The Tudor Kitchens are closed, re-opening on 05 May 2018. The Maze is closed 23-27 April 2018. More information

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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.)

Families Highlights

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

There's lots for families to see and do together at 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

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

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


11.30, 13.00, 14.30 (20 minutes)

Fountain Court, looking west. The courtyard fountain can just be seen through an archway on the left.

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.

12 May, 7 June 2018

Member only Tours and talks

Tours begin at 11:00 and 14:00

The Privy Garden looking south from the roof of the palace.
In 1995 the garden was restored to King William III and Queen Mary II's original 17th-century design in the form of a cutwork parterre with topiary.

See the stunning views from the roof of Hampton Court Palace.

5 (2pm sold out), 6 (2pm sold out), 7 (sold out), 26 (2pm sold out), 27 (sold out), and 28 May 2018

Events Member only

Approx. 1 hour starting at 14.00 and 16.00

Join Horticulture Manager, Gregory Leeson in the Garden Room.

21 May 2018

Member only

Starting at 12 noon

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

Events Families

A series of open-air summer concerts in the spectacular and iconic Tudor courtyard at Hampton Court Palace.

05 June - 20 June 2018

Photo of an exhibition at the Young Henry exhibition at Hampton Court Palace

Join William Page as he talks about Conservation repairs to the roofs of the Real Tennis Court and Georgian House

11 June 2018

Member only

Starting at 12:00

Historic Kitchen Staff at Hampton Court Palace prepare roast beef on the spit in early Summer 2016.

Evening talk with William Sitwell

13 June 2018

Events Tours and talks