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Lunch led with a special guest expert at the Orangery at Kensington Palace.

20 October, 23 November (fully booked) and 7 December

Kensington Palace
Visitors on The Great Palace Quest

Have fun at the palace by becoming a Time Explorer! Join our Great Palace Quest to see what you can discover about Henry VIII and his magnificent Tudor court.

21 October - 29 October 2017

Hampton Court Palace

11.00–16.00

An actor in historical costume performs in front of a group of children

Do you have the stomach to pull rotten teeth, scour the ‘gong’ from the toilets or investigate the ‘Royal Wee’?

21 October - 29 October 2017

Hampton Court Palace

11:00-16:00

An actor dressed as a medieval soldier in armour

Which side you will join in the Norman Conquest? Follow the story through battles, treachery, rebellion and the founding of the Tower of London.

21 October - 29 October 2017

Tower of London

11:30, 13:30 and 15:30

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Join us and create your own magic with moving pictures in our October half term family activities.

22 October - 28 October 2017

Kensington Palace
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Join us at the Tower of London for drawing and puppet making activities over October half term.

22 October - 28 October 2017

Tower of London

11.00 to 15.30

The stunning gardens of Hampton Court Palace will be the setting for a unique cinematic experience this autumn.

30 October - 01 November 2017

Hampton Court Palace
Ice skates silhouetted against the Tower ice rink with Tower in the background

Glide around the rink and take in the magical ambience of the castle beside the Thames, which offers a unique and unforgettable setting.

17 November 2017 - 02 January 2018

Tower of London

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

A concert to mark the 'Luther 500' anniversary, with sacred music showing the impact of the European Reformation on English church music.

20 November 2017

Hampton Court Palace

19:30 - 21:00

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

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!

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Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as BBC Good Food’s Festive Feast returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.

08 December - 10 December 2017

Hampton Court Palace

10:00 - 19:00 (8 and 9 December 2017), 10:00 - 16:30 (10 December 2017).

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

18:00-19:00 or 20:00-21:00