Summer adventures for families at Sheffield Park

There's lots to look forward to at Sheffield Park and Garden this summer. Whether you visiting with friends, family and children, looking to learn something new, enjoy an activity or just escape to a quiet corner of the garden, take a look at the events we have planned for the coming summer months.

There's still plenty to do during the last weeks of summer here at Sheffield Park and Garden. It's the season when the garden comes alive with kingfishers and dragonflies darting across the waterlily covered lakes. Sun dappled glades wait to be discovered and the cooling sound of the cascade soothes and calms on a hot day.

The view across the Middle Lake in the summer
Sheffield Park summer lakes
The view across the Middle Lake in the summer

Alternatively, you can escape to the dappled shade of Walk Wood and stroll along the boardwalks or venture off-path to roam between the trees. This historic area of woodland is a haven for wildlife, wild flowers and a whole variety of trees.

If wide open spaces with birds soaring over head is more your thing, then take a walk across the parkland through the tolls down to the River Ouse. This recently restored river bank is a peaceful place to stop for a picnic, either across the rope bridge on the island, or on the flood plain.

Giant willow acorn on the Summer of Seeds family trail

Summer of Seeds Trail

Can you spot the giant acorn or the enormous chestnut? Explore the beautiful gardens and along the way look out for plenty of fun facts and craft activities. The trail stops in at the Learning Garden where we have planted some experimental flowerbeds. Help us record the results and the weather conditions.

The weather station in the Learning Garden at Sheffield Park

Experiment with us in the learning garden this summer

Calling all kids! In the spirit of Arthur Soames, we need help this summer with trialing and record planting experiments, weather records and craft activities. Come along and join in then monitor the results on display in the repurposed nissen hut.