Hampton Court Palace

A magical adventure awaits the whole family. As a day trip, Hampton Court Palace is pretty hard to beat - you would be hard pushed to fit everything that it has to offer into just one day! Only 10 miles from the Bridge Hotel in Chertsey – be sure to pencil this one onto your “must see” list during a stay with us.
  • WHAT IS IT? Hampton Court Palace is a historic royal palace, with its own maze, that has been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century.
  • HOW FAR IS IT? Hampton Court Palace is only 10.6 miles from the Bridge Hotel in Chertsey and a 24 minute drive by car.

Hampton Court Palace

WHAT’S THERE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN?

With excellent changing facilities and a mother and baby room, Hampton Court Palace is a great destination for families, including the little ones. To make exploring the palace as interesting as possible for children, make sure you follow the “family trails” which include fun quizzes, great activities and illustrations – all included in the price of your admission ticket.

The 18th century chocolate kitchens will undoubtedly hold the attention of both child (and parent!) as youngsters are encouraged to try their hand at making Georgian chocolate. The history of chocolate making in England is particularly interesting as is the narrative of how these chocolate kitchens served Kings and Queens through the ages!

The maze at Hampton Court Palace is certainly the most famous in the world. With its infinite twists and turns, children will be enthralled as they become lost within its dead ends and spiral pathways. All this and we have only just touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Hampton Court Palace can offer the kids. Swans, geese, royal bejewelled crowns, adventure and excitement! All this awaits little minds as well as the famous “Very Hungry Caterpillar” lunchbox and obligatory gift shop! A guaranteed winner…

WHAT’S THERE FOR ADULTS?

This history drenched palace will captivate you with tales and re-enactments of glorious times from centuries gone by. We all yearn to do something a little different on our weekends and Hampton Court Palace is certainly a step away from your typical Saturday afternoon. The Tudor Experience is fascinating as visitors can experience Henry VIII’s apartments and see an identical replica of his crown. The history of royal cooking awaits you in the Tudor Kitchens and between 3rd April and 31st August 2015 – meat will be roasted on the open fire daily, enhancing the experience of the kitchens with the waft of old recipes! Planted in 1769, the largest grape vine in the world is housed within its very own aluminium glasshouse at the Palace. Over 240 years old, this vine is really something to be seen with some rods extending up to 36.5 metres in length. The Cumberland Art Gallery houses some pretty weighty pieces from the Royal Collection, including works by Rembrandt and Caravaggio – one of the most influential painters of the 17th century. There is a smorgasbord of sights to be seen and activities to take part in at this historical Royal Palace. A real gem in the variety of tourist attractions that can be sampled within a half hours drive of the Bridge Hotel in Chertsey.
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