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 7 days a week
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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

Explore our exciting new interactive play garden for families. Populated by mysterious mythical beasts, with battlements to storm, towers to besiege, and even a secret grotto to discover, the Magic Garden is a new and unique way for your family to explore the palace’s past. Set within King Henry VIII’s former Tiltyard, where the elaborate spectacle of the Tudor tournament played out, the new garden takes inspiration from the fairy-tale-like quality of the Tudor Palace. During the busy summer holidays, for your own comfort and enjoyment it will be necessary to limit the time spent in the Magic Garden to between 90 and 120 minutes. In order to facilitate this, adults will be given a coloured wristband. This will then enable you ample time to visit our world famous maze and to enjoy some shade in the Wilderness area. You will be able to revisit the Magic Garden later in the day. If you wish to bring a picnic blanket we kindly ask that you refrain from using it on the pathways and in the amphitheatre area inside the Magic Garden. If we reach capacity it will be necessary to stop admission until visitor numbers inside subside. The Magic Garden team will be on hand to advise. Our priority is your comfort and enjoyment.

Opening times

Monday - Sunday10.00-18.00. Last entry 17.15

Palace tickets can be bought online or at the palace. Magic Garden and maze only tickets must be bought at the palace.

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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.