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The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Wakehurst

Follow the trail at Wakehurst this Easter

Mentored by Wakehurst Royal Botanical GardensMentor summary: Home to the Millennium Seed Bank
Location address: Haywards Heath, RH17 6TN
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For ages: 0 - 18+ years

Available tickets:
Adult Entry £14.95Young person (17-25 yrs) £7.50Caterpillar picnic £4.50 +3 more
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A summary

DATES 2nd to 24th April 2022 Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar this Easter and chomp your way to becoming a beautiful butterfly, based on Eric Carle’s much-loved book. The Very Hungry Caterpillar trail Daily, 9.30am to 5pm Live life as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and follow our interactive trail through the gardens. Digest fun facts along the way and be transformed into a beautiful butterfly! Feeling hungry? Our coffee van will be along the route serving up artisan coffee and more. Find out more by going to:

Wakehurst Royal Botanical Gardens·Home to the Millennium Seed Bank
In the heart of Sussex, lies one of the most biodiverse places on Earth - Wakehurst, Kew's wild botanic garden, home to the UK’s largest conservation project, the Millennium Seed Bank and an Elizabethan Mansion. Make a day of it and immerse yourself in 200 hectares of ornamental gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve. Explore the wild botanic garden, home to over 500 acres of the world’s plants in the heart of Sussex. Please note Wakehurst is owned by the National Trust but managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Entry is free to National Trust members on presentation of a valid membership card, however car parking charges apply as a vital contribution to RBG Kew’s conservation work at Wakehurst. Please visit or call 01444 894066 to book your time slot and for further information on opening, safety measure and admission prices. Important information Pre-booking is encouraged to help reduce queues and keep visitors and staff safe. Please visit the Wakehurst website to book your tickets and to plan your visit. Opening times: 10am–4.30pm (last entry 4pm) Dogs are not permitted, except for assistance dogs. Car parking donations apply. You can find out prices and more information on the Wakehurst website. Get in touch: or call 01444 894 066 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm). Pick up an arrival guide on your next visit with a map and seasonal highlights to show you where you can find some of the most beautiful and quiet spots in the gardens.


Caterpillar picnic Daily, 9.30am to 4.30pm £4.50 per participant, including a prize and a Cawston Press drink. Pre-booking advised. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is still hungry! Go on a scavenger hunt for everything he wants to eat – can you find all ten items?

Learning aims

Learn what caterpillars like to eat


Quiet sessions: 5, 14, 16 and 20 April 2022, 9am to 9.30am Our 9am sessions will also be available to book for those who may benefit from attending a quieter session. Pre-booking essential. Members' early opening: Daily, 9am to 9.30am Enjoy a head start on The Very Hungry Caterpillar trail and activity with exclusive early entry for Wakehurst and Kew members.

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Wakehurst Gardens, Selsfield Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TN

Pricing information

Ticket: Adult Entry £14.95Ticket description: Car parking is included with your admission ticket.
Ticket: Young person (17-25 yrs) £7.50Ticket description: You will need to show proof of age. Car parking included.
Ticket: Caterpillar picnic £4.50Ticket description: Per participant, including a prize and a Cawston Press drink. Pre-booking on our site advised.

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My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

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