Family Trails and Big Botanic Backpacks

Are you a new visitor to the Garden?  Or would you like a few suggestions to help you explore our beautiful site with your family?

We have a trail and two family friendly backpacks available for you to borrow during your visit.


Plants for Everyone

Pick up a copy of this trail at the ticket office to find out what an important part plants play in our everyday lives. Available from Monday 13th February until Sunday 9th April.


Big Botanic Backpacks

Our family friendly backpacks will open up a world of exploration and investigation to you.  Adults are encouraged to use the activities and equipment with their children to help you all get more from your walk around the Garden and Glasshouses.

From February 2017 there will be two themes to choose from. At Home in the Garden will be available for our younger visitors (aimed at 5 - 9 year olds) and Egyptian Explorer for older children (aimed at 8 - 11 year olds). Backpacks contain a selection of activities, and are packed full of ideas to help you get the most from your visit.

Backpacks can be signed out without charge from the ticket office on a first come first served basis and can be used for the duration of your visit.

Ticket office open daily except in December and January when it is open at weekends only.