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Fire in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace
Families

Visit Henry VIII's Kitchens and discover how festive food has changed through the ages.

01 December 2018 - 06 January 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Drop in throughout the day

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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.
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

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Aerial view of Great Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace showing Baroque East Front of palace
Highlights 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)

Still from the feature film The Favourite
Highlights Things to see

See costumes from The Favourite, the critically-acclaimed film starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne on display at Kensington Palace.

14 December 2018 to 08 February 2019

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Father Christmas looks at a mince pie in his hand in front of a large Christmas tree and dressed in green robes. He is wearing a wreath.
Families Tours and talks

Join Lord and Lady Arthur Hill as they prepare for a festive bazaar and plan their musical entertainment in 1895.

28 November to 23 December 2018

Hillsborough Castle

10:00-16:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The gate of the Sunken Garden woven with plants and flowers at Kensington Palace under a partially cloudy sky
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful gardens of Kensington Palace, including the intriguing Sunken Garden.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Free

Other pages that may be of interest

Our growing year

A team of 42 gardeners and specialists look after the 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of royal parkland at Hampton Court Palace.

Garden highlights

Browse some of the highlights at Hampton Court Gardens.

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.