Welcome to Sheffield Park and Garden, a delightful destination that promises fun-filled adventures for families! Nestled in the heart of East Sussex, this enchanting park and garden is the perfect place to spend quality time with your loved ones while immersing yourselves in nature's wonders. So grab your picnic basket, put on your walking shoes, and let's embark on a memorable journey through the beauty and tranquillity of Sheffield Park and Garden.
Things To Do
Explore the garden:
As you step into this picturesque landscape, you'll be greeted by a vibrant tapestry of colours. Sheffield Park and Garden is renowned for its breathtaking display of seasonal blooms, from the spectacular rhododendrons in spring to the fiery red and orange foliage of the trees in autumn. The garden's extensive collection of plants and flowers is a sight to behold, providing a captivating backdrop for your family adventures. Don't forget to visit in the summer for the Waterlily Festival!
Enjoy some walking:
To make the most of your visit, don't forget to grab a map at the entrance. Explore hidden corners, discover scenic viewpoints, and stumble upon charming bridges that span the meandering waterways. It's a great opportunity for kids to stretch their legs, burn off some energy, and experience the joy of outdoor exploration. With 250 acres of wide open space to explore, your family day out will be extraordinary!
Also, you can take an adventure through Walk Wood where you'll find a secluded woodland rich in history. Discover art like sculptures and an abundance of wildlife!
There are wide paths, perfect for pushchairs, lakes, waterfalls, tall trees and picnic spots to discover.
What's NEW for Sheffield Park and Garden?
From 22nd July to 3rd September, you can enjoy the Exotic Spots Summer Trail! This trail will have six colourful animals that are hanging out and about in Sheffield Park and Garden this summer, with their favourite exotic trees and plants. Can you spot them all?
Did we mention that the trail is FREE? It was also designed by artists Tom Sears and Tori Flower, with larger-than-life illustrations. From monkeys in palm trees to anteaters ambling past giant gunneras, you’ll find amazing stories about the plants, animals and awesome habitats they share in the wild. It's a fantastic event to experience this summer!
Plus there are weekly, free kwik cricket sessions and summer of play activities at the lakeside Play Hub. Look out for balance beams, a monkey tunnel, a swing ball and more alongside relaxing deck chairs for the parents!
Food & Drink
Feeling peckish? No need to worry, you can grab a bite to eat from the café! It serves children's lunch boxes, hot meals, snacks, soup, sandwiches, ice cream and even cakes! Super yummy and filling.
If you fancy bringing a picnic, you can settle down at one of the benches in the garden or a picnic bench in the parkland (opposite the car park), or simply pick a spot to put down a blanket.
The attraction is located midway between East Grinstead and Lewes, 5 miles north-west of Uckfield, on the east side of A275 (between A272 and A22). If approaching northbound from Lewes, we are just past the Bluebell Railway, over the River Ouse bridge on the right.
Coming southbound from the A22 Wych Cross, follow the brown signs for Sheffield Park and the Bluebell Railway.
Parking is free and they have accessible parking available. The car park can become busy and sometimes full during the peak seasons in May and October. Please note there are speed bumps on the driveway which may not be suitable for low-clearance vehicles.
Sat Nav: Follow the brown signs for Sheffield Park and the Bluebell Railway.