Our museum and historic rooms will close at 13.00 Monday 24 January for necessary maintenance work.

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 in the education centre.

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

Current term: Children’s favourites

How to book

Weekly booking

Booking online before the session is essential as there are only eight spaces available for each day. The cost is £10.50 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.

Click here to see the upcoming sessions

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

Palace explorers parent