This is a sponsored article on behalf of Kew Gardens.
See Shaun The Sheep At Kew Gardens This Easter
Spring is blossoming across our fair capital once again and we can't think of anywhere better to enjoy it than at Kew Gardens, where over 5 million bulbs will be flowering in a multitude of colours and varieties over the coming weeks.
For children (who enter Kew Gardens for free!), the good times don't end at the floral fancies. When not exploring the nooks and crannies of the Gardens, little visitors can also be kept gainfully employed over the Easter holidays with a range of Shaun the Sheep family activities.
Let’s start with the biggie: Shaun's Madcap Meadow. Take a stroll past the crocuses, daffodils and magnolias towards Brentford Gate for a springtime meadow chocka full of daily drop-in activities such as Wellie Wanging, a Sheep Hopper Maze, Vegetable Orchestra and Bitzer’s Sheepdog Trials, where visitors take on the herding, bouncing and rolling of Shirley the Sheep back into her pen.
Kew’s annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place on 5 April. Easter egg hunters should be poised and ready to collect tokens (or, er, ‘chocolate droppings’) from 9.30am and once they have three tokens they can claim their hard-earned chocolate eggs from the Easter bunny himself.
Sheep-lovers can introduce themselves to a flock of South Downs sheep, who are paying a special visit over the holidays from Wakehurst — Kew’s sister site. Other holiday highlights chocolate workshops, an active springtime trail, spring tours and the ever-popular face painting.
If you just fancy an amble around the Gardens, springtime is a fine time to do just that. Daffodils, snowdrops and over 2 million crocuses come to life just in time for Easter. Enter the Gardens via Elizabeth Gate to be greeted by 250 magnolia trees, and pay a visit to the flower displays in the Davies Alpine House. They change constantly between March and May (late March is best for seeing the tulip collection), so each and every visit can be rewarded with something new.
And don't forget, under 16s enjoy Kew Gardens for free, so taking the family can be a bit of a baa-rgain (sorry).
Tickets to Kew Gardens are £15 for adults (under 16s go free). Advance booking is recommended. Shaun the Sheep at Kew Gardens is taking place from 28 March - 12 April 2015
Last Updated 27 March 2015