Stick Man Trail

We’re branching out! Come down and visit our fun-filled activity trail featuring popular picture book character Stick Man, which opens at Martineau Gardens on Thursday 23 August 2018*.

The self-guided trail is open year-round, until December 2019 and is aimed at encouraging children aged 3-7 to get outdoors and explore the natural world and find out how things grow. If you want to ‘twig’ how much fun the trail can be, then visit us during Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm (except Bank holidays and special events).

We are one of a very select group of city farms, community gardens and care farms in the UK that have been chosen to host a Stick Man trail, which have been created by Social Farms & Gardens, a charity that uses land-based activities to improve people’s lives and the places where they live. Find out more about Social Farms & Gardens via

The Stick Man trail (installed thanks to the support of Magic Light Pictures) is based on the much-loved Stick Man picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

*We’re holding a special welcome event on Thursday 23 August -advance booking to the free sessions is essential-   click here for details.