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A royal christmas celebration

about this session

Early Years Foundation Stage & Key stage 1 | Subjects: History | Topics: Tudors, Stuarts, Victorians | Session Type: Seasonal

Experience Christmas like the royals! Discover how royalty celebrated at Hampton Court Palace in the past, through games, storytelling, and craft. 

The session includes a tour of the Tudor palace and the opportunity to make a crown to take home. 

This session is suitable for Reception.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Learn that Christmas hasn’t always been celebrated the way we celebrate it now.
  • Discover that some of our modern Christmas traditions have their beginnings a long time ago, and some are much more recent in origin.
  • Find out that in the past, Christmas was a celebration more centred around religion than it is now.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:


  • Understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance.
  • Understanding significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Booking Information

22 November
23 November
13 December (13:15 only)
14 December (10:30 only)
15 December

10.30, 11.45, 13.15

45 minutes
Up to 35 pupils
£100 plus admission

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