Stick Man at Martineau Gardens

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Celebrate World Book Day with Stick Man! Join us at Martineau Gardens on Thursday 7 March or Sunday 10 March 2019 for a session of activities based around the book ‘Stick Man’. Create your own book to complete on the Stick Man Trail, and search for other Julia Donaldson characters and woodland animals hiding around the Gardens. We will read the story in the woods and make up some of our own new adventures for Stick Man! The session will finish with some Stick Man craft in our cosy Pavilion. Why not come dressed as Stick Man or a different book character of your choice?

Here’s what you need to know:

This family learning event is with Juliette Green (Martineau Gardens’ Education Officer) for supervised children with parents / carers expected to stay and join in the fun, but don’t pay. The activities are aimed at 3 to 7 year olds but tickets may be bought for younger / older siblings too. Dress for the weather, as parts of the session will take place outside.

Bring a drink and a snack if you’d like to have a picnic at Martineau Gardens, Martineau Gardens serves hot and cold drinks (for which donations are welcomed) but not food.

Book your ticket:

£5 per child, no sibling discount, parent / carer goes free. Max. 20 children per session. Advance booking essential.

Click on your preferred time below to be redirected to WeGotTickets  (there is an additional 50p booking fee on each ticket).

Refund policy: Bookings for courses and events are non-refundable unless Martineau Gardens has to cancel an event or course due to unforeseen circumstances. 

About Martineau Gardens

Martineau Gardens is a beautiful therapeutic community garden, a place where people, plants and wildlife meet. Your ticket price contributes to the great things that happen here, and helps to keep Martineau Gardens open, for all to enjoy. Find out more about our charity here.

How to find us:

Martineau Gardens is at 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, B5 7UG.  from March 2019. We have a small car park and are well connected to bus services. and coming soon, cycle routes. More information to plan your journey is here.

Motor vehicle access to Martineau Gardens is changing from February 2019 – due to the new cycle route there are restrictions on Priory Road for traffic travelling on the Bristol Road (A38), follow diversionary signs.  Please allow a bit longer for your journey. Full details here.

Stick Man and Martineau Gardens:

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.

In addition to these special activities, you can also follow the Stick Man trail, here at Martineau Gardens, until the end of December 2019. The Stick Man trail is available as a free activity Monday to Saturday (expect Bank holidays and special events) – though donations are welcomed. Find out more here.