Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens this Easter

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens this Easter

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Starting this Friday, Kew Gardens has a fun-filled Peter Rabbit themed Easter event with entertainment for all the family. From Friday 30 March to Sunday 15 April. You can expect an exciting activity-packed day out with games, crafts and storytelling inspired by Beatrix Potter’s iconic tales.

London’s Kew Gardens is preparing for a two-week family festival. All themed around the beloved children’s book Peter Rabbit and with a specially designed trail leading to activity.
So this year you can celebrate Easter with the whole family in the Gardens. And they will be filled with blooming crocuses, daffodils and magnolias too.

Beginning at Kew’s Secluded Garden, visitors will follow an interactive Peter Rabbit trail, including a visit to Mr. McGregor’s shed where your kids will be able to plant their own seeds to bring home.
Next the children will also be able to choose a Peter Rabbit character to inhabit for the day and make their own fuzzy bunny ears.

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens this Easter

What can you do?

  • Kids and adults will be able to get stuck into giant card games, animal top trumps and vegetable Guess Who activities.
  • Equally important is the hilarious veggie consequences game will offer the chance to create your own monster vegetables.
  • Together with special Peter Rabbit photo boards that will offer the chance to take fun souvenir snaps of the day out.
  • Also, you can pop into Kew’s incredible Kitchen Garden nearby. Here you can admire the amazing display of colourful fruit and vegetables grown by Kew’s very own kitchen gardeners.
  • Coupled with a variety of delicious Easter culinary offerings available at the festival hub.
  • Do not forget to discover Beatrix Potter’s links with Kew, her struggles to get recognised in the scientific community and how this led her to create her world-famous characters.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Penguin Ventures to produce a brand new and truly magical Peter Rabbit™ themed Easter festival at Kew. I am sure our interactive trail and activities will delight visitors of all ages and will encourage youngsters to learn a little about the science behind the fruit and veg that Peter Rabbit so loves to eat.

Gina Koutsika, Head of Visitor Programmes

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens this Easter

Peter Rabbit themed Easter festival
Friday 30 March – Sunday 15 April 2018

To summarize: An exciting activity-packed day out adventure with games, crafts and storytelling. Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s iconic tales. And thus you can look forward to exciting games, craft activities and workshops.
Activities will run from 10.30am – 3.30pm daily.
Kitchen Garden talks will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (excluding Bank Holidays), 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Admission to the festival is included in the general entrance ticket to the Gardens (Adult – £17.00, child – £5.00).

Kew Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens:

Kew Gardens is a major attraction. Kew’s 132 hectares of landscaped gardens, and Kew’s country estate, Wakehurst, attract over 1.5 million visits every year. Kew was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2003 and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2009. Wakehurst is home to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, the largest wild plant seed bank in the world.

Peter Rabbit™ and Beatrix Potter:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is one of the world’s best-loved children’s books and was created by author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter in 1902. It has sold in excess of 45 million copies globally.

Peter Rabbit-themed gifts will be available in the Kew shop.

Now let’s all cross fingers for some nice weather and meet at the Gardens. This sounds like such a nice event. We are sure the kids will love it and the adults will have tons of fun too.

And while you are at Kew Gardens, do not forget to visit the Cherry Blossom!
All images: Beatrix Potter ™ © Frederick Warne & Co., 2018 / RBG Kew