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

Palace explorers

Our Palace explorers sessions give you and your child the chance to learn and play together in a truly magical setting.

Palace explorers are creative hands-on sessions for children ages 2 to 4.

Palace explorers meet from 9:30 – 10:30 in the education centre each Monday and Tuesday during term time. Children enjoy active learning through playing and exploring. From seed planting to games, each new weekly theme helps children discover the world in a unique and historic setting.

The current term begins Monday 13 June and will focus on patterns. 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.

Weekly booking

Booking online before the session is essential as there are only ten spaces available for each day. The session cost is £10.50 per child, accompanying adult and babies are free. Children must be accompanied by a single adult.

Find out about our upcoming sessions, including the theme of the week on our events page.

Term booking

Termly bookings are available at the start of each term. A term bookings guarantees your child’s place for one of the weekly sessions each week and must be booked before the first session of the term.

Term schedule

Week 1: 13 & 14 June – Brick patterns

Have you visited the Tudor courtyard? We’ll explore it together and search for patterns created in the brickwork throughout the centuries.

Week 2:  20 & 21 June – Playing hide and seek with patterns.

William Butterfield was the architect of the Palace’s chapel. William was creative and hid patterns throughout his designs. Let’s investigate the chapel together and see what patterns we can find!

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.

The outdoor and indoor activities are the perfect combination. We love these classes.

Palace explorers parent