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Christmas and New Year at Sheffield Park and Garden

Children on the sleigh at a Christmas trail
Playing in the snow with Mouse and Mole | © National Trust/Laurence Perry

This information is about Christmas 2023, we’ll update for 2024 nearer the time. Embrace the festive season with Christmas activities and events for all the family from our Mouse and Mole family trail to a New Year's Day guided walk with Assistant Head Gardener Chris.

Christmas with Mouse and Mole Family Trail

1 December – 2 January (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
10am - 4pm, last entry 3.30pm

Take a winter wander around the garden with the enchanting Mouse and Mole as you join in their irrepressible excitement for the festive season and help them prepare for Christmas.

Children on the sleigh at a Christmas trail
Playing in the snow with Mouse and Mole | © National Trust/Laurence Perry

Based on the enchanting story book by Joyce Dunbar and James Mayhew, the Christmas trail will follow Mouse and Mole's festive adventures around Sheffield Park and Garden. From playing festive music to posting a Christmassy letter to woodland friends – the 25 December just can’t come soon enough.

  • The trail is free but normal garden admission applies. No advanced booking required.
  • Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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More Christmas and New Year events at Sheffield Park

Get creative with Mouse and Mole | © So Sussex

Christmas shopping made easy

Christmas shopping doesn't have to be endless queuing and stress, instead pay our shop and outdoor plant centre a visit to pick up presents for the whole family with free, easy parking plus a café and stunning winter walks on hand.

Our shop is home to an abundance of creative presents for all ages, with quality gifts, delicious treats, festive hand-crafted goods and local Sussex makers alongside National Trust favourites.

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Thank you

Whether you're buying a gift for yourself or a loved one, your support enables us to care for the nature, beauty and history here at Sheffield Park. 

Christmas food and drink

Christmas in the Coach House Café means cosy fires, twinkling trees and the tempting smell of delicious foods. From mince pies to winter lunches there is something for everyone. Or if you are heading off round the garden for a winter stroll then we've got decadent hot chocolates and warming cups of tea to keep you toasty, so why not pop past The Shant on your route.

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View from First Bridge towards Middle Lake at Sheffield Park East Sussex

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