Here Be Dragons

Activities for families at Kew Palace

Activities for families at Kew Palace

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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.

The exhibition tells the story of dragonologist Ting and her hunt for dragons within Kew Gardens. Discover how she researches, finds and records dragons and help her complete her mission to hunt down and identify all the dragons nesting in Kew 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.

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

Available during Kew Gardens opening hours.

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