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Ticketing info

£6 per session (£5 for members). 
Tickets can only be booked over the phone Monday to Friday on 020 3166 6000.

Each ticket allows entry for one child and up to two adults. Tiny Explorer tickets do not include full palace entry.

Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

Separate fee (advanced booking required)

Through music, movement, messy play and more, you and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories. Discover the palace together guided by a specialist facilitator.

Tiny adventures in BIG places! Our specially designed creative play sessions are active: encouraging both adult and child to play and learn together. The central focus is always on stories - you'll hear the amazing stories of the palaces and people who lived in them.

Each 45 to 60 minute Tiny Explorers session takes place both in our education rooms and in the palace itself - there is lots of moving around involved! Participants are guided by the session leader and our team of volunteers and assistants from room to room – singing, exploring, playing and smiling. Due to the delicate nature of the buildings and furnishings, we ask that everyone join us in helping to take care of the historic spaces as we move through them.

Check the details on this page to find out which kind of session is running on which date. Come along to a few different ones to get a taste of different creative play approaches. Please note that the session fee does not include full palace entry: you will be greeted at the meeting point and guided to and from your session by our team.

For more information about the Tiny Explorer programme, or to join our mailing list, please contact Learning & Engagement's 0-11 team at Historic Royal Palaces on learning.info@hrp.org.uk

Session types

We offer four different session types which run on selected Wednesdays and Saturdays during term time. The session content is the same for each session type as sessions are repeated.

Session dates and times