Family activities

Family activities

Family activities

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


A Merry Tudor Christmas - family workshop

29 November, 10.30-13.00 and 14.00 - 16.30.

Get ready for Christmas in Tudor style. Help the palace servants prepare for King Henry VIII's extravagant feasts and revels, through a range of storytelling, music and craft workshops. For children aged 7-11.

Up to two adults per child can participate in the workshop. Adults should ensure that they accompany their children at all times and that children are not left unattended. Family groups of any size are welcome however we do not allow adults or children to attend on their own.

Lunch and drinks will not be provided. Participants may bring their own packed lunch to eat in the picnic areas. Alternatively, the Tiltyard Cafe is located a short walk away which serves lunch and hot and cold snacks and drinks.

Please note: Workshops are held in education areas and don’t include general admission to the palace. If visitors wish to visit the palace a separate ticket must be purchased.

Book by phone only: 0844 482 7799. Please note that spaces are limited and booking will be operated on a first come, first served basis.

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!

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