Easter days out at Sheffield Park
Enjoy a fun-filled Easter at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex with our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, family-friendly lunches in our tea-room and hundreds of acres to explore.
Join in the fun of a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
THIS EVENT HAPPENED IN 2018 AND IS NOW FINISHED. Can you jump as far as a grasshopper or see as well as a golden eagle? Nature has given some amazing skills to a variety of animals and we challenge you to bring your family together to put your abilities to the test against some of these creatures.
Follow the trail of arrows around the garden to hunt out each challenge, scoring yourself as you go. You will need to use your dexterity, strength, eye sight and hearing to earn points and earn your chocolate egg. Enjoy the garden as you go, spotting signs of spring bursting through, then once you've completed the hunt, you can claim your delicious Cadbury chocolate treat (whilst stocks last).
How will you compare against some of the most agile and intelligent wildlife that harness nature’s amazing survival techniques? There's only one way to discover!
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt £3.50, Sat 30 March to Sun 15 April, 10am to 4pm. (Normal admission charges apply).
What else can I see and do?
Once you’ve finished hunting for clues and testing your abilities, 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. You'll probably need your wellies to get down there as it is a bit muddy at the moment.
Don't forget you could also 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. As the Easter trail runs every day from 30 March to 15 April, you may find less crowds but just as much fun on a mid-week visit.
Compass Travel operate two bus routes to Sheffield Park and Garden on certain dates during the year. Route 121 runs from Lewes to Sheffield Park every Saturday throughout the year and on Sundays and Public Holidays route 769 operates from 14 October to 29 October from Brighton, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.
Check for specific dates and see the timetables here - https://www.compass-travel.co.uk/
Whatever the weather
The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt will take place along the paths in the garden but you may wish to bring your wellies to go off the paths to explore Walk Wood, the parkland or East Park. Rain shelters in the 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.
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. Earlybird breakfast snacks are available until 11am and hot food is served from 12pm to 2.30pm. Light snack, sandwiches, cakes and biscuits are available all day, perfect to take with you for a mid-hunt picnic.
Our takeaway kiosk, The Pantry, will also be open every day from 11am to 3pm for a quick drink or snack. This is located down by Oak Hall, outside of the garden, next to the secondhand bookshop.
New for 2018 is seasonal catering in the garden, now available from The Shant. You can find this behind Ten Foot Pond along Shant Path and it's marked no.8 on the map in your welcome leaflet. Here you will be able to purchase a reduced selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks, either to take-away or to sit down outdoors or under shelter to enjoy there.
Something to take home
With two gift shops and a secondhand bookshop, there are plenty of opportunities for browsing at Sheffield Park and Garden. Take a look at our Easter selection of food and gifts, as well as pocket money toys and new seasonal lines now on display, or browse for a secondhand book to take home as a memento of your day with us.