
Called in for our first visit to manor lodge for Tudors day . Very informative and interesting well done all who organised and performed we will be back
Me and my husband Gavin brought our 3 children to see the grounds and the wartime cottages, we had an absolutely fantastic time and would recommend anyone to come and take a look around. We will certainly be back for your events in the future x More...
Deolinda Guerreiro Pennington
It is notreally big but it was avery interesting visit
My daughter is currently learning about the Tudors and a friend kindly asked if we’d like to visit the Manor Lodge and do a Tudor tour. I didn’t even know that the Manor Lodge even existed. What a beautiful place it is! We had an inset day, so 20 odd of us (children and adults) descended on the Manor Lodge and what a brilliant day we had. We had our own private tour (I feel terrible but I cannot remember the lovely gentleman’s name!) it was such fun and great to learn some local history about the Tudors. Al the grounds are all so well maintained. The Turret House is amazing, getting to try on the Tudor costumes, or see how the table would be set for a banquet and where Mary Queen of Scot was kept as a prisoner. The wonderful wildlife gardens, the play areas and of course what the children got to learn about on the day, like what was a Tudor toilet would have been like. Make sure you make a visit, you will be so glad you did and don’t forget to make sure you visit the Rhubarb Café shed too! More...
I loved thefood, the staff are amazing . And manor lodge farm.it s great !
Hidden gem. The wild flowers are stunning! Rhubarb Shed Cafe is great too. Caters for gluten free.
I recently got married and held the wedding and wedding breakfast at the Turret House which is in the grounds of the Sheffield Manor ruins. When myself and my husband first visited to take a look around, we were really impressed, the site is bigger than we expected and has some wonderful areas such as the Rhubarb Café, Wild Flower sections, Discovery Centre and the ruins. The people who work there are knowledgeable and friendly, and the staff who helped to organise the wedding were organised and flexible, which helped a lot as there were last minute changes etc. Our wedding was an informal occasion (but I can see a more formal celebration working too). It was a very relaxed atmosphere, we had a busker playing in the background during the wedding breakfast which everyone enjoyed and this wasn't an issue for the Manor Lodge Staff, in fact, I can't think of one idea that we had that they didn't agree to and they offered us some lovely ideas too, this enabled us to arrange the perfect day. The Manor Lodge staff ensured we had nothing to worry about during the organisation and the actual day. We used the Rhubarb Shed as the caterers, and were expecting a buffet but got a banquet placed over two floors of the beautiful historic Turret House. The site is fantastic for wedding pictures, the ruins and the house make a beautiful background, no need for wedding decorations because the house and grounds are perfect without them, but the Manor Lodge do have some little Turret Tents that they put up which looked lovely. The day, the friendly helpful staff, and the food exceeded our expectations and we would recommend the Manor Lodge and the Rhubarb Shed if anyone is currently planning a wedding or any other celebration, we couldn't have asked for more. Friends and family have visited the Manor Lodge since the wedding, and have always enjoyed their day. The site hold all sorts of events/activities for all ages and do tours which I am sure we will go on one day soon. We have met some wonderful people at the Manor Lodge, but would like to give special thanks to the people who helped with our wedding plans and day. Thank you Kate, Andy, Jon and Tony for making our day special and memorable. More...
Hidden gem. Great for kids to run around. When lodge open, grounds have great sand pits for kids. There is also a big slide hidden in grounds outside and the rhubarb shed cafe is lovely.
An important but seriously neglected (until now) contribution to Sheffield history.
A brilliant slice of Sheffield history, which the kids love. All free. A great play area and a cafe with a rabbit petting area. Best on the activity days although there is usually a small charge of around a pound. More...
Really nice place. Staff were helpful and the kids loved running around the ruins. Although they were oblivious to the history the tour is interesting for adults.
My children and I really love it here. I think it's great that they offer activities and tours for kids to enjoy and get excited history.
Absolutely love the place. Go quite often. The people who run it really know the history of the place. Could do with a bit more publicity so others could appreciate it.
One of my favourite places in Sheffield. In summer, the wild flowers are breath taking.
What a find! - can't believe I've lived in Sheffield 27 years & never visited. Top tips - 1.Check the website for opening times / activities etc. 2. Start at the Discovery Centre & the small exhibition & find out about the history of the site etc. Clue: Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for about 12 years! There's a wonderful 50p coin-operated model of Mary getting her head chopped off - the boys that had gathered round thought it was great (if a bit gross!)The Discovery Centre it was buzzing with kids enjoying craft activities (3 different types to do!), mums chatting & feeding babies drinking coffee. I had a great time looking at the exhibition, while my daughter did the rag rug making. Entry to the ruins is through the Centre - loved the restored lavender court garden & the contemporary apothecary area. Tour of the Turret House (£3) at the weekend so will visit again for that.The site has picnic tables and plenty of benches around the site. Superb views of Sheffield esp. from the main viewpoint (I'll take binoculars next time). Numerous wildflower areas (poppies, cornflowers, cow parsley) dotted around the site and modern sculptures (loved the cows!). Great to see kids enjoying the fresh air.5 minutes walk away is the Rhubarb Shed cafe - also busy - v friendly staff & great food (inc. burger / chips if that's what your kids like - but specials too) Indoor & outdoor space - lots of info on wildlife in the cafe too. Still full from my Bacon & Brie butty 5 hours later.Wandered around the little farm area and saw the animals (rabbits, pigs, chickens etc.)Back to the Discovery Centre & little shop for a drink (I bought the guide for £2) - exhausted but a great time - we were there 4.5 hours.Parts of the site are only open at the weekend so bear in mind when you plan a visit - probably best to visit when dry but the showers didn't spoil our time - just got damp feet - no harm. So glad I didn't let the negative reviews put me off (the family do love all things historical though). Staff & volunteers friendly & chatty. There are plans for developing the site as and when funds allow.A theme park it isn't - but IMO, kids need to be taught the value of the simpler things in life like fresh air & exercise - and need to learn to use their minds. Gets them away from the rectangular screens!Thanks to everyone at the site. More...
Really friendly volunteers, lots to explore with kids
Kathryn Crawley Mackin
We had an amazing day out here a few weeks ago. The wild flowers are simply breathtaking. All my children loved the open space, lavender maze and sand pit. We had the most wonderful tour of the Turret and the kids got to dress up in Tudor clothing. We had lunch at the rhubarb shed which was really reasonable and lovely food. There was 11 of us ranging in age from 5 to 81 and we all said what a brilliant day we had. I would highly recommend visiting. More...
Great day out! Enjoyed it all and very friendly staff.
A hidden sanctuary of summer loveliness! - great venue for a small and intimate wedding ceremony - I was the photographer at a wedding there recently - would be my choice!
Lovely little place. Gardens lovely, helpful staff, guided tour even though we were too late to go in to the Turrett House. And free!
Emily Ann Burton
Brilliant day out in Sheffield!!
Wonderfully friendly staff and I can recommend the cakes in the farm cafe!