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The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Explore, Play & Learn with Kids Go FREE*

Kew Gardens, Richmond

1 Free Child per 1 Full Paying Adult

Dates available until 31st March 2020

Suitable for 0-100 years

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Kew Gardens is closed until further notice as part of the UK efforts to tackle the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Read Kew Gardens' page on coronavirus for more information

Kew Gardens is the perfect family day out, explore gorgeous landscapes and gardens, stroll along a soaring treetop walkway, wander through tropical glasshouses and discover shady woodlands. It's an amazing way to get the kids playing outdoors and learning about the importance of plants at the same time. 

Plus with the exciting new Children's Garden the size of 40 tennis courts, there's hidden treasures and adventures around every corner - from a high canopy walk to sunken trampolines! This fun, interactive space to climb, run, jump and explore everything that a plant needs to grow will have kids having fun and learning all about science. (please see dates and prices tab for ticketing information)

  • Explore the Temperate House, the greatest glasshouse in the world, and learn about some of our planets rarest and most threatened plants
  • Take a ride on the land train and enjoy a guided tour – additional fee applies
  • Delve into the secret world of the bee, in multi-sensory installation, The Hive
  • Have fun exploring botanically-themed play area, Climbers and Creepers
  • Warm up in a tropical rainforest in the Palm House and explore a variety of climates in the Princess of Wales Conservatory
  • Get lost in 326 acres of land, where’s there is something for all the family to discover and enjoy.
  • See the amazing works of Dale Chihuly - Check out the amazing Chihuly Family Trail and discover all the luminous glass artworks located across the grounds (closes Sunday 27 October) 
  • Log Trail - Balance, hop and skip along the Log Trail.  It's the perfect place to play and let off steam.
  • Woodland Walk - Follow the raised trail through some of Britain's best-loved native trees and plants. Spot ladybirds, centipedes, beetles and spiders living in the bug hotels. 
  • Giant Badger Sett - Explore the secret underground world of badgers in the life-sized sett. 

And don’t forget that ...One Kid goes FREE with a full paying Adult

The Orchids Festival is Back! Saturday 8 February – Sunday 8 March 2020

Immerse yourself in the tropics this winter by exploring the wonders of Indonesia in the 25th annual orchid festival. Included with entry to the Gardens but timeslots can be booked in advance. 

Gruffalo Adventures - 4-19 April 2020

Join the woodland trail at Kew Gardens to find the Gruffalo this Easter.  Who is hiding in Kew's deep dark wood? Unleash your inner detective to find out what creatures live in the woodland. 

  • Gruffalo trail - Have your face painted to become the little brown mouse, pick up your trail pack and get set for an adventure. There will be fun for the whole family as you follow footprints, marks and feathers and figure out clues at stops along the trail.
  • Habitat building workshop - Become a nature detective and learn about woodland plants that animals use to build their homes.  Identify the different wildlife in our Gardens and have a go at building a log pile house for animals to live in. 
Dates and Prices


  • Dates available until 31st March 2020
  • Available for limited time only. 
  • You must purchase 24 hours in advance. 
  • Please check the Kew Gardens website for the latest opening hours and attraction closures before your visit in order to avoid disappointment
  • Please note that the Treetop Walkway will be closed over the winter period from 28 October 2019 to 12 January 2020.
  • Please be advised that The Hive installation will be closing for maintenance over the following period: 6th January to 31st March 2020 
  • Just a reminder too that as the days get shorter, the Gardens will also be closing earlier for daytime admission- please check the Kew website for the most up to date information on closing times and attraction closures within the Gardens

Orchids Festival

  • Book your timed ticket for Orchids to the Gardens to make the most of your visit. Please note the date for your Orchids timeslot must match the date on your LittleBird ticket
  • A selection of early-bird tickets will be available in the run-up to Orchids. Then from Monday 27 January, Kew will release more ticketed timeslots each Monday for the following week. The final week's tickets will be released on 24 February.
  • You can book your Orchids Festival timeslot on the Kew website here 

Children's Garden

  • You can book online in advance for the Children’s Garden. This will allow you to select a 90-minute timeslot in advance of your visit (at no extra cost).
  • Each Monday Kew will release ticketed timeslots for the following week (a very small number of early-bird tickets will be available to book several months in advance). A limited number of timeslots will also be available at the gates.
  • You can book your Children’s Garden timeslot on the Kew website here 

One Kid goes FREE with a full paying Adult

Price Information: 

Dates until 13th July 2020

  • £16 for Adult Standard Ticket + FREE Child Tickets, 23% off
  • £16 for Additional Adult Ticket
  • £4.50 for Additional Child (Ages 4- 16) Standard Ticket
  • £7.75 for Young Person Ticket (16-24yrs and students (valid ID required)) - From 1st April Onwards
  • 0-3 years are free
  • The Free Child offer is not available on Additional Adult tickets
  • You will need to show your Family Pass membership for proof of membership.
Need to Know
  • Dates available until 31st March 2020
  • Please note the Land train carries an additional on the spot charge.
  • You will need to show your Family Pass membership for proof of membership.
  • Discounts are based on the gate prices. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • For Health and Safety, the FREE Child Tickets must be selected at the point of purchase
  • The Free Child offer is not available on Additional Adult tickets
  • Non-refundable.
  • Image Credits: RGB Kew
How to Redeem
  • Please present your e-Ticket and take it with you to the entrance to be scanned
  • Please ensure you have all your QR codes upon arrival
  • You will receive your e-Ticket via email once you have purchased.  
Plan your Visit

What makes Kew Gardens family friendly

Baby Changing
Baby Changing
Disabled Parking
Disabled Parking
Disabled toilets
Disabled toilets

Address and Contact Info

Kew Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens

0208 332 5655
Nearest Station: Kew Bridge
Nearest Park: Kew Green
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