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50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Kew

Date Posted: 19/11/2013

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be brought to life at Kew Gardens next Easter, as special events running from 5th to 21st April celebrate 50 years of the children’s book.

A school group visit can include creating your own Willy Wonka-inspired chocolate bar in the Chocolate Room (next to Climbers and Creepers), as well as enjoying songs from oompa-loompas while designing sweet-themed crafts.

Drawing in the Nut Room (near the Waterlily House) and storytelling in the Television Room (Princess of Wales Conservatory) will also take place, with sessions running daily - many of which are free.

Spring colour in the gardens

An Easter visit can also include exploring Kew’s spring displays. The gardens showcase over five million bulbs, and you can see snowdrops, crocuses, and daffodils in a riot of colour.

For more unusual, exotic bulbs visit the Davies Alpine House, with changing displays from March to May, or take in 250 magnolias at Elizabeth Gate.

School trip organisers will find discounted rates to Kew Gardens are available.

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Photo credit: The Trustees of The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

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