Gruffalo Adventures at Wakehurst

Join in the autumn holiday fun with Gruffalo Adventures at Wakehurst.



Trail and hunt: 17 October – 1 November 2020

Workshop: 27 – 30 October 2020


Trail and hunt: 10am – 4pm

Workshop: 11am – 2pm




Prices vary

Pre-booking is required

Come join in the Gruffalo family fun this autumn at our wild botanic garden. 

Embark on the Gruffalo trail, go on an adventurous Gruffalo crumble hunt, join a wild Gruffalo workshop and listen to tales around the fire.

Gruffalo Trail

Location: Outer trail down to Labyrinth

Price: Included with entry to the gardens. Pre-book time slot

Are you brave enough to go looking for the Gruffalo? Follow marks and feathers to solve clues along the trail and learn skills from other creatures in the garden to seek out the Gruffalo.

Dress up as the little brown mouse! All our little trail hunters are invited to dress up as the curious character and lead the way.

Suitable for all ages

Gruffalo Crumble Hunt

Location: Asian Heath Garden

Price: £4 per child (adults do not need to buy a ticket)

Pre-book with your day ticket or buy on the day, subject to availability (card only)

Go on an exciting Gruffalo-themed hunt as you delve into our Asian Heath Garden. Can you and your family find all the ingredients needed to make a Gruffalo crumble, from apples to sugar? Return your completed shopping list and you'll be rewarded with a special Gruffalo prize and our top secret Gruffalo crumble recipe.

Suitable for ages 3+

Footprints, Food and Gruffalo Fun


Location: Bughurst, at the top of The Oaks

Price: £15 per child (cost includes one free accompanying adult)Date: 27 – 30 October 2020

Time: 11am – 2pm 

We'll lead you on a scenic walk seeing Gruffalo characters along the way before returning to the base camp for some creative fun. Make mud owls, snake bread, Mandala Mayhem nature art, Barking Gruffalo (charcoal bark rubbings of Gruffalo characters) and go footprint finding with a mixture of animal prints including Mouse, Snake, Owl, Fox, and Gruffalo.

Suitable for ages 5+

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Wakehurst and Kew member’s early opening

Dates: 22 October, 24 October, 29 October, 1 November

Time: 9am and 9.30am

Price: Free to Wakehurst and Kew members

Enjoy Gruffalo adventures with exclusive entry before 10am for Wakehurst and Kew members.

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) notice

You can book with confidence for our Gruffalo Adventures event. Come along knowing that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors is of the upmost importance to us. We are continually monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic situation as it evolves.  

Current plans in place for the comfort and reassurance of our visitors include: 

  • Limited capacity to ensure social distancing
  • No shared equipment where possible
  • Sanitising stations are available

We will continue to review the situation and communicate any further updates with you.

If you are unable to attend because of government restrictions in place due to coronavirus, please contact the customer service desk at at the earliest opportunity to discuss further. 

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