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The South Terrace, looking south-east across the terrace flagstones towards the small topiary trees and summer shrubs. The Greek Temple is just seen through the castle portico in the background on the left of the image.
Things to see

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

09:30-16:00 (last admission is 15:00)

Throne Room with silk green damask walls, wooden floor and large rug. Two red and gold Chairs of State, or 'thrones' are situated at the far end of the room. Gold-framed paintings of landscapes adorn the walls and three large chandeliers hang above.
Things to see Tours and talks

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.

Wednesday to Sunday

Hillsborough Castle

10:00-15:00, two tours per hour starting on the hour and 30 minutes past

Children run through the Hampton Court Palace Maze in the sunshine under a blue sky. Trees and other parkland can be seen in the background.
Families Highlights

Lose yourself in the most famous maze in the world. The Hampton Court Maze is still baffling visitors after 300 years.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Come and discuss our book of the month with other members at Hampton Court Palace.

7 November 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Two horses draw a carriage in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace
Families Tours and talks

Tour the East Front Gardens in 19th-century style in the Tudor Rose and meet our magnificent shire horses.

Selected dates

Hampton Court Palace

11.00-17.00

Things to see

View Henry VIII's royal tennis courts, built in the 1520s and used regularly by the King and his courtiers.

April to October only

Hampton Court Palace

Elizabeth Barton and Alice Wolfe, imprisoned in the Tower of London under Henry VIII, 1533
Families Highlights

Meet two of the Tower's prisoners in the turbulent times of King Henry VIII. Listen to their stories and decide if you should help them escape.

01 September - 19 October 2018

Tower of London

11:00, 13:00 and 15:30

A live interpreter dressed as a Tudor Lady and a Live Interpreter dressed as a Tudor Gentlemen are kneeling on either side of a padlocked chest in the Great Watching Chamber. They are arguing.
Events Families

Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign. Choose your enemies, choose your friends, but choose wisely.

Saturdays and Sundays only until 21 October 2018

Hampton Court Palace

11:00, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:30

The Bloody Tower, looking north towards lattice windows. The windows are set in a white-painted brick alcove.

The Bloody Tower was built by King Henry III (1207-72) and was originally named the Garden Tower.
Things to see

Explore the most infamous prison at the Tower of London and learn about the intriguing stories that inspired its name.

Open daily (closed 03 September to 19 October 2018)

Tower of London

Live Interpreter dressed as Sir Walter Raleigh stood on Tower Green.
Families Highlights

Meet Sir Walter Raleigh in a live performance and family activities to mark the 400th anniversary of his execution

20 October - 28 October 2018

Tower of London

Live performances at 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00

Illustration of the entrance to Hampton Court Palace, two beasts on either side and 'Beast Quest' logo in the center.
Events Families

A dark wizard has brought the Beasts of the palace to life. To stop them, you’ll need brains, bravery and magic. Do you have what it takes?

20 October - 28 October 2018

Hampton Court Palace

11:00-16:00

Illustrartion of ladies from different time periods running along happily.
Families

Discover what it takes to be a princess this half term with our sparkling storytelling and craft activities for families.

21 October - 26 October 2018

Kensington Palace

10:00-16:00