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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 until 28 October 2018

Hampton Court Palace

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

People skating on the ice rink outside the front of Hampton Court Palace
Families Highlights

Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace as the stunning ice rink returns for another year.

23 November 2018 to 06 January 2019 (closed 25 December)

Hampton Court Palace

Monday-Friday: 11:00-21:00; Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-21:00

Aerial view of Great Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace showing Baroque East Front of palace
Highlights Things to see

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

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

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

Come and discuss our book of the month with other members at Hampton Court Palace.

7 November 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Two horses draw a carriage in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace
Families Tours and talks

Tour the East Front Gardens in 19th-century style in the Tudor Rose and meet our magnificent shire horses.

Selected dates

Hampton Court Palace

11.00-17.00

Things to see

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

April to October only

Hampton Court Palace

Illustration of the entrance to Hampton Court Palace, two beasts on either side and 'Beast Quest' logo in the center.
Events Families

A dark wizard has brought the Beasts of the palace to life. To stop them, you’ll need brains, bravery and magic. Do you have what it takes?

20 October - 28 October 2018

Hampton Court Palace

11:00-16:00

Children play in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Events Families

A quiet session aimed at children and young people with Autism, and their families and carers.

25 October 2018

Hampton Court Palace

09:00-10:30

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 October and 22 November 2018

Hampton Court Palace

11:00 and 14:00

Great Hall Court at Hampton Court Palace after conservation in 2016
Events Member only

Join Joint Chief Curator Tracy Borman as she examines the men surrounding this much-married monarch in the Tudor King's Great Hall.

29 October 2018

Hampton Court Palace

19:00