Children’s Activities

Children’s Activities: Go Outside and Play!


In Person Activities

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens - Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Early Spring to Early Winter

Kids and adults alike love these! Search the grounds for special objects and see how observant you really are Subject to availability by checkout in the Visitor Center.

Check out a Backpack

Early Spring to Early Winter

Check out an activities backpack from the gift shop, hit the grounds and have fun exploring the gardens as a family. Our spring and summer 2020 theme is pollinators, so learn all about our friends in the gardens! Each backpack comes with fun and educational set of activities will have the whole family learning about the bees, butterflies, and other pollinators that make our gardens possible. Subject to availability by checkout in the Visitor Center.

Fairy Forest Village

Early Spring to Early Winter

Yew Dell’s Fairy Garden is hidden deep in the serpentine garden in a collection of conifers. We encourage children and adults alike to explore this enchanted area of beautiful display fairy houses. A shady holly allee leads you to the entrance where the fairies have taken residence. A group of visionary volunteers built these fairy houses using natural materials. The volunteers (and fairies) take great pride in their homes. We ask visitors to be respectful and mindful in this area.

Children in the Dell – Summer 2021

Children in the Dell, our summer drop-in activity series geared for families to enjoy together, starts on Saturday, June 19, and continue each Saturday through August 7. Stop by the Log Cabin from 10:30am to Noon each week for different activities focused in and around Yew Dell’s Family Garden. Children in the Dell activities are weather dependent.