Visiting Sheffield Park and Garden with a family

Children peering through the bridge at Sheffield Park Sussex

What's more rewarding and enjoyable than spending time outdoors as a family? We want everyone to find something special about Sheffield Park and Garden, so here are some ways you can make the most of your next visit.

Fill a day with adventure

Our garden and parkland is teeming with opportunities to let children’s imagination run wild and explore nature’s outdoor playground.  Seasonal trails and activities provide a chance to take part in something new, or you can try ticking off your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ list by flying a kite, playing in a stream or building a den.  Make sure you visit the parkland to find our natural play trail, Skyglade and the Hammerdick stream, all sure to provide hours of entertainment for families.

Family-friendly facilities

We want to make your visit as easy as possible, so there are baby changing facilities in our toilets at reception and in the Coach House Tearoom.  Children's lunches are available in the tea-room, with hot food served between 12 and 2.30pm as well as a bottle warmer and microwave.  If you prefer to eat outdoors, you can sit at one of our picnic tables, or simply pick a spot to put down a blanket wherever you like.  The paths in the garden are buggy and wheelchair friendly whatever the weather, but bring your wellies if you want to enjoy a wet day on the parkland.

Arrive by steam

The Bluebell Railway stops at Sheffield Park station
The Bluebell Railway stops at Sheffield Park station

Leave the car behind and experience travel the way it once was.  Make the whole day an adventure when arriving by steam train on the Bluebell Railway which runs a regular service from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park station.  Our facilities and garden are just a ten minute stroll from the station up through the parkland.