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Beast Quest


  • Start date: 20 October 2018
  • End date: 28 October 2018

Ticketing Information

Included in palace admission Buy Hampton Court Palace tickets

Will you take up the mantle of Beast Quester?

This October half term come to Hampton Court Palace for an exciting event for the whole family. 

The Dark Wizard Malvel has taken over Hampton Court Palace, bringing all of its resident Beasts to life (as well as some famous faces from history!)

Now Tom and Elenna need your help to save the Hampton Court Beasts from his wicked spells.

You’ll be guided by our resident Questers, and will need to work together as a team, solving puzzles, riddles and games, all while Evil stalks the historic palace!

See a cockentrice brought to life in the Tudor kitchens and scuffle with a dragon to secure its scale!

Will you help defeat Malvel? Will you take up the mantle of Beast Quester?

Get involved

We are looking for young actors to form an integral part of Beast Quest at Hampton Court Palace. Find out more.

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Inspired by the Best-Selling Beast Quest book series. 

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Are you aged 16-24? We are looking for young actors to form an integral part of an innovative, immersive performance at Hampton Court Palace.

06 August - 02 September 2018

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

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


Discover the stories of Kensington Palace as a royal home with an activity trail, suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years.


White background. Main image is of a bronze finished garden ornament of a miniature dachshund which is sold in the shops and online.

Dachshund bronze finish garden ornament

This playful bronze effect dachshund will charm any new owner. This fun decorative garden ornament features a miniature dachshund dog standing on it's hind legs and is inspired by the history of royal dogs.


Face on image of a Henry VIII dressed up brown teddy bear on a white background,.

Henry VIII tudor teddy bear

Cuddle up with one of England's most iconic monarchs with our exclusive and super soft Henry VIII teddy bear. Henry VIII was the second king during the Tudor dynasty and is one of the most recognisable monarchs in history.


Henry VIII luxury embroidered tree decoration

Henry VIII luxury embroidered tree decoration

This stunning Henry VIII tree decoration is double-sided and is beautifully handmade using metal and silk threads on a satin background with a foam filling.