Children’s Activities

Children’s Activities: Go Outside and Play!


Children in the Dell – virtual programming for summer 2020

New episodes each Saturday from June 6th to August 1st.

Based upon the popular in-person Children in the Dell program, for summer 2020 we are going virtual! Starting Saturday, June 6th, and continuing each Saturday through August 1st, we will release a garden-related video to engage children and get them excited about the natural world. We invite families to watch the video, collect the craft supplies and repurposed materials, then rewatch the video to complete the activity. Some of the scheduled topics include: bird watching, pollinators, using your senses outdoors, and nature treasure boxes. We hope you can join us for the full series!

Click here to access the Yew Dell Youtube Channel playlist.

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.