Travelling with kids (and babies)
Kew Gardens have been a favourite of mine for over 14 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 7 retreats within an hour of London, Kew gardens with kids or without, has always with the added bonus of something fabulous on.
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.
It drizzled quite bit so the Kew glasshouses made perfect exploration grounds.
Our 18 old months loved the indoors and outdoors playground.
We also explored the grounds quite a bit: pretty manicured areas, wild ones with bluebells, bambus house and more art.
The highlights of this Christmas season are also about to be released soon. Xmas at Kew is a wonderful lighted celebration as joyous, sophisticated and arty as London gets. Of course there’s an abundance of wonders at Kew Gardens with kids and the teens, funfair included, Christmas market, elves and Santa appearances.
Last year we were delighted to be invited on the Press evening and wrote about. Looking forward to going back this year!