Botanic garden’s springy trail

Botanic garden’s springy trail

Faith1With an abundance of spring flowers, there’s no better place to visit this Easter than Kew’s Sussex garden at Ardingly. 

Kids go free at the child-friendly 500-acre Wakehurst estate where there’s the iPhone Brilliant Bark Trail to follow (using the Discover Kew app), an adventurous journey around the eight fabulous natural play spaces and a free Family Fun leaflet packed with more ideas. 

Additionally, Put a Spring in your Step is a range of special, seasonal activities for school-aged children. Running on 3-6 April (from 11am to 4pm daily), why not hop, skip and jump your way around the springy Easter trail to find a series of clues. Then just unravel the code and win a golden chocolate medal at the end. Entry is £2.50 per participant. 

“We’ve chosen a golden medal because this year Kew celebrates its 50th anniversary of running the botanic gardens at Wakehurst”, explains Astrid Krumins from Wakehurst’s schools and families department. “Everyone taking part will get their medal at the end of the seasonal trail as a memento of their visit to Kew’s country garden.” 

There will also be the opportunity to make a Kewriosity Cube which you can use to have even more adventures outdoors and explore the unique blend of gardens, woodland, meadows and woodland that comprise the Wealden estate and conservation centre. 

More details from www.kew.org/wakehurst or from 01444 894066

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