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Out of School Activities For Children 2019-07-07T14:07:14+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 on Wednesday afternoons 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.

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

The next children’s activities will be on Wednesday afternoons, 31st July, 7th, 14th and 21st August  from 1.00-3.30pm. Every afternoon there will be outdoor activities round the Gardens such as trails or hunts. There are also art and craft activities in the Dorothy Fox Education Centre. There will be different activities on each of the 4 dates depending on the weather. It is hoped to run a minibeast afternoon, a printing session as well as  activities related to trees and plants. Suitable for children aged 4-11.

There will be story-telling for younger children (2-5). 

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