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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

Updated 6 August. Hampton Court Palace and gardens (including The Magic Garden) is open 7 days a week through August until 6 September. Entry to the Magic Garden requires a palace admission ticket for non members. The Maze remains closed. Please read our visit information

Two girls jumping in Hampton Court Palace Great Fountain Garden

We're Good to Go

A warm welcome back to Hampton Court Palace this summer! With lots to see and 60 acres of gardens to explore, it is a great time to visit.

You need to book an arrival time and ticket online for entry to the palace and family tickets are available for you and up to three children. 

Family palace highlights

Explore the magnificent palace interiors and walk in Henry VIII's footsteps. Choose an item for more detail

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
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)

The Tudor Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, showing the Abraham Tapestries and the room set out for day visitors.
Things to see

Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Explore the gardens

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

Children looking at jouster wicker sculpture in Hampton Court Palace gardens
Families

Enjoy some long-awaited family fun with our new family garden trail.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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 without the usual crowds.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Two shire horses pull a tram, also known as a charabanc carriage, outside the baroque exterior of Hampton Court Palace
Families

Meet Henry VIII's Great Shire Horses and enjoy a tram ride through 500 years of history at Hampton Court Palace.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

11:00-17:00

Separate ticket

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

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

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)

A family of two women, a boy and a girl walk through the Wilderness at Hampton Court Palace in the shade. The little boy is eating an ice cream and they are surrounded by greenery
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)

Come and find the sculptures!