Family and Early Years learning

Inspiring opportunities for children and families to learn together about plants and the natural world.

A girl looks at plants

Explore our programmes

From storytelling to music, we offer a range of programmes for all ages to excite and inspire children about the natural world. 

A child inspects grass garden

Family learning cards

Delve deeper at Kew with our themed learning cards. Start thinking like a scientist by collecting evidence and exploring new ideas together. Collect a card from one of our friendly explainers. 

A young girl explains plants in the glasshouses to visitors

Meet the explainers

Our friendly and informed volunteer explainers are waiting to meet you in and around the Gardens to share stories. Be inspired by their insights into Kew's science, history and collections. 

Temperate House

Sunday Stories

Join our storytellers and discover the extraordinary stories behind plants and why we can't do without them. 

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Early years learning

Connect with nature at our inspirational sessions for children and their parents/carers. 

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A cherry tree blossoming by the Palm House


We also partner with children's centres to deliver ongoing programmes, CDP, and develop self-led resources for Early Years groups.

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