At the end of the summer, we were invited to watch Alice in Wonderland show at Kew Gardens. Can you believe that I have never visited before? I was super excited to go. The Alice in Wonderland show had been on over the summer. It is not on anymore. We saw the morning show and booked into the Children’s Garden for after the show had finished too.
The show was a lot of fun and very interactive for both kids and adults too. It featured all your favourite characters from the book as they got up some silly antics! We all really enjoyed it and the setting for the show was perfect too.
Alice in Wonderland Show
Alice in Wonderland Cast
I think it really helped to bring it to life more for everyone involved and the audience too. The show is not too long, around 70 minutes and then you are free to look around as the tickets for the show includes entry to Kew Gardens.
The Children’s Garden at Kew Gardens
After the show, we went straight to our slot at the Children’s Garden. The girls were desperate to play here. We had a 90-minute slot. This was plenty of time for the girls to enjoy everything they wanted to do. They had like a paddling area where the girls stayed a long time.
We didn’t bring swimsuits but this time I brought extra clothes so Sienna was in her pants having the best time getting wet and Bella took her leggings off but kept her dress on and she went around happily too.
There is a lot to do here and it is certainly a way to keep your kids entertained. They ended up very tired but they were still keen to walk around.
Enjoying Kew Gardens
I love gardens and flowers so I just couldn’t stop taking photos of the gorgeous plants and flowers they had. It was so pretty throughout.
First, we went inside The Palm House. This place was impressive but it was extremely hot. We went up to the top and ended so wet of sweat! It was crazy. But it is definitely worth a visit inside because it is gorgeous.
We did see The Hive but only from afar. This is because the girls wanted to go towards The Palm House but definitely a place to explore the next time we visit. Another thing that we run out of time to do was the Treetop Walkway. This was because we spent a lot of time in the Children’s Gardens. This meant we didn’t have much time to do too many more attractions but again this is something we would like to do the next time we visit.
Chihuly Family Trail
We saw some of the Reflections on Nature art outside. The exhibition runs until 27th October and the entry is included in your ticket. The pieces are absolutely stunning.
There is a Sunday Storytime session for the family. These are fun-filled sessions of stories from around the world. They will talk here about the relationship between people and plants. Then you can see amazing rare plants growing in their beautiful Temperate House.
What You Can See at Kew Gardens
There is always something going on at Kew Gardens. They seem to have a lot of activities for families. The theatre on Kew is fantastic and they are always offering something new so it is worth a look at what is on Kew Gardens before you plan your visit.
We spent a fair amount of time and I think we did a lot but there were still a lot more to do. It is only 20 minutes from us so definitely should be a place that we visit regularly. This was the first time ever for Nick and I. Can you believe it? Crazy right!
The girls have been there on school trips so they knew it already. It was our first time all together and we loved it!
Have you visited Kew Gardens before? What is your favourite thing to do when you visit?
*Disclosure: We were given complimentary tickets for Alice in Wonderland Show and with access to the gardens for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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