Summer days out at Sheffield Park

Spring and Summer at Sheffield Park

Discover a garden that excites the senses. Summer brings vibrant blooms filling the place with colour and perfume. Winding paths, grand trees, lakes, cascades and bridges provide a varied landscape to explore as well as quiet spots to stretch out a picnic blanket. Off the beaten track nature thrives in the 300 acres of parkland and woods that surround the garden.

Cricket at Sheffield Park

Kwik Cricket. Every Wednesday during the holidays

Practise your skills this summer with our kwik cricket sessions, running every Wednesday through the summer holidays in collaboration with Sussex Cricket. A great chance to get your under 12s active and enjoying themselves, whilst playing on Sheffield Park’s famous cricket pitch.
Sessions will run 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, from Wednesday 21 July to Wednesday 25 August and there is no need to book in your cricket session. Just turn up and play as long as you like!
Please get in touch if anyone in your party has a disability and we can accommodate accordingly.

A family playing by the lake at Sheffield Park

Wellbeing Walk - 24 July to 3 September

Take a moment to slow down and relax on our summer Wellbeing Walk trail through the garden, running 24 July to 3 September. Included in your regular Sheffield Park entry, families can enjoy a range of mindful and creative activities, including a Meditation Maze and Zen Garden. Activities are suitable for all ages. Part of the National Trust’s Get, Set, Go! Summer, pick up an activity card and tick them off as you visit different properties or try some at home.
The Coach House café and the Shant are both open throughout the summer offering drinks, ice creams, sandwiches and other refreshments from 10am-4:30pm.
Accessibility: the Wellbeing Walk runs along the main paths in the garden which are wheelchair friendly. We have a variety of activities on offer including sensory and physical engagement.



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


Water has always been a key element of the landscape at Sheffield Park and our five lakes have become an iconic feature, offering a cooling view on a hot summer's day. Our hand-dug, clay-lined construction creates dramatic reflections of the carefully planned planting that surrounds them. Connected by a waterfall and cascades, the calming sound of moving water can be enjoyed around the garden. Don't miss the spectacular waterlily display throughout the summer months.

A girl eating an ice cream

Time for an ice-cream

Look out for our ice-cream cart on busy days. Please check availability on arrival. Ice-creams are also available from the Coach House Café.

Sheffield Park Walk Wood

Discover Walk Wood at Sheffield Park and Garden

Take a shady stroll through Walk Wood this summer and soak up the historic ambience, savouring the delights of the season and the abundant wildlife.




Visitors walking by the waterlilies on Middle Lake at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

The perfect picnic spot

Shimmering lakes adorned with vibrant waterlilies are at the heart of Sheffield Park so, for the perfect picnic view, find a spot on the cool banks to throw down your blanket. Or head into the Sussex countryside to explore our 250 acres of parkland where you are sure to find a picturesque resting spot.

Sheffield Park late autumn trees towards Pulham Falls

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