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Kids' Kew


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

As Kew is a botanic garden with many precious plants and trees, we kindly ask that children don’t scoot on scooters or play ball games while in the Gardens. And as tempting as it is for all of us, please no climbing trees!

Thank you

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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Half term at Kew

Keep the children entertained during the February half-term with drop-in sessions of activities with an orchid theme.

Half term at Orchids

Kids' favourites

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

Kings and Queens for a day

Two children stand in front of Kew Palace
Visit Kew Palace or Queen Charlotte's Cottage. Explore the Royal Kitchens and walk like royalty through the Queen's Garden.

Kew Palace



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

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.

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What's on

13 February 2016 to 21 February 2016, 11.30am to 3.30pm

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Orchids 2016

Explore our annual orchids festival and spot tropical plants from Brazil and around the world. 


Overall winner

International Garden Photographer of the Year

Exhibition of photography from around the world.


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

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.