Top 10 Things to do in Rotherham, United Kingdom (UK)

September 3, 2017 Enedina Augsburger

Rotherham /ˈrɒðrəm, -ðərəm/ ( listen) is a large town in South Yorkshire, England, which together with its conurbation and outlying settlements to the north, south and south-east forms the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, with a recorded population of 257,280 in the 2011 census. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, its central area is on the banks of the River Don below its confluence with the Rother on the traditional road between Sheffield and Doncaster. Rotherham is today the largest town in a contiguous area with Sheffield, informally known as the Sheffield Urban Area and is as such an economic centre for many of Sheffield's suburbs — Sheffield City Centre is 5.6 miles (9.0 km) from Rotherham town centre. Rotherham was well known as a coal mining town as well as a major contributor to Sheffield's steel industry.
Restaurants in Rotherham

1. Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust

Wentworth Garden Centre Cortworth Lane | Directly opposite the end of Clayfield Ln, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ, England +44 1226 351161
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4.5 based on 601 reviews

Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust

Reviewed By Helen H

Having read Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey, we followed up with a tour of the real place - Yorkshire’s best kept secret - the incredible Wentworth Woodhouse. Our tour guide, Reg, fully engaged us for the 2 hour tour, with his vast knowledge & passion for the house, mixed with some proper Yorkshire humour. Parts of the house are stunning, whilst other areas are still in need of further love and attention, but with the passion of such volunteers and public support from visitors, I sincerely hope they manage to further restore this amazing piece of Yorkshire heritage.

2. Wentworth Village

38 Main Street, Rotherham S62 7TN, England +44 1226 744284
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

Wentworth Village

Reviewed By Stephen M - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Wentworth is undoubtedly a lovely little village but I suggest you leave the dog at home if you are thinking of visiting.
We walked through the magnificent grounds surrounding the house and the first thing we saw was the sign 'dogs must be kept on a lead'. We then walked down the lovely avenue of trees to the church, again 'dogs must be kept on a lead'. We then had a look at the playing field behind the Rockingham Arms again with a sign 'Strictly no dogs'.
Great for humans not so good for border collies !

3. Wentworth Garden Centre

Wentworth Garden Centre Wentworth Park | Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TF, England +44 1226 744842
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Wentworth Garden Centre

Situated in sixteen acres of historic walled and landscaped Gardens, Wentworth Garden Centre is arguably the biggest and most attractive centre in the North Midlands. Its setting, in the former Kitchen, Italian and Japanese Gardens of Wentworth Woodhouse is unique.We are not a member of any buying group or garden centre chain. We are a long standing, family owned independent and as such care passionately about our customers and their satisfaction. It's a policy that has seen the centre evolve from a tiny village operation into one of the largest garden centres in Yorkshire today.

Reviewed By dunnie161 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

I am pleased dogs aren't admitted to the shop at Wentworth Garden Centre. I have seen a dog knocking into a display, another Barking aggressively and another weeing in the shop before now and understand this is the reason dogs are excluded. I have never understood why people have to take dogs everywhere, you wouldn't take them into a supermarket so why in the shop at WGC? Well done for taking this step!

4. Clifton Park

Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA, England +44 1709 336633
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4.5 based on 609 reviews

Clifton Park

Reviewed By Andre H - Epping, United Kingdom

This is one of the great town parks. Wide open spaces. Beautiful memorial Gardens. Walled garden. Kids play area. Skatepark. Amusement rides and Water Park in warmer months. Large, interesting (and free) museum. Tennis courts. A real credit to the town of Rotherham.

5. Clifton Park and Museum

Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA, England +44 1709 336633
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4.5 based on 195 reviews

Clifton Park and Museum

Clifton Park was originally the private ground of Clifton House, and opened as a public park in 1891 with house opening as a museum in 1893. The park is now the home to one of the region's biggest and best play areas, with the Water Splash, toddler zone, sand play, and plenty for more adventurous kids including a giant tower slide and BMX/Skate plaza. The Museum offers a flavour of how the Walkers used to live as well as allowing you to discover the fascinating history of the Rotherham Borough. The park and museum are both free to visit. You can also participate in a wide range of activities throughout the year, some of which are chargeable. Whilst visiting make time to visit the Granary Cafe for a light lunch or a slice of cake and a refreshing drink. There is also a gift shop to buy your souvenirs.

Reviewed By Trixiefidd - South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Take a gentle stroll around this hidden gem, originally private grounds of Clifton House,but became a public park I. 1891. Museum worth a walk around, especially if not from the area. Would be good for school/group visits. Something for everyone of all ages and abilities. Well maintained Gardens including play area, tennis, bowls, sand pit, adventure golf and outdoor water splash zone (check for seasonal opening). The addition of a fun park (fee) is a real bonus for younger children. The Clifton Express is a peaceful way to see some of these offerings. On bus route and ample parking (payable at machine). Free entrance to museum and park. check website for opening times and fees for some activities.

6. Roche Abbey

South of Maltby, Rotherham S66 8NW, England +44 1709 812739
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4.5 based on 163 reviews

Roche Abbey

Set in a peaceful and picturesque wooded valley, Roche Abbey was founded in 1147, with stonework dating back to around the 1180's. Thanks to Capability Brown who landscaped the area in the 18th Century, we now boast the most complete foundations of any Cistercian monestary in the country. Although most of the excavated ruins are low lying, the transcepts still stand to their original height. Roche Abbey is closed during the winter months, re opening again March 2015. The woodland walks around the area are accessible and parking is still available.

Reviewed By Andrew G - York

Secreted in a shallow, wooded valley below the former coal mining village of Maltby, Roche Abbey is a simply wonderful place. The remains are extensive while the rushing water noise from Maltby Beck, which hurries through the site, provides a very pleasant backdrop. Benches are provided for picnics and contemplation. Roche does lack information boards, however. Not everybody, English Heritage, is prepared to splash out three quid on the official guide! An audio tour would work well here. Tricky access down a winding, cobbled, single-track lane, but worth the effort.

7. Thrybergh Country Park

Doncaster Road, Rotherham S65 4NU, England +44 1709 850353
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4 based on 249 reviews

Thrybergh Country Park

Reviewed By goodloo

Lovely little place this nice walk round Reservoir grab a coffee Sandwich ice cream feed birds fishing with day permit plenty of parking little swings and slide for kids excellent way of keeping fit walking the full length round park it’s about 1 & half miles full walk round Reservoir walked and run round 100s of times enjoy

8. Rother Valley Country Park

Rother Valley Country Park Mansfield Road | Wales Bar, Wales, Rotherham S26 5PQ, England +44 114 247 1452
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4 based on 466 reviews

Rother Valley Country Park

Rother Valley Country Park consists of 750 acres of parkland. It includes areas of open water, grassland, woodland as well as footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes. A haven for wildlife, as well as a centre of excellence for education, water sports and other outdoor pursuits.

Reviewed By Tony R - Rotherham, United Kingdom

Did you know that RotherValley Country Park have an activities club on Saturday mornings for kids doing sailing,canoeing,raft building,team building, archery etc Great value for money while parents go walking the dog

9. Aston Springs Farm

Mansfield Road | Aston, Rotherham S26 5PQ, England +44 114 287 6699
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4.5 based on 185 reviews

Aston Springs Farm

A beautiful woodland trail with chickens, red deer, donkeys, alpacas, pigs, rheas, ponies and much more. The gift shop provides delicious local produce including free range eggs, rare breed pork, Sheffield preserves and honey as well as gifts to remember your day out.

Reviewed By 126iana - Sheffield, United Kingdom

The entrance is signed well, but traffic trys to do 90mph on this bit of road so can be difficult getting out, to go home!
There is plenty of parking.
Actually missing Santa was not bad for us, not sure if a 18 month old wanted to see Santa.
So pick up your tickets and wander off towards the animals, under 2's are are free, we took a bag of food for the sheep but could have done with taking a bag for the chickens as well!
Depending upon walking speed can take up to 2 hours, would advise against push chairs when the ground is wet and muddy.
The animals are pleased to see you especially if you have food.
There is an indoor area with smaller pets, and a reasonably priced Cafe area.
They also hold functions such as birthday parties.
Enjoyed the visit would go again.

10. Rotherham Minster Church

All Saints Square, Rotherham, England +44 1709 364737
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Rotherham Minster Church

Reviewed By bsandrs - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

I had hoped to visit the interior of the Minster Church, but with Morning openings only on a Saturday, arrived too late on this occasion. Nevertheless, this is an imposing building, centrally in the town. The present structure is largely 14th century, but with Victorian amendments, and apart from marvelling at the skill of the builders, the appearance of the great building on its high point must have been an amazing sight when it was first completed.

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