Hampton Court Palace
The famous Grade-I listed home of Henry VIII and his wives will keep kids entertained for hours. Less than an hour outside London, visitors can take a tour of the vast estate, including the gardens and historic maze, and learn about court life in the 16th century. This summer, there’s a medieval-inspired jousting tournament and Hampton Court Palace Food Festival with over 150 brands, pop-up food and drinks stalls, and live music. Kids can also play in the Magic Garden adventure playground filled with mythical beasts.
Tickets: Adults start from £26, children from £13 and under 5s go free
Hampton Court Way, Molesey, East Molesey, KT8 9AU; various dates