Sheffield Manor Lodge is a unique heritage attraction with Tudor Turret House and grounds. On Mr Barnes’ Farm you will find our animals and 1940s Cottage with the Rhubarb Shed cafe just around the corner.  There’s so much to do but our opening times do vary so please check here before visiting. 

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Discover…. Tudor history brought to life (there’s a sandpit and games too!)

Please note the Discovery Centre is closed for the season.

Once a fine Tudor Manor, the Turret House and grounds at Sheffield Manor Lodge are now a great place for families and those with an interest in heritage to explore. The  house was the home of George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife Bess of Hardwick. Mary, Queen of Scots was held as a prisoner here in the 1570s and 1580s.

Explore the walls, take a tour and meet costumed characters. There are also our giant sandpit, lavender labyrinth, crafts and outdoor wooden games – the perfect place for families and children to play. Just make sure you don’t get stuck in the stocks at closing time.

Engage…. with our animals

We have built an exciting new home for our animals on Mr Barnes’ Farm. Meet our donkeys, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs with handling sessions throughout the day. Don’t forget to play on our toy tractors and in the straw pit while you’re here.

We have limited opening in 2019 so please check our opening times to find out when you can visit them. You can still adopt our animals to receive a passport, badge, animal walk and invites to special meet the animals adopters days.

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Enjoy…. quality time together in the 1940’s cottage

Please note the cottages are now closed for the season.

Mr and Mrs Barnes open up their new home for you to have a go at washing without electricity, putting out an incendiary bomb and peg doll crafting. You can also meet the ARP warden who will explain exactly what to do if there is an air raid. Sound the siren, grab your gas mask and head to the Anderson shelter. Please check our opening times before you visit.

Explore… wild flower meadows, nature and stunning views

Wander through meadows and gardens to explore a unique landscape rich in seasonal colour. Our Pictorial Meadows team are specialists in creating beautiful displays of naturalistic planting. Amongst the grounds, indulge in the scents of the apothecary’s garden and try not to get lost in the lavender labyrinth.

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Indulge… in bistro style meals, cakes, coffee and other tasty treats

Craving a bacon butty? Is a goats cheese panini or beef brisket ciabatta more your fancy? Visit the Rhubarb Shed for traditional food made with high quality ingredients. Download their Breakfast Menu or Lunch Menu but check the board and cake display at the cafe for delicious specials too. Bringing your little ones? They might want to choose from the Children’s Menu.

You can also visit for a tasty treat of an afternoon tea but please contact them to book in advance.

In a rush? Choose from their take-out menu.

They can also provide hot and cold catering for business meetings, social functions and weddings. They specialise in street food but can do everything from sandwich buffets to 3 course, formal meals and afternoon teas that are a treat for the eyes as well as to eat! Contact them for their catering menu.

A few little extras…

Artist Studios

The artist open up their studios several times a year for people to meet them and see them hard at work. Details can be found on our events page. A number of the artists also run workshops for children and adults. You can find details on the studio holders here. 

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Bag your own compost

At the Green Estate compost facility next to Manor Cottages you can bag your own 40 litre (approx) compost for just £1 per bag. They are open Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm. Find out more about our Green Estate recycling here.

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Timber shop and recycling

After some bargain pallett wood or lovely reclaimed timber? Visit the timber shop at our cottages just down the hill from the farm and cafe. It’s always good for a rummage and sometimes they have some furniture or seasonal decorations to buy. Opening times can be found on thier website

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People with personal budgets

We offer a farm experience which allows you to indulge in activities you enjoy, expand your friendships and gain valuable work experience as part of the wider Green Estate team. More details on our offer can be found here.

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