Family activities

Family activities

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There's lots for families to see and do together at Hampton Court Palace.

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The Great Garden Game at Hampton Court Palace

Play the Great Garden Game at Hampton Court Palace. Each season there will be a new garden adventure with a fresh set of stories to investigate. Meet characters from the past, learn new skills, collect crucial information and make important discoveries.  

Summer Garden Adventure
6 to 21 August, then every weekend in September
11.00 – 16.00

More dates to follow throughout the year.

William III and Mary II spent lots and lots and LOTS of money rebuilding and restyling Hampton Court Palace and Gardens, but not everything went according to plan. Join us for this summer’s garden adventure as we go off in search of ambitious ideas, big spending and exotic wonders.

Pick up your trail map from the Information Centre.
Great for families with children aged 5 – 14 years.

Included in palace admission.

Digital Missions

Download the free 'Time Explorers' app to your mobile device before you visit and try our new digital missions for families at Hampton Court Palace.

Digital Missions are interactive adventures played on mobile device. Meet characters from history facing a tricky situation. Solve their problem by tackling a series of challenges that help you to explore the palace and find the answers you need.

Find out how to download the app >

Family trails

Packed with fun quizzes, activities, facts and illustrations, our free family trails are the perfect way to explore Hampton Court Palace as a family. Hard copies are available at the palace's Information Centre after you have purchased your tickets. When you've completed one, bring it back for a prize!

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