A Blooming Marvel: The Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival

family walking through the tulips

Hey there, flower fans and budding botanists! Looking for a unique, fun and simply stunning day out this April? We’ve got the very thing…the marvellous Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival!!

Are you ready to tiptoe through the tulips without travelling all the way to the Netherlands? Your family outing is about to bloom into action, and it’s shaping up to be the petal-packed party of the year!

Where is Hampton Court Palace?

a far off photo of the grounds of hampton court palace
This historic royal palace is a Grade I listed building located in the London borough of Richmon upon Thames. It’s a transcendent palace with cobbled courtyards, and world-renowned gardens and houses royal history that you can deep dive into.

Especially the UK’s BIGGEST display of planted tulips. Are you ready to be completely blown away?

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Hampton Court Palace,
East Molesey,

Opening Times

10th February to 3rd November 2024
10:00 - 17:30

Tulip Festival:
8th - 29th April 2024


Members: Free
Adult: £27.20
Child (5-15): £13.60

Tulip Festival is included in your entry

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A Garden of Colourful Wonders: The Tulip Festival

If you’re looking for a springtime adventure that is above all and will leave you with magical memories. Then we think the Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival is 100% worth it. It’ll be like stepping into a rainbow!

Imagine oceans of orange, rivers of red, and valleys of violet, with over 100,000 tulip bulbs (give or take) turning Henry VIII’s famous grounds into a technicolour dreamland. The tulip gardens are a kaleidoscope of colour that is definitely on my list of things to do in April!

It’s the perfect way to celebrate springtime family fun! Explore the grounds with friends or families, snap pictures of the beautiful blooms and show-stopping displays and immerse yourself in 60 acres of pure floral bliss.

But that’s not all! It’s time you head to the courtyards where you can discover the Tudor wine fountain, and incredible floating tulip vases and uncover rare and specialist varieties that were inspired by Mary II’s famous 17th-century collection! It’s not one to miss.

And let’s not forget the other fantastic garden tours, floral displays and workshops. Led by the green-fingered gurus who know every secret of the soil, these tours are your chance to get the lowdown on how to turn your garden into a wonderland (or, at least, keep a houseplant alive).

So, let’s enjoy the spring weather as you admire the stunning displays of vibrant tulips!

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A Festival for the Future

What’s really cool about the Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival is how it’s planting the seeds for a greener tomorrow.

The festival is all about celebrating the beauty of nature while respecting our planet. You’ll learn heaps about sustainability, biodiversity, and how to make your garden a haven for wildlife (bees and butterflies are sure to be the talk of the town!).

Family Fun in Full Bloom

orange tulips
Although, there’s more to the royal palace than the Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival! You need to explore the Great Hall and the Haunted Gallery and Processional Route to the Magic Garden too!

The Magic Garden is where kids will be wide-eyed with wonder as they explore the fantastical playground where myths come to life, dragons roam (safely, of course), and the plants tell tales. They can also become wildlife explorers as they embark on a bug hunt!

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So, why settle for a standard day out when you can have a royal adventure at the Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival? It’s a chance to make memories among the majesty of millions of blooms, learn a little, laugh a lot, and maybe even leave a bit more knowledgeable about our floral friends. See you in the gardens – where the real magic happens!

Check out all these amazing events! Surround yourself with all things cute at the Cute Exhibition, be amazed at LEGO sculptures at The Art of the Brick: An Exhibition of LEGO or think pink with the Barbie Exhibition this summer!

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