Base Court will be closed to visitors from 29 May - 27 June 2018. More information

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

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

Families
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.)

Families Highlights

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

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

Highlights Things to see Families

Browse more history and stories

Henry VIII teddy bear

Henry VIII teddy bear

Henry VIII bear, named after Hampton Court Palace's notorious resident King Henry VIII, in a traditional Tudor costume. Suitable for little princes and princesses aged three years and above. Measures 28cm.

£14.99

Anne Boleyn initial hanging decoration

Anne Boleyn initial hanging decoration

Inspired by Anne Boleyn's famous initial necklace, this luxury hanging decoration features a B initial suspended from faux pearls.

12.99

Anne Boleyn 'B' initial necklace mug

Anne Boleyn 'B' initial necklace mug

Anne Boleyn's 'B' initial necklace is arguably one of the most famous pieces of Tudor jewellery and is visible in many Anne Boleyn portraits. This exquisite stoneware mug features a unique interpretation of Anne Boleyn's 'B' initial pendant on a dramatic black glaze.

£9.99