Families

With more than 500 acres of gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve, there are plenty of things to do with kids at Wakehurst.

Child playing at Wakehurst in Autumn

Things to do with the family

Many places to explore

  • Children playing on a log trail in autumn

    Tree Trunk Trek

    Crawl, climb and get to know Wakehurst’s trees on this adventurous log trail in Coates Wood.

    Explore Coates Wood
  • Children run through the Labyrinth at Wakehurst

    Natural play spaces

    Natural play spaces are scattered across Wakehurst for kids to explore. Look out for woven willow structures to run through, a labyrinth, an acoustic chair and some talking totem poles. 

  • Children explore woodlands of the world

    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. 

    Explore our woodlands of the world

Planning your visit

  • Children play at Wakehurst

    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.

    Tickets and prices
  • Hotdog with ketchup

    Eating and drinking

    Enjoy tasty food and delicious treats at our takeaway outlets.

    It may be a little chilly but you can also bring your own picnic! The gardens are there to enjoy, we just ask you not to eat on the two lawns in front of the Mansion. 

    Eating and drinking at Wakehurst
  • Young child playing in autumn leaves

    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.

    Find out more about accessibility