It is a spectacle of colour and a hive of activity at Hampton Court Palace during the summer season.
Turks daily river trips run from Kingston and Richmond right to Hampton Court Palace entrance. Over the August bank holiday weekend we have extra boat trips running.
What’s on at Hampton Court Palace?
BBC Good Food Feast 26 – 28 August
Set in the magnificent Hampton Court Palace gardens, discover:
- Delicious artisan producers
- Stellar line up of cooks and chefs
- Fabulous entertainment
- Family fun and great, live music.
Tickets for the Food Feast includes free entry to Hampton Court Palace and are purchased through their website BBC Good Food Feast
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.
Is there a ghost?!
Hampton Court Palace 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
Summer holidays Monday 24 July to Wednesday 30 August ONE child can travel free per full fare paying adult on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday when you show this voucher. (excludes bank holiday Monday 28 August). Tickets are purchased onboard.
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 .