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Exotic Spots Summer Trail

Eight colourful animals are hanging out in Sheffield Park and Garden this summer with their favourite exotic trees and plants. Can you spot them all?

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Can you find eight colourful creatures who have come to Sheffield Park and Garden to visit their friends: the exotic trees and plants that originate from the same habitats as they do?

This summer, follow our free family trail to discover six big and beautiful animals from around the world. Each one is hanging out near its favourite exotic tree or plant.

From monkeys in palm trees to anteaters ambling past giant gunneras, at each exotic spot you’ll find amazing stories about the plants, animals and awesome habitats they share in the wild.

Artworks designed by Tom Sears and Tori Flower.

Please note, we run dog free Saturday mornings in the garden until 1pm. Dog walkers are welcome to enjoy East Park and the Parkland during this time.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Child-friendly trail

Meeting point

Start the trail at Visitor Reception. There's no need to book ahead.

What to bring and wear

Clothes suitable for the weather - the trail is outdoors.


Level paths.


Suitable for visitors of all ages. Last entry to the gardens is 4.30pm.

Contact info

Sheffield Park and Garden

Upcoming events


Lakes & Lilies Festival| From 15 June and throughout the summer 

Sheffield Park & Garden’s picturesque lakes burst with colour during the summer. From jewel-like waterlilies to swathes of wildflowers or explosions of rhododendrons. Lakes & Lilies is a celebration of this with activities for all-ages.

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20 Jun to 1 Sep 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 73 other dates or times

Lakes and Lilies Festival: Photography Workshops at Sheffield Park and Garden 

Capture the spectacular waterlily display at one of our photography workshops.

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28 Jun to 31 Aug 2024
08:00 to 12:30
+ 3 other dates or times

Bioblitz at Sheffield Park 29 and 30 June 2023 

Join our team of wildlife experts on the parkland for a weekend of free activities counting the flora and fauna that lives in our countryside.

Event summary

29 Jun to 30 Jun 2024
10:00 to 16:00
+ 1 other date or time

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) 

Get a ducks-eye-view of Sheffield Park this summer when you take to the water on a paddleboard! Moxie Unleashed are offering fun-filled SUP sessions for complete beginners through to experienced paddlers. For prices please visit

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29 Jun to 8 Sep 2024
14:00 to 16:00
+ 34 other dates or times