Sessions for SEND school groups

Sessions for SEND school groups

Our brand new multisensory session brings the palace and its characters to life.

Pupils will also explore key palace spaces that link with the session and its stories.

New for summer 2017

Led by a specialist presenter, pupils will have the opportunity to touch and smell objects, learn rhymes, try on costumes and take part in craft activities.

The King’s Kitchen

When: 8 May at 10.30 and 12.30 (SOLD OUT)

21 June at 10.30 and 12.30 (SOLD OUT)

Duration: 75 minutes (approximately)

Price: £68.50 (admission included in price)

What was life like at court during the reign of King Henry VIII? How was everyone fed?

Pupils will find out about the workings of the Great Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace and about how the great feasts were organised and prepared.

This session is based partly in a classroom and partly on route in the palace. It will provide pupils with the opportunity to explore new environments and to develop their social and emotional skills through:

  • A rhyme about exploring the palace
  • Handling objects
  • Trying on Tudor costume (with an opportunity to wear into the palace)
  • A sensory tour around the Great Tudor Kitchens where pupils undertake a ‘find the same’ activity
  • Herb crushing activity using wooden pestle and mortar in situ in the kitchens

This session is suitable for pupils with MLD, SLD and PMLD, aged between 6 and 16 years, who attend special schools or units.

It is aimed at a class size of 10 pupils, plus accompanying adults. We do however, aim to be as flexible as possible, and would be happy to discuss class size further with you at point of booking.

You will also have the opportunity to make a request for the presenter to be in costume, should this be appropriate.

For further information, please call: 0203 166 6646 or email:

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