Jump the queues this bank holiday weekend by lining up for an early start at Kew Gardens.
Celebrate the Royal Botanic Gardens 250th birthday with a feast of fun, family-friendly festivities. Try seed weaving at Seed Walk. Meandering through the grounds on the self-guided Plant Spy Thinking Walk. Or get creative at the Climbers and Creepers Centre, making tool kits, collecting bags, nature notebooks and treasure boxes – all absolute must-haves for the most ardent adventurer.
Kew (a World Heritage site) is great for tots of any age – dinky dots enjoy the fresh air … and may doze off leaving their parents to enjoy a couple of hours (minutes?) together. For those keen on displaying their mobility, what better than 300-odd acres to drag a grown-up through? And for the budding aviator, there are all the Heathrow-bound planes to admire.
For those who like their adventure a little more mellow, marvel at giant water lilies or carnivorous plants before munching on a picnic. Take your cue from the very chic, and head to somewhere fab beforehand to pick up your picnic. The strong could brave the café queues …
What Mini says:
Sounds right on cue.
The Gardens are open from 9.30am to 6.30pm and 7:30 pm on weekends. Tickets cost £13 for adults with tots going free. Information on planning your visit is available online.