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 fours.

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 - not yet walking 10.30 - 11.30
Walkers - up to under 4 years 13.00 - 14.00
Walkers - up to under 4 years 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 session content is the same for each session type and sessions are repeated.

Thursdays:

Date 

Session

Description 

Times

 11 May

Sensory Storytelling

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

10.30 - 11.30

13.00 - 14.00 

14.30 - 15.30  

 18 May

Rhythm & Sound 

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

10.30 - 11.30

13.00 - 14.00 

14.30 - 15.30  

 25 May

Movement & Drama

Get involved in the action as palace stories and colourful characters are bought to life through songs, dance and role-play. 

10.30 - 11.30

13.00 - 14.00 

14.30 - 15.30 

 8 June

Messy Play

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

10.30 - 11.30

13.00 - 14.00 

14.30 - 15.30 

 15 June

Movement & Drama

Get involved in the action as palace stories and colourful characters are bought to life through songs, dance and role-play. 

10.30 - 11.30

13.00 - 14.00 

14.30 - 15.30 

 22 June

Sensory Storytelling

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

10.30 - 11.30 

13.00 - 14.00

14.30 - 15.30 

 

Saturdays:

Date 

Session 

Description 

Times

 6 May

Movement & Drama  

Get involved in the action as palace stories and colourful characters are bought to life through songs, dance and role-play. 

10.30 - 11.30 13.00 - 14.00  

14.30 - 15.30 

 13 May

Messy Play

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

10.30 - 11.30 

13.00 - 14.00  

14.30 - 15.30

 10 June

Messy Play

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

10.30 - 11.30  13.00 - 14.00  

14.30 - 15.30

 17 June

Rhythm & Sound 

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

10.30 - 11.30

13.00 - 14.00 

14.30 - 15.30

 24 June  Sensory Storytelling

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

10.30 - 11.30 

13.00 - 14.00  

14.30 - 15.30 

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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.

Bookings will open on Thursday 27 April.

Please note: tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

Tickets can only be booked over the phone Monday to Friday on 020 3166 6000

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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