The walled garden will close at 15.00 on Thursday 7 July for a private event.

Palace explorers: Patterns at the Palace – Nature

Discover the patterns hidden throughout the Palace!

Palace explorers are weekly hands-on workshops for children ages 2 – 4 and their adults, with each week exploring a new element of Fulham Palace. This term is all about patterns at the Palace.

Patterns can be found everywhere around you — including at Fulham Palace! Together we’ll search for patterns hidden in different areas of the Palace such as the chapel, garden and historic rooms.

Term schedule:

Week 3: 27 & 28 June – Patterns in nature

Stripes on bees, shapes on butterfly wings and hedges forming a maze, what patterns have you seen in nature? We’ll venture into the woods and then to the garden and look for interesting patterns.

Week 4: 4 & 5 July – Patterns above 

Let’s look up in Bishop Sherlock’s room! We’ll follow the serpentine curves and spiral lines that create the rococo design of the ceiling.

Week 5: 11 & 12 July – Hidden wallpaper patterns

We’ll work together to unravel the mystery of the Great Hall’s wallpaper by putting together a special jigsaw.

Week 6: 18 & 19 July – Summer party patterns

Did you know Fulham Palace is famous for its summer parties? Both Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II have joined and been guests at the fabulous summer parties in Fulham. We’ll organise a summer party filled with patterns and invite a special guest of honour.