Days Out – Sheffield Park & Gardens

As S worked from home for the day again, I decided to make use of our National Trust membership and visit anther local attraction. This time, I took myself and T off to Sheffield Park and Gardens near Uckfield.

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Sheffield park is a huge historic park back dating back past WW1. It’s had many uses over the years but it now rests as a horticultural work of art with waterfalls and several pieces of landscape design placed throughout the area.

The trees really run wild here; with elm tree’s and humungus conifers and pine trees towering over me. Water also has no limitation with gigantic lakes appearing round every corner housing ducks, geese, and the occasional gull. It really is a stunning place to visit.

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What I also found interesting was that every bench dotted around had a box attached, and in that box contained a small booklet detailing the plant life you could see around you at that particular location. This will definitely be something we’ll introduce T to, not to mention a bug catcher!

This has been, by far, my favourite location. I spent nearly a whole day here just admiring the natural beauty of the location, not to mention planning further trips when T is crawling and walking. There was a wonderful choice when it came to views to feed T in front of (I’m pretty sure the view made his rice cracker taste even yummier). The majority of the paths are flat (gain, buggy friendly) and there’s a nice variety of grassland that disappears into hidden trails if you’re dog walking. I would also certainly have a picnic here.

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