Mini and Young Scientist Backpacks

Ignite your child’s scientific curiosity with one of our scientist backpacks, filled with intriguing items and fun activities.

A child in a yellow coat looks at the forest floor with a magnifying glass

Visitors aged 3-7 years and 7+ years can explore different areas of the Gardens through a series of hands-on activities. Art materials and seasonal spotter sheets are also provided, and all drawings can be taken home with you.

To hire a backpack (£4.50 hire charge) please email adding ‘backpack hire’ in the subject box, if a backpack is available on the date of your request, we will send you a booking form and organise pre-payment over the phone.

Key information

Limited availability

Hire charge £4.50. Please see the list of available concessions below.

Card payment is taken over the phone prior to your visit (sorry no cash).

List of available concessions: 

  • Day ticket holders £4.50 per backpack. Siblings: £8 for two packs or £12 for three packs 
  • Kew members £3 per backpack. Siblings: £5 for two packs or £8 for three packs 
  • FREE to families on Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), an Essential Carer, Registered Blind or Partially Sighted or Community Access Scheme members. 

Families will need to present proof on arrival. 

Additional information to support visits for families with additional sensory needs can be found here Families | Kew.