Wakehurst Explorer Rucksacks

Pull on one of our Explorer Rucksacks and prepare for an intrepid journey through Wakehurst. Jam-packed with creative goodies, each rucksack will make sure kids make the most of their time in the gardens.

Explorer rucksacks
Explorer rucksacks © RBG Kew

Pull on one of our Explorer Rucksacks and prepare for an intrepid journey through Wakehurst. Jam-packed with creative activities and resources, our rucksacks are designed to help children make the most of their time in the gardens.

  • Nature Explorer (under 6s): Hands-on exploring in the gardens, collecting and searching for natural things.

  • Discovery Explorer (6–8): Become a wildlife detective and discover the world of minibeasts through investigation and art.

  • Expedition Explorer (8+): Go on an expedition with binoculars, learn to use a compass, and become an investigator, bird spotter and artist all in one!

Adults may need to lend a hand with some of the activities. 

Make sure you pick up an Explorer Rucksack (£4 hire charge) from the Visitor Centre when you arrive.

With seasonal updates in January, April, July and October, be sure to come back for new adventures all throughout the year.

Coronavirus safety 

  • All re-useable items, and the rucksack itself, will be quarantined, cleaned and sanitised after each use. 
  • The rucksacks are cleaned and restocked regularly. 
  • When you pick up your backpack, you will be the first and only person to use it that day.
Children playing at Wakehurst

Families

Everything you need to know for a family adventure at Wakehurst.