With more than 500 acres of gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve, there are plenty of things for families to do at Wakehurst — and kids go free!
Things to do with the family
Many places to explore
Natural play spaces
Natural play spaces are scattered across Wakehurst for kids to explore. Find your way through the Labyrinth, seek out wooden carvings in our woodlands and play along the mown pathways in our summer meadows.
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.
The Children's Walled Garden and Mud Kitchen
Go beyond the Walled Garden to explore this enchanting place, where flowers, herbs and vegetables grow alongside each other. Open seasonally.
Planning your visit
Tickets – Kids go free
Children (16 and under)*: free
Young persons (17 – 25): £7.25 — after 3.30pm: £3.75
Adult tickets from £1
* An adult must accompany any child 16 or under.
Eating and drinking
Enjoy tasty food and delicious treats from our cafés and restaurants.
You can also bring your own picnic! The best places to picnic are in Coates Wood on one of the numerous picnic benches dotted around; or on the Mansion Lawn between the high prairie grasses of the American Prairie in summer.
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.