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Palace explorers – Stone Age

Join our creative, hands-on sessions for 2 to 4-year-olds and their adults.

With an exciting new topic to explore each week, children and their adults will travel back in time and discover the long history of the Palace. From Tudor feasts to Georgian high society, each week features an exciting new topic with opportunities for hands-on learning.

This week: Stone Age community

Let’s discover the Stone Age! From foraging for food to staying warm with fur, let’s use our senses to explore how humans lived 6,000 years ago and the tools they used.


Term schedule:

Week 1: 31 October & 1 November – Stone age community

Let’s discover the Stone Age! From foraging for food to staying warm with fur, let’s use our senses to explore how humans lived 6,000 years ago and the tools they used.

Week 2:  7 & 8 November – Romans changing history

Did you know the Romans introduced pears to the UK? What else do you think they brought with them? Together we’ll dress as Romans and discover how they changed history.

Week 3: 14 & 15 November – A banquet for Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I is coming to the Palace for a feast in the great hall! Together we’ll explore the different foods the Tudors liked to eat.

Week 4: 21 & 22 November – Georgian high society

We all speak different languages, but did you know that the Georgians sometimes communicated through fans? Make your own fan and travel back in time to attend a Georgian ball.

Week 5: 28& 29 November – Victorian laundry

What was it like to be a servant at the Palace? Step into the shoes of Eliza Hatti, the scullery maid, and help her wash the clothes of the Tait family.

Week 6: 5 & 6 December – WWI hospital

Did you know the Palace was once a hospital in WWI? Let’s travel back in time and explore the Palace as a hospital. Using the costume collection, we’ll dress the part as we care for the patients staying at the Palace.

Week 7: 12 & 13 December – Christmas at the Palace

Christmas is almost here! Let’s gather together and share our favourite Christmas stories and maybe even solve a festive mystery.