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Kew isn’t just for gardeners! Children can be entertained all day long with family-friendly activities - explore our attractions for kids of all ages.

The Badger Sett at Kew
Kew is teeming with badgers - there are over 20 setts in the Gardens.
A beekeeper inspects a hive of bees in Kew's wildflower area
No English garden is complete without its bees, and Kew is no exception.
Children playing inside Climbers and Creepers
Climbers and Creepers is Britain's first interactive botanical play zone.
Gardeners at Kew on the compost heap
Kew's compost heap is one of the biggest non-commercial heaps in Europe.
Pond in Kew's conservation area
In 1898, Queen Victoria gave Queen Charlotte's Cottage to Kew on the proviso that its grounds should be left in a wild, natural state.
Exterior of Kew's Evolution House
The Evolution House is now closed as part of the Temperate House restoration project.
The path leading to Kew's Ice House
In the 18th century, ice houses like this were built in the grounds of most large households in order to supply ice for a variety of uses.
Woman walking along a log at the log trail
Come and test your balance in Kew's natural play area, located among the trees in the conservation area.
Photo of turtle in the marine aqarium
The Marine Aquarium is housed in the basement of the Palm House, recreating four major marine habitats and emphasising the importance of marine plants.
When introduced in 1795, the tree was known as Joseph Banks’s pine
Archibald Menzies, a botanist and naval surgeon, brought the first five monkey puzzle saplings to the UK in 1795.
A large sculpture of a stag beetle
Kew's stag beetle loggery was created to provide a safe haven for stag beetles, which are globally endangered.
The Temple of Imagination
The Temple of Imagination was originally created in 2006 to celebrate the restoration of Kew Palace, and is a collaborative project between Historic Royal Palaces, Kew, local community groups and artists.
Children enjoying the outdoor play area at Kew Gardens
Suitable for kids aged from three to eleven, Treehouse Towers is Kew's tree-themed outdoor play area.

Kids' Kew: A Children's Guide

Featuring exciting things to see and do at all times of the year. Illustrated in full colour the guide contains a wealth of activities, facts and jokes, as well as a set of 40 stickers to add excitement to identifying some of the most interesting plants.

Image of front cover of Kids Kew magazine

Delightful gifts for kids

Our selection of puzzles, games and gardening tools make great gifts for children.

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