Sheffield Manor Lodge is a historic green space offering a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience the history and heritage of the area. Whether you’re interested in exploring historical buildings, wandering through picturesque gardens, or engaging in children’s activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Here are some of the things you can see and do:
Explore the Turret House: The Turret House is the oldest surviving part of Manor Lodge. You can tour this Tudor building, see a banquet fit for royalty and discover how the captive Mary Queen of Scots spent her time. Children can enjoy dressing up and colouring activities.
Visit the Discovery Centre: Find out a little more about the story of the changing landscape and architecture of Sheffield Manor Lodge and get creative with children’s craft activities (themes change regularly).
Roam the Tudor grounds: Sheffield Manor Lodge boasts meadow filled gardens, at their height between June and September. The apothecary garden showcases traditional Tudor plants, herbs, and flowers and the inner courtyard hosts a lavender labyrinth. There are outdoor games and a sandpit to enjoy.
Go on a guided tour: If you want the in depth story of Manor Lodge, its owners George Talbot and Bess of Hardwick and their relationship with their prisoner Mary, Queen of Scots, visit on a Sunday when we offer guided tours with our experts.
Enjoy refreshments: The Discovery Centre has drinks and refreshments while the Rhubarb Shed Cafe offers delicious lunches and homemade cake. The cafe sits just down the hill – a 10 minute walk or 1 minute drive.
Attend events and workshops: Sheffield Manor Lodge organizes a variety of events, workshops, and activities throughout the year. These may include historical reenactments, craft workshops, gardening sessions, and educational programs. Head to our whats on page to find out what’s coming up.