Wakehurst Explorer rucksacks

Pull-on one of our new spring 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.

Wakehurst Explorer rucksacks
Find an adventure for all ages with one of our Explorer rucksacks

Our spring rucksacks are here! We have three packs for your adventure:

  • Nature explorers (under 6's): Get creative and unleash an inner explorer with these artistic, nature-spotting challenges. Includes a Wakehurst collecting stick, word search, a magnifying glass and crayons for leaf rubbing. 
  • Discovery explorer (6-8's): Get up-close to the world's mini-beasts by looking at insects and become a Spring Wildlife Detective. Includes a magnifying bug pot and special brush (to avoid harming any bugs), plus tips for making a natural collage.
  • Expedition explorer (8+): Take our seasonal challenge with a fun spring checklist of nature to spot in the gardens. Includes a compass and binoculars. Draw an ant’s eye view of a bud and enjoy a game of Bird Bingo, looking out for our spring feathered friends.

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. Collect a Wakehurst Explorer sticker when you return your rucksack. The stickers feature the wildlife you may see at Wakehurst and change with the seasons. Come back again and collect the set!

Children play with mud, Wakehurst activities


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