Thursday, 26 January 2017

Christmas at Kew Gardens

Christmas at Kew Gardens

Christmas at Kew Gardens has been happening for the last couples of years over the festive season and it was my first time visiting this year.

You need to book a time slot to make your visit, make sure you check out the times well in advance as this is a popular activity and seems to sell out very quickly. Bare in mind if you don't live near you can drive and pay for a parking space with your ticket, however there is plenty of street parking around the gardens if you don't mind a short walk.

We visited on a Friday night for a cute little festive date night and although it was cold it was lovely to do something a bit different,

There are stalls on the walk selling mulled wine and mulled cider to keep you warm, and a few food huts at the end of the walk.
My favourite little snack hut was the Marshmallow toasting stall.
The marshmallows weren't you average boring ones, they were huge and had really unusual flavours, and for just £3 a marshmallow you could toast it on two open fires and enjoy a cute evening of festive lights and eating smores. I mean how dreamy is that.
We went for the Toasted Coconut Marshmallow and the Raspberry and Champagne Marshmallow.

Along the walk you can find a DJ blaring music and interacting with guests as well as a cute little fun fair in the middle of it all.

The walk takes about an hour but if you stop to take photographs and eat marshmallows it can easily be two hours so give yourself enough time.

I wont give too much away of what you will find on the walk, but I would say if you have a good camera make sure you take it along as taking pictures on the iPhone proved to be very hard as the lights would not come out that well.