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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Children's Activity Event, Sat 23 Jul - Sun 2 Oct 2016


Hampton Court Palace

0844 482 7777


East Molesey,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 23 Jul - Sun 2 Oct Gnomes Unearthed
Fri 1 Jul - Fri 30 Sep Hampton Court Tram Rides
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct Dusk ‘til Dawn - Sleepover
Thu 6 Oct Tiny Explorers Messy Play 
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Oct British Sign Language tours
Sat 8 Oct Tiny Explorers Messy Play 


The new Magic Garden has cast a powerful spell over the whole of Hampton Court Palace, rousing our ancient gnome Umbriel and bringing him up to the light. Mysterious Umbriel is rarely seen (like all gnomes he is shy) but he has many stories to tell of the gardens’ lost secrets… if you can find him. Take care and tread lightly, and he might come out of hiding to share a tale or two.

He’s been helped in his storytelling by a number of local community groups, artists and famous writers. Meet him now, before he disappears back into the earth once more…

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 Jul - Sun 2 Oct 2016 10:00 to 18:00


Included in palace admission



See location of Hampton Court Palace on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 149686  Lat: 51.40479 Long: -0.34950

By car: The palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads. From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308. The palace is also accessible via the A3 and then the A309.
By train: South West Trains run services direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court. The journey takes only 35 minutes and the palace is a 2-minute walk across the bridge from the station.
By bus: Bus routes: 111, 216, 411, 451, 461, 718, R68, 416, 513, 267 (Summer Sundays only).
By River boat: From Richmond or Kingston with Turk Launches (April - mid September) and from Westminster with Westminster Passenger Cruises (April - September).
For further information visit

Car parking
Green car park - pay and display
Charges from 08.00 - 20.00
£1.00 per hour until 30 April 2015
£1.50 per hour from 1 May 2015

Palace car park - pay on foot
Charges from 08.00 - 20.00
£1.50 per hour until 30 April 2015
£1.60 per hour from 1 May 2015

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets