Tiny Explorers

Tiny Explorers

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Explore and play in the palace together! Discover the fascinating stories of Hampton Court Palace in our multi-sensory workshops for 0 to 4-year-olds.

Selected Thursdays and Saturdays.

Through music, movement, messy play and more, you and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories.

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Session timings

Babies 0+ 10.30 – 11.30
Toddlers - 4yrs 13.00 – 14.00
Toddlers - 4yrs 14.30 - 15.30

Please note: spaces are limited and booking is essential.

Our Tiny Explorers sessions have been designed so you and your little one can explore the palace together, guided by a specialist facilitator.

Session dates

Thursdays

4 June Rhythms and Sound: play with instruments, explore new sounds and listen to music from the past. 10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30
11 June Sensory Storytelling: immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds and smells of history. 10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30
18 June Historical Characters: prepare to go into the palace and meet people from the past. Hear their stories first-hand. 10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30
25 June Messy Play: squish and splash your way into history, exploring colour, taste and texture. 
Nb. Messy play is messy - bring a change of clothes! 10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30
2 July Puppets: discover the palace stories and characters through puppetry. 10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30
9 July Movement and Drama: palace stories and colourful characters are brought to life through songs, dance and role play.  10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30

 

 Saturdays

6 June        Rhythms and Sound: play with instruments, explore new sounds and listen to music from the past. 10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30
13 June Sensory Storytelling: immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds and smells of history. 10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30
20 June Historical Characters: prepare to go into the palace and meet people from the past. Hear their stories first-hand. 10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30
4 July Historical Objects: learn about the trinkets and treasures of those who lived and worked in the palaces.  10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30
11 July         Movement and Drama: palace stories and colourful characters are bought to life through songs, dance and role-play. 

10.30 - 11.30

13.00 - 14.00

14.30 - 15.30

£6 per session (£5 for members)
Each ticket allows entry for one child and up to two adults.
Tiny Explorer tickets do not include full palace entry.

Please note: tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

For more information and/or to book your place, please call: 0203 166 6646


 

More information


Tiny adventures in BIG places! Our specially designed creative play sessions are active: encouraging both adult and infant play to help you learn together. Whatever the style, the central focus is always on stories: the stories of the monarchs and people who were connected to these amazing buildings. 

Each 45 to 60min Tiny Explorer session takes place both in our education rooms and in the palace itself. There is lots of moving around involved! Participants are guided from room to room – singing, exploring, playing and smiling - by the session leader and our team of volunteers and assistants. Due to the delicate nature of the buildings and furnishings, we ask that everyone join us in helping to take care of the historic spaces as we move through them.

Check the details on this page to find out what kind of session is running on what date. Come along to a few different ones to get a taste of different creative play approaches. Please note that the session fee does not include full palace entry: you will be greeted at the meeting point and guided to and from your session by our team. 

For more information about the Tiny Explorer programme, or to join our mailing list, please contact the Learning & Engagement department’s 0-11 team at Historic Royal Palaces: learning.info@hrp.org.uk


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