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.


  • 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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A live interpreter dressed as a Tudor Lady and a Live Interpreter dressed as a Tudor Gentlemen are kneeling on either side of a padlocked chest in the Great Watching Chamber. They are arguing.

Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign. Choose your enemies, choose your friends, but choose wisely.

Daily until 15 April 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Events Families

11:00, 12:45, 14:30

Re-opening 30 March 2018. Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

The Magic Garden is closed - re-opening 30 March 2018. (2018 season planned closures - 21 May, 16 July and 10 September 2018.)

Hampton Court Palace

Families Highlights

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

21 (sold out) and 27 July (12pm tour sold out) 2018

Banqueting House

Events Member only

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

Browse more history and stories

Tudor Kitchens:  The Taste Of The Fire book

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.


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.