Magic Garden

The Magic Garden

Free Entry with your palace ticket Download the garden map
  • A garden of discovery and exploration
  • Fun for kids aged 2-13
  • Open 1 April - 27 October
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Battle Tower

Keep lookout at the top of the Battle Tower to spy the enemy as they approach.

Welcome to the Magic Garden

The Magic Garden is open from 1 April to 29 October 2017. Explore our exciting interactive play garden populated by mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements, besiege the towers and discover the secret grotto. The Magic Garden is a new and unique way for your family to explore the palace’s past. New for this season is the fountain plaza area, open from 14 April 2017. During busy times, your time will be limited to between 1.5 and 2 hours. Coloured wristbands will be distributed and you will be advised when you will be required to leave, but please do remember that you are able to revisit later in the day. It may on occasion be necessary to close the Magic Garden when capacity is reached in order to ensure that those inside have a comfortable, enjoyable experience. Please refer to the full FAQs in order to plan and get the most from your visit.

Opening times

Monday - Sunday, 10.00-18.00. Last entry 17.15The Magic Garden will be closed for maintenance on 8 May, 19 June and 11 September 2017.

Palace tickets can be bought online or at the palace. Magic Garden and maze only tickets must be bought at the palace. The fountains in the plaza area will be in operation from 14 April 2017 and will be weather-dependent.

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Play your part by becoming a member

Family membership is fantastic value for money and there has never been a better time to join. The membership card covers entry into the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. All of which are packed full of great family days out.

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A thank you to our sponsors

The Magic Garden was made possible through the generosity of The Gosling Foundation and The Cadogan Charity. With additional support from The Mercer Family Foundation, The Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust, and The Members and American Friends of Historic Royal Palaces.