Half term activities 15th-23rd February
Discover the stories of royal drinking chocolate, gossip with Princess Caroline, discover traditional recipes and design your own cup to sip your hot chocolate in at home.
Inside the palace:
Become a Royal Chocolatier - Saturday 15th & 22nd, Sunday 16th & 23rd February, 12.30 &14.30 (duration 1 hour)
Create your own Georgian style royal drinking chocolate to take home.
Free, bookable family workshop - tickets are allocated on a first come first served basis on the day from the Information Centre and spaces are limited. The activity is aimed at 7-11 years and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Gossip with Princess Caroline - Saturday 15th & 22nd, Sunday 16th & 23rd February, 11.30, 13.30 & 15.30 (duration 30 minutes)
Come and hear Princess Caroline's tales of court life whilst she sips on her favourite drink, hot chocolate!
Design your own Chocolate Cup - Saturday 15th - Sunday 23rd February, 11.00-15.00
Discover how to correctly serve a cup of drinking chocolate and decorate your own ceramic cup to sip your chocolate in at home.
Weekdays in the Clore Learning Centre:
Monday 17th - Friday 21st February
Come and play and find out more about royal drinking chocolate. Dress up as a Georgian courtier then take part in a range of drop-in activities. For children of all ages.
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Ghosts at the palace
Is the palace haunted? People say it is haunted by the ghost of Queen Catherine Howard, one of Henry VIII’s wives. But she isn't the only one! Did you feel anything? Are ghosts real? A ghostly children’s trail is available to help you track down our other ghosts. Further information
A living Tudor world
Join King Henry VIII's courtiers to hear about this much married King, learn about the business of the Court and to dress up in a Tudor gown. If you are lucky you may even see the man himself...More information
Costumed tours and presentations
Meet characters from the Court of King Henry VIII. Check 'Your day at court' for presentation times. More information on costumed guided tours.
Our family room, in which under 5's can let off a bit of steam, is located next to the left luggage lockers and buggy park off Clock Court. It contains some large lego, books, clothes to dress up in and large soft blocks to keep younger members of the family happy and give parents and older siblings a bit of a break.
The star attraction in our gardens. Test your skills as a family and get enjoyably lost in 'the most famous Maze in the history of the world'. The two metre high hedges twist and turn, with false routes and dead ends. See who gets to the middle first. Admission is included in your palace ticket. More information on the Maze.