Join the 50 things challenge at Sheffield Park
Exploring the garden, parkland and woodland at Sheffield Park offers the ideal chance to tick off some of your 50 things to do before you’re 11¾. Come dressed for the outdoors, bring your curiosity and get ready for an adventure.
Here's a list of our top ten activities to do at Sheffield Park and Garden:
1. Climb a tree
There are some great trees to climb and explore in our woodland areas and even a huge giant redwood in the garden. See if you can find it on the north side of Middle lake.
4. Build a den
You will find everything you need to create your own den in our woodland play trail; plenty of branches, sticks and soft leaves – all you need is your own imagination.
6. Run around in the rain
Put on your wellies and see how many puddles you can jump in around the garden.
7. Fly a kite
Our parkland is a great open space to fly a kite with lots of room to get a running start.
12. Make a trail with sticks
Our woodland play trail is big enough to hide in – make a trail of sticks so others can find where you are.
15. Play in the snow
Once the snow starts falling our garden and parkland are great places to play in plenty of fresh snow.
18. Create some wild art
What can you find in the woodland play trail to make into a wild art piece? If you’re lucky, you might even find some wool that our local sheep have left behind. Don’t forget to take a photo of your work to keep as a memory.
31. Hunt for bugs
Our garden and parkland is teeming with bugs of all shapes and sizes. Look out for spiders, beetles and moths during the cooler months.
33. Catch a falling leaf
We have hundreds of trees in the garden and across the parkland. See how many leaves you can catch as they fall throughout the autumn months.
44. Go bird watching
The sound of birdsong fills our garden, woods and parkland with birds darting in and out of the trees and shrubs. Can you spot who is making which sound?
Don't forget to get a sticker for your scrapbook each time you complete a challenge. You can get stickers from our visitor reception.