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Out of School Activities For Children 2018-10-05T11:17:16+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 Thompson Road drive.  Cost (50p)

Unfortunately the Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday 31st October has been cancelled. This is so that the Gardens can be set up for Illuminate the Gardens. The Gardens will be for the most part closed between Wednesday 31st October and Monday 5th November. The Curator’s House restaurant is accessible from Clarkehouse Road.

Weather permitting it is hoped to run some form of scavenger hunt or other activities at the February half term on Wednesday 20th February.

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.