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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

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

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

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 until 21 October 2018

Hampton Court Palace

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

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

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

04 November and 02 December 2018

Hampton Court Palace

12:00, 13:00, 14:45 (20 minutes)

Events Families

Get Christmas off to a traditional start by singing carols through some of the palace courtyards.

17-23 December 2018

Hampton Court Palace

18:00 and 20:00

Georgian architect stands in Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace, looking up at the Tudor building
Families

Shh! You're invited on a special mission… meet characters from history and explore the palace with the Time Explorers app.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Families Highlights

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

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