Family activities

Family activities

Family activities

There's lots for families to see and do together at Hampton Court Palace.

Movie Maker Mission: family workshops


To celebrate Hampton Court Palace’s 500th birthday, we’ve teamed up with the super clever folks at Aardman to animate 500 years of history into a fantastic five-minute film. What’s even more amazing about this movie is that you can draw a bit of it!
This Easter we are drawing everything to do with the Stuarts, starting with the party king James I, through to William and Mary the palace builders.

Come get involved and help us bring the palace back to life through drawing! All activities are aimed at 4 – 11 year olds. All workshops are free.

 

Workshop: Become an animator
Discover the extraordinary stories of Hampton Court Palace, become an animator, and create a short film clip to take home. Draw a piece of the palace for the movie.

Dates: Sunday 29 March – Wednesday 1 April & Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 April, 2015
Times: 11:00 – 12:15, 12:45 – 14:00 and 15:00 – 16:15
Where: Sign up at the Family Desk in the Information Centre. Limited availability.

 

Workshop: Become an artist
Develop your skills as an artist and help us create a centre piece for the final film – suitable for 7-11 years.

Dates: Sunday 29 – Wednesday 1 April & Wednesday 8 –Saturday 11 April, 2015
Times: 11.30 – 12.30, 14.00 – 15.00, 15.30 – 15.30
Where: Sign up at the Family Desk in the Information Centre. Limited availability.

 

Drop-in Drawing
Bring the palace to life through drawing and create a picture which may be included in the film.

Dates: Sunday 29 March – Saturday 11 April, 2015
Time: Drop-in from 11:30 – 16:30
Where: Family Rooms

 

In touch with the Stuarts
Discover more about life at the palace under the Stewart kings and queens through object handling.

Dates: Sunday 29 March – Wednesday 1 April & Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 April, 2015
Time: Drop-in from 11:30 – 16.30
Where: in William III’s State Apartments 

 

Tangled tales: capturing a King
Find out how the most splendid palace in the land became the stage for a turbulent tale of imprisonment, escape and revolution.

Dates: Sunday 29 March – Wednesday 1 April, 2015
Time: 11:25 – 11:40, 13:10 – 13:25 & 15:25 – 15:40
Where: in William III’s State Apartments 

 

Tangled tales: beauty and the ‘beast’
Hear how a most unlikely love story became intertwined with the creation of one of the most magnificent palaces in Europe.

Dates: Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 April, 2015
Time: 11:25 – 11:40, 13:10 – 13:25 & 15:25 – 15:40
Where: in William III’s State Apartments 

 

Family trails


Packed with fun quizzes, activities, facts and illustrations, our free family trails are the perfect way to explore Hampton Court Palace as a family. Hard copies are available at the palace's Information Centre after you have purchased your tickets. When you've completed one, bring it back for a prize!

Family trail: Design your perfect palace
Explore and observe how Hampton Court has changed over 500 years as you help design parts of the palace and its contents.

Dates: Every day from Saturday 14 February
Time: Available all day
Where: Information Centre

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