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A boy holds up a toy sword and shouts as children play in the background at the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Families Highlights

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

Open daily (season planned closure - 10 September 2018)

Hampton Court Palace

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

Illustration of the Tower of London with medieval knights and maidens in the foreground
Events Families

Enjoy sword fighting knights, hands-on crafts, have-a-go crossbow, live performances and more, all in the Tower moat.

04-06 August 2018

Tower of London

Families Things to see

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

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Children taking part in Tiny Explorers inside the historic spaces.
Events Families

Explore and play in the palace together in our multi-sensory sessions for under 4s.

Selected dates

Hampton Court Palace

1 hour

View of the Maze at Hampton Court Palace
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

Children taking part in an early years session called Tiny Explorers inside the historic spaces of Hampton Court Palace.
Families

Join us for some family fun by becoming part of a story. This is an interactive story telling session based on a well-known children’s book.

5 August and 2 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace

11:30, 13:00, 14:30 (20 minutes)

Illustration of a young girl and a blue and yellow dragon with Kew Pagoda in the background on a wall in an exhibition space
Events Families

Dragons have arrived at Kew Gardens! Discover our new family exhibition next to Kew Palace and go hunting for fiery beasts in the gardens.

30 March - 30 September 2018

Kew Palace

Open daily

A chef working in the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace
Events Families

Experience the sights and smells of Georgian cookery as our cooks prepare dishes to delight George III and Queen Charlotte.

Select weekends only

Kew Palace

11:00-16:00

The Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace
Events Families

The palace is a flurry of activity ahead of Henry VIII's marriage treaty with Anne of Cleves. But will the King's mood upset weeks of planning?

29 June - 02 September 2018, Thursday- Monday

Hampton Court Palace

11:30, 12:30 and 15:30

Two young girls dressed in pink play with a garden game on the garden grounds at Kew Palace
Events Families

A family-friendly weekend of festivities outside Queen Charlotte's Cottage - complete with garden games and costumed characters.

28 July - 29 July 2018

Kew Palace

11:00-16:00

Two female children playing next to the fountain in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace. In the background there are benches and yew trees visible.
Events Families

Enjoy family-friendly films in the magical gardens of Hampton Court Palace this summer.

07-12 August 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Georgian architect stands in Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace, looking up at the Tudor building
Families

Shh! You're invited on a special mission… meet characters from history and explore the palace with the Time Explorers app.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace