Children at the palace

Children at the palace

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Plan your family visit to the palace. Kids go free! 

Babycare and pushchairs

Baby-changing facilities are available and pushchairs can be easily taken around the palace as there is a lift to all floors. Pushchairs may be left in the cloakroom at owner's risk.


Visits to Kensington Palace involve plenty of walking, so please do wear comfortable shoes. Please note that Heelys cannot be used inside the palace.

Food and drink

Visit The Orangery, where children’s meals and small portions are available. We offer children a special treat - their very own version of afternoon tea. The Orangery has high chairs and staff will provide hot water for bottle warming.


Extra care should be taken in the palace gardens, especially near water. Please do not allow children to touch or eat the plants as they may be harmful. Also, please treat the swans and geese with caution; they are wild birds and should not be approached or fed.

The use of balls, bicycles, scooters and rollerblades is not permitted within any part of the gardens. Please see the park regulations at the entrance to the grounds for further details.

Lost children

Please approach the nearest member of uniformed palace staff if you require first aid assistance or have lost a child.

Visiting with children on the Autistic Spectrum

This guide (Adobe PDF, 1.46MB) was compiled with the help of the Kensington Palace Access Panel and some families with a child on the Autistic Spectrum. The guide aims to give information and suggestions that may help inform people who bring children on the Autistic Spectrum to Kensington Palace. As every child on the Autistic Spectrum is different, and responds to things differently, parents/carers need to decide how to plan and undertake a visit, so we hope this guide will answer common questions and highlight issues of relevance.

Any questions?

If you have any further questions about your visit, please check the Visit Us pages, the frequently asked questions pages or contact us.

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