Children's Sleepover at Kew Palace

Children's Sleepover at Kew Palace

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19 Oct 2013

What goes on in a Palace after dark? Join King George III at Kew Palace to find out!

This October, Kew Palace, the beloved home of George III, is throwing open its doors for a very special sleepover with a difference.  For the first time in 200 years, there will be a party at Kew, attended by The King himself, and his guests will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night in a Royal Palace.

Join us 19 October for a night of fun and frivolity, as the beautiful Palace prepares for the arrival of The King.  Guarantee Kew looks at its most glittering with decoration making in the Great Kitchen, and practice your dancing steps with some lessons before the party begins.  There will be a wig making class too, to make sure you look the part!

George III and his wife Queen Charlotte used Kew as a place to get away from it all, so they’ll be expecting a warm welcome when they arrive later in the evening.  As the party gets going, discover the secrets of the Palace in a very special torchlit tour around Kew by night. 

Finally, you’ll be bedding down for the evening in style, in The King’s Great Dining Room!  After a night’s sleep, in spectacular surroundings, breakfast will be served to set you up for the next day. 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate in style with a King, in one of his favourite Palaces.  The sleepover will take place Friday 19 October, and is open to children aged 7 – 11.

Kew Palace is Britain's most intimate royal residence, enjoyed as a country retreat by George III, Queen Charlotte and their family between 1801 and 1818.  They spent many happy moments entertaining family, friends and heads of state in the stunning King's Dining Room, where the sleepover will take place.

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How to book:
Ticket price £45.00 - Please call – 0844 482 7795

Booking tickets is essential as places for this event are limited. There are a maximum of twenty five places available, including parents and guardians.

The sleepover is for children aged 7-11 years. Each group of children must include 1 adult for every 5 children. Larger groups are welcome but the ratio of 1-5 must be adhered to. Adults will be with their children for the whole event. Adults must not exceed the number of children in a group. Accompanying adults must be at least 18 years old. (Please see sleeping arrangement for further details regarding adult responsibilities).

Historic Royal Palaces:
Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.  We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built (registered charity number 1068852).

We receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors. These palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, and we manage them for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

We believe in four principles.  Guardianship: giving these palaces a future as long and valuable as their past. Discovery: encouraging people to make links with their own lives and today’s world.  Showmanship: doing everything with panache. Independence: having our own point of view and finding new ways to do our work.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew:
Although administered and cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, Kew Palace sits within the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. From May 2012 to April 2013, Kew Gardens will be hosting a major exhibition of the art of prolific sculptor David Nash. For more information please go to

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