Birthday Parties

We offer a selection of led Birthday Parties for younger children

  • A 1 hour 15 minutes activity (choice of two, see below) led by a member of the Botanic Garden teacher team.
  • Use of a room for a further 45 minutes for food and games provided by yourselves.
  • Price: £130


At the Attenborough Arboretum LE2 3PF

Bear Hunt
Act out the story of the Bear Hunt around the site- go through the swishy-swashy grass, the stumble trip forest… and run from the ‘bear’. Do several art activities relating to the story- make a grass picture, mud print paw prints, bark rubbings and splash in the paddling pool. Bag provided for each child to take art work home in.

Numbers: maximum of fifteen children, approx. age 4-5


At the Botanic Garden LE2 2LD

Woodland Activities
Choose two from a selection of activities:

Mask making, pond dipping, natural sculptures, clay sculptures, making head bands using leaves, hunt for 'animals' in the rainforest

Themed parties

  • Fairies and Elves
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Detectives
  • Treasure Hunt for cake ingredients

Numbers: maximum of 20 children, (15 children for Alice in Wonderland or Detectives) approx. age 6-8 years except Detectives which is for age 7+.


Please contact the Botanic Garden Office: 0116 271 2933

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The visitor entrance to the Botanic Garden is on Glebe Road, Oadby LE2 2LD. Parking is on Glebe Road

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Correspondence address:
University of Leicester Botanic Garden,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Botanic Garden office phone: 0116 271 2933
(Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

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Café in the Garden

Refreshment facilities

We regret that University Catering no longer provides a café in the Botanic Garden. However, we will be offering refreshments at some of our special events. For details see our events calendar on our website.