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! Updated seasonally, there's always something fresh to discover at Wakehurst. We have three packs for your adventure:

  • Nature explorers (under 6s): Get set for a challenge and search for winter treasures like buds, catkins, and bulbs
  • Discovery explorer (6 – 8s): Be a wildlife detective and get up-close to the world's mini-beasts
  • Expedition explorer (8+): Use binoculars to take our winter challenge with a checklist of things to spot in the trees. Learn how to use a compass and be a forester for the day. 

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.

Children playing at Wakehurst


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