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!

Visit the palace and take part in one of our workshops or activities. All activities are aimed at 4 – 11 year olds. All workshops are free.

Animation workshop
Explore the 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: Monday 16 February until Saturday 21 February, 2015
Times: 11:00 – 12:00, 12:45 – 1:45 and 15:00 – 16:00
Where: Sign up at the family desk in the Information Centre. Limited availability.

Draw the palace to life
Bring the palace to life through drawing. Find the object of the day and draw your picture which may be included in the film. 

Dates: Saturday 14 February until Sunday 22 February, 2015
Where: Family rooms
Time: Drop-in from 11:00 – 16:00

Design a perfect palace: family trail
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

In touch with the Tudors
Discover more about Tudor life through object handling.

Dates: Saturday 14 February until Sunday 22 February, 2015
Time: Drop-in from 11:00 until 15:45
Where: Family rooms

Tangled tales: the Cardinal and the King
Find out how the most splendid palace in land became the stage for a turbulent tale of jealousy, loyalty and revenge.

Dates: Saturday 14 February until Sunday 22 February, 2015
Time: 11:30 – 11:50 and 15:30 – 15:50
Where: Great Watching Chamber in Henry VIII’s 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!

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