Easter family fun at Hampton Court Palace

Easter family fun at Hampton Court Palace

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

1 - 17 April 2017

This Easter, there's even more for the whole family to discover with our Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt around the palace.

Take the family back in time and join the first ever Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt around the home and gardens of Henry VIII. 

Once you’ve found all the Bunnies, pick up your delicious Lindt chocolate treat, lovingly created by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers. 

As you explore the palace, keep your eyes peeled for Henry and a pregnant Anne Boleyn as they inspect the royal court before the birth of their child – will it be the longed for male heir?

Then let the kids run wild in the Magic Garden and get truly lost in the maze. It takes 20 minutes on average to find the middle, how long will it take your family?

Pick up your trail from the Information Centre. 

Included in palace admission


Hands-on activities and storytelling

Discover more about the history of royal chocolate

11:30, 12:30, 14:30 & 15:30  Meet Princess Caroline
Find out what her favourite sweet treat is
11:00-16:00 Decorate your own Chocolate Cup
Decorate your own chocolate cup to enjoy your favourite drink in at home.
11:00-16:00 Object Handling
Find out how the Georgians used to drink their chocolate.


Palace opening times: 10:00 - 18:00, last entry at 17:00

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, hands-on activities and storytelling, the Magic Garden, Encounters with the Tudors, The Tudor Kitchens and Digital Missions are all included in the price of your palace ticket.

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More Easter family events

The Magic Garden

Re-opens 1 April 2017. Explore our exciting 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. Included in palace admission.

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Digital Missions

Download the free ‘Time Explorers’ app to your mobile device before you visit and try our three digital missions for children and families at Hampton Court Palace. These are interactive adventures played on mobile devices. Characters from the past need your help to solve their tricky situations. Complete challenges and find the answers that you need to win your mission badge! Help make the Clerk’s fantastic feast, go on the ambassador’s secret mission or help solve the architect’s design dilemma. Included in palace admission.

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Encounters with the Tudors: PowerPlay

Thursdays to Mondays from 7 April 2017. It is the summer of 1533 and Henry VIII and his new, pregnant Queen, Anne Boleyn, are arriving at Hampton Court to inspect the building works before Anne gives birth to child who everyone is sure will be the long-awaited male heir. Included in palace admission.

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Encounters with the Tudors: Heads, Hearts and Heresy

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 April. Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign. Hampton Court Palace is alive with plots and intrigue. Once favoured courtiers have fallen, even queens have faced divorce or death. The king has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church in England but who knows what beliefs he will favour and which declare heresy. Included in palace admission.

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The Tudor Kitchens

Daily from 14 April - 31 August 2017. Meet the Tudor cooks and learn even more about their cookery techniques and dishes. Included in palace admission.

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