Families

Kew Gardens has acres of Gardens to explore, secrets to unearth and science discoveries waiting to be revealed. Have a fantastic family day out at Kew Gardens.

Family learning activity

Discover the Children's Garden

The exciting Children's Garden is specially designed for children from 2 to 12 years old.

Based in a natural setting the size of 40 tennis courts, children can explore all the things plants need to grow; earth, air, sun and water. 

 

More about the Children's Garden

 

Visiting during coronavirus

We are open, but we've made some changes to keep you safe. 

Keep up to date before you come as sometimes we may close some parts of the Gardens in line with government guidance. 

Coronavirus guidance

Top 5 things to do with kids

From the tropics to the desert, you can travel the natural world in a day.

We’ve got kids' activities and family-friendly menus. Come to Kew and make memories for a lifetime.

Check out the dos and don'ts before you visit.

Summer events for all ages

Things to do with your family

  • A girl in a yellow coat enjoys Pollinator Day at Kew Gardens

    Saturday Science Family Learning Workshop

    Drop-in workshops for all the family to discover the Secret World of Plants

  • Young girl with magnifying glass looking at bluebells

    Little Explorers

    Fun, hands-on 90-minute learning sessions aimed at children aged 2-5 and their parents or carers.

  • Children playing on a music and movement session

    Music and Movement for 3 month to 2 year olds

    Enjoy hands on music-making, nature-inspired songs, dance and traditional rhymes accompanied by live instruments.

  • Little explorers © RBG Kew

    Family and Early years learning

    Learn from home with our fun nature activities or sing along to a music session. Download seasonal trails to use in the Gardens with your children. 

Family fun at Kew

Play for longer

With so many acres of space for outdoor play, you can’t do Kew in a day. Family members save money and enjoy exclusive benefits, all year round.

Plan your visit

We've got you covered with all you need to know.

  • A child in the log trail

    Family tickets and membership

    Enjoy unlimited entry to Kew Gardens, and a host of exclusive events and discounts by becoming a member. 

    Family memberships from just £84.

  • Burgers at the food village

    Eating and drinking

    Enjoy delicious outdoor dining and takeaway food at our cafés and restaurants.

  • A girl in a yellow coat enjoys Pollinator Day at Kew Gardens

    Facilities for families

    There are toilets and baby changing within easy reach of all the main attractions, cafés and gates.The Gardens are mostly level and there's level or ramped access to most of the buildings.There is a buggy park at The Hive.