The Woodland Discovery Centre at Ecclesall Woods

Woodland Discovery CentreWoodland Discovery Centre, Sheffield City Council

Experience learning outdoors in Sheffield's largest semi-natural woodland

Where is the Woodland Discovery Centre?

The JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre is the gateway to the beautiful Ecclesall Woods in south west Sheffield. We work together with Sheffield City Council to deliver exciting outdoor learning opportunities in these woods, which offer fantastic facilities for school groups and boasts its own very special wildlife, history and archaeological features.


  • Warm indoor lunch area and bag storage for up to 3 classes
  • Toilets
  • Purpose-built campfire area with seating
  • Outdoor picnic area
  • The Woodland Coffee Stop - on-site cafe for hot drinks
  • Outdoor environments for exploration and learning including large ancient woodland, pond and meadow
  • Free car parking
  • Coach drop off and collection points

Plan your visit

The majority of activities are based outdoors so please come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear. All our Outdoor Learning staff are first aid trained and DBS checked.

Contact the Outdoor Learning team on 0114 263 4335 or via for more information including prices and how to book.