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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court PalaceEast Molesey
Telephone: 0844 482 7777


Hampton Court Palace visitors can experience:

The State Apartments of Henry VIII, including the magnificent Great Hall and the Tudor Kitchens

The State Apartments of William III and Mary II

The world famous gardens and maze, plus costumed events also take place on most school holidays and bank holidays throughout the year.

The family trails are a perfect way to explore Hampton Court Palace and a ghostly children’s trail is available to help you track down our ghosts...

Meet cool characters from the court of King Henry VIII, see the real kitchens and experience the authentic sights and smells of a real Tudor kitchen! Clever kids can take the challenge and complete all 4 time travelling quests in The great time quest game. Plus discover the fascinating stories of Hampton Court Palace in the multi-sensory workshops for under 3s through music, movement, messy play and more! You and your little one will be transported into a magical world of stories you won't want to come back out of! But that's ok, you can come back to celebrate your little one's next big day with one of our unique and frankly fabulous children's birthday parties!

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It may be worth checking out Hampton Court Palace's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


We do strongly suggest you contact Hampton Court Palace before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Monday-Sunday 10.00 - 18.00
Last admission: 17.00
Last entry to the maze and Magic Garden: 17.15


"I'm hungry"

There are two cafes on site, selling a variety of sandwiches, snacks and hot meals. Visitors can also bring food with them and eat it in the gardens only.

healthy food

There are healthy options, such as salads, and vegetarian options.

"Can I have one of those?"

We have a selection of souvenir shops which sell a variety of items, including standard souvenir items such as pencils/keyrings and similar, historic books, and many gift and ornament items.

"i need a wee"

We have two unisex disabled toilets inside the palace (although one is right next to the entrance to the Fountain Ladies toilets and shares the same lobby), two in the gardens and one in the Tiltyard Cafe. Baby changing units are in the Mens Toilets by Base Court and in the Tiltyard Cafe and there is a Mother and Baby room off Base Court Ladies which contains changing mats and bottle warmers. We don't have any toddler loo seats or child-sized toilets.

and baby come too...

There are bottle warmers in the Mother and Baby Room off Base Court and the restaurant staff are more than happy to provide hot water so that a bottle can be warmed in the catering areas.


...got any top tips?

Before visiting see check the website through the link to see when the next costumed events are taking place in the palace, kitchens or gardens.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adult £21.00
Child £10.50
Concessions: £17.10
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children): £37.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £51.70


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Hampton Court PalaceEast Molesey
Telephone: 0844 482 7777