JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre

Woodland Discovery CentreWoodland Discovery Centre, Sheffield City Council

We work together with Sheffield City Council to deliver exciting outdoor learning opportunities at Sheffield's largest semi-natural woodland.

The award winning JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre offers fantastic facilities for school groups and provides a gateway to the beautiful Ecclesall Woods. The woods are particulary valued for wildlife, historical and archaeological features.


  • Classroom capacity for up to 3 classes
  • Toilets
  • Disabled and early years access
  • Enclosed, covered outdoor learning area
  • Purpose built campfire area with seating
  • Outdoor picnic area
  • Outdoor environments for exploration and learning including large ancient woodland; pond; stream and meadow
  • Free car parking
  • Coach drop and collection points

Key Programmes for Schools

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 schools@wildsheffield.com for more information including prices and how to book.


Wild Play

We run Wild Play events on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during school holidays at The JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre. These are fun activities for the whole family. Please visit the What's On page for information about upcoming events and guidance on how to book.