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Children and parents play on two red and blue towers - the King's and Queen's Towers - in the sunshine at The Magic Garden

Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily (2018 season planned closures - 16 July and 10 September 2018.)

Hampton Court Palace

Families Highlights

10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:15)

Anne Boleyn looks at the camera under a gloomy sky in front of the White Tower.

Follow the tragic story of Anne Boleyn through her imprisonment, trial and execution at the Tower of London.

05 May – 30 August 2018

Tower of London


11:00 and 14:00*

A photo of singers from the Chapel Royal Choir

A concert to commemorate the end of the First World War, featuring Parry's evocative Songs of Farewell and five new commissions.

25 May 2018

Tower of London


Pre-concert event starts at 18:45

Returning to the Banqueting House for the third year, don't miss the pub quiz with a difference.

08 June 2018

Banqueting House


Doors open 18:00 with the event starting at 19:00

Jousting at Hampton Court Palace

Cheer on the rival knights and soak up the spectacle of a Tudor joust as guests of Henry VIII.

14 July - 15 July 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Events Families


Illustration of the Tower of London's White Tower with food tents and displays in the foreground under a blue sky.

Join us for a fabulous food and drink festival in the iconic Tower of London moat.

07 September - 09 September 2018

Tower of London

Events Families Highlights

Friday and Saturday 10:00-19:00; Sunday 10:00-17:30

A Yeoman Warder adjusts his medals on his bright red traditional uniform

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder tours at the Tower of London.

Tours daily, every 30 minutes.

Tower of London

Tours and talks

1 hour. Last tour of the day starts 15:30 (summer)

Regimental guards surround the Chief Yeoman Warder as they stand outside the Bloody Tower in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London

Experience a tradition that has taken place every night for at least 700 years in the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London.


Tower of London

Highlights Tours and talks


Diana, Princess of Wales wears a Versace dress in the promo image for Diana: Her Fashion Story

Diana: Her Fashion Story, is the critically-acclaimed exhibition featuring some of Diana, Princess of Wales' most famous outfits.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Highlights Things to see

Give yourself at least one hour for this exhibition.

Young boy looking towards the imperial state crown in the Crown Jewels exhibition

Prepare to be dazzled by this breathtaking, world famous collection of 23,578 gemstones at the Tower of London.

Open daily

Tower of London

Things to see

Allow one hour

There's lots for families to see and do together at Hampton Court Palace.


Hampton Court Palace

Families Things to see
A Georgian cook in red and white overalls prepares food in the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace

Get a fascinating insight into Georgian life at Kew Palace in the Royal Kitchens, preserved as they were in 1818.

Open daily

Kew Palace