Kew Palace is now closed for the winter months - re-opening on 29 March 2018.

Here Be Dragons

Activities for families this Easter

Activities for families this Easter


  • Start date: 30 March 2018
  • End date: 30 September 2018
Available during Kew Gardens opening hours.

Ticketing information

Entry to the Here Be Dragons exhibition and trails are free, but entry to the grounds requires a Kew Gardens ticket.

Please check Kew Gardens opening hours before your visit.

Separate ticket

2018 sees the arrival of dragons to Kew Gardens! Find out more in the fantastic new Here Be Dragons exhibition located next to Kew Palace.

Be inspired to design your own dragon finger puppet and use the Dragon Trail to hunt for dragon sculptures within the grounds of the gardens.

Here Be Dragons is an exhibition and sculpture trail produced by Historic Royal Palaces to celebrate the restoration of the Great Pagoda at Kew in 2018. The restoration includes the re-introduction of 80 dragons.

Here Be Dragons began in 2017 with a competition for children aged 6 to 15 run by the BBC children’s programme Blue Peter. The five top runner-Up designs have been created into dragon sculptures by Wild in Art artists. A sixth dragon has been designed by a local community group.

Trails are available free of charge from all visitor entrances and from inside the exhibition.

Available during Kew Gardens opening hours.

Blue Peter logo
Wild in Art logo

Explore what's on

Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.

21 (12pm tour sold out) and 27 July 2018

Banqueting House

Events Member only

Starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10:30 and 12:00

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace Gardens are beautifully constructed and maintained, making them an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Highlights Things to see
Illustration of Lindt Gold Bunny outside Hampton Court Palace

Take the family back in time and join the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt around the home and gardens of Henry VIII.

26 March - 15 April 2018

Hampton Court Palace


Browse more history and stories

Delightful wooden plant sticks with decorative Pugin design, featuring traditional herbs: rosemary, thyme, dill, basil, parsley and sage.

Wooden herb plant sticks

Traditional wooden plant sticks with a Gothic Revival design, featuring herbs grown in the Hampton Court Palace kitchen gardens.