Christmas craft weekends

When

  • Selected Saturdays and Sundays in November and December
Drop-in between 11:00-16:00

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Make your own Elizabethan inspired Christmas decorations at Hampton Court Palace

Christmas wreath making

Using greenery from Hampton Court Palace’s magnificent gardens, make your own Christmas wreath to take home with you.

Date: 30 November, 01 December
Time: 11:00-16:00 
Location: Classroom 2, off Clock Court

Perfumed pomander pouches

Surround yourself with festive scents by making your own perfumed pomander pouch. Elizabeth I was said to carry a pomander filled with rose petals. What scents will you put in yours?

Date: 07, 08 December
Time: 11:00-16:00 
Location: Classroom 2, off Clock Court

Lovely lace baubles

Taking inspiration from Elizabeth I's extravagant lace ruffs, decorate colourful baubles with lace trim to put on your Christmas tree.

Date: 14, 15 December
Time: 11:00-16:00 
Location: Classroom 2, off Clock Court

Colourful wooden tree charms

Come and see Elizabeth I in her beautiful ‘Rainbow Portrait’ dress. Using similar colours and patterned materials, create a colourful tree charm for yourself.

Date: 21, 22 December
Time: 11:00-16:00 
Location: Classroom 2, off Clock Court

The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I exhibition, showing curator Eleri Lynn looking at the Bacton Altar Cloth in a case. The Rainbow Portrait hangs in the background of the green exhibition space.
Things to see Highlights

See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I, and the iconic Rainbow Portrait at Hampton Court Palace.

12 October 2019 - 23 February 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Children taking part in a storytelling session inside the historic spaces.
Families

Join in our lively, interactive storytelling sessions for families at Hampton Court Palace.

Sunday 10 November, Sunday 01 December

Hampton Court Palace

11:45, 13:00 and 14:15 (20mins)

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A family of two women, a boy and a girl look around them in Base Court of Hampton Court Palace
Families

Your adventure awaits! Explore Hampton Court Palace together with one of our activity trails or try a digital mission.

Available daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)