Base Court will be closed to visitors from 29 May - 27 June 2018. More information

Hampton Court Palace

Wander the corridors of royal power and pleasure.

Wander the corridors of royal power and pleasure.

Tudor kitchen staff work in a busy backdrop of Henry VIII's kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

No one does feasting like the Tudors

5 May - 2 September

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Henry VIII’s Kitchens, brought to life like never before.​

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 prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories live on stage!

26 May - 02 June 2018

Events Families

12:00 and 15:00*

families interacting taking part in the Great Palace Quest

See what you can discover about food and feasting on the Great Palace Quest at Hampton Court Palace – fun for all the family this May half term!

26 May - 03 June 2018



Children and parents play on two red and blue towers - the King's and Queen's Towers - in the sunshine at The Magic Garden

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

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

Families Highlights

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

Children run through the Hampton Court Palace Maze in the sunshine

A great family day out

Let the kids' curiosity and imagination run wild this May half term at the magnificent and family-friendly Hampton Court Palace.

Aerial view of Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace showing

Hampton Court Gardens

Explore the royal gardens this summer and discover 750 acres of historic parkland.

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