Feeling Festive at Christmas at Kew

Fairytale meets fantasy once darkness falls this December at Kew Gardens

It will come as no surprise to long time readers of the blog that the mother and I hopped on the train, to visit Kew Gardens and its gorgeous illuminations the other evening. It’s a Christmas tradition and is the perfect way to get into the festive mood, this year was just as beautiful although rather chilly!


We have loved every year as some how the designers continuously change it up but this year was particularly spectacular; you felt like you were stepping through enchanted woods filled with mischievous pixies, singing trees and magical glades. Plus you can even catch a glimpse of Father Christmas himself!


We stopped to warm up with some mulled cider, our fingers slowly going numb – make sure you take some gloves with you!


It’s a photographers dream with plenty of photo opportunities for all the family including sleds to climb in and out of, lit up photo frames to pose in and mistletoe to smooch under.

We stopped off again this time for marshmallows which we melted over an open fire until gooey. I can highly recommend the popcorn and cranberry one or the gin and blueberry both equally delicious.

As always the trail was finished by a spectacular projection show on the glasshouse. Set to some classic Christmas tunes you couldn’t help but feel festive!

There are still tickets available and if you are in the area or want to make a weekend out of it I would highly recommend taking a visit; although wrap up warm because it will be chilly. And don’t forget your camera!

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