Kids at Kew - The Hive

Kids' Kew

See through the eyes of a bird, live like a badger, become mini-beasts and make friends with giants. From the tropics to the desert, travel the natural world in a day and discover the enormous wonders of nature.

Kids' Kew

Buzz like a bee

The lights and sounds inside The Hive respond to the activity of real bees. Step inside and discover the secret life of bees

Travel the world in a day

From the tropics to the desert, go in search of bananas, cacti, giant waterlilies, waterfalls. How many continents can you find represented? Go to the Palm House or the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

See through the eyes of a bird

You can see for miles and miles from the Treetop Walkway. Through the branches of trees, see across the Gardens and into London.

Live like a badger

Explore the child-sized badger sett and learn how badgers live. Way too much fun for a little badger!

Log Trail

Balance, hop and skip your way across this natural play area set within woodland. Trees that have fallen in recent storms at Kew have found a new life here. Trees include are beech, ash, oak, eucalyptus and pine.

Climbers and Creepers 

Indoor play area suitable for children from 3 to 9 years. Children climb inside a plant to learn about pollination.

Treehouse Towers

Outdoor play area suitable for children from 3 to 11years. Climb up ladders, clamber across rope bridges and slide down from the three towers.

Rain, rain don't go away...

Wet weather's just the excuse for a well-deserved break in the cafe while the kids continue to adventure in the indoor - or outdoor - play areas. Climbers and Creepers, Treehouse Towers and White Peaks Café.


Buzz like a bee

The lights and sounds inside The Hive respond to the activity of real bees. Step inside and discover the secret life of bees.

The Hive at Kew Gardens

Live like a badger

Children can become a badger for the day in Kew's child-sized bager sett, in the Conservation Area. Look out for the wooden sculpture of a reclining badger!

Badger sett at Kew

See through the eyes of a bird

You can see for miles and miles from the Treetop Walkway. Through the branches of trees, see across the Gardens and into London. 

Up in the tree canopy on the Treetop Walkway at Kew
The Redwood Grove in the Arboretum at Kew

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