For our children's sake

We're planting trees in Sheffield to get our children outdoors and learning new skills, as well as doing our bit to reduce carbon dioxide and help make our planet that little bit greener.

Our mission for 2021

We are a small initiative with volunteer members. We managed to plant 3,310 trees in 2020 with help from families and children across the city.

Family tree planting event in Sheffield

We have big plans for 2021 and need your funding and support to achieve our goals:

  • Free planting events for families: We want to put on as many planting events as possible in tree season (November to March). We partner with Sheffield City Council’s forestry team at locations across the city and invite families to come along to help us plant. Find out more details about times and dates on our Facebook page and use Eventbrite to book. 
  • Transforming school green space for children: We currently have three Sheffield schools signed up for planting projects. We aim to plant outdoor classrooms, small copses, new hedgerow, wildflower areas, or wooden planters for concrete playgrounds - whatever best suits the space. Schools do not have additional funding for this kind of project. We need to raise funds for the delivery and maintenance of the planting projects. 
  • Education programme for primary schools: We are currently researching and writing an educational programme for primary aged children which looks at biodiversity - what it is, and why it’s so unbelievably important. We want to make this free and accessible to all. This will mean creating an online resource and we raising funds to make it as fun and engaging as possible for little ones. We hope you can help!

Our story so far

Kids Plant Trees started when a group of Sheffield parents got together and decided to take action on the ecological and climate crises we face. While these are global issues, the impacts are being felt on a local level. We want to improve our city's natural heritage, for the sake of our children and for future generations.

We were making great progress with our goal of planting 5,000 trees in 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit and our tree planting events had to stop due to lockdown. We were tentatively planning events for the 2020-21 planting season (November-March) but sadly restrictions meant these couldn't go ahead either. 

Despite the set backs, we're proud of what we've achieved so far and excited about our plans for 2021. 

Contact us

If you would like to get involved, partner with us or just want to find out more, please email us at: