Easter days out at Sheffield Park

Child and father looking at a map at Sheffield Park East Sussex

Enjoy a fun-filled Easter at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex with our Cadbury Egg Hunt, family-friendly lunches in our tea-room and hundreds of acres to explore.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

The Earl has lost his precious eggs and we need you to help us find them hidden around the garden.  Use the special map to find all the eggs and discover some of the Earl's favourite hobbies and interests. Once you've completed the hunt, you can claim your delicious Cadbury chocolate treat.

Easter Egg Hunt £3.50, Sat 1 Apr to Sun 23 Apr, 10am to 4pm.

What else can I see and do?

Once you’ve finished hunting, why not explore the parkland and take a walk down to Ringwood Toll where our natural playtrail offers opportunities to climb, swing and build dens in this woodland dedicated to playful imagination.

Ask at reception for one of our ’50 Things to do before you’re 11 and ¾’ booklets and start ticking off your list of fun activities to do outdoors.

Visiting during Easter

Sheffield Park can get very busy during the Easter holidays, particularly over the bank holiday weekend.  On occasion, weather permitting, we may provide additional parking on the parkland.  The Easter trail runs every day from 1 to 23 April, so you may find less crowds but just as much fun on a mid-week visit.

We are expecting to be particularly busy from 13 to 19 April when our neighbours, the Bluebell Railway, are hosting the Flying Scotsman.  Unfortunately you won't be able to see the train from anywhere on our estate, so if you do want to see the train, please park at the Bluebell Railway and purchase a platform ticket.  There will be parking restrictions along the A275 during those dates.

Compass Travel are providing a bus service from Brighton, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath everyday over the Easter weekend and on Sundays until October.


Whatever the weather

Rain shelters in our garden offer you the chance to escape a passing shower, but come dressed for the weather and you’re sure to have a good time.  If you’ve been caught out, just ask at reception to borrow one of our umbrellas.  Don’t forget that some of your 50 Things can only be achieved in the wet weather.

Feeling peckish?

Fuel up those hungry tummies before you set out into the garden with our family-friendly selection of food in the Coach House tea-room.  Hot food is served from 12pm to 2.30pm, but light snacks and sandwiches are available all day, perfect to take with you for a mid-hunt picnic.  

Our takeaway kiosk, The Pantry, will be open every day from 11am to 3pm for a quick drink or snack.

Something to take home

With two gift shops and a secondhand bookshop, there is plenty of opportunity for browsing at Sheffield Park and Garden.  Take a look at our Easter selection and pocket money toys or pick up a children’s book from our secondhand bookshop as a memento of your day with us.

Pick up some Easter treats in the shop
Pick up some Easter treats in the shop