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People skating on the ice rink outside the front of Hampton Court Palace

Join us to skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace.

24 November 2017 - 07 January 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Events Families

Skating sessions are 45 minutes on the ice, plus we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!

Actor dressed as Medieval Lady

Step back seven hundred years in time and into the palace of King Edward I, Hammer of the Scots.

30 October - 23 December 2017 and 02 January - 09 February 2018

Tower of London

Families

11:00–12:30 and 13:30–15:30

Performance of the Elizabethan Christmas at Hampton Court palace

A heart-warming Christmas story for all the family, set at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and performed around the palace.

22 to 23 December and 27 December 2017 to 1 January 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Highlights

11:00- 15:30

Period specialists from The Prince Regent’s Band performing Victorian carols and Christmas music at Kensington Palace

27 December 2017 - 02 January 2018

Kensington Palace

Things to see
Visitors walking through Base Court covered in snow

Experience Christmas at Hampton Court Palace by joining us for our fun festive family activities in December!

Selected weekends in December 2017

Hampton Court Palace

Families

Make your own Christmas decoration and join us for family storytelling and object handling sessions this Christmas season at Kensington Palace.

03, 10 and 17 December 2017

Kensington Palace

Events Families
Live Interpreter dressed as the Bastard of Fauconberg 1471

Spend Christmas with King Richard III, Queen Anne Neville, and the knights and ladies of medieval England.

27 December - 31 December 2017

Tower of London

Families Tours and talks

11:30–15:30

Hymn of music book held by member of Choir of the Chapel Royal

Get Christmas off to a traditional start by singing carols through some of the palace courtyards.

16-17 December and 21-23 December 2017

Hampton Court Palace

Events Families

1 hour, starting at 18:00 or 20:00

Promo image from Diana: Her Fashion Story

Diana: Her Fashion Story, is the sell-out exhibition at Kensington Palace 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.

Live interpreter dressed as Georgian maid plays card games

Unleash your competitive spirit and enjoy an evening of board gaming at the Banqueting House.

21 January 2018

Banqueting House

Events

14:00-17:00 or 18:00-21:00

Illustration of a Victorian dinner party

Join us to hear about the origins of the Christmas pud, discover the history of roast goose and find out why your crackers crack

03, 10 and 17 December 2017

Kensington Palace

Hear from live storytellers as they confess their innermost sins at the Tower of London.

31 January 2018

Tower of London

Events

19:00-20:45