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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 (season planned closure - 10 September 2018)

Hampton Court Palace

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

Food and drink at the Hampton Court Palace Good Food Festival 2017
Events Highlights

Join us for a summer celebration of food and drink in the iconic East Front Gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

25-27 August 2018

Hampton Court Palace

10:00 - 18:00

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

19:00-20:00

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.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Children taking part in Tiny Explorers inside the historic spaces.
Events Families

Explore and play in the palace together in our multi-sensory sessions for under 4s.

Selected dates

Hampton Court Palace

1 hour

View of the Maze at Hampton Court Palace
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.
Families

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.

5 August and 2 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace

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.
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.

2 August, 1 September, 27 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace

11:00 and 14:00

A Live Interpreter dressed as a Tudor Yeoman of the Guard, wearing a red livery coat with HR and Tudor Rose, and holding a halberd.
Events

Experience Life Below Stairs at Henry VIII's court as you meet the yeomen, laundresses, barbers, sergeants of the cellars and women of the nursery.

04 May - 02 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace

11:00-16:00

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.
Events Member only

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

22 July, 28 July, 5 August, 11 August, 19 August, 28 August, 2 September, 8 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace

14:00 and 16:00 (approx. 1 hour)

The Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace
Events Families

The palace is a flurry of activity ahead of Henry VIII's marriage treaty with Anne of Cleves. But will the King's mood upset weeks of planning?

29 June - 02 September 2018, Thursday- Monday

Hampton Court Palace

11:30, 12:30 and 15:30