Children in the Tudor kitchens

Families have always lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace, from princes and princesses to guards and servants. Now you can join them for an amazing day out. Whatever your age, there is plenty to see inside or out.

Hampton Court Palace at 500

Movie Maker Mission: experience 500 years of history

This year Hampton Court Palace is 500 years old. To celebrate this monumental occasion we’ve teamed up with Aardman Animations to create a film with thousands of children's drawings to tell the life story of this amazing palace. That’s five centuries of terrific tales, jam-packed into five minutes of film… an epic undertaking!

To celebrate this incredible feat, we’re showing the film in a 360 degree immersive space during October half term. Find more information here.

Family tickets

Discover the value for money family ticket at Hampton Court Palace and enjoy your visit to this fascinating historic attraction for less. Your ticket includes access to the palace, maze and gardens, plus a multi-language audio guide, costumed guided tours, children's activity trails, the Tudor Kitchens, the Young Henry VIII exhibition and much more. To help plan your family day out, there are suggestions for things to see and do at the Palace for one, two and three hour visits.

Family membership

Do you live locally? Are you on holiday and planning to visit more than one historic royal palace? Or would you like to re-visit one of the palaces?  Membership is a great option for families. Join us today to enjoy free and unlimited entry to the fabulous Historic Royal Palaces all year round.

What's on for families

Family trails are the perfect way to explore Hampton Court Palace and a ghostly children’s trail is available to help you track down our ghosts... Meet characters from the court of King Henry VIII, see the kitchens and experience the sights and smells of a real Tudor kitchen! Please remember that children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Children at the palace

From babycare and buggies to cloakrooms and footwear, here's information to help you plan ahead so that everyone in the family has a great day out at Hampton Court Palace.

Games and makes

Watch and play with Hampton Court Palace. Accept the challenge and complete all four time travelling quests in The great time quest game. See Henry VIII change before your very eyes or choose from a range of clips to see more of Henry VIII's favourite home.

Tiny Explorers

Discover the fascinating stories of Hampton Court Palace in our multi-sensory sessions for under 5's. Through music, movement, messy play and more, you and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories.

Children's birthday parties

We offer bespoke birthday parties to keep your Little Tudors entertained, intrigued and informed.

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