There is planned industrial action on South Western Railway services on 18 August 2018. Please check before you travel.

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Kirstie Allsopp Presents The Handmade Fair

The Handmade Fair is returning to Hampton Court Palace for its fifth year!

The Handmade Fair is returning to Hampton Court Palace for its fifth year!


  • 14-16 September 2018

Ticketing information

Tickets for this event can only be purchased at The Handmade Fair website.

Entry Only: £16*^
Full Experience: £33*^
VIP: £95*

^Concessions available
*Booking and transaction fees apply

Please note that entry to Hampton Court Palace requires a separate ticket.

Separate ticket Buy tickets at The Handmade Fair website

Join Kirstie Allsopp, Max McMurdo and other experts for a weekend of creative making and inspiration — sharing the skills to become a maker yourself and learning about the amazing experts and artisans across the country.

Whether your day at the Fair teaches you how to make something yourself, transform a piece you already own, or you buy it from an expert, The Handmade Fair wants to inspire everyone to get making.

The Super Theatre, Skills Workshops and Grand Makes are hosted by the UK’s most renowned experts, so you can be sure you're learning from the best in the business.

Take part in all sorts of workshops such as macramé, calligraphy and origami and hear from inspirational people like Chalk Paint expert Annie Sloan, MasterChef champion Kenny Tutt and Dress Making Designer Tilly Walnes.

New for this year we have:

  • Dress Making Masterclasses, which include a kimono jacket
  • Foodie Workshops including tastings and pairings
  • Upcycling a double decker bus!

As well as a great day out, you’ll also get a bundle of skills and knowledge that you can use to improve your own life and home.

What’s more, you’ll find an abundance of delicious food and drink for lunch (churros, anyone?), tasty treats from artisan makers to take home and maybe even a glass or two of fizz to enjoy in the afternoon!

The Shopping Villages are full to the brim with handmade products of the highest quality, brought to you by our hand-picked and incredibly talented makers, along with an enviable range of tools and materials.

VIP tickets available

VIP tickets include everything in the Full Experience package plus all day access to VIP lounge, talks, lunch, free flowing bubbly and more.

Buy VIP tickets at The Handmade Fair website
Kirstie Allsopp poses in front of a wall decorated with black and white line drawings in the style of a colouring book

More information

The Handmade Fair is open 09:30-18:00 each day, with workshops and sessions starting from 10:00. Full timetables can be found at

Kirstie Allsopp will be hosting Friday and Saturday, with upcycling guru, Max McMurdo hosting the Sunday.

The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace is located on The Green opposite Hampton Court Palace. The venue is suitable for all-terrain wheelchair users.

Highlights Things to see

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Food and drink at the Hampton Court Palace Good Food Festival 2017
Events Highlights

Join us for a summer celebration of food and drink in the iconic East Front Gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

25-27 August 2018

10:00 - 18:00

Exterior view of the White Tower and the lawn taken from the south by the Wakefield Tower
Member only

Member luncheons in the Sargeant's Mess (formally known as the Perkin Reveller) hosted by Jascots Wine Merchants.

28 September (sold out) 2018

Tower of London

From 12:00

White background. Main image is of a bronze finished garden ornament of a miniature dachshund which is sold in the shops and online.

Dachshund bronze finish garden ornament

This playful bronze effect dachshund will charm any new owner. This fun decorative garden ornament features a miniature dachshund dog standing on it's hind legs and is inspired by the history of royal dogs.


Henry VIII luxury embroidered tree decoration

Henry VIII luxury embroidered tree decoration

This stunning Henry VIII tree decoration is double-sided and is beautifully handmade using metal and silk threads on a satin background with a foam filling.


Luxury Rabbit Doorstop

Rabbit doorstop

The sitting rabbit doorstop is a handsome fellow made out of luxurious beige fabric with silk trim - he is definitely more than a doorstop as his appealing looks are sure to guarantee him the best room in the house!