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Notice: Monday 22nd June: Phase two of our tearoom renovation is underway and will continue over the next two weeks. Our new takeaway kiosk is serving everything from sandwiches to soup and there is still plenty of seating indoors and out. We have also installed temporary toilets for the duration of the works. Once the transformation is complete, we will have a new shop, an improved entrance way and additional plant sales area. Please bear with us while to make the Coach House a beautiful space to eat and shop in.

Acres of landscape garden bordered by historic parkland and woodland

The garden is a horticultural work of art formed through centuries of landscape design, with influences of 'Capability' Brown and Humphry Repton. Four lakes form the heart of the garden, with paths circulating through the glades and wooded areas surrounding them. Each owner has left their impression, which can still be seen today in the layout of the lakes, the construction of Pulham Falls, the planting of Palm Walk and the many different tree and shrub species from around the world.

Our historic parkland forms a larger footprint for the Sheffield Park estate. Dating back several centuries, it has had many uses including a deer park and WWII camp, and is now grazed with livestock and home to our natural woodland play trail in Ringwood Toll. The River Ouse runs across the bottom of the parkland and the original meanders are still visible winding across the meadow. This area has been transformed into a wildlife haven and is home to a diverse range of species including kingfishers, birds of prey, butterflies, and dragonflies.

Outdoor family theatre

Thurs 30th July - Sun 2nd August

Bring the family along to enjoy a play about young explorers and their escapades. Performances are under cover in a bell tent set up among our giant redwood trees.

Dog walking at Sheffield Park

Taking the dog for a stroll at Sheffield Park Garden

We welcome dogs on leads in the parkland and off-lead in East Park. Dogs on short leads are also welcome in the garden after 2.30pm.  See our facilities & access page for our dog-friendly facilities.

Early summer in the garden

Fluffy cygnets learn to swim on the lakes watched over by mother swan

Cygnets and goslings drift in the early summer sun across the lakes among the waterlilies. Orchids are now appearing in the long grass and bright splashes are provided by Magnolia and Kalmia blooms.

Big Camp 2015

Fri 17 & Sat 18 July

Pitch your tent in the historic parkland and wake up to stunning woodland views at Big Camp weekend this summer.

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50 Things to do this summer

50 Things: Pond dipping

Take part in our 50 Things summer challenge in the school holidays, with everything from raft building to snail racing. Our map shows where some of our best self-led activities are all year round.