Ah, Bluey. What an icon! (Although people don’t talk enough about how kick-ass Chilli is, IMO). The animated show is hugely popular amongst children and parents alike, and for good reason. It’s essentially the golden standard of children’s telly displaying the golden standard of parenting—not to mention it’s wickedly funny—and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve “accidentally” left it playing when my kid’s gone to bed.
Inspired by the Heeler family’s adventures, an activity trail is heading to Kew Gardens for the Easter holidays. Set within the 320-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site, families will be able to admire the gorgeous spring blossom before heading over to the Bluey play zone to interact with 3D installations and activities inspired by some of the show’s greatest episodes. And of course there’ll be visits from a Bluey costume character every day throughout the two-week run. Gotta be done!
As you make your way through the gardens, there’ll also be a bunch of educational panels about the rich variety plants and wildlife native to Australia (home to Bluey, Bingo and their family), as well as some quirky things in Kew’s very own collections.
Paul Denton, Head of Visitor Programmes and Exhibitions at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew says:
‘Bluey at Kew is a highlight of this year’s springtime family offer and we’re delighted to bring the hit sensation to life. Visitors can look forward to a unique experience set within Kew’s spring landscape and some of the most picturesque parts of the Gardens. Bluey promises to be an exciting adventure that will leave families with cherished memories for a very long time.’
The Bluey takeover, which takes place between 29 March to 14 April 2024, will be included in the price of admission to Kew Gardens, and children under the age of four can enter Kew Gardens for free. Other discounts apply, including tickets for just one dollar buck (£1) for recipients of Universal Credit, Pension Credit and other legacy benefits. Head to Kew Gardens’ website to find the best price.
Also published on Medium.