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.
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.
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.
Good photo opportunities too!
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.
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!)
Eric goes crazy for the squirrels!
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.
Looks like christmas for this Bear isn’t over yet!
Here are some photographs from The Holt, Sheffield
We had coffee too but drank it too soon to take a photo! It was reaaaaaally good.
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 🙂