Dog walking at Sheffield Park and Garden

Dog peering through bridge at Sheffield Park East Sussex

We welcome dogs on leads in the landscape garden at Sheffield Park and Garden after 1.30pm daily. Dogs on leads are also welcome in the parkland and off-lead in East park at all times.

Dog walking

Dogs are welcome in the garden after 1.30pm.  We ask that dogs are kept on short leads in the garden, and if you have an extending lead please swap this for a short lead at reception (we have plenty of spares).  Dogs should also be kept on leads in the parkland to protect the grazing livestock.

Off-lead walking is available in East Park, with some lovely views back across the lake to the garden.  If you’re not sure where this is, please ask at reception.

Please clear up after your dog in the garden, parkland and East Park.  There are dog waste bins and bags available on the gates to the parkland and on the side of the reception building near the toilets.

A frosty bridge at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex
A frosty bridge at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

Coach House tea-room

Dogs are welcome in the garden room of the Coach House tearoom, to access this please walk around the side of the building and enter through the garden.

Children in front of a den in Ashridge

Learning at Ashridge Estate

With 5,000 acres of woodland, meadows and ponds there is plenty of space to learn at Ashridge. Our wide range of activities have been designed to get children thinking outside the box while being active in the outdoors. From natural art to plant and habitat study, there's something for every class. Take a look at the exciting outdoor activities we have on offer.


A water bowl is situated outside the reception building and in the tearoom garden.