Kew Gardens celebrates Dahl classic

  • Category: Family Fun
  • Dates: Saturday, 05 April 2014 to Monday, 21 April 2014

Children and families will rejoice this April as the wonderful Kew Gardens will be celebrating the best-known story of universally adored children's author Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The tale of a little boy who wins a Golden Ticket and the opportunity to visit the magical world of Willy Wonka's surreal chocolate wonderland has been revisited time and again in the mediums of film, radio and even theme park rides.

Now, visitors to the prestigious Kew Gardens will have the opportunity to make their own Wonka-inspired chocolate bar, listen to some of Dahl's hilarious Revolting Rhymes and even devise new recipes with the Oompa Loompas in the Inventing Room.

The celebration, entitled 50 Whipple-Scrumptious Years of Charlie and Willy Wonka, will run from April 5th until the 21st including the dates around Easter Weekend, with a chocolate egg hunt forming part of the fun during this special time of year.

Children familiar with the story will undoubtedly recognise the four main rooms featured in the book, which include the Nut Room where spoilt brat Veruca Salt comes to a sticky end and the Television Room where Mike Teevee is shrunk to the size of a pencil.

Attendees can enjoy themed arts and crafts workshops based around the Chocolate Factory's amazing inventions in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the children's book, now considered an absolute classic and essential reading material for anyone under the age of 14.

Complete your experience by returning to The Montague on the Gardens, where kids go free as part of our special offer that also allows them access to a games console and unlimited in-room films - although if they don't want to end up like Mike Teevee, you may advise against this!

Continue the Dahl-related fun with a visit to either of the West End smash hits Matilda or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, both of which are conveniently located from the hotel and are garnering rave reviews from critics.