Children’s Activities

Sheffield Botanical Gardens is an approved site for Children’s University activities. For more information on the Sheffield Children’s University see

The activities are run in the school holidays and at half terms and offer a variety of activities. They are designed to encourage children to experience the Gardens identifying features, plants and wildlife. Different activities are available for children aged 4-8 and 8 plus. Children not in the Children’s University are very welcome to join in.

 Summer Holidays

No formal activities are planned this summer because of the building work taking place in the Gardens. Do come to the Gardens which are lovely in Summer with plenty to see. Explore parts of the Gardens that are often missed such as the Four Seasons behind the pavilions and the Marnock Garden. Remember to say hello to the Bear in the Bear pit and his friends the elephants.

Remember to wrap up in appropriate clothing for the weather such as waterproof shoes. Children must be supervised by a parent or carer at all times.