With more than 500 acres of gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve, there are plenty of things to do with kids at Wakehurst.
Visiting during coronavirus
We are open, but we've made some changes to keep you safe.
Keep up to date before you come as sometimes we may close some parts of the Gardens in line with government guidance.
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. Look out for woven willow structures to run through, a labyrinth, an acoustic chair and some talking totem poles.
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.
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 drinking
Enjoy tasty food and delicious treats to take-away from our cafés and restaurants.
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.
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.