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Activities For Children 2017-05-08T09:37:02+00:00

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.

Spring Bank Holiday

On Wednesday 31st May there will be a Bear Hunt from 1.00-3.00. Finding all the bears usually takes about an hour. Buy a Bear Hunt (50p) from he Dorothy Fox Education Centre which is at the top of the Thompson Road drive. Remember to bring the passport to learning if children are members of the Children’s University

For younger children there will be storytelling in the Dorothy Fox Centre from 1.00-1.30pm. Still plenty of time to do the Bear Hunt as well.

Do come to the Gardens which are lovely all the year round 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.

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