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self-led school visits

Our free trails are designed to help make the most of your visit. These self-led trails provide all the information needed to explore the stories of the palace and support students on your school trip.

Remember to pick up your trails, included with the price of admission, from the Clore Learning Centre when you arrive on the day of your visit.

Early Years and Reception schoolchildren at Hampton Court Palace

EYFS Sensory trail

By following three different routes children can explore how food makes its way from the kitchen garden, through the kitchens and to the king’s plate!

Early Years Foundation Stage
Subject: Past and Present, Gross Motor Skills, Speaking
Topic: Tudors, Outdoors, Kitchens
Session Type: Self-led visit

Families interacting taking part in the Great Palace Quest.

Key stage 1 tudor trail

Explore the key sights at the palace and to discover its secrets and stories.

Key stage 1
Subject: English, History, Geography
Topic: Tudors
Session Type: Self-led visit

School students attend a tour at Hampton Court Palace in the Tudor apartments.

key stage 2 tudor trail

The activity trail includes facts about Hampton Court Palace's history, as well as a variety of challenges to help children make the most of their visit.

Key stage 2
Subjects: English, History, Geography
Topic: Tudors
Session Type: Self-led visit

Secondary school students visiting Hampton Court Palace

Key Stage 3 Tudor Trail

Was Henry VIII motivated primarily by the pursuit of pleasure or a thirst for power? Using this trail, students will explore the palace independently analysing contemporary source material to form conclusions.

Key stage 3
Subject: History
Topic: Tudors
Session Type: Self-led visit

SEND Tudor Trail

Come and explore the court of King Henry VIII! Children will discover Hampton Court’s Tudor spaces through this multi-sensory trail. By following the trail clues, they will learn what it was like to be the Tudor king.

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) 
Subject: History
Topic: Tudors
Session Type: Self-led visit