Henry VIII's Sporting Academy

When

  • Start date: 03 August 2019
  • End date: 11 August 2019
Drop-in daily activities

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Join team Henry and become a Tudor sports star!

Bring the whole family to Hampton Court Palace this summer and have a go at some exciting Tudor sports.   

As a young man King Henry VIII was a keen sportsman who enjoyed jousting, hunting and playing real tennis. Now it's your turn to take up the challenge and join the King's sporting academy.

Try sword fighting, archery and take part in the Tudor Dance Off, plus much more.

All young competitors will have the chance to win a medal that King Henry VIII himself would be proud to wear.

A family interacting while taking part in the Great Palace Quest, a family trail.
Families

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

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

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Georgian architect stands in Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace, looking up at the Tudor building
Families Tours and talks

Shh! You're invited on a special mission… meet characters from history and explore the palace with the Time Explorers app.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

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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.
Highlights 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

Included in palace admission (members go free)