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:

    4. Build a den

    children building a den out of branches

    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

    little boy splashing in the rain

    Put on your wellies and see how many puddles you can jump in around the garden.

    7. Fly a kite

    images of a boy flying a kite on the parkland

    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

    A trail of arrows made of sticks

    Our woodland play trail is big enough to hide in – make a trail of sticks so others can find where you are.

    18. Create some wild art

    Creative art at Wicken Fen

    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 sheep have left behind. Don’t forget to take a photo of your work to keep as a memory.

    22. Explore inside a tree

    Ancient trees on Sizergh Estate

    There is a great oak on the flood meadow with the whole of its back missing - see what it feels like to be inside a tree.

    24. Go on a walk barefoot

    Feel the grass under your feet when you take the barefoot walk challenge

    Find one of our woodland glades and kick off your shoes to feel the grass between your toes.

    31. Hunt for bugs

    Picture of a boy looking into a bug hunting viewer

    Our garden and parkland is teeming with bugs of all shapes and sizes. Look out for butterflies, dragonflies and bees buzzing around the garden.

    34. Track wild animals

    Children talking to a ranger at Lyme Park

    All over the garden and parkland are signs of the different birds, insects and animals that live here. How many can you spot?

    44. Go bird watching

    Going 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.