Celebrate Christmas together in our weekend family workshops and discover more about traditions and decorations, as well as writing that all important letter to Father Christmas!
Letter to Father Christmas
Saturday 01, 08, 15 December and Sunday 02, 09, 16 December 11.00-16.00
Since the 1860s children have been writing their Christmas wishes to Father Christmas. Write your own letter and take it to the cooks in Henry VIII's Kitchens who will use some palace magic to send it up the huge chimney to the North Pole!
Saturday 08 December 10.30-17.00 and Sunday 09 December 10.00-16.00
Surround yourself with the festive scents and make your own perfumed pomander pouch to give as a delicious smelling Christmas gift.
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December 11.00-16.00
Home-made tree decorations became popular in Victorian Britain when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert popularised the Christmas tree.
Create your own star decoration inspired by the musical score of the Christmas carol ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, the lyrics for which were written by the relative of a grace-and-favour resident of Hampton Court Palace in 1848.
Glorious gift tags
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December 11.00-16.00
Decorate traditional wooden gift tags and make your gift to someone extra special.
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
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.