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The J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre

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 basketry to wood 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.

For more information regarding any of our courses please contact us on 0114 235 6348.

Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited to ensure a high quality personal experience with our dedicated team of craft experts.

By Clicking “Buy Now” you will be directed to a separate page where payments for craft courses are processed via Epay.

If the course is full and you would like to be added to the waiting list or notified of an additional course, please email [email protected]


Wood working



A woodland wedding is all about getting back to nature and letting the peace and quiet of the woodland help to make your day very special.

You will have the choice of saying ‘I do’ inside the Sycamore Suite of the Discovery Centre (max 70 guests) or Hectors House (max 40 guests) or maybe you would prefer an outdoor blessing on the beautiful tiered lawn.

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