Nellie's Arctic adventures

Discover the story of Nellie Peel, one of the last owners of Sheffield Park, on her pioneering trip to the Arctic circle.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

An exciting trail around the garden will tell the story of Nellie Peel, one of the first women to travel to the Artic circle in 1893. Her journey will be re-created using Nellie's own words from the book published on her return.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Sheffield Park and Garden

Prices

Landscape garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.45 £13.10
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.20 £32.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

RHS members are also free (member only)

Please note Sheffield Park House is a private residence and not open to the public.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
The trail is in the garden, starting at reception.
What to bring and wear
Please wear weather appropriate clothing.
Accessibility
Most paths on the trail in the garden are accessible. Please refer to our accessibility guide for further information.
Other
Dogs on short leads are welcome in the garden after 1.30pm daily.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
10 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
11 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
12 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
13 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
18 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 December 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Nellie's Arctic adventures

Tue 10 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
Discover the story of Nellie Peel, one of the last owners of Sheffield Park, on her pioneering trip to the Arctic circle.

Christmas Crafts

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-12:00
Christmas is the perfect time to cosy down and get crafty, so join us this December and decorate your own wooden star or snowflake tealight holder.

Christmas Carol Concert

Sun 15 Dec 2019
18:30-20:30
Enjoy traditional family carols with the Sussex Chorus.

Night-time wildlife walks

Fri 20 Dec 2019
17:00-18:30
Join our Ranger for an evening walk through the garden and into the woods. Keep your eyes peeled for night-time wildlife; look out for deer, listen out for owls and see if you can be as quiet as a mouse! At the end of the walk, before you leave...

Holly Hike

Wed 01 Jan 2020
10:30-12:30
Let's start the New Year with a bang. Join us for a guided hike around the lesser-known parts of the estate. Hot drink included.

Winter stargazing

Sat 01 Feb 2020
18:30-21:30
Learn to navigate the stars with a talk and viewing with our astronomers. Includes a warming winter supper and a talk by eminent astronomer Jane Green.