Gruffalo’s Child heading to Kew Gardens in October

A new Gruffalo’s Child interactive trail is coming to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst in Sussex in October.

Building on the success of last year’s Gruffalo activation, the new trail plots an enchanting journey through Kew Gardens and Kew’s wild botanic garden in Wakehurst.

Visitors will encounter characters from the book including Fox, Owl, Snake, The Grufflo, the Gruffalo’s Child and Big Bad Mouse, and will be tasked with collecting clues along the way.

As well as the trail, visitors will be able to learn more about seasonal produce in Kew’s Kitchen Garden, which is home to a harvest of beetroots, carrots and pumpkins.

The Wakehurst trail will also take in Bethlehem Woods and a Tree Trunk Trek, as well as a ‘Make a Stick Buddy’ activity and a dedicated Gruffalo’s Child workshop trail and a Creative Cookery Camp.

The trails run from Saturday 16 October to Sunday 31 October, 2021.

“It is so wonderful to enter a second year of this partnership with Kew,” commented Daryl Shute, brand director at Magic Light Pictures. “Their site and ethos make the perfect home for The Gruffalo’s Child – a young, curious character who is discovering her environment, adventuring bravely and engaging with nature. Following the success of The Gruffalo Adventures they hosted last year, we know it will be a great activity.”

Sandra Botterell, director of marketing and commercial enterprise at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, added: “We are delighted to be welcoming The Gruffalo’s Child to Kew this autumn, allowing intrepid visitors to immerse themselves in the magic of Donaldson and Scheffler’s beloved imaginative world.

“This new adventure for 2021 promises to be one for all of the family to enjoy, particularly against the stunning botanical backdrops of both Kew and Wakehurst in the autumn.”

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