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 0-4yrs.

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 aged 0 – toddlers 10.30 – 11.30
Toddlers – 4 years old 13.00 – 14.00
Toddlers – 4 years old 14.30 - 15.30

Please note that spaces are limited and booking is essential.

Session dates

Thursdays

2 October 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
9 October Sensory Storytelling: Immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds and smells of history. 10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00 14.30 - 15.30
16 October Movement & 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
23 October 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
6 November Rhythms & 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 November

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

 

 Saturdays

11 October                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
15 November                    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

 

£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.


Book your place

Or call 0844 482 7799


More information


Tiny Adventures in BIG Places! Our specially-designed creative play sessions are active: encouraging both adult and infant play and learn together. Depending on the style of the artist who is leading the session, the fun and games could incorporate anything from music and movement, to messy play or role-play. Whatever the style though, the central focus is always on stories: the stories of the monarchs and people who were connected to these amazing buildings.

Each 45-60min Tiny Explorer session takes place both in our education rooms and out 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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