The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace

The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace


Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court
Hampton Court

Date(s) - 31-March to 30-September
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hampton Court Palace

Let the adventure begin

Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements, besiege the towers and explore the secret grotto in this magical children’s playground.

The Magic Garden provides a unique way for your family to explore the history of Hampton Court Palace.

In line with current government guidelines, the following changes will be in place to ensure that your visit to the garden is safe and fun for everyone.

  • During the winter, we may need to close the Magic Garden at short notice due to inclement weather
  • A one-way route is in operation in some areas; look for markers on the ground to help. The route will start at the Lost Tower and work across to the Discovery Tower, where children (and adults!) will still be able to have fun on the Spiral Slide
  • To give everyone the chance to visit, time spent enjoying the Magic Garden will be limited to 90 minutes
  • Capacity will be reduced in the Magic Garden to reflect social distancing guidelines.
  • An enhanced cleaning regime will be operating within the Magic Garden
  • Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance
  • Reduced seating capacity is positioned to meet social distancing guidelines
  • The following areas are closed:
    • The Kings Tower (Red) and The Queens Tower (Blue)
    • The Dragons Nest
    • The drinking fountains
    • The cafe
    • Toilets in the Kitchen Garden (toilets in the Magic Garden are open)

We are having to strictly enforce a maximum stay of 90 minutes for all our visitors, including Members, to the Magic Garden. With such a reduced capacity, it is the fairest way for everyone to get a chance to play and enjoy the area.