With just a few more days left in London before I jet off for the holidays I decided it was time I did something Christmassy. Christmas at Kew was high on my list, especially after missing it last year and as I only work around the corner it seemed an opportunity not to miss. I arrived for the 7pm entry and instantly found the food stalls which are within easy reach of the Victoria Gate. I opted for the chickpea, squash and apricot stew and my goodness, it was the best choice ever. It was super yummy and pretty filling too, although I could happily have eaten more because I loved it so much.
After warming up and filling my belly I set about wandering around the trail. Having already seen some pictures I was super excited to explore this magical light display and was not disappointed! I will let the pictures do the talking but if you too want to visit Kew Gardens before Christmas they still have tickets for weekdays. All relevant visiting information is at the bottom of this page.
Christmas at Kew 2015
I loved absolutely everything about this place. They were equipped with enough things to entertain children but without making it feel like a kids only attraction. There were hot drink stations throughout the trail serving mulled wine and hot chocolate as well as marshmallow stalls with fire pits for toasting. I did prefer the beginning of the trail to the second half but the final light and fountain display made the whole of the second part worthwhile.
Tickets are priced at £16 online plus additional booking fee of £2 for every transaction. If you want parking I would suggest parking on North Road (a 5-10 minute walk away) for free rather than paying the extra for parking. Note this is not access friendly as you need to cross the railway by bridge. Tickets can be booked via the website here. It took me an hour and a half to walk the trail and enjoy some food so I would recommend allowing yourself at least 90 minutes for your visit.
Christmas at Kew is not a cheap attraction but I honestly think it was worth every penny.