Events / Outings


This winter, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will transform into an enchanted winter wonderland as the much-anticipated Christmas at Kew returns once again. After the staggering success of the last four years, Kew has once again teamed up with entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd to create a brand new illuminated trail around the Gardens with over 1 million twinkling lights.

Witness Kew’s magnificent landscape come alive with over one million twinkling lights

  • Encounter an array of mesmerising illuminated installations along the trail
  • A brand-new trail through the Gardens that is bigger and brighter than ever before

We can expect a magical world that will fill hearts with seasonal cheer. The festive adventure will begin with a path lit by hundreds of illuminated globes winding through glittering trees dripping with silvery shards of light, snowflakes and stars. Children and adults alike will delight at the enthralling sound of a chorus of Singing Trees as they head towards perhaps one of Kew’s most stunning attractions, its glistening lake. Visitors will witness an ethereal underwater display of glowing lights as they stroll over the famous ‘Sackler Crossing’ bridge.

As the winter trail comes to an end, visitors will be greeted by the scent of mulled wine, mince pies and other festive foods from a variety of enticing stalls at Victoria Plaza.

We will be leaving Kingshill at approximately 4.30pm and expect to arrive back at 9.15pm

Cost inclusive of entrance and coach and gratuities £31

Reserve your place now as seats are limited

Payment with reservation please and as usual either by cheque payable to “Kings Hill U3A Social Acct” and mailed to Mark Richards or by bank transfer to the following account

Account: Kings Hill U3A Social Acct, Number: 00024944, Sort: 40 52 40