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Moomin Adventures is coming to Kew Gardens this Easter

With the arrival of spring, the Moomins will be coming out of hibernation and getting up to all sorts of mischief and fun at Kew Gardens

Young visitors can embark on a magical Moomin mission at Kew Gardens (Image: Moomin Characters )

A moomin-themed spring festival is coming to Kew Gardens this Easter.

Families can expect an exciting day out as the beloved creatures from the celebrated Scandinavian tales come to Kew, in Richmond.

From April 1 to April 17, children can explore the illustrated world of the Moomins with a host of activities which range from a interactive trail to a magical tea party.

Here is everything you need to know about Moomin Adventures at Kew Gardens.

Interactive Moomin trail

Children can explore the illustrated world of the Moomins(Image: Moomin Characters )

Young visitors will embark on a magical Moomin mission through the gardens to get back botany-obsessed Hemulen's prized herbarium collection.

At the gates, children will be presented with their very own Moomin newspaper which will help them on their quest to track down the missing plants.

They will encounter glorious displays of spring flowers, from tulips to fritillaries along the trail and will be able to complete their newspaper with images of plant specimens.

Moomin Festival Camp

There will be a magical tea party and interactive trail as part of the Moomin-related activities (Image: © Moomin Characters )

The trail will culminate in a specially created "Moomin Festival Camp" in the wild woodland of the conservation area.

Here, youngsters can find Kew’s very own Travelling Herbarium where they can report all their botanical findings and collect their reward.

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Children can have the chance to "meet and greet" a real-life Moomin costumed character who’ll be popping up to say hello in the Festival Camp.

(Daily between 11.30am -12.00pm and 2.00pm to 2.30pm)

Moomin workshops

(Image: Getty Images/ Ian Waldie)

In the Moomin Festival Camp, there will be a plethora of activity workshop tents for children of all ages.

Inspired by the Moomins, youngsters will be able to get stuck into den building and have the chance to plant their own courgettes to take home and care for.

Other exciting activities on offer include storytelling, mask making and face painted- all Moomin-related of course.

(All activity workshops will run from 10.30am to 4.00pm daily)

Delicious delights

Kew Gardens, shot by Peter Dazelely for his new book, London Uncovered(Image: Peter Dazeley)

A variety of exciting culinary offerings will be available, including the Moomins’ beloved pancakes and other yummy Easter treats from pop-up shops in the Moomin Camp.

On Easter Sunday (April 16) Kew is teaming up with Lindt and children will be able to get their hands on some delicious chocolate treats at the gates.

Adam Farrar, head of commercial activities at Kew, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Moomins to create a magical Easter festival here at Kew.

"Our interactive Moomin trail and activities will give youngsters the opportunity to explore the wilder parts of the Gardens and witness the incredible beauty of Kew in spring.”

Fact box:

Admission to the festival is included in the general entrance ticket to the Gardens (Adult - £15, child - £3.50).

Address: Kew Gardens, Victoria Gate, Richmond, TW9 3JR.

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