See our opening times page for details of some room closures on Saturday 25 January.

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

During the summer, 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

Terms can be booked before the first session of the term. The next upcoming term will be children’s choice, which starts on Monday 6 January and Tuesday 7 January. Book the term now.

For more information

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