A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit At Kew Gardens – Review & Exclusive 23% Off Tickets With LittleBird

April 2, 2018



After indulging in more roast dinners than I thought humanly possible and plenty of chocolate nibbling all round, by the time Easter Sunday came we were well and truly stuffed! Stuffed as in “don’t even let me breathe in another roast potato” in my case, and for Little Button, well, she just wanted to get her wellies on and get out in the fresh air to play. If I’m honest, it’s been pretty tough to find interesting outdoorsey activities to get involved in, especially in this weather. So, when we found ourselves hopping off for an outdoor adventure across to West London for A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens, we were more thrilled!




A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens   

We decided to drive to Kew Gardens and park in their own car park, which is £7 for the full days stay. Top tip: If you are an early bird, there is limited free parking around the Elizabeth Gate entrance from 10am. 


The car park leads directly into Kew Gardens and from there, we took a slow-paced 15 minute walk through the gardens and in search of the Peter Rabbit event, following our map and activities guide that was given to us at the entrance gate. There was plenty to see along the way, and lots of different types of tree species to spot too.


Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens


It’s very well paved, so it didn’t particularly matter that it was a wet day at all, which was something that I had been worried about before we arrived.


We found the Peter Rabbit festival close to the Victoria Gate and Plaza. And once we got closer we noticed that all the Peter Rabbit venues were highlighted by these huge flags! In fact, wherever a Peter Rabbit themed activity was taking place, the flags were flying. We thought these really added to the whole feel of the day, and also acted as good meeting points. 


Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens


When we visited on Easter Sunday, all the hands-on activities took place indoors here. There was plenty of seating for the grown ups, and the littles were able to busy themselves with a whole host of fun Peter Rabbit themed bits and bobs. It was very busy, but we got to participate in everything here, and the super friendly staff really added to the whole atmosphere in getting everyone excited and raring to go. Here’s what we got up to.


Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens



Making Bunny Ears

My funny bunny leapt at the chance to make her own bunny ears. Which turned out to be a really popular craft with everyone, including the grown ups. The tables were well stocked with materials, and whilst we were in the conservatory, I saw staff replenishing tables as soon as supplies started to run a bit low.  Top tip: Bring your own headband to secure your bunny ears to and you’ll be able to wear them all day!


Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens



Stamp Your Own Veggie Patch

A table was set up with vegetable stampers so everyone could stamp their own patch in their ‘My Garden Notes’ booklet (given out at the entrance gate and included in the ticket price).


Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens



Tops and Tails

We loved the tops and tails area, where little ones got to guess what type of veggies were growing by just their leaves. The activity was sensory based, with little ones able to get their hands dirty in the soil filled boxes.


Peter Rabbit at Kew Garden

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens




Grow Your Own

A big highlight for Little Button was getting involved in the grow your own activity. Where little gardeners were able to create an origami Peter Rabbit planter, fill it with soil and plant their very own sunflower seed to take home with them. 


Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens




Following the Peter Rabbit Trail

After spending the morning with busy fingers, we all enjoyed stretching our legs and exploring the Peter Rabbit Trail. Little Button hopped along, excitedly pointing out well known Beatrix Potter characters along the way and finding out more about what was growing in the Kitchen Gardens. It also gives you the chance to find the the Foody Towers interactive game show, giant rabbit warren building activity, Kitchen Garden talks and Storytelling area


Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens

Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens



Our Overall Thoughts

There was so much to do, that we didn’t quite get through everything!


Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens


I would say that you need a good day to really enjoy the whole event, and of course the rest of Kew Gardens too. Little Button was completely shattered, even after all the Easter Choccy!  We would definitely recommend a visit, for all ages, and especially if you have little ones off for the Easter holidays and you’re looking for something that will keep them entertained, as well as burning off all that energy!  The one thing that really stands out for me for A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit is that it’s hugely child friendly, in a safe environment where they can get up-close and hands-on with nature.




Exclusive 23% Off Tickets With LittleBird

Fancy hopping along to this Easter’s must-do event in London? LittleBird have an exclusive 23% off tickets to A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens right here. Which means that you pay £17 for an adult ticket and get one FREE child ticket (4-16 years) included.


Hurry though! As the event is open from Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April 2018. All tickets include entrance into Kew Gardens as well as the Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit event.



What are your plans for the Easter Holidays with the Littles? 



Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to LittleBird. If you choose to make purchases through these links, I may receive a few pennies, which will be at no cost to you at all 🙂 We were invited to spend the day at kew Gardens for this event, and we were really impressed! All views are my own. 




44 responses to “A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit At Kew Gardens – Review & Exclusive 23% Off Tickets With LittleBird”

  1. Thomas stone says:

    What a great day out and such a brilliant way to get kids interested in gardening! Took my daughter to Kew last year and she loved it and she would of loved the Peter rabbit theme as well

  2. Mrs Lighty says:

    The event looks fab! Love the sensory elements! xxx

  3. Chloe says:

    Hi, you looked like you had a fantastic day, love the bunny ears and what a great way to learn about gardening #dreamteam

  4. Clare says:

    OMG this looks fantastic, I have never taken Freddie to Kew and I have only been once about a hundred years ago. We try to go to London at least 4 times a year and I will definitely be putting this on our must do things for next time.

  5. Lovely Photos looks like you had an amazing day I can’t wait for my little ones to be interested in events like this! #DreamTeam

  6. Tubbs says:

    What an amazing day! We took the Tubblet to Kew a few years ago as my sister has family membership and we all had a great time. She was shattered afterwards as well!

  7. Looks like a great day! So much fun! #dreamteam

  8. Love Beatrix Potter and this does not appear to disappoint! #dreamteam

  9. Soffy says:

    Peter Rabbit is my all time favourite! I think I’d be more excited than any kid actually great review #DreamTeam

  10. Looks like a really fun place and day! #DreamTeam

  11. Wish we lived closer because it looks like a great day out. Loved Mt McGregor’s shed and very cute bunny ears. #dreamteam

  12. This looks like a wonderful day out! Kew Gardens looks amazing, as yet we still haven’t been! We love the new Peter Rabbit film! I could happily watch it again 🙂 Sim x

  13. I’ve always loved all things Peter Rabbit and this looks like a brilliant hands on experience for Easter! So pleased you all had a lovely time x

  14. Kayleigh says:

    There is a similar thing near me at wakehuest place (same family as Kew I believe) but my middle daughter is petrified of peter rabbit (god knows why!) so we haven’t made it!! Hopefully she will have gotten over this by next year!! #dreamteam

  15. Julie Downes says:

    Lovely day out with lots to do and all that fresh air! #DreamTeam

  16. My daughter would love this – she’s a big Peter Rabbit fan at the moment. #dreamteam

  17. Stephanie says:

    Oh this looks like a great day out, so many activities for them to do. I wouldn’t have though kew gardens would have had all that

  18. Tash says:

    Looks like such a great day out & your photos are gorgeous! #DreamTeam

  19. Ann says:

    How fun! I think its great that the event intertwined the Peter Rabbit story with gardening. Looks like people of all ages could enjoy it and learn something new. Thanks for sharing! #DreamTeam

  20. Beautiful photos. Looks like a fab day out. #dreamteam

  21. Elizabeth says:

    What a fabulous day out! It looks like you had loads of fun! My kids would LOVE to go there!

  22. That looks like a great day out! My kids love crafts and hands-on gardening activities, so this would be perfect for us. Thanks for the tip-off! #dreamteamlinky

  23. Loved reading this, we were supposed to go to a similar event at Wakehurst but bad weather meant we didnt end up going! the exhibition is still on though and this has made me want to visit! Thanks again for sharing #dreamteam

  24. This looks absolutely precious! Crafts, hands on activities, a walk with all of the fun decor. I wish we had something like this nearby the take our little one to!

  25. Red Rachel says:

    Looks like a fab day out! I’ve always love Kew Gardens #DreamTeam

  26. oh this looks fabulous! My girls are obsessed with anything Peter Rabbit at the minute so this would go down a storm!

  27. Frankie says:

    I love Kew Gardens and I haven’t been in ages, it looks as though there was lots to do. We went to the cinema to see a Peter Rabbit and the boys loved it. We’ll have to see if we can squeeze this in before it finishes on the 15th.

  28. Louise says:

    Love the detailed review! This sounds like the perfect day out for my boys – I have never been to Kew Gardens so must put it on the list for places to go in the future! Thanks x

  29. Stuart says:

    This looks like a great day out – I’m sure my kids would love it. It’s just a shame we’re so far away #DreamTeam

  30. Kirsty says:

    Looks like a great day out. My littles are peter rabbit obsessed. Great parking tip too! #dreamteam

  31. Oooh, I totally love a themed day out. 🙂 A house local to my Mum hosts them during the school holidays and they are fab.

  32. It sounds like you had a wonderful day! I used to love Peter Rabbit when I was a girl – it reminds me of Nan because she read it to me when I was young. xx

  33. What a great way to get kids outdoors and to explore – looks like you had a lovely time. Yesterday, my kids went to watch Peter Rabbit the movie and they absolutely loved it #dreamteam

  34. This looks like such a lovely day out. I love that they were encouraging the children to grow their own!

  35. I haven’t been to Kew in years! I love that they have included Easter activities to appeal to children and help out parents! #dreamteam

  36. Heather Keet says:

    I’m hopping back in with #DreamTeam. Pun intended.

  37. This looks amazing and seems like you all had a blast! shame im struggling to go to tescos, let alone walk around kew gardens =[ maybe next year! #dreamteam

  38. Helena says:

    This sounds like a great day out full of fun and education #DreamTeam

  39. Oh wow, this looks like a brilliant dat out. I’m glad you all had a lovely time #dreamteam

  40. Sophie says:

    This looks so amzing! Mine would have loved this event as they were really into Peter Rabbit growing up! Mr McGregors shed! How cute! Fab review Annette. #dreamteam

  41. Crummy Mummy says:

    This looks amazing! We’re going to see the film this week & I’m as excited as the kids! #DreamTeam

  42. Peter Rabbit is everywhere at the moment! Love it.

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