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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 until 29 October 2017

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

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

11:00-16:00

Wedding photography in the Privy Garden

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

22 October - 22 October 2017

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

30 October - 01 November 2017

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

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

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!

Experience Christmas at Hampton Court Palace by joining us for our fun festive family activities in December!

Selected weekends in December 2017

BBC Good Food Festive Feast 2017 logo

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

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

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

Story: Queen Elizabeth's Master of Revels is in the middle of preparing the Chapel Royal Choir for a festive performance, when he suddenly finds out that the voice of his lead boy chorister has broken. In his desperate search for a solution he comes across a kitchen boy whose singing voice is pure and beautiful. He pulls him into the royal choir but this is against the rules...

A heart-warming Christmas story for all the family, set at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and performed around the palace.

22 to 23 December and 27 December 2017 to 1 January 2018

11:00- 15:30

One of the most famous collections of paintings in the history of European art, The Triumphs of Caesar remains on permanent display in the Mantegna Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily until 29 October 2017 (re-opens 1 June 2018)