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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Horrible Hampton

22-30 October, 11.30 - 15.30

Could you pull rotten teeth or diagnose the King's illness? The Tudor court is recruiting apprentices for the dirty jobs needed to make sure that the palace runs smoothly.

Included in palace admission


A Garden Adventure

22-30 October, 11.00 - 16.00

Pick up a challenge map and unlock the secrets of the royal gardens of Hampton Court Palace through quiz questions, I-spy and have a go!

Included in palace admission


Festive Family Fun

10, 11, 17 and 18 December

Hear tales from the Elizabethan court and enjoy fun craft activities for all the family

Make your own scented pomander
Family craft activity: drop-in any time 11:00-16:00
These decorative accessories were popular in Tudor times. They were used to hide bad smells and were also thought to protect the wearer from illness.

Hear festive Tudor tales
Family Storytelling: 11:00, 12:00, 13:30 & 15:00
Sit down together and be enthralled by seasonal tales from the time of Elizabeth I. Hear how Christmas was celebrated then and how it differed from today.

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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