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Climbers and Creepers

Climbers and Creepers is Britain's first interactive botanical play zone.
Children playing inside Climbers and Creepers


Kew's determination to make serious botany great fun for children is demonstrated in our Climbers and Creepers indoor play area. Bringing a new use to an old cycad house by White Peaks, Climbers and Creepers engages children from around 3-9 years in the pleasures of learning more about plants and their relationships with animals and people.

As 'insects', children climb inside a plant to learn about pollination. Thrills come when they learn about the dangers insects face from carnivorous plants when they trap model flies with Venus fly traps or are themselves 'eaten' by a giant pitcher plant.

Climbers and creepers is the ideal spot for families with young children. 

Visitor information

Climbers and Creepers is open all year round for families to drop in casually and school parties to visit on a more organised basis. 

Emergency assistance is available at the Help Point telephone located inside Climbers and Creepers to the right of the entrance. If using your own telephone please dial 020 8332 5121.

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