Family member Minibeast Hunt

in the Kitchen Garden

in the Kitchen Garden

When

  • 16 August and 30 August 2019
10:00 and 12.30

Ticketing information

Child £5, accompanying adult(s) go free*

Ticket includes spotter sheet and prize 

Tickets will go on sale on 3 July 2019

*All participating children require a ticket. Recommended for age 5-8 years. Tickets not required for accompanying children under the age of 5

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Become a wildlife explorer at Hampton Court Palace this summer, using our spotter sheet to hunt for ‘mini beasts’ amongst the flowers and vegetables growing in our recreated 18th century Kitchen Garden. Look for bugs under logs and stones, insects in the air, and creepy crawlies in the undergrowth; from bumblebees to butterflies there is lots to find!

Please note given the range of plants and crops grown in the Kitchen Garden we would advise caution to anyone with an allergy/intolerance. Please contact us with any concerns prior to booking. 

The Walled Garden at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, showing the pergola in the distance surrounded by planting and bedding. An archway surrounds the frame of the image and there is a blue cloudy sky
Things to see

Enter the castle grounds through this 18th-century walled garden, which has been expertly restored using traditional methods.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

A large lake at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens under a cloudy sky. Foliage from the surrounding trees and planting surrounds the water
Things to see

Take a wander down to the secluded lake, where the spectacular landscape opens up to an expanse of picturesque waterways.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

The South Terrace, looking south-east across the terrace flagstones towards the small topiary trees and summer shrubs. The Greek Temple is just seen through the castle portico in the background on the left of the image.
Things to see

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

09:30-18:00 (last admission is 17:00)

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Lifestyle imagery of picnic ware

Shop Picnicware

Enjoy fine dining outdoors with our magnificent picnic hampers. Discover our luxury hampers and exquisite picnic blankets.

From £19.99

White background. Main image is of a bronze finished garden ornament of a miniature dachshund which is sold in the shops and online.

Dachshund bronze finish garden ornament

This playful bronze effect dachshund will charm any new owner. This fun decorative garden ornament features a miniature dachshund dog standing on its hind legs and is inspired by the history of royal dogs.

£19.99

Luxury peacock hanging decoration with exquisite embroidered design

Luxury peacock hanging decoration

Bring a sparkling touch to your Christmas tree with our glittering luxury hanging decoration in the shape of a peacock.

£12.99