25 July 2019
A child's guide to Kew
Let the children lead the way on an adventure around Kew Gardens this summer.
Pass the reins to the young ones and let them guide you across acres of our fantastic Gardens this summer.
Stand high above the trees or burrow deep underground, trek the tropics or step inside the Hive, we've got tips to help your young ones build a fun-filled family day of adventure.
What do plants need to grow?
Jump, climb, slide and swing your way through our fantastic new Children's Garden.
Find out all the things that plants need to grow as you weave your way through our trampolines, climbing frames and a 4-metre high canopy walkway.
Please note, you will need to book your free 90-minute timeslot in advance or add it onto your ticket.
How high can you go?
Scale 18 metres to walk through our magnificent Treetop Walkway to bask in one of the finest views of Kew Gardens.
See what trees and birds you can spot from this great height.
Don't forget to eat!
By this time you'll be getting the munchies, so make the most of our family-friendly restaurants and eateries to fuel your adventure.
Delicious cakes, sandwiches, healthy treats and hot meals are available in food spots around the Gardens.
Try our brand new Pavilion Bar & Grill. Nestled amongst the trees, it has a generous family sharing platter on its mouth-watering menu.
Explore the world
Discover 10,000 plants, some of which are rare and endangered, even extinct in the wild, in the huge Temperate House.
Or go tropical and explore our rainforest in the Palm House.
Whichever you choose, climb the stairs to our gallery walkway and look down onto a world teeming with life.
Go wild underground
Go off the beaten track and get to grips with our other residents in the Natural Area.
Underground, you can discover the secret world of badgers in our Giant Sett.
On the surface, meet the butterflies and dragonflies who have made Kew their home. We've even built them a bug hotel so they'll be more comfortable.
Test your balance on our natural log trail or see if you can spot Queen Charlotte's Cottage, one of our rustic royal treasures.
Time for a family trail
Pick up a trail leaflet at any gate and discover the beautiful artworks of Chihuly with our unique guides that give you a special way to view the Gardens.
Buzz like a bee
Have you ever wondered what a hive might sound like?
Step inside our award-winning installation The Hive and experience what a real beehive might be like.
One thousand lights glow to the rhythm of the bees that live in the Gardens.
Need anymore tips for your trip? Grab a copy of the new Kew Children's Guide book for activities, facts and quizzes.
Our online and Gardens' shop has a range of products to keep the kids interesting in plants and nature.