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

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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44 Comments

  1. April 3, 2018 / 5:39 am

    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. April 3, 2018 / 8:29 am

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

  3. April 3, 2018 / 8:52 am

    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.

  4. April 3, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Peter Rabbit is my all time favourite! I think I’d be more excited than any kid actually great review #DreamTeam
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  5. April 3, 2018 / 3:09 pm

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

  6. April 3, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    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

  7. April 3, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    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
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  8. April 3, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    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

  9. April 3, 2018 / 11:53 pm

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

  10. April 4, 2018 / 7:16 am

    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

  11. April 4, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    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

  12. April 4, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    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!
    #DreamTeam

  13. April 4, 2018 / 3:57 pm

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

  14. April 4, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    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.

  15. Louise
    April 4, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    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

  16. April 4, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    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

  17. April 5, 2018 / 6:09 am

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

  18. April 5, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    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
    #DreamTeam

  19. April 6, 2018 / 7:13 am

    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

  20. April 6, 2018 / 5:10 pm

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

  21. April 7, 2018 / 5:11 am

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

  22. April 8, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    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

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