Christmas garden fairy trail

Update 5 November: In line with government guidance, Hampton Court Palace is now closed until 2 December, but our gardens are open at the weekends only. Please read our FAQs

When

5 December 2020 to 3 January 2021, (except 24-26 December)


Where

Throughout the gardens.


Ticketing information

Included in admission.


Included in palace admission (members go free)

Enjoy the festive season with a visit to Hampton Court Palace this Christmas!

Can you find all the fairies that are hiding in Hampton Court Palace Gardens?

Wrap up warm and grab a Christmas garden fairy trail to discover ten magical installations throughout the gardens, along with stories of Christmas traditions from the past.

Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and escape to enjoy the space of Hampton Court Palace gardens with your family. 

Christmas decorations at Hampton Court Palace
The Great Kitchens, looking south-west towards the great roasting fire where logs are burning. A pile of logs ready to burn is just seen on the left. On the right the blurred figure of a male performer wearing Tudor costume can just be seen.
Base Court at night with lanterns lit
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.

Weekends only

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.

Weekends only

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.

Weekends only

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Peter Rabbit my first library book collection 2001001, My first Peter Rabbit soft toy 8003005, My first Flopsy Bunny soft toy 8003006, Peter Rabbit board book 40110.

Shop Children's Toys

Discover our range of traditional toys and games inspired by Historic Royal Palaces. Bring history to life with our fun selection of toys and games inspired by our British heritage.

From £4.99

Lifestyle setting:  Chapel Royal glass tree decoration set of 3, Tudor Rose glass bauble, Henry VIII & wives tree decorations set, Tudor Rose tree decoration, Chapel Royal porcelain bauble.

Shop Christmas tree decorations

Browse through our beautiful range of Christmas decorations, ornaments and baubles.

From £4.99

Henry VIII and his six wives feature in this splendid tree decoration set. A wonderful addition to a Tudor Christmas.

Henry VIII and his wives tree decorations

Henry VIII and his six wives feature in this splendid tree decoration set. A wonderful addition to a Tudor Christmas.

£55.00