There are some room closures on Friday 20 and Saturday 21, see our opening times for further details.

Palace explorers

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

young children play with building blocks on the floor

Palace explorers

Creative hands-on sessions for 2 to 4 year olds and their adults, with a new theme every week — from planting seeds to meeting the local mounted police.

To ensure active learning through playing and exploring, activities are planned in line with the Early Years Development Matters Framework.

Palace explorers meet each Monday and Tuesday during term time from 9:30 – 10:30 and are based in the education centre.

Summer seekers

Make the most of the summer break with creative activities for 2 to 7 year olds and their adults.

Have fun together over school holidays, getting hands-on with craft activities, dressing up in period costumes and exploring the house and garden.

Summer seekers meet each Monday and Tuesday during the summer school holidays from 10:30 – 11:30 and are based in the education centre.

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

Palace explorers parent 

How to book

Booking is essential. The cost is £5.50 per child (there is a reduction for block booking) which includes a drink and healthy snack. Accompanying adults and babies are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in sessions

Find out about our upcoming sessions, including the theme of the week on our events page. To book your space, email up to one week before the session you would like to attend. Individual sessions are available on a first come, first served basis.

Termly bookings

Palace explorers and Summer seekers sessions can be booked by term using the links below.

Palace explorers

For more information

You can get in touch with our learning team on or +44 (0)20 7751 2432.