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Kids' Kew


This half term, enjoy family fun at Kew, the Gardens of epic adventure...

From the tallest tree to the deadliest seed, from the sneakiest flower to the smelliest plant, there is a world of wonder to explore at London's Kew Gardens. Welcome to Kids’ Kew!.

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Kids' favourites

Make friends with giants

Kids hugging tree

Kew has over 14,000 trees - more than 2000 different varieties. Can you find the tallest, the widest and the oldest?

Trees at Kew

Travel the world in a day

Children exploring with binoculars

From the tropics to the desert, go in search of bananas, cacti, giant waterlilies, waterfalls... How many continents can you find represented?

Top attractions

See through the eyes of a bird

Treetop walkway from below

You can see for miles and miles from the Treetop Walkway. Through the branches of trees, see across the Gardens and into London. 

Treetop walkway

Kings and Queens for a day

Two children stand in front of Kew Palace
Visit Kew Palace or Queen Charlotte's Cottage. Explore the Royal Kitchens and walk like royalty through the Queens Garden.

Kew Palace

Live like a badger

Live like a badger - kids playing in Badger Sett

Explore the child-sized badger sett and learn how badgers live. Way too much fun for a little badger! 

Badger sett

Visiting with children


Kew Gardens in London:

Opening times

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Getting here

Facilities for babies

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Rain, rain don't go away...

Just the excuse for a well deserved break in the cafe, while the kids continue to adventure in the indoor - or outdoor - play areas.

Eat and drink

Kew's summer festival

This summer, Kew Gardens is Full of Spice, that's even more adventures for your cheeky monkeys to find!

Full of Spice at Kew Lates event promotional artwork

Full of Spice

Climbers and Creepers

Kew's indoor botanical play zone where children can learn through play. Please note that Climbers and Creepers will be closed from 15 - 20 July, 2015.

Children playing in Climbers and Creepers

Climbers and Creepers


What's on

23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015, 11am to 1pm
23 May 2015 to 6 September 2015, 11am to 4pm
24 May 2015 to 6 September 2015, 2.30pm to 4pm
25 July 2015 to 6 September 2015, 11am to 4pm
25-Sep-2015, 10am to 11am
Messy, Okido character - Write on Kew 2015
25-Sep-2015, 11.15am to 12.15pm