Pond dipping

Discover the amazing pondlife living below the shimmering lake waters.

A child examines a bucket of pond life

Dates and Times

Every Tuesday and Friday between 27 July and 27 August 2021

Sessions run at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Each lasts 40 mins


Westwood Lake, Wakehurst


£6 per group or family (up to 3 children & 2 adults)

This does not include entry to the gardens

Pre-booking essential

There's a vibrant underwater ecosystem thriving underneath the waters of Westwood Lake

Discover the amazing life living there in our guided summer pond dipping sessions, held along the beautiful boardwalk in the heart of our wetland conservation areas. 

Become a water detective and identify the different creatures who call Wakehurst their home.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

A group of children examine a bucket of pond life.
Pond dipping, Jim Holden © RBG Kew

COVID-19 (coronavirus) notice

Come along knowing that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors are of the utmost importance to us. We are continually monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic situation as it evolves.  

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

Read about the changes we've made to keep you safe.