Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace and Maze in Surrey is a day out for the whole family. Families have always lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace, from princes and princesses to guards and servants. Now you can join them for an amazing day out. Whatever your age, there is plenty to see inside or out.


Packed with fun quizzes, activities, facts and illustrations, our free family trails are the perfect way to explore Hampton Court Palace as a family. Hard copies are available at the palace’s Information Centre after you have purchased your tickets. When you’ve completed one, bring it back for a prize!

Family audio tours are available to help you explore the history and stories at Hampton Court Palace. Aimed at children aged 6 or over, they present the palace in a light-hearted way. Collect your free audio guides from the Information Centre.

Meet characters from the Court of King Henry VIII in our costumed presentations.

Our family room, in which under 5’s can let off a bit of steam, is located next to the left luggage lockers and buggy park off Clock Court. It contains some large lego, books, clothes to dress up in and large soft blocks to keep younger members of the family happy and give parents and older siblings a bit of a break.

The star attraction in our gardens. Test your skills as a family and get enjoyably lost in ‘the most famous Maze in the history of the world’. The two metre high hedges twist and turn, with false routes and dead ends. See who gets to the middle first. Admission is included in your palace ticket.

During school holidays, we have costumed guided events and craft activities that are aimed at primary school aged children. Visit ‘What’s on’ for more information on current and upcoming events.

Opening Times

Palace and Maze: End March – End October (summer) 10.00am – 6.00pm

Palace and Maze: November – April (winter) 10.00am – 4.30pm

We only close 24, 25 and 26 December.

We are open on 1 January.



Palace, Maze & Gardens

Adults £17.50, Child £8.75, Under 5’s FREE, Family Ticket £43.80

You can add an additional voluntary contribution to these prices. Tickets can be bought online in advance. The prices of these are lower than the entrance cost + voluntary contribution, but higher than the entrance cost alone.


Maze Only

Adult £4.40, Child (5 – 15) £2.75, Under 5’s FREE, Family Ticket £13.20


Gardens Only

Adult £5.80, Children (under 15) FREE


There is a car park on site at a charge of £1.50/hr (pay when you leave on card). Down the road, there is another pay and display car park by the green at a charge of £1/hr.



  • Buggy park
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Feeding room
  • All year

  1. naycolman says:
    Posted April 8, 2015 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    This is a fun and informative day out although probably more suitable for over 5’s. There are trails around the palace and specific audio tours available for children. We were there today during school holidays and we frequently saw costumed characters who interacted with the public. There were scheduled events/shows running throughout the day. We attended an animation workshop which was really fun. The gardens are beautiful. There is a horse-dawn carriage for an extra charge that takes you around one of the gardens. The kids enjoyed exploring the maze but it was quite small and although manageable with a single buggy, a side by side double buggy is likely to be too wide. The grounds are generally buggy friendly (a mixture of cobbles, paving and gravel). There is a buggy park on site. Accessing the upper floors of the palace is doable as there is a lift, but there only seemed to be one lift in the whole palace. Some of the doorways were a little narrow and difficult to squeeze a side by side double buggy through so be prepared to explore alternative routes!