With more than 500 acres of gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve, there are plenty of things to do with kids at Wakehurst.
Many places to explore
Tree Trunk Trek
Crawl, climb and get to know Wakehurst’s trees on this adventurous log trail in Coates Wood.
Natural play spaces
Natural play spaces are scattered across Wakehurst for kids to explore during summer holidays. Look out for woven willow structures to run through, a labyrinth, an acoustic chair and some talking totem poles.
Kids activities at the Millennium Seed Bank
Discover the underground secrets of the Millennium Seed Bank on a day out with the kids and spy on scientists at work in the world's largest seed conservation project.
Woodlands of the world
On a family day out, walk beneath the sweet gum trees of North America or search for the Wollemi pine, a 'living fossil' that is as old as dinosaurs, in Coates Wood.
Family events at Wakehurst
Planning your visit
Tickets – Kids go free
Children (16 and under)*: free
Adults, senior citizens, visitors with a disability, students: £14.50
Young persons (17 – 25): £7.25
Members of Wakehurst/Kew/National Trust** free
* An adult must accompany any child 16 or under.
** Parking charges apply to National Trust members.
Entry to the gardens is advance booking only. You will need to pre-book your time slot.
Eating and shopping
The Stables Kitchen is open for family-friendly meals, including children’s portions, as well as takeaway options.
Our Gift Shop offers a fantastic variety of pocket money toys, games and books for children to continue their adventures at home.
Bring your own picnic! The gardens are there to enjoy, we just ask not to eat on the two lawns in front of the Mansion.
Facilities and access for families
Map – we will give you a map when you arrive, this shows all toilets, baby changing facilities and suitable routes for buggies.
Access – most buildings have level or ramped access. Around the Mansion and Visitor Centre there are gravel and hard surfaced paths. The remaining garden and woodland areas have steep slopes, steps or paths that may be uneven.