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The King's and Queen's towers in the Magic Garden

Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily (2018 season planned closures - 21 May, 16 July and 10 September 2018.)

Hampton Court Palace

Families Highlights

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

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

11:00-16:30

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

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

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Families Things to see
Children taking part in Tiny Explorers inside the historic spaces.

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

Selected dates

Hampton Court Palace

Events Families

1 hour

Lose yourself in the Hampton Court Maze - the most famous maze in the world. Commissioned around 1700 by William III, it is still baffling visitors today.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

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

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.

6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August and 2 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Families

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

2018 sees the arrival of dragons to Kew Gardens! Find out more in the fantastic new Here Be Dragons exhibition located next to Kew Palace.

Included in Kew Gardens admission ticket

Kew Palace

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

The Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace come alive with the sights and smells of cookery. Our historic cooks prepare some of the dishes which would have delighted King George III and Queen Charlotte.

Select weekends only

Kew Palace

Events Families Things to see

11:00-16:00

An illustration of a Georgian woman and a Victorian man standing outside Hampton Court Palace

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories live on stage!

26 May - 02 June 2018

Hampton Court 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

Events Families

11:00-16:00

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

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

04 August - 06 August 2018

Tower of London

Events Families