Kensington Palace, Kensington, United Kingdom
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, United Kingdom W8 4PX| Map |
Kensington Palace is a historic building that has been home to many royal figures, including Princess Diana of Wales. While the royal family still lives in a private part of the palace that is not open to the public, there is an entire area where visitors can come to learn about the history of the palace and the people who have passed through its doors. This family-friendly attraction has baby changing facilities for parents and welcomes strollers and baby carriages as well. There is also an onsite restaurant called The Orangery that offers meals for kids and can provide high chairs and hot water to warm baby bottles. A special afternoon tea is offered specifically for children as well, giving little ones plenty of ways to feel welcome while dining at the palace. Kids can also play a number of games and take part in educational activities to help them learn more about the history of Kensington Palace and the people who have lived there. Fans of fine art will want to stop by the King's Gallery to see an impressive collection of paintings that is nearly identical to the way King George I had it decorated during the 18th century. Families can also visit the surrounding gardens of the palace to discover even more attractions and monuments.
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Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Visitors can expect do to plenty of walking, so it would be wise to wear comfortable shoes and bring a stroller for little kids who may get tired.
Address: Kensington Gardens, Kensington, United Kingdom W8 4PX| Map
Phone: +44 844 482 7777
Hours: Summer 10am - 6pm; Winter 10am - 5pm; Closed December 24 -26 and January 26 - 30
Price: Children (under 16) free admission, Adult: Gate price: £16.50 Online price; £15.40, half price during winter (2 Jan - 13 Feb) when you book online.
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A beautiful place to spend the dayFlag review
There's nothing like Kensington Palace on a sunny summer day. Situated within Kensington Gardens and adjacent to Hyde Park, it's easy to spend a beautiful day here picnicking, wandering, and relaxing. Kids love to learn about Queen Victoria's childhood here and older ones will marvel at just how tiny she was when they see one of her dresses (my 11-year-old is about the same height). Tweens interested in fashion will enjoy the display of Princess Diana's dresses. At the time of our visit, there were a number of Victorian toy replicas children could play with, and both kids loved this the most. Bonus: if your kids think you are strict, tell them to find out what Princess Victoria was allowed to do as a child. Suddenly, you'll look like the best parent ever.
Tips for Families
This is a great place to let off a little steam--at least outside! The park space around the palace makes for a good place to let little ones unwind if they've had too much history. Enjoy an ice cream in the park or the outdoor cafe while deciding what to do next. And don't forget to check out the palace website before you go for kid-friendly activities: http://www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace/FamilyvisitstoKensingtonPalace
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