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

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Fountain Court, looking west. The courtyard fountain can just be seen through an archway on the left.

Get an expert’s guide of what there is to see and do at each palace with one of our State Apartment Warders at Hampton Court.

21 December 2017. 20 January, 08 February and 10 March 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Member only Tours and talks

Tours begin at 11:00 and 14:00

Executions at the Tower of London took place at Tower Green and the Scaffold Site. Walk in the footsteps of those condemned to death by order of the state.

Open daily

Tower of London

Things to see
Sculpture of a polar bear

Discover the fascinating stories of the many exotic animals kept at the Tower of London and explore how they lived in the Royal Menagerie.

Open daily

Tower of London

Families Things to see

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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