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. Closed for the winter from 30 October 2016. The Magic Garden will re-open in spring 2017.

Opening times

Monday - Sunday, 10.00-17.30. Last entry 17.15Closes 30 October until spring 2017

Palace tickets can be bought online or at the palace. Magic Garden and maze only tickets must be bought at the palace. The Moat is currently closed and will reopen in spring 2017

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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.