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Out of School Activities For Children 2018-05-17T00:56:21+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.

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.

The next activity is on Wednesday 30th May. From 1.00-1.30 pm there will be storytelling for younger children. From 1.30 pm explore the Gardens with a Spring Trail (suitable for children aged 4-11) and/or do art and craft activities in the Dorothy Fox Centre. Spring Trails can be picked up at the Dorothy Fox Education Centre at the top of the Thompson Road drive. Wear appropriate clothing. Cost (50p)

Children who are members of the Children’s University can gain one credit. Please bring the Children’s University passport. All children are welcome.