The Gruffalo’s Child at Wakehurst

Get involved with some half-term fun for curious explorers at Wakehurst.

The Gruffalo's Child at Kew


Trail and activity: Saturday 16 to Sunday 31 October 2021

Workshop: Monday 25 to Friday 29 October 2021 SOLD OUT

Early opening for members: Thursday 21 October, Sunday 24 October, Tuesday 26 October, and Saturday 30 October 2021


Trail: 10am to 5pm

Activity: Every 30 minutes, 10am to 4pm

Workshop: 11am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.00pm SOLD OUT

Early opening for members: 9am to 10am




Prices vary

Join The Gruffalo's Child this autumn half-term at our wild botanic garden. 

Go on an adventurous trail, make your own stick buddy, and enjoy cave building and cooking over a fire at our creative cookery camp.

The Gruffalo’s Child trail

Location: Bethlehem Wood to Tree Trunk Trek

Price: Included with entry to the gardens

Are you a curious explorer?

Venture on an immersive journey through our atmospheric woodland and discover activities for all the family along the way.

Dress up as the Gruffalo’s Child, the Big Bad Mouse or any of your favourite characters and lead the way on the trail.

Pre-booking essential.

Make a stick buddy activity

Price: £4.50

Learn crafting skills to make your very own stick buddy.

Embark on a curious adventure accompanied by your new handmade friend.

Pre-bookable as an add-on to a day ticket to Wakehurst. Some spaces may be available to book on the day.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Creative cookery camp workshop (SOLD OUT)

Price: £15

Explore our deep dark wood before returning to base camp for some cave building, hands-on nature art and outdoor cooking over a camp fire.

Booking essential.

Free entry for one adult to the gardens and car parking for the day is included in the ticket price.

Wakehurst and Kew member’s early opening

Price: Free for Wakehurst and Kew members

Enjoy The Gruffalo’s Child half-term fun with exclusive entry from 9am to 10am for Wakehurst and Kew members.

Pre-booking essential.

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Important information

  • Come dressed for the weather
  • All activities are suitable for ages 3+
  • Additional refreshments will be available along the trail except on the 27 and 28 October 2021
  • Check out The Gruffalo’s Child-themed children’s menu available at the Stables Kitchen
  • The Gruffalo’s Child merchandise will be available to purchase from the Visitor Centre