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Kids' Kew



Children looking down through The Hive

Family fun at Kew, the Gardens of epic adventure...

From the tallest tree to the deadliest seed, from the sneakiest flower to the smelliest plant, there is a world of wonder to explore at London's Kew Gardens. Welcome to Kids’ Kew!

Download the Families at Kew discovery and activity map: Family day out at Kew map

Save money and gain fast-track entry when you book tickets online. Tickets are valid for 30 days from your selected visit date.

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Kids' favourites

Buzz like a bee

The Hive atop the mound at Kew Gardens

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

Find out more about The Hive

Make friends with giants

Kids hugging tree

Kew has over 14,000 trees and more than 2,000 different varieties. Can you find the tallest, the widest and the oldest?

Trees at Kew

Travel the world in a day

Children exploring with binoculars

From the tropics to the desert, go in search of bananas, cacti, giant waterlilies, waterfalls. How many continents can you find represented?

Top attractions

See through the eyes of a bird

Treetop walkway from below

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

Treetop walkway

Live like a badger

Live like a badger - kids playing in Badger Sett

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

Badger sett


Be a creepy crawly mini-beast

Children play at Treehouse Towers while the grown-ups relax with a drink

And if you're up for even more adventures, crawl, swing, hop and creep around the indoor and outdoor play areas. 

All kids' attractions

What's on

Bee on daisy
18 June 2016 to 30 October 2016, 10am to 5pm
Children playing in autumn leaves at Kew
22 October 2016 to 30 October 2016, 11am to 4pm
Studying a collection of pollinators (photo by Brendan Bell)
29-Oct-2016, 10.30am to 4.30pm
23 November 2016 to 2 January 2017, 5pm to 10pm

Video: Welcome to Kid's Kew!

Download the Kew activity map

Kids' Kew map thumbnail image

Print out the map and follow the trails when you visit the Gardens

Download the family activity map

Follow the superhero trail

Kids' Kew Chineese water dragon illustration

Find Kew's superheroes on the Discover Kew mobile phone app

Download Discover Kew app from iTunes

Download Discover Kew app from Google Play

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.

Eat and drink

Children playing inside Climbers and Creepers

Visiting with children


Kew Gardens, London, TW9 3AB. Open daily from 10am (except 24 and 25 December).

Save money and gain fast-track entry, when you buy tickets online. Free entry for Friends of Kew.

Opening times      Ticket prices     

Getting here          Facilities for babies


Book tickets

Family membership

Enjoy year-round entry to Kew and Wakehurst with family 'Friend of Kew' membership

Treehouse puppets

Give a child this delightful soft toy - a treehouse with six fluffy puppets

Children's gift ticket

Introduce your child to nature with a children's gift ticket to Kew.