A day out at Kew Gardens is always a firm family favourite and never disappoints whatever time of year you visit. This time we were fortunate enough to come by a session in the mega popular Children’s Garden and we can see why it's the hottest ticket in town!
The play area is gorgeous, from a landscaping point of view, and children love exploring all the different areas which are defined by what plants need to grow - air, sun, water and earth. The water zone was particular popular with little ones on a warm sunny day; lots of paddling around in the shallow water and setting up of dams #bringachangeofclothes. The giant sand pit with huge tunnel slides was loved by all ages, and with the golden sand, palm trees and the sun beating down it was almost tropical! My children, who are aged eight and six, also loved climbing around in the scramble nets and balancing on the rope links whilst trying to avoid touching the ground #competitivesiblings.
The number of visitors allowed into a session at the Children's Garden is restricted, which means that when you're there it doesn't feel too too busy. Therefore you get a full hour and a half to explore all the areas without having to queue and it all feels very calm and serene for a children's play area!
If you're a member of Kew Gardens, or have booked your tickets online in advance of your visit, you can now book your time slot in the Children's Garden before you go. However, if you're just looking to grab a session in the Children's Garden on the day definitely get to Kew Garden's first thing and head straight to the Children's Garden to reserve your time slot. On the day that we were there that day's sessions in the Children's Garden were all gone by lunchtime.
We spent the afternoon appreciating the amazing Chihuly glass sculptures which are currently dotted around Kew Gardens. We all loved discovering the ones in the Temperate House, which are nestled amongst the plants and were twinkling away in the bright sunshine.
With so much to see and do there a visit to Kew Gardens is a definite must this summer!