Here be dragons at Hampton Court Palace


  • Daily until 03 November 2019

Ticketing information

Two of the dragons will be unavailable to view between 04-09 September 2019 due to the Concours of Elegance event in the Great Fountain Garden.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Can you find the fiery beasts hiding in the palace gardens?

This summer come to Hampton Court Palace, explore the gardens and see if you can uncover the colourful dragons lurking among the trees and plants.

Each dragon has a special name and its own superpower for you to discover.

Pick up an activity map from the Information Centre when you arrive to begin your hunt.

Please note: 04-09 September you will not be able to view the dragon sculptures, Tempus and Dazzler, due to an event taking place in the East Front gardens.

Grow your own dragon

Join us to plant your own rainbow dragon seeds to take home with you as a memento of your visit to the palace.

Dates: 20, 25, 27 July and 01, 15, 22, 29, 31 August
Times: 11:00-16.00
Location: Classroom 1, off Clock Court

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

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

Open daily until 03 November 2019

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

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

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

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

Available daily

Hampton Court Palace

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