Buggy AccessPushchairs or buggies may be taken around the palace. Speak to a warder if you wish to use the lifts that are available for anyone unable to manage the stairs. There is a left luggage facility with a Buggy Park off Clock Courts. It contains lockers that can take hand baggage and small rucksacks.
Under 5sThere is a Family Room off Base Court for the little 'uns to go crazy. There is a similar children's play area in the Tiltyard Café (not available during school holidays). There are also a variety of Family Trails available from the Information Centre for young children to do as they go around the palace.
5-11 year oldsNot all the Family Trails are for little ones. There are also some for older children that will enhance their knowledge of the Tudor period. Four family Audio tours are also available. Aimed at the over 6s, they present the palace in a light-hearted way. During school holidays, they also have costume guided events and craft activities that are aimed at 5-11 year olds aged children.
All AgesDressing up clothes are available in the Information Centre, where you collect your free audio guide. Where not get dressed up before touring the palace? There are costumes for the whole family and it can make it easier to spot each other when the Palace is busy if all of your party dresses up. (Do note, you can't come in costume as there are costumed actors in the Palace every day and you don't want to be confused with them.)
There are regular, scheduled, costume guided tours aimed at all ages. Four more general audio tours are available for those who have exhausted the family ones. The Maze is also recommended for all ages. Admission to the Maze is included in your palace ticket. Don't forget the gardens are beautiful and a great place to have a family picnic. You can bring your own meal or buy sandwiches and snacks from the Tiltyard Cafe.
Find further information on Hampton Court Palace family activities on the official website.