Sheffield Botanical Gardens | Sheffield Family day out | Food at The Holt

I go to Sheffield Botanical Gardens with my family on a regular basis. It is perfect for little legs, it is pushchair friendly, and extremely pretty. Many might think that there is not much to do there for kids but that’s not true! Botanical Gardens is a lovely park for children. There are indoor glass houses to explore and warm up in, a great cafe with yummy food and a box of toys, super friendly squirrels, statues and hidden corners! Families, couples, toddlers and every one in between can enjoy this park.

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Afterwards, we walked into town and had sandwiches at The Holt. The Holt is a fantastic way to eat local and support independent cafes in Sheffield. It is a real treat and a unique place. The decor is upcycled industrial theme and there is lots of comfortable seating. Whilst I don’t think this is a very family friendly place; I didn’t see any high chairs, and the atmosphere was young, professional and quiet; we went whilst our son was having a nap and the staff were friendly towards him. It would be a great place to hire out.

Here are photos from the day.

Map of Sheffield botanical gardens
A map of Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens


playing at sheffield botanical gardens

Warming up in the Glass Houses is a good idea on cold days, and little ones can wander around looking at all of the plants.

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Good photo opportunities too!

the glass houses at sheffield botanical gardens

sheffield botanical garden plant close up

sheffield botanical gardens glass houses
I see you!


glass houses at sheffield botanical gardens
Cacti are my favourite.

sheffield botanical gardens hiding play

There is a good hiding place with trees to climb and play with that is secluded and quiet just opposite the exit of the Glass Houses.

playing with trees at sheffield botanical gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens has over 5,000 species of plants, lots of little places to explore, hidden gems of the beaten track, pushchair and wheelchair friendly paths, and very friendly squirrels who will come up to take food out of your hands (watch our video!)

squirrel at sheffield botanical gardens

Eric goes crazy for the squirrels!


the beat pit at sheffield botanixal gardens
The Bear Pit

A visit to the Bear Pit is a must. It’s slightly hidden away and feels very private, there’s almost a mystical feel to it. It would make a fantastic place for a game of hide and seek.

bear sculpture at sheffield botanical gardens in the bear pit

Looks like christmas for this Bear isn’t over yet!

sheffield botanical gardens bear pit

Here are some photographs from The Holt, Sheffield

the Holt cafe restaurant Sheffield



the holt sheffield food sandwich

So delicious!

brownie cake at the holt sheffield
Yummy brownie!

We had coffee too but drank it too soon to take a photo! It was reaaaaaally good.

the holt, sheffield

the holt, sheffield decor

the holt sheffield decorthe holt sheffieldmenu at the holt, sheffield

The decor is beautiful, isn’t it? So inspiring.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you been to the Botanical Gardens? Where is your favourite place to eat local?

Thanks for reading 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Sheffield Botanical Gardens | Sheffield Family day out | Food at The Holt

  • January 30, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Looks like you had a great day out, looks really fun too x

  • January 31, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Beautiful photography! I love places like this! I agree that they are great places for anyone of any age! Also, I love your little ones rainbow outfit! SO cute!

  • February 4, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Such a lovely park to visit with the family. Especially when the weather is good 🙂

  • February 4, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    This sounds like a really good place to visit a great day out with the family.

  • February 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I love that you take trips with your kiddo. It looks like you all had a great time visiting this place and it looks beautiful!


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