Gruffalo adventures

Explore Kew's deep dark wood this October half-term.



Saturday 17 October – Sunday 1 November 2020 


Kew Gardens


Included with entry to the Gardens. You must select a time slot for your visit in advance.

Book your time slot (non-members) 

Don’t forget, members also need to book a time slot to enter the Gardens.

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Join us on a woodland trail to find the Gruffalo this autumn. 

Who is hiding in Kew's deep dark wood? Unleash your inner detective to find out what creatures live in our woodland.


Gruffalo trail 

Pick up your trail pack and get set for an adventure.

Follow footprints, marks and feathers and figure out clues on our family-friendly trail.

Discover the secret world of plants and animals, what marks they leave behind, and how their lives are interconnected. Keep your eyes peeled to spot the Gruffalo himself...

Why not come as the little brown mouse! All our little trail-hunters are welcome to dress up as the curious character and lead the way. 

See the Gruffalo 

The Gruffalo will appear in front of the Marianne North Gallery (weather permitting). 

25 October – 1 November 

  • 10.30am – 11.10am
  • 11.30am – 12.10pm
  • 12.30pm – 1.10pm
  • 1.30pm – 2.10pm
  • 2.30pm – 3pm

More autumn fun at Kew 

  • Set off into the wilderness in our Natural Area and collect conkers and acorns along the way.
  • Hop and skip along the log trail and test your balancing skills.
  • Meet our hero trees in the Arboretum.
  • Bursting with seasonal vegetables, explore the Kitchen Garden and see colourful carrots, pumpkins and beetroot.

Get £20 off membership

Want to enjoy a year-long experience of Kew? Gruffalo Adventures is just the beginning.

Get £20 off Kew membership* and experience a year of family adventures at Kew Gardens, with unlimited visits, shop discounts and exclusive events. 

*Memberships start from £51

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