Explore The Stories In The Woods

Fun, creative, outdoor holiday activities for kids

For kids who are creative, adventurous and enjoy exploring outdoors. Growtheatre is running its fun-packed, creative outdoor family sessions in Ecclesall Woods again - every Thursday in August. 

Hosted by a range of extraordinary and enchanting characters, you will be invited to join him or her on a journey or quest and help them out! These family sessions promise to be full of entertainment, adventure, theatre, making and building, games and Forest School skills. They also encourage the adults to have fun with their children at their own pace! 

J.G. Graves Discovery Centre is at the Ecclesall Woods Sawmill Site on Abbey Lane and was opened in 2012. Part of Growtheatre’s remit is to make work that is inspired by local spaces and as such, the venue and the surrounding picturesque woodland is the perfect indoor – outdoor place. It is hoped that the kids and their adults will relish exploring this wonderful location. 


Family Sessions Details 

· Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield S7 2QZ 

· Suitable for families with children of all ages, £5.00 per child (under 2s are free with a sibling) · Booking Essential, to book please fill in a booking form at http://www.growtheatre.org.uk · For more details, please contact Rachel Newman 07745 465 391 or rachel@growtheatre.org.uk 


Can We Build It? Yes We Can! Thursday 03 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30 

Join us for an EPIC SURVIVAL ADVENTURE! Come and build things together using the power of knots, sticks and branches! It may just save your life! 


The Enchanted Wood Thursday 10 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30 

Discover the secrets of the Enchanted Wood – whittle woodland sprites, create protective amulets and unlock the magic of the trees in the ancient woods… 


What Can You Do With A Stick? Thursday 17 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30 

Roll up, roll up! Join us for the wonderful woodland STICK OLYMPICS… is there anything we can’t do with a stick?! Making music, building structures, whittling, creating team games and making awesome things! 


Pirates! Thursday 24 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30 

Seeking fearless, treasure-hungry, pirates to join the crew of the Black Doubloon. Join Captain Gallus Mag on her quest to rule the Seven Seas and find the lost treasure of Rowan. Dress as a pirate – if you wish! 


Secret Of The Stones Thursday 31 August 10.00 – 12.00 or 1.30 – 3.30 

Could you survive the stone age? step back in time and find out! Bow and arrows, woolly mammoth target practice, stone age art and uncovering the secret of the stones!