What’s on

May 2015

Garden Walks

Sun 3 May, Thu 14 May, 2pm

Garden Walks

Join us for a tour of the Fulham Palace gardens, home to unusual and historically important plants.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary. Meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

Monthly Historical Tours

Wed 6 May, Sun 10 May, Sun 17 May*, Tue 19 May, Sun 24 May, 2pm/ *12.15pm

Monthly Historical Tours

Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the grounds and public rooms of the   Palace.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

The Palace Explorers

Mon 11 May, Mon 18 May, 2pm

The Palace Explorers

Join the Palace Explorers, weekly parent/carer and toddler sessions for children aged 2-4.  £3 per child, which includes a drink and healthy snack, booking essential.  Click here for more information and to book.

Museums at Night 2015: Enliven your senses at Fulham Palace

Fri 15 May, 7pm-9pm

Museums at Night 2015: Enliven your senses at Fulham Palace

For Museums at Night 2015 Fulham Palace has partnered with the Royal College of Music to create a special site-specific evening of cultural entertainment.

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At Home with the Bishops: Family life at Fulham Palace

Mon 18 May, 2pm

At Home with the Bishops: Family life at Fulham Palace

The wives and children of the Bishops of London were often overshadowed.  Join Curator Miranda Poliakoff as she shines a spotlight on their lives.

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Knitting from Scratch

Wed 20 May, 10am-4pm

Knitting from Scratch

Join textiles artist Erica Parrett for this one day course covering the basics of knitting, from casting on and off to simple stitches and project ideas.

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Young Archaeologists’ Club

Sat 23 May, 10.30am-12.15pm

Young Archaeologists’ Club

During this fourth session of the Young Archaeologists' Club, examine, measure and record your finds from the foreshore, just like a professional archaeologist.

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Young Archaeologists’ Club Drop-in

Mon 25 May, 1pm-4pm

Young Archaeologists’ Club Drop-in

Interested in archaeology? Join our enthusiastic archaeologist volunteers on the Main Lawn for this hands-on session, and learn more about our new Young Archaeologists' Club!

Free, no booking necessary. Suitable for 8 to 16 year olds.

Fulham Palace Fun Day

Wed 27 May, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Fulham Palace Fun Day

A day of family fun including crafts, storytelling and dressing up! In partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Learning and Skills Service.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Half-Term Archaeology Workshop: Who was here before?

Fri 29 May, 10am-4pm

Half-Term Archaeology Workshop: Who was here before?

Ever wondered who was here before us? The join us for this full-day workshop and find out all about our prehistoric ancestors, and how they lived on the site of Fulham Palace.

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June 2015

The Palace Explorers

Mon 1 June, Mon 8 June, Mon 15 June, Mon 22 June, Mon 29 June, 10.30am-12pm

The Palace Explorers

Join the Palace Explorers, weekly parent/carer and toddler sessions for children aged 2-4.  £3 per child, which includes a drink and healthy snack, booking essential.  Click here for more information and to book.

Watercolour at Fulham Palace

Tue 2 June, 1pm-4pm

Watercolour at Fulham Palace

Develop your watercolour and composition skills through making studies of the beautiful Fulham Palace landscape during this five week course.

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Monthly Historical Tours

Wed 3 June, Sun 14 June, Tue 16 June, Sun 21 June*, Sun 28 June, 2pm /*12.15pm

Monthly Historical Tours

Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the grounds and public rooms of the   Palace.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

Bishop’s Park Tour

Sat 6 June, 2pm

Bishop’s Park Tour

If you are interested in the history of Bishop’s Park, join us for our new guided walk of Bishop’s Park and Fulham Palace.

£5 per person, accompanied children free, booking essential.  Click here to book.

Garden Walks

Sun 7 June, Thu 11 June, 2pm

Garden Walks

Join us for a tour of the Fulham Palace gardens, home to unusual and historically important plants.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary. Meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

Exploring the Museum Collections

Mon 8 June, 11am

Exploring the Museum Collections

Come to the Museum for a chance to see and handle items from the collection that are not normally on display.

Free, booking recommended. Click here to book.

Botanical Circles: Gardeners, Botanists and Nurserymen in Henry Compton’s London

Thu 11 June, 7pm

Botanical Circles: Gardeners, Botanists and Nurserymen in Henry Compton’s London

Later Stuart London had great gardens and public open spaces, innovative market gardens and commercial nurseries. Join is for this talk by garden historian David Marsh on this horticultural hotbed.

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Open Garden Squares Weekend (OGSW)

Sat 13 June, 11am-4pm

Open Garden Squares Weekend (OGSW)

As part of  London  Open Garden Squares Weekend, Fulham Palace has four special garden tours for ticket holders only.

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Young Archaeologists’ Club

Sat 20 June, 10.30am-12.15pm

Young Archaeologists’ Club

Before the Bishops of London acquired Fulham Palace, there was a Roman settlement on the site.  The fifth Young Archaeologists' Club will explore what it was like to be a Roman during this time.

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Little Green Fingers Gardening Session

Sat 20 June, 10.30am-12pm

Little Green Fingers Gardening Session

Learn how vegetables and flowers grow and have a go at seed sowing in the garden beds and other fun gardening activities.  Suitable for ages 4+, children must be accompanied by an adult.

£2 per child, booking essential. To book contact reception@fulhampalace.org or call 020 7736 3233, option 7

Edwardian Garden Party

Sun 21 June, 1pm-4pm

Edwardian Garden Party

The Bishops of London were well known for holding garden parties at Fulham Palace. Join us on the Main Lawn for a day of family fun including music, crafts, games and dressing up.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fulham Palace Ghost Tour

Wed 24 June, 7pm

Fulham Palace Ghost Tour

Hear the tales of hauntings by bishops and other inhabitants of this historic building during this exclusive after-hours ghost tour.

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Bee Keeping at Fulham Palace

Sun 28 June, 2pm-3pm

Bee Keeping at Fulham Palace

Join our volunteer beekeepers for a demonstration and talk about the habits of bees, the life of a hive and how to look after a hive of bees.

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July 2015

Monthly Historical Tours

Wed 1 July, Sun 12 July, Sun 19 July*, Tue 21 July, Sun 26 July, 2pm /*12.15pm

Monthly Historical Tours

Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the grounds and public rooms of the   Palace.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

Bishop’s Park Tour

Sat 4 July, 2pm

Bishop’s Park Tour

If you are interested in the history of Bishop’s Park, join us for our new guided walk of Bishop’s Park and Fulham Palace.

£5 per person, accompanied children free, booking essential.  Click here to book.

Garden Walks

Sun 5 July, Thu 9 July, 2pm

Garden Walks

Join us for a tour of the Fulham Palace gardens, home to unusual and historically important plants.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary. Meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Sun 5 July, 2.30pm (gates open at 2pm)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The original boy-wizard story, performed by international award-winning outdoor theatre company Illyria in our historic Walled Garden.

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The Palace Explorers

Mon 6 July, Mon 13 July, Mon 20 July, Mon 27 July, 10.30am-12pm

The Palace Explorers

Join the Palace Explorers, weekly parent/carer and toddler sessions for children aged 2-4.  £3 per child, which includes a drink and healthy snack, booking essential.  Click here for more information and to book.

Botanical Illustration

Sat 11 July, 10am-4pm

Botanical Illustration

Discover the intricately beautiful art form of botanical illustration in this one day course led by professional artist Hazel Adams.

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Museum  Drop-in

Sun 12 July, 2pm-3.30pm

Museum Drop-in

Come to the Museum and try on period Viking costume, handle artefacts and learn about the history of Fulham Palace.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Outbuildings of Fulham Palace

Mon 13 July, 2pm

The Outbuildings of Fulham Palace

Come and discover the stories behind the Palace's lodges and stables on this tour with Curator Miranda Poliakoff.

£5 per person, accompanied children free, booking recommended.  Click here to book.

A Walk with the Head Gardener

Tue 14 July, 6.45pm

A Walk with the Head Gardener

Join the Fulham Palace Head Gardener for an evening tour of the garden to learn about its history, ongoing projects and future plans.

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Fulham Palace Archaeology: The Orchard Dig

Wed 15 July, 7pm

Fulham Palace Archaeology: The Orchard Dig

In October 2014 Fulham Palace undertook an archaeological dig in the historic Walled Garden to obtain data to assist in its restoration. Alexis Haslam from Pre Construct Archaeology presents the findings from the project, which involved a team of archaeology volunteers from the local community.

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Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe at Fulham Palace

Fri 17 July, 7.30pm (gates open at 6.30pm)

Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe at Fulham Palace

Shakespeare's ultimate comedy performed by the Globe Theatre on Tour in our historic Walled Garden.

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Young Archaeologists’ Club

Sat 18 July, 10.30am-12.15pm

Young Archaeologists’ Club

Did you know that our Holm oak on the main lawn is 500 years old?  Imagine the stories it can tell!  During the final session this term for the Young Archaeologists' Club, investigate the important role trees play in archaeological research.

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Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe at Fulham Palace

Sat 18 July, 7.30pm (gates open at 6.30pm)

Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe at Fulham Palace

Shakespeare's ultimate comedy performed by the Globe Theatre on Tour in our historic Walled Garden.

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River Foreshore Archaeology Walk

Sun 19 July, 11am-1pm

River Foreshore Archaeology Walk

Join the Thames Explorer Trust for this walk along the foreshore to investigate the stories of the river and discover the clues to our history that can be found there.

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Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe at Fulham Palace

Sun 19 July, 2pm (gates open at 1pm)

Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe at Fulham Palace

Shakespeare's ultimate comedy performed by the Globe Theatre on Tour in our historic Walled Garden.

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The Art of Flower Arranging

Sat 25 July, 10am-4pm

The Art of Flower Arranging

As summer flowers are blossoming at Fulham Palace, take part in this one day course led by professional florist Helen Cranmer and learn the basics of flower arranging.

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606 Club Jazz at Fulham Palace

Fri 31 July, 7.30pm (gates open at 6.30pm)

606 Club Jazz at Fulham Palace

A fabulous weekend of entertainment hosted on the Main Lawn at the Palace in partnership with The 606 Club.  Bring your friends, find a spot on the lawn and dance the night away under the stars.

Friday night features Tony O'Malley, unquestionably one of the most charismatic vocalists working in the UK.

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August 2015

Bishop’s Park Tour

Sat 1 August, 2pm

Bishop’s Park Tour

If you are interested in the history of Bishop’s Park, join us for our new guided walk of Bishop’s Park and Fulham Palace.

£5 per person, accompanied children free, booking essential.  Click here to book.

606 Club Jazz at Fulham Palace

Sat 1 August, 7.30pm (gates open at 6.30pm)

606 Club Jazz at Fulham Palace

A fabulous weekend of entertainment hosted on the Main Lawn at the Palace in partnership with The 606 Club.  Bring your friends, find a spot on the lawn and dance the night away under the stars.

Saturday night features Kevin Fitzsimmons, a terrific vocalist with a captivating presence who performs in a style that is very much “straight-ahead”, hard-swinging jazz, as associated with Frank Sinatra and the “Rat Pack”.

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Garden Walks

Sun 2 August, Thu 13 August, 2pm

Garden Walks

Join us for a tour of the Fulham Palace gardens, home to unusual and historically important plants.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary. Meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

The Palace Explorers

Mon 3 August, Mon 10 Aug, Mon 17 Aug, Mon 24 Aug, 10.30am-12pm

The Palace Explorers

Join the Palace Explorers, weekly parent/carer and toddler sessions for children aged 2-4.  £3 per child, which includes a drink and healthy snack, booking essential.  Click here for more information and to book.

Paintings in Focus

Mon 3 August, 2pm

Paintings in Focus

Join Curator Miranda Poliakoff to find out more about the paintings in the Museum.

Free, booking recommended.  Click here to book.

The Art Marquee

Wed 5 August, 1pm-4pm

The Art Marquee

Get creative at the Art Marquee!  Join us on the Main Lawn for this drop-in session and try your hand at creating some Georgian crafts.

£2 per child, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monthly Historical Tours

Wed 5 August, Sun 9 Aug, Sun 16 Aug*, Tue 18 Aug, Sun 23 Aug, 2pm /*12.15pm

Monthly Historical Tours

Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the grounds and public rooms of the   Palace.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

The Three Musketeers

Sun 9 August, 5pm (gates open at 4.30pm)

The Three Musketeers

All for One; One for All! Alexandre Dumas' classic, swashbuckling tale, performed by international award-winning outdoor theatre company Illyria,  is coming to our Walled Garden.

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The Art Marquee

Wed 12 August, 1pm-4pm

The Art Marquee

Get creative at the Art Marquee!  Join us on the Main Lawn for this drop-in session and try your hand at creating some Viking crafts.

£2 per child, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Art Marquee

Wed 19 August, 1pm-4pm

The Art Marquee

Get creative at the Art Marquee!  Join us on the Main Lawn for this drop-in session and try your hand at creating some Tudor crafts.

£2 per child, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Art Marquee

Wed 26 August, 1pm-4pm

The Art Marquee

Get creative at the Art Marquee!  Join us on the Main Lawn for this drop-in session and try your hand at creating some Roman crafts.

£2 per child, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wild Capital Road Show

Mon 31 August, 1pm-4pm

Wild Capital Road Show

This August Bank Holiday, the Wild Capital Road Show provides a marquee of wildlife discovery on the Main Lawn with activities for all the family.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

September 2015

Monthly Historical Tours

Wed 2 September, Sun 13 Sep, Tue 15 Sep, Sun 27 Sep, 2pm

Monthly Historical Tours

Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the grounds and public rooms of the   Palace.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

Introduction to Woodturning

Sat 5 September, 10am-4.30pm

Introduction to Woodturning

Try your hand at the craft of woodturning and make your own bowl to take home with you.

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Bishop’s Park Tour

Sat 5 September, 2pm

Bishop’s Park Tour

If you are interested in the history of Bishop’s Park, join us for our new guided walk of Bishop’s Park and Fulham Palace.

£5 per person, accompanied children free, booking essential.  Click here to book.

Garden Walks

Sun 6 September, Thu 10 September, 2pm

Garden Walks

Join us for a tour of the Fulham Palace gardens, home to unusual and historically important plants.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary. Meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

The Palace Explorers

Mon 7 September, Mon 14 Sep, Mon 21 Sep, Mon 28 Sep, 10.30am-12pm

The Palace Explorers

Join the Palace Explorers, weekly parent/carer and toddler sessions for children aged 2-4.  £3 per child, which includes a drink and healthy snack, booking essential.  Click here for more information and to book.

The Graduate – Outdoor Cinema

Thu 10 September, 7.45pm (gates open at 6.15pm)

The Graduate – Outdoor Cinema

Join us on the Main Lawn for Mike Nichols' classic landmark hit of 1960s youth rebellion seeping into the California upper middle-class.

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Gravity – Outdoor Cinema

Fri 11 September, 7.45pm (gates open at 6.15pm)

Gravity – Outdoor Cinema

Watch this visually stunning sci-fi thriller under the stars on our Main Lawn and let Gravity pull you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space!

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Plant Cuttings

Sat 12 September, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Plant Cuttings

Ever wanted more of your favourite plants?  Learn how to do just that during this one day plant cuttings course led by the Fulham Palace Head Gardener.

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Museum  Drop-in

Sun 13 September, 2pm-3.30pm

Museum Drop-in

Come to the Museum and try on period Tudor costume, handle artefacts and learn about the history of Fulham Palace.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fulham Palace Ghost Tour

Wed 16 September, 7pm

Fulham Palace Ghost Tour

Hear the tales of hauntings by bishops and other inhabitants of this historic building during this exclusive after-hours ghost tour.

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Medicine and the Bishop in Medieval England

Thu 17 September, 7pm

Medicine and the Bishop in Medieval England

During this talk Dr Katherine Harvey explores the role of medicine in the lives of the English bishops in the centuries between the Norman Conquest and the Reformation.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel – Outdoor Cinema

Fri 18 September, 7.30pm (gates open at 6pm)

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Outdoor Cinema

“Take your hands off my lobby boy!”

Join us on the Main Lawn for the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.​

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Open House London 2015

Sun 20 September, 11am-5pm

Open House London 2015

The Open House weekend is a celebration of London’s architecture.  Join us for one of our free tours of Fulham Palace, including short, spotlight tours of the stained glass and fireplaces around the site.

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The Great Encourager: Bishop Compton and his Garden at Fulham Palace

Wed 23 September, 7pm

The Great Encourager: Bishop Compton and his Garden at Fulham Palace

Join author Margaret Willes as she examines Bishop Compton, who, during his time as Bishop of London from 1675 until his death in 1713, made Fulham Palace one of the most famous gardens in Britain.

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How to look after your Historic Home

Sun 27 September, 2pm-5.30pm

How to look after your Historic Home

Learn everything you need to know about how to care for your historic home during this comprehensive half-day course led by Sara Crofts, Deputy Director of the Society of the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).

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Fulham Palace in the Blitz

Mon 28 September, 2pm

Fulham Palace in the Blitz

Bishop Fisher and his family stayed at Fulham Palace throughout the Second World War.  Curator Miranda Poliakoff will reveal how they survived the heavy bombing of Fulham.

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October 2015

Bishop’s Park Tour

Sat 3 October, 2pm

Bishop’s Park Tour

If you are interested in the history of Bishop’s Park, join us for our new guided walk of Bishop’s Park and Fulham Palace.

£5 per person, accompanied children free, booking essential.  Click here to book.

The Big Draw

Sun 4 October, 2pm-4pm

The Big Draw

Join us in celebrating the year's biggest drawing festival! Experiment with loads of different drawing materials and giant pencils made from recycled materials.

£2 per child, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Garden Walks

Sun 4 October, Thu 8 October, 2pm

Garden Walks

Join us for a tour of the Fulham Palace gardens, home to unusual and historically important plants.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary. Meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

The Palace Explorers

Mon 5 October, Mon 12 Oct, Mon 19 Oct, Mon 26 Oct, 10.30am-12pm

The Palace Explorers

Join the Palace Explorers, weekly parent/carer and toddler sessions for children aged 2-4.  £3 per child, which includes a drink and healthy snack, booking essential.  Click here for more information and to book.

Paintings in Focus

Mon 5 October, 2pm

Paintings in Focus

Join Curator Miranda Poliakoff to find out more about the paintings in the Museum.

Free, booking recommended.  Click here to book.

Monthly Historical Tours

Wed 7 October, Sun 11 Oct, Sun 18 Oct*, Tue 20 Oct, Sun 25 Oct, 2pm /*12.15pm

Monthly Historical Tours

Learn the secrets of Fulham Palace on this Historical Tour through the grounds and public rooms of the   Palace.  £5 per person, accompanied children free, no booking necessary, meet in the Museum. Click here for more information on tours.

Apple Day Celebration

Sun 11 October, 11am-3pm

Apple Day Celebration

Celebrate Apple Day with a day of family fun in our Walled Garden. With apple displays and tastings, food and drink stalls, demonstrations, children’s activities, baking competition and much more.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fulham Palace Fun Day

Wed 28 October, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Fulham Palace Fun Day

A day of family fun including crafts, storytelling and dressing up! In partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Learning and Skills Service.

Free, no booking necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fulham Palace Ghost Tour

Wed 28 October, 7pm

Fulham Palace Ghost Tour

Hear the tales of hauntings by bishops and other inhabitants of this historic building during this exclusive after-hours ghost tour.

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Hallowe’en Crafts and Pumpkin Parade

Fri 30 October, 2pm-4.30pm

Hallowe’en Crafts and Pumpkin Parade

Enjoy Hallowe'en themed crafts and face painting in Bishop's Park. Bring a pre-carved pumkin and any musical instruments or noisy objects so we can make some noise to scare away the ghouls on a pumpkin parade around the Park at 4pm.

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