With acres of gardens to explore, secrets to unearth and science discoveries waiting to be revealed, Kew Gardens is the perfect place for a fantastic family day out.

A child and her mother giggle at Kew

Family fun at Kew

  • Children in the Hive at Kew Gardens

    Explore The Hive

    Buzz over to this super-sized installation and discover the secret life of bees!

  • A small baby is lifted up to see the troll

    Meet the trolls

    Say hello to our giant trolls and find more exciting Food Forever installations across the Gardens.

  • Boy playing in the Children's Garden

    The Children's Garden

    The place to be for fun-filled adventures.

  • A view of the Treetop walkway

    See Kew from the trees

    Get a bird’s-eye view of our magical Gardens.

  • A close up of the Pip and Pop exhibition

    Be wowed by When Flowers Dream

    Enter a dreamlike, colourful world of candy!

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


Book your tickets to Kew Gardens


A family of four eats a meal in a colourful restaurant underneath a brown mushroom made from sticks

NEW Family Kitchen & Shop

With stone-baked pizza, salad bar and ice cream servery alongside great gifts and books, the Family Kitchen & Shop is the perfect pitstop for a family day out. Located next to the Children’s Garden

What’s on this summer


  • Young girl with magnifying glass looking at bluebells

    Little Explorers

    Investigate nature through interactive storytelling, outdoor exploration and hands-on activities.

  • Children playing on a music and movement session

    Music and Movement

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

  • Child playing in the Children's Garden at Kew Gardens

    Children’s Garden quiet session

    Join us for a quiet session in the Children’s Garden aimed at children aged 2 to 12 years with special educational needs and disabilities.

  • Several colourful roses growing in front of a large glasshouse

    Family trail

    Take a journey of discovery through the Gardens with our family self-led summer trail.

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.

  • A man and a small child look at a broccoli behind glass

    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.

  • Inside the Palm House

    Dos and don'ts

    Check out the dos and don'ts before you visit to get the most out of your day