Kew Gardens have been a favourite of mine for over 15 years – basically, since I moved to London. Founded in 1840, Kew hosts the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. The gardens are gorgeous, vast and glorious in every season. One of our top 10 retreats within an hour of London, Kew gardens with kids or without has always with the added bonus of something fabulous on. And whilst grown ups can indulge into the nature therapy, Kew gardens children’s activities are plentiful!
Summers are perfect for picnics and chilling on blankets in the shade of majestic trees.
The treetop walkway is the perfect observation summer point and fun for mild adrenaline seekers with its perforated metal structure that flexes under feet and sways in the wind.
Springs are delightfully green with an eruptions of flowers and colours.
The Orchids festival has been preparing the spring arrival at Kew in the last couple of years.
Vibrant colours, exotic fragrances, some delicate and some stronger – quite an event for the dull coloured days English winters.
The fall at Kew Gardens is another treat and we just spent a glorious Saturday soaking in October colours and art spread around. Our 4 and 5 years old (our friends son) explored the deserts and the tropical jungles, we talked carnivorous plants, waterfalls and cactuses – some seriously exciting Kew Gardens children’s activities!
If it drizzles or rains, Kew glasshouses make perfect exploration grounds.
And favourite Kew Gardens children’s activities could not miss the indoors and outdoors playground – a hit with our kids since they were tiny babies!
Kew Palace is another favourite, in fall surrounded by pretty manicured areas, wild ones with bluebells, bambus house and more art.
And winter at Kew Gardens are wonderful lighted celebrations as joyous, sophisticated and arty as London gets. An abundance of wonders and Kew Gardens children’s activities, funfair included, Christmas market, elves and Santa appearances, always in our top Christmas activities in London.
For highlights of our past press evening head here. For more inspiration and Kew Gardens children’s activities, head to Kew Gardens dedicated secion – there’s always something fun and exciting!