Time well spent

Escape to Hampton Court Palace for a great family day out this summer

Escape to Hampton Court Palace for a great family day out this summer

Family highlights

Explore the magnificent 60 acres of gardens and palace interiors. Choose an item for more detail

A boy holds up a toy sword and shouts as children play in the background at the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Families Things to see

Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Open Wednesday - Sunday

Hampton Court Palace

10.00-18.00 (last entry at 17.15)

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Children run through the Hampton Court Palace Maze in the sunshine under a blue sky. Trees and other parkland can be seen in the background.
Things to see

Lose yourself in the most famous maze in the world. The Hampton Court Maze is still baffling visitors after 300 years.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

10.00 - 17.30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A family visiting Hampton Court Palace in the Great Kitchens
Things to see

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Explore more of the gardens

Let the kids roam free and seek out adventures in the beautiful, spacious gardens.

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens and find our free entry Garden Open Days dates.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

The Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace, showing bright planting and baroque architecture under a clear blue sky
Things to see

Explore the Privy Garden, now restored to its former glory and complete with its intricate Tijou Screen.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A family of two women, a boy and a girl relax and admire the colourful planting in the Rose Garden at Hampton Court Palace. The Tudor palace can be seen in the background
Things to see

Discover an abundance of colour in the grounds of the historic Tudor buildings at Hampton Court Palace.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Pond Gardens, looking north. Summer bedding is displayed in the flower beds.
Things to see

Discover the sunken gardens created for Henry VIII and transformed by Mary II.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Wilderness in late winter
Things to see

Wander through this treasure of the Hampton Court Gardens, which was once Charles II's formal pleasure garden and is now a wild meadow.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Tudor West Gate of Hampton Court Palace under a blue sky. Visitors can be seen in the foreground

Summer theatre performance

Join Bottom and the Mechanicals this summer as they make their long-awaited return to Hampton Court Palace – the original home of A Midsummer’s Night Dream – to host a half-hour extravaganza of sketches, games and interactive family fun!

Family enjoying a picnic in the shade under a tree.

Shady spots in the gardens

Explore the shaded parts of the garden to escape the heat this summer.