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Out of School Activities For Children 2018-08-10T13:51:28+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 www.sheffield.gov.uk/cu

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.

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 accompanied by an adult at all times.

There are children’s activities during the Summer holidays on Wednesday afternoons from 1st to 22nd August.

All activities start in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the top of the Thompson Road drive.  Cost (50p)

Wednesday 1st August has storytelling for younger children in or outside the Dorothy Fox Centre from 1.00-1.20pm.

From 1.30 to 3.30 pm there will be an afternoon of activities based round printing. Suitable for children aged 4-11. With help print on fabric and paper. Go on a trail round the Gardens. All activities start in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the top of the Thompson Road drive. Cost (50p)

Wednesday 8th August again has storytelling for younger children in the Dorothy Fox Centre from 1.00-1.20pm.

From 1.30 to 3.30 pm there will be a minibeast afternoon which is suitable for children aged 4-11. Find and collect minibeasts and with help identify and draw them. Useful to take photos in case the minibeasts escape. If the minibeasts are hiding because of the weather go on a structure trail round the Gardens. All activities start in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the top of the Thompson Road drive. Cost (50p)

Wednesday 15th August again has storytelling for younger children in the Dorothy Fox Centre from 1.00-1.20pm.

For children aged 4-11 from 1.30-3.30pm go on a tree tour of the Gardens. Listen to interesting stories about the trees. Give a tree a hug and do a bark rubbing. Art and Craft activities in the Dorothy Fox Centre. All activities start in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the top of the Thompson Road drive. Cost (50p)

Wednesday 22nd August again has storytelling for younger children in the Dorothy Fox Centre from 1.00-1.20pm.

For children aged from 4-11 there will be a pick and mix afternoon with various art and craft activities and outside activities round the Gardens. All activities start in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the top of the Thompson Road drive. Cost (50p)

Children who are members of the Children’s University can gain credits. Please bring their Children’s University passport. Only children and young people attending a Sheffield school can collect credits from the Sheffield Children’s University but all children are very welcome.