It is a spectacle of colour and a hive of activity at Hampton Court Palace during the spring and summer season.
Turks daily river trips run from Kingston and Richmond right to Hampton Court Palace entrance.
What’s on at Hampton Court Palace?
Horrible Histories 27 May – 3 June
Special 1 hour productions live on stage exploring British history – with all the ghoulish bits kids tend to love!
The Magic Garden
Inspired by the myths and legends of the Tudor Court, this is a fun and imaginative way for children and families to explore the palace’s past. Read more
Kids love the Time Explorers App which you can download before you arrive at the palace. Interactive adventures keep kids intrigued whilst learning at the same time
The Chocolate Kitchens
Take a peek inside the original chocolate kitchens where George 1’s special drink was prepared. Chocolate cookery courses also taking place see details
Is there a ghost?!
HamptonCourtPalace is said to be haunted by the ghost of Queen Catherine Howard, one of the beautiful wives of King Henry VIII. Find out which other ghosts haunt the Palace on the ghostly children’s trail. It’s a fun and exciting path that can be enjoyed by both children and parents.
Family audio tours
Family audio tours are available to explore the history of the Palace. Use family trails and enjoy educative quizzes, activities, fun facts and wonderful illustrations – suitable for children aged 6 and above. Check out the King’s Guard Chamber decorated by the King with 2,846 pieces of arms and armour too.
Arrive by boat
Kids love the adventure and adults find it so relaxing – check out the timetable:
Eating and drinking
Enjoy family picnics in the beautiful parks and gardens with sparkling fountains or even just along the scenic river front. And don’t forget the Maze – kids love it!
School holidays, check out Thumbs up it’s Thursday .