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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 (season planned closure - 10 September 2018)

Hampton Court Palace

10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:15)

View of the Maze at Hampton Court Palace
Families Highlights

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

Throne Room with silk green damask walls, wooden floor and large rug. Two red and gold Chairs of State, or 'thrones' are situated at the far end of the room. Gold-framed paintings of landscapes adorn the walls and three large chandeliers hang above.
Things to see Tours and talks

Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family on a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle.

Daily

Hillsborough Castle

View of Kensington Palace with crowd in the foreground and a Luna Cinema screen in the background showing Romeo and Juliet.
Events

Join The Luna Cinema for three nights of cinema under the stars with Kensington Palace and its grounds as a stunning backdrop.

07 August - 09 August 2018

Kensington Palace

Doors open 19:30, film starts 20:30

Illustration of a young girl and a blue and yellow dragon with Kew Pagoda in the background on a wall in an exhibition space
Events Families

Dragons have arrived at Kew Gardens! Discover our new family exhibition next to Kew Palace and go hunting for fiery beasts in the gardens.

30 March - 30 September 2018

Kew Palace

Open daily

Gardens of Hillsborough Castle with shrubs and stream in the foreground in bright sunshine
Things to see

Discover 100 acres of ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Other pages that may be of interest

Green and gold dragons on the Pagoda at Kew Palace

How we brought dragons back to Kew

80 new dragons now adorn the Great Pagoda at Kew once more, following a major conservation project by Historic Royal Palaces.

An exterior photo of the South facade of Hillsborough Castle on a sunny September day. Framed by greenery.

About the project

Historic Royal Palaces is embarking on an exciting project - we’re opening the doors of Hillsborough Castle for everyone to explore the stories of this extraordinary place, and take part in its inspiring new future.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the White Garden at Kensington Palace

Modern Royals

Kensington Palace is the official residence of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, and Prince Harry.