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Summer of Play at Sheringham Park

Enjoy fun-filled family days out and exciting adventures at Sheringham Park this summer with the National Trust’s Summer of Play, sponsored by Starling Bank.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Summer of Play returns to Sheringham Park with free activities and equipment galore.

Have fun as a family among nature and find a range of sporting-inspired games and challenges, from sack races to swingball, filling the events field opposite the visitor barn.

Bring a picnic, visit the Courtyard Cafè, or choose a scoop or two at the ice cream parlour before delving further into the park. 

The dog-free Bower Garden is a’buzz with life at this time of year, as the wildflower meadow, pond and insect hotel teem with tiny creatures. Soft archery sessions led by volunteers take place here on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-3pm, with no need to book.

Intrepid explorers can climb two viewing towers nestled in the Wild Garden or venture further along the Repton Route and tackle the 115 hillside steps and 60 steps up the Gazebo tower. Breathtaking views await of the oak tree canopy, Poppy Line steam trains chuntering through the landscape, and to the coast beyond.  

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The basics

Meeting point

Events field opposite the visitor barn

What to bring and wear

Dress for the weather

Upcoming events

Event

Summer evening bat walks 

Explore the world of bats on a stroll through Sheringham Park at sunset.

Event summary

on
16 Aug to 30 Aug 2024
at
19:45 to 21:45
+ 2 other dates or times
Event

Rock Pool Ranger 

Join us as we look for the incredible creatures that can be found living on (and in!) the beach. Checking out the crazy creatures in a rock pool, catching a fish with a net and catching crabs are 3 of the 50 things to do before you're 11 and ¾ !

Event summary

on
21 Aug to 23 Aug 2024
at
14:00 to 16:00
+ 2 other dates or times