Meet Peter Rabbit at Kew Gardens this Easter

Kew Gardens, London, in spring. Peter Rabbit at Kew
Kew Gardens, London, in spring

This Easter join Beatrix Potter’s most celebrated character, Peter Rabbit, at London’s Kew Gardens

Forget the Easter bunny, this Easter go in search of the most famous bunny of all: Peter Rabbit, at Kew.

From 30 March to 15 April, Peter Rabbit and friends will make the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew their home. Visitors will be entertained with games, crafts, storytelling – all inspired by Beatrix Potter’s classic tales.

As spring gets underway, Kew Gardens will become a colourful botanical wonderland with blooming crocuses, daffodils and magnolias – ripe for exploring.

Meet Peter Rabbit at Kew this Easter. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Meet Peter Rabbit at Kew this Easter. Credit: Beatrix Potter  © Frederick Warne & Co 2018

The Peter Rabbit trall will wind its way from Kew’s Secluded Garden and children will be able to get hands-on throughout: they can plant their own seeds in Mr McGregor’s potting shed, make fuzzy bunny ears and even become their favourite Peter Rabbit character for the day.

There’s plenty of fun for the adults too: they can take part in giant food card games, have a nosey at the fruit and veg being grown in the Kitchen Garden, or even create their own monster vegetables. Visitors can also learn about Beatrix Potter’s connections with Kew – a keen naturalist, she came here to study funghi, though she struggled to get recognition for her scientific studies.

Thomas Merrington, Creative Director of Penguin Ventures, which has partnered with Kew Gardens to produce the trail, says: ”Peter Rabbit is synonymous with mischief and garden adventures and will be perfectly at home in the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens.  We can‘t wait to see young fans and their families enjoy the fantastic activities that Kew has planned with Peter this Easter.“

 A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit is included in the general entrance ticket to Kew Gardens (Adult – £17; child £5).