Tiny Explorers

Tiny Explorers


Explore and play in the palace together! Discover the stories of Hampton Court Palace in our multi-sensory sessions for under 5's.

Selected Thursdays and Saturdays.

Through music, movement, messy play and more, you and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories. Discover the palace together guided by a specialist facilitator.

Session timings

Babies 0+ 10.30 – 11.30
Toddlers - 4yrs 13.00 – 14.00
Toddlers - 4yrs 14.30 - 15.30

Please note: spaces are limited and booking is essential.

Session dates

We offer four different session types which run on selected Thursdays and Saturdays.

The autumn season starts on Thursday 6 October. Bookings will open shortly before this date.



Sensory Storytelling

Immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds and smells of history. 

Movement & Drama

Palace stories and colourful characters are bought to life through songs, dance and role-play. 

Messy Play

Squish and splash your way into history, exploring colour, taste and texture. Nb. Messy play is messy - bring a change of clothes! 

Rhythm & Sound 

Play with instruments, explore new sounds and listen to music from the past. 

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Booking information

£6 per session (£5 for members)
Each ticket allows entry for one child and up to two adults.
Tiny Explorer tickets do not include full palace entry.

Please note: tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Tickets can only be booked over the phone Monday to Friday.

To book your place please call 020 3166 6646

To join our mailing list contact learning.info@hrp.org.uk 

Tiny adventures in BIG places! Our specially designed creative play sessions are active: encouraging both adult and child to play and learn together. The central focus is always on stories - you'll hear the amazing stories of the palaces and people who lived in them.

Each 45 to 60 minute Tiny Explorers session takes place both in our education rooms and in the palace itself - there is lots of moving around involved! Participants are guided by the session leader and our team of volunteers and assistants from room to room – singing, exploring, playing and smiling. Due to the delicate nature of the buildings and furnishings, we ask that everyone join us in helping to take care of the historic spaces as we move through them.

Check the details on this page to find out which kind of session is running on which date. Come along to a few different ones to get a taste of different creative play approaches. Please note that the session fee does not include full palace entry: you will be greeted at the meeting point and guided to and from your session by our team.

For more information about the Tiny Explorer programme, or to join our mailing list, please contact Learning & Engagement's 0-11 team at Historic Royal Palaces on learning.info@hrp.org.uk

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