It was a glorious Saturday, and just by accident, we had a spare few hours which made perfect time to explore a new, local national trust site.
This time, we headed to the much loved Sheffield Park site. We had heard many rave about the gorgeous gardens, and it’s somewhere I frequently pass, to and from work. With out National Trust membership cards, we decided it was time we explored it for ourselves.
If you haven’t already been to Sheffield park before, it really is a stunning park and garden to wander. With paved walks, woodland trials and even a waterfall. Among the lakes and ponds too. There really is so much to see and explore in Sheffield Park. It may even be my favorite National Trust site to date.
Whilst we were there, the waterlily festival was in full swing. It was gorgeous under the summer sun and created a perfect photo opportunity on the mirror like lakes. With lots of ducks, small alcoves of trees and great spaces to kick back and relax, it is the perfect location to enjoy the summer evenings.
This is something that made me fall in love with the site. Despite being there only a couple of hours, we managed to see lots of the site and it was truly serine. Completely quiet. It was lovely, considering there was a lot of families relaxing on the grass and having a picnic in the afternoon sun.
Out of all the National trust sites we have visited lately, this is by far my favorite. We are already looking to head back soon, with a picnic and a book or two.
In a nutshell, if you want to enjoy somewhere blooming in plants, wildlife and serine clusters of parkland, I would highly recommend Sheffield Park. There’s plenty of space to relax as a family, and push-chair / wheelchair friendly paths and routes to explore the gorgeous gardens.
I’m not sure where our next National Trust site will be, but I will be doing something different, and let’s just say IGTV may become a new fav spot of mine!