Festive daily programme - 7 December 2013 - 5 January 2014
Come down to Kew Gardens this Christmas for a festive day of fun with the whole family.
- Garden tickets - Adults £14.50, concessions £12.50, kids 16 and under get in FREE (detailed ticket prices)(Buy day tickets to the Gardens)
- Opening times - the Gardens open daily at 9.30am (detailed opening times)
- Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Rd, Richmond, London, Surrey TW9 3AB (how to find us)
Meet Father Christmas in his wonderful woodland grotto for some Yuletide excitement. After Christmas our enchanting storytellers will take over the grotto, transporting you to another world. Little ones can also get their faces painted by our amazing artists! Curious kids and grown ups can learn how plants have been used to keep homes lit in our interactive hands-on sessions.
If you’re looking for some fast-paced fun, little and big kids alike will love our festive fairground. Go for a whizz on the carousel, take a quick spin on our vintage car ride, and remember to head to the helter skelter!
Take a guided walking tour, and let our informative guides help you engage with the magic of winter at Kew Gardens as you discover the plants and stories associated with winter festivals.
If you’d like to go at your own pace, why not pick up a leaflet and take a family trail? Wander around your favourite parts of the Gardens, whilst taking time to marvel at glorious winter gems that you wouldn’t normally see.
Eat, drink, shop
Warm yourself up between festivities with mulled wine, mince pies and chestnuts from Kew Rotary Club! Delicious hot food and sweet treats are available from our restaurants. Carols sung by local schoolchildren, and the chance to tie up all your gift buying in one of our shops, will be sure to get you in the festive mood.
After the festivities are over, don’t forget to bring your Christmas tree down to Kew, where it will be recycled by one of our team.
Christmas after dark
The illuminated trail and Christmas village
This Christmas, for the very first time, we open our doors after dark for you to discover an illuminated trail of interactive light, sound and smells lighting up tree-top canopies, lakes and glasshouses over a mile-long walk through the Gardens after dark. Plus a Christmas village where you will be able to browse our boutique market and enjoy some festive food and drink treats. Find out more about Kew's illuminated trail.
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