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Two actors dressed in historical costume throw up their hands in horror as part of a Horrible Histories performance. The Horrible Histories logo appears in the background as part of the set.
Events Families

Prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

10-14 August 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Performances are at 12:00 and 15:00. Duration 1 hour.

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Two female children playing next to the fountain in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace. In the background there are benches and yew trees visible.
Events Families

Enjoy family-friendly films in the magical gardens of Hampton Court Palace this summer.

14-18 August 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

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

Hampton Court Palace

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)

Children taking part in a storytelling session inside the historic spaces.
Families

Join in our lively, interactive storytelling sessions for families at Hampton Court Palace.

Sunday 09 June, Sunday 07 July and Sunday 04 August

Hampton Court Palace

11:30, 12:45 and 14:00. Duration 20 minutes

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A live interpreter in the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace.
Events Families

Discover the delights of Georgian cookery in the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace this summer.

Various dates over the summer

Kew Palace

Drop in 11:00-16:30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A young teenage girl and her younger sister smile as they view a replica of a silver tiara studded with diamonds, on a red display cushion.
Families Tours and talks

Uncover the stories behind guests of Hillsborough Castle, on this fun tour designed with families in mind.

Daily

Hillsborough Castle

11:15 and 15:15

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

A woman and her two children enjoy The Glen at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens on a bright sunny day
Families

Get hands-on with history in our handling collection, discover something exciting in the garden explorer’s cart and 'make and take' with the Georgians.

Selected dates in July and August

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Costumed interpreter dressed as John Gerard in front of the White Tower
Families Highlights

Explore the Tower, meet the prisoners who filled its cells and dungeons and try to plot your own escape.

13 July - 31 August 2019

Tower of London

Various times during the day

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Children taking part in a storytelling session inside the historic spaces.
Families

Join in our lively, interactive storytelling sessions for under 7's and their families at Kensington Palace.

Sunday 14 July, Sunday 11 August, Sunday 08 September

Kensington Palace

11:45, 12:45, 13:45 and 14:45. Duration 20 minutes.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Families

Explore the palace gardens this summer and discover the colourful dragons lurking among the trees and plants.

20 July - 03 November 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Young girl meeting a costume interpreter dressed as a young Queen Victoria at Kensington Palace
Families Highlights

Meet the characters from Queen Victoria's childhood this summer and discover what it was like growing up to be Queen.

01 August - 31 August 2019

Kensington Palace

Drop in daily 10:30-17:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)