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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

Hampton Court Palace

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

A georgian Chocolate Tart in the Chocolate Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace
Events Tours and talks

Discover more about the fascinating relationship between chocolate and royalty.

24 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace


Bride and Groom at Garden Room entrance

Looking for a wedding venue? Explore the unique spaces at Hampton Court Palace.

14 October 2018

Hampton Court Palace


The Great Hall, looking east.
The hall was constructed by King Henry VIII to replace a smaller and older hall on the same site. It had two functions. First to provide a great communal dining room where 600 members of the court could eat in two sittings, twice a day. And secondly, to provide a magnificent entrance to the state apartments that lay beyond.
Highlights Things to see

Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Families Things to see

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


Hampton Court Palace

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

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 and become part of a story in these interactive storytelling sessions.

07 October, 04 November and 02 December 2018

Hampton Court Palace

12:00, 13:00, 14:30 (20 minutes)

Fountain Court, looking west. The courtyard fountain can just be seen through an archway on the left.
Member only Tours and talks

Get an expert’s guide of what there is to see and do at each palace with one of our State Apartment Warders at Hampton Court.

27 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace

11:00 and 14:00

Things to see

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

Summer only

Hampton Court Palace

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

Hampton Court Palace

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

A gaggle of Canadian geese on the grass in the Hampton Court Palace formal gardens.
Things to see Tours and talks

Learn about the oldest purpose-built Barracks in the UK, which was in continuous military use for 250 years.

22-23 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace


Aerial view of Great Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace showing Baroque East Front of palace
Member only Tours and talks

Join Ruth Goodman as she talks about her latest book, How to Behave Badly in Renaissance Britain.

24 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Doors open at 13:45 for a 14:00 start