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Children and parents play on two red and blue towers - the King's and Queen's Towers - in the sunshine at The Magic Garden

Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily (2018 season planned closures - 16 July and 10 September 2018.)

Hampton Court Palace

Families Highlights

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

Jousting at Hampton Court Palace

Cheer on the rival knights and soak up the spectacle of a Tudor joust as guests of Henry VIII.

14 July - 15 July 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Events Families

11:00-16:30

There's lots for families to see and do together at Hampton Court Palace.

Daily

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

Hampton Court Palace

Events Families

1 hour

Overhead shot of a woman in the Maze at Hampton Court Palace.

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

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.

3 June, 1 July, 5 August and 2 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Families

11:30, 13:00, 14:30 (20 minutes)

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 prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories live on stage!

26 May - 02 June 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Events Families

12:00 and 15:00*

families interacting taking part in the Great Palace Quest

See what you can discover about food and feasting on the Great Palace Quest at Hampton Court Palace – fun for all the family this May half term!

26 May - 03 June 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Families

11:00-16:00

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

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

Families
Tudor kitchen staff work in a busy backdrop of Henry VIII's kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

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 Highlights Things to see
Photo of an exhibition at the Young Henry exhibition at Hampton Court Palace

Meet the young Henry VIII, the 'pin-up' prince, through the stories of the people who knew him best.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Families Things to see
Two horses draw a carriage in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace

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

Selected dates

Hampton Court Palace

Families Tours and talks

15-20 minutes