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Home Educators

Home education visits include:

  • Hampton Court Palace admission including all visitor routes open on the day.
  • Access to all garden areas open on the day of your visit, including the Maze.
  • Self-led activity trails for key stages 1-3.
  • If you’re looking for inspiration for your lessons at home, we provide a range of free learning resources on a host of topics

Important information for your booking

Home education visits must be pre booked and paid for in advance and are available to UK based home educators only.  Once purchased all tickets are non-refundable.

The subsidised rate is only available Wednesday to Friday during UK term time, it is not available during school holidays or on bank holidays.

NEW pricing for Home Educator visits between Autumn 2024 - Summer 2025


Under 5s: Free
Age 5-18: £4.10


Up to 1 : 3 ratio: Free (One free adult ticket will be provided for every 3 children. This includes under 5’s).
Additional adults: £25.10

Please bring evidence that you are a home educator with you to present at our schools desk on the day of your visit. We appreciate that not all home educators will have a Local Authority letter, or membership of a Home Education group. In this case please contact us via email in advance of your visit to confirm.

Key stage 1 (age 4-7) = 1:5
Key stages 2, 3 and 4 (age 7-15) = 1:10

Visits available Wednesday - Friday during UK term time.


Summer 2024
5 June - 19 July

Autumn 20
4 September – 25 October
6 November – 18 December 

Spring 2025
8 January – 14 February
26 February – 4 April  

Summer 2025 
23 April – 23 May
4 June – 18 July  

Our term dates reflect those of the local authority, Surrey County Council 

book online

Complete a booking request form and submit it. If you have any questions, wish to check availability or amend a booking request form you have already submitted please contact the schools team via email at [email protected]

Home educator visit booking form

Terms and conditions

Please review our NEW terms and conditions for Home Educator visits.

Terms and conditions


£1 tickets for a day visit to Hampton Court are available to anyone in receipt of the following:

  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance

You can claim £1 tickets for up to six people per household. Only one person per household needs to show supporting documents.

Tickets must be booked online in advance to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment. Visitor numbers are limited and many dates and timeslots are sold out in advance.

If you can't find £1 tickets for the date you wish to book, this date is sold out but further dates are available. 

Learn more about our £1 ticket offer

Helpful Resources

Helpful resources for Home Educator Visits to Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Palace Map Hampton Court Palace Gardens Map Hampton Court Palace Accessibility Guide