Set in the extensive and beautiful Ecclesall Woods, the Woodland Discovery Centre is the perfect indoor and outdoor facility for a spectrum of events and a visit to the woods.
Space is available to hire at the Centre for:
Families to celebrate weddings, birthdays and anniversaries
Businesses and groups to hold meetings and team building events
Schools to hold educational days for pupils
The Centre runs craft courses all through the year, from cider making to work skills.
Public events in the autumn and spring celebrate Sheffield's rich woodland heritage, and demonstrates the unique facilities of the Centre, as well as providing activities such as story telling, discovering nature and traditional uses of wood in the home and garden.
The Sheffield Woodlands Environment Enhancement Project (SWEEP) is based here, the Sheffield Bee-keepers, and the site is also home to a cluster of talented wood based businesses.
Map of Ecclesall Woods
This is a map showing the features and facilities within Sheffield's Ecclesall Woods.
There is a wide range of heritage craft courses available from pole lathe turning to basket making.
Book a place on a course or for further information please contact us or download the leaflet below.
Download the courses
Listen on a smartphone whilst walking through Ecclesall Woods, or you can borrow an MP3 player from the JG Graves Discovery Centre (opening times only).
Embark on an amazing audio adventure through time, take a guided walk to discover stories of Ecclesall Woods, and learn how archaeology can teach us how to understand the past: songs, stories and incredible facts for all the family!
The Mystery of the Factory in the Woods is a partnership project between Growtheatre, University of Sheffield Archaeology Department and our Woodland Section, supported by the University of Sheffield's Arts Enterprise Fund.
For further details please contact us.
The Sycamore Suite, Hectors House (pictured) and 2 separate outdoor education spaces are available, the outdoor spaces all include a simple shelter in the event of bad weather.
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Discovery Centre on 0114 2356348.
South Yorkshire Forest Partnership and ENTRUST have contributed to funding for the 'Sheffield Woodlands Environment Enhancement Project' based on site and co-ordinated by Tom Collier.
The work includes:
For more information or to register your interest please call the Discovery Centre on 0114 2356348.
Why not hold your wedding inside the Sycamore Suite at the JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, or maybe you would prefer an outdoor blessing on the beautiful tiered lawn.
You also have the option of holding your wedding reception in the woods or on the lawn.
Available for weddings and civil partnership, download the brochure for further information below
For details on the range of packages that we provide please contact Alison Smith, Ceremonies Co-ordinator, email email@example.com or call 0114 2053500.
The JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre with classroom and visitor facilities is based in Ecclesall Woods, off Abbey Lane, Sheffield. Our address is below:
J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
If you are following SATNAV systems to find us, when you reach Abbey Lane ignore the SATNAV as it will take you to the houses nearby which share our post code. We are accessed directly off Abbey Lane - look for the large white sign just inside the woods and you will find our car park at the end of the track.