The Magic Garden is now closed for winter and will re-open in Spring 2018.

Family activities

There's a whole range of things for families to see and do together at Hampton Court Palace.

There's a whole range of things for families to see and do together at Hampton Court Palace.

When

  • Daily

Ticketing info

Included in palace admission

Digital Missions

Download the free 'Time Explorers' app to your mobile device before you visit and try our new digital missions for families at Hampton Court Palace.

Digital Missions are interactive adventures played on mobile device. Meet characters from history, explore all around you, do challenges and win a badge!

Family trails

Packed with fun quizzes, activities, facts and illustrations, our free family trails are the perfect way to explore Hampton Court Palace as a family. Hard copies are available at the palace's Information Centre after you have purchased your tickets. When you've completed one, bring it back for a prize!

Children's birthday parties

We offer bespoke birthday parties to keep your Little Tudors entertained, intrigued and informed.

More about children's birthday parties

Explore more family activities

Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.

09 February - 10 February 2018

Banqueting House

Starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10:30 and 12:00

Experience a Members-only viewing of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London.

22 January and 12 February 2018

Tower of London

Doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.

View of the White Tower exterior

See the Line of Kings and the Chapel of St John the Evangelist after hours with a White Tower guide, at the Tower of London.

19 February and 12 March 2018

Tower of London

Doors open 18:15 for a 18:30 start.

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Tudor Kitchens:  The Taste Of The Fire book
An illustrated book, written by palace curators and food archaeologists, explores eating at court and the Tudor diet.

Tudor kitchens: The taste of the fire

An illustrated book, written by palace curators and food archaeologists, explores eating at court and the Tudor diet.

£4.99

Six Wives Charm Bracelet.  An intriguing royal heraldic charm bracelet with charms of Henry VIII and his six wives family crests.

Divorced, beheaded, died charm bracelet

Divorced, beheaded, died charm bracelet with each charm representing the fate of Henry VIII’s six wives.

£24.99

Delightful wooden plant sticks with decorative Pugin design, featuring traditional herbs: rosemary, thyme, dill, basil, parsley and sage.

Wooden herb plant sticks

Traditional wooden plant sticks with a Gothic Revival design, featuring herbs grown in the Hampton Court Palace kitchen gardens.

£3.99