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Palace explorers

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

Creative hands-on sessions for 2 to 4 year olds and their adults, with a new theme every week — from planting seeds to playing games.

Palace explorers meet each Monday and Tuesday during term time from 9:30 – 10:30 and meet outside at the Bishops Tree on the north lawn.

Children enjoy active learning through playing and exploring, and our activities are in line with the Early Years Development Matters Framework.

Current term: Let’s play outside!

How to book

Weekly booking

Booking online before the session is essential as there are only six spaces available for each day. The cost is £10 per child per session. 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.

Termly bookings guarantee your child’s place and must be booked before the first session of the term.

All Palace explorers sessions are now held outdoors to adhere to the current Covid-19 guidelines and keep everyone as safe as possible. Indoor sessions will only be held in the event of very poor weather following strict procedures.

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

Palace explorers parent